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WhiteMemento Mori SkullAmulet

$300

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. Our gorgeous hand-carved pendant is based on a popular 17th century jeweled memento mori designed to help the wearer reflect on her mortality. Remember, you're gonna die, but you can go out in style.

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  • Age

    Contemporary. Handmade in Portland, Oregon.

  • Materials

    Carved bone skull, 14k gold bezels, two .15ct rose-cut garnets, gold-filled chain.

  • Measurements

    Skull pendant is 3/4" tall including loop; chain is 16".

theInspiration

Image: Postcard printed in Buffalo, NY, ca. 1880s.