Memento Mori Skull Necklace

Memento Mori Skull Necklace

Regular price
$2,000 (Estimated)

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  • 18K yellow gold with satin finish.
  • Black rhodium detail.
  • 16" chain; 18" can be special-ordered.
  • 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.