This crown of thorns skull necklace with gemstone eyes has been 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.
Floats from a hand oxidized sterling silver chain.
Color combinations include: *Brown crown of thorns in hand painted enamel with natural zircon eyes *18K gold plated crown of thorns with a sterling silver skull and natural ruby eyes
The skull measures 10mm in total height and the weight of the necklace is 19 grams. Total length 17".
The additional skull with serpent necklace featured in the photos is available for separate purchase. Please message us for details.