Why Photo Jewellery Is So Special

Do you ever find yourself in a moment you wish to capture forever? To do this, you may keep mementoes or purchase souvenirs, make videos, take photographs, write journals or make art. Wearing personalised jewellery, including photo jewellery, is also a common way people remember events, people or experiences, as these personalised pieces can encapsulate cherished memories. In this article, we will explore the history of photo jewellery and why it is so special.

What is Photo Jewellery?

Photo jewellery was first developed in the Victorian era. After the invention of photography, individuals began incorporating photos of loved ones into pieces such as lockets, brooches, and earrings. As photography was new and less common, these photos held additional meaning, and the jewellery containing them was treasured.

More recently, technology has evolved so that we can create photo jewellery in innovative ways. At Inscripture, we offer a full range of beautiful pieces that can be engraved with sentimental images to make a touching gift for yourself, a friend, or a family member. As a small business that specialises in memorial jewellery, we understand the value of these personalised pieces. We offer a range of photo jewellery, including photo bracelets, photo charms, and personalised photo necklaces.

Why is Photo Jewellery So Special?

Photo jewellery is special for many reasons. Jewellery in itself is an intrinsic part of self-expression, and so incorporating sentimental images is a further way of communicating moments that are important to you.


Creating photo jewellery is a way of representing an individual, moment, or feeling that is personal to you. As well as using images, our range of jewellery offers beautiful designs to express treasured memories. For example, our Angel Wing Photo Necklace has an angel wing charm, symbolising love, peace and protection. Emblems such as this, when combined with sentimental images, ensure you can capture feelings and memories in a meaningful way.


Capturing happy memories is innately human and often comes as a natural response to experiencing something wonderful or unique. Photo jewellery is a beautiful way of remembering emotions or moments that you cherish. If you or someone you know has recently lost a loved one, engraving a piece of jewellery with a meaningful image can be a beautiful act of commemoration. Creating sentimental jewellery can be helpful while processing the 5 Stages of Grief by memorialising the individual who is sadly no longer with us.

Gift Giving

Creating personalised jewellery can be a wonderful form of gift-giving. As well as memorialising loved ones that are no longer with us, photos can also celebrate those we cherish dearly. Images of newborn babies, best friends, and life partners can be engraved onto beautiful pieces of jewellery and make touching gift ideas.


Creating and wearing jewellery is an important way to express feelings or memories. Photo jewellery is an especially powerful way to symbolise a moment or memorialise a loved one. So whether you are looking to create a gift for yourself or someone special to you, then discover our beautiful range of photo jewellery or our memorial gift collection.

Join Our Support Group

If you or someone you know has lost a loved one connecting with others during this time can help with the grieving process. As well as creating personalised memorial gifts, our Inscripture support group on Facebook offers the opportunity to hear how others have endured loss or to share your own experience.