This highly detailed Smiling Skull necklace is composed of 18K gold plated silver and 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.
The eyes are set with ruby gemstones and the ornate floral garland is adorned with natural zircons. Truly an amazing piece! The perfect talisman for strength, eternal love and protection.
The pendant measures 1.50"W x 2"L (including the bail) weight - 18 grams
Floats from a 20" chain. Chain choices include: oxidized silver or 18k yellow gold plated silver.