Memento Mori Guardian Angel Necklace
This Memento Mori Guardian Angel necklace is composed of heavily plated 18K gold over sterling silver. The Weeping Angel represents mourning or sorrow for the death of a loved one. The hourglass and skull are symbolic of the cycle of life and death and the quickness of time.
The Latin words Memento Mori translate to "we all must die”. A frequently misinterpreted tradition that is often considered to be a dark reminder of our immortal nature, while it is in fact more intended to commemorate and celebrate a life. These sentimental keepsakes help us remember that in the balance of all things, there is always light (life), just as there is dark (death).
- The medal measures .75" in diameter (excluding the loop and bail)
- weight - 2.50 grams
- Option for 19.50 inch 18K gold plated chain or dark rhodium plated sterling silver chain available upon checkout
- Medal material: heavily plated 18K gold over sterling silver
The Weeping Angel of the Amiens cathedral (also known as L’Ange Pleureur) is a sculpture by French sculptor and architect Nicolas Blasset (1600 – 1659). The angel’s right hand rests on an hourglass symbolizing the brevity of life. The left hand sits atop a skull (a symbol of death). The statue of the weeping angel adorns the funerary monument of canon Guilain Lucas who died in 1628.