Five Gold Rings
Memorial jewellery is not a new idea, the tradition appears to date back to the medieval times. History Extra gives the details and shows mourning tokens didn't start with the Victorians.
Readings are always an important part of a funeral service.
This mentions gold:
They are not dead,
Who leave us this great heritage
Of remembered joy.
They still live in our hearts,
In the happiness we knew,
In the dreams we shared.
They still breathe,
In the lingering fragrance windblown,
From their favourite flowers.
They still smile in the moonlight's silver
And laugh in the sunlight's sparkling gold.
They still speak in the echoes of words
We've heard them say again and again.
They still move,
In the rhythm of waving grasses,
In the dance of the tossing branches.
They are not dead;
Their memory is warm in our hearts,
Comfort in our sorrow.
They are not apart from us,
But a part of us
For love is eternal,
And those we love shall be with us
Throughout all eternity.
"Bring me my spear of burning gold"
A modern Catholic hymn.
"…richer than gold is the love of my Lord
better than splendour and wealth…"
great to play for the true Spandau fan.
"…Gold, always believe in your soul…"
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
A Partridge in a Pear Tee