Full Skeleton Memento Mori Memorial Ring

Antique Memento Mori Skeleton Ring
Antique Memento Mori Skeleton Ring
Antique Memento Mori Skeleton Ring
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Antique Memento Mori Skeleton Ring
Antique Memento Mori Skeleton Ring
Antique Memento Mori Skeleton Ring
Antique Memento Mori Skeleton Ring
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Antique Memento Mori Skeleton Ring

Full Skeleton Memento Mori Memorial Ring

5,500.00

Georgian 15 carat gold memento mori memorial ring. At the center of this ring under crystal glass stands a full figure of a skeleton, hand painted in miniature. The detail and artistry is unbelievable for being so tiny. Surrounding our friend is a split pearl border and very ornate shoulders and band. The leaves on the shoulders are a subtle green gold while the rest of the ring is a warm yellow gold. In the intricate carvings around the band you can see the inscription “John Thompson Mar 1773” The ring is unmarked but has been tested for 15 carat gold. Ring is in beautiful condition outside and has some minor marks inside from gold testing. The face of the ring measures 7/8” by 1/2”. The weight is 7.1 grams. Size is 10 1/2. 

Memento mori is the name given to jewelry from the 16th-18th century that was created as a reminder of our impending death. It is a latin phrase which translates to “remember you must die.” We love these pieces as they remind us to seize life and live for today. This piece had the additional symbolism of remembering a loved one that passed before the owner.

Please note this ring should not be worn in water or when washing your hands to preserve it's delicate painting.

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