Memento Mori Guardian Angel Necklace
This Memento Mori Guardian Angel necklace is composed of 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) / 2.50 grams.
-Floats from a 19” chain
-Composed of hand oxidized sterling silver
-Chain options include dark hand oxidized sterling silver or bright polished 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.