Memento Mori Skull and Bones Necklace

Memento Mori Skull and Bones Necklace

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  • 18K yellow gold and sterling silver with satin finish.
  • Black rhodium detail.
  • 16" 18K yellow gold chain.
  • Handmade in New York City.

Designer's Inspiration

Skull imagery has long been used in memento mori jewelry. The Latin phrase "Memento Mori" means "remember you are mortal." In ancient Rome, when a victorious general paraded through the city, a slave was assigned to murmur "Memento mori" in his ear as a reminder that those who are raised high one day may be brought low the next.