Memento mori is latin, and translates to "remember you must die". Since at least the Medieval period, skulls and bones have appeared in art, architecture and sculpture to remind people to live a virtuous life, because soon enough you'll BE a skeleton. This Georgian era memento mori pin features an exquisitely carved lava skull with garnet eyes.
lava, 2 2.8mm garnets, base metal pin
1/2" skull, 2 3/4" total length
1714 — 1837
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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.