Episode 61: Mourning Jewelry: Fact or Fiction?

If you’ve ever seen a piece of jewelry with hair in it, you’ve probably wondered what’s that about?  While we associate hair jewelry with mourning, that’s not the whole story. My guest Sarah Nehama shared fascinating facts about mourning and memorial jewelry. A piece with her first name on it inspired her to start collecting these antiques. As a jewelry designer these historical pieces influence the work she creates today. 

I hope you’ll be able to join me for my virtual Master Class: Dead or Alive: Mourning Memorials,  Spirit Photos and the Un-Dead. There are a limited number of spots so secure your ticket at MaureenTaylor.com.  Don’t worry if you can’t watch it live, you’ll have a week to view it. 

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Episode 21: The Gravestone Girls


About My Guest:

Sarah Nehama has a degree in art history from Boston University and has been designing and creating one-of-a-kind precious metals jewelry for over 25 years. Her studio is in the Providence, RI area. Sarah has also been collecting antique mourning and sentimental jewelry since 2005, has co-curated an exhibit in Boston, MA of mourning jewelry and art, and authored a book on the subject. She enjoys sharing her knowlege through public lecture presentations and webinars.

About Maureen Taylor:

Maureen is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for MyHeritage.com, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles and online columns for such media as Smithsonian.com. Learn more at Maureentaylor.com

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