Australian jeweller creates commemorative jewellery out of teeth, ashes, hair of dead loved ones

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Jacqui Williams is the owner of Grave Metallum Jewellery, and sells handcrafted pieces that incorporate the remains of the dead. 

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She uses hair, ashes and has even been asked to create a necklace from an IUD. Each custom piece takes Jacqui six to eight weeks and costs between AU$ 350 and AU$ 10 000 (between R3 700 and R107 000).

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The jewellery designer admits she's always been drawn to the morbid side of life, even as a child. 

"I'm motivated by making thought-provoking pieces from things that hold a taboo," says Jacqui.

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