Memento Mori Skull Ring
This hand crafted Memento Mori Sacred Skull ring features a sleek 18K rose gold plated silver skull adorned with faceted onyx eyes. The band is oxidized silver and each shoulder is set with faceted rubies.
Black onyx is said to be associated with the planet Saturn and along with peridot it is the birthstone for Leo.
This soulful stone is known in Ancient Greek to mean the “nail” or “claw”. According to Greek mythology, Cupid used one of his arrows to cut the fingernails of his mother Venus. When the nails fell from Mount Olympus into the Indus River they transformed into Onyx.
Created as a tribute to honor the historical artform of mourning jewelry; 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 beauty of this balance is reflected in each piece of the Memento Mori collection, using common themes such as skulls, flowers, and serpents, which endearingly represent eternal love.
The front portion measures - .75"W x 1"L
Shoulder - .19"L and the shank tapers to .05".
Weight - 4.90 grams