The Memento Mori Pumpkin Head Ring

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The Memento Mori Pumpkin Head Ring

4,200.00

Metal: 22K Gold

Size: 6.5

Era: 1742

What You Should Know: Hallmarked. 

*This Ring Cannot Be Resized.

William Shakespeare once wrote that “death is a fearful thing”, but we aren’t so sure everyone has always felt that way. Case in point- the seriously loved trend of memento mori jewelry.

Jewelry symbolizing a loved one’s death has been around pretty much since jewelry has been around, but the height of its popularity dates back to the 16th to 18th centuries, when it earned it’s name: memento mori. Memento mori translates from Latin to mean “remember you must die”. These bold notions may seem a little on the harsh side in modern times, but mid 1700s, this was a totally normal way of thinking about someone’s own life and mortality. People often set aside money throughout their life, so upon their death, their friends and family could use their savings to commission a piece of their own memento mori jewelry. Kind of like a permanent pour one out for the homies.

A very common motif in memento mori jewelry is of course the skull. It represents a remembrance of life, and while everything else fades away, that part of ourselves remains. This crazy cool Georgian ring is engraved with apumpkin head, which pre dates the more humanistic skull depictions commonly found in memento mori rings. And we are totally suckers for 22k gold- it’s unique warm glow just adds to the badass factor of this ring. Whether you’re looking to memorialize someone in your life, or have a daily (and pretty!) reminder of fleetingness of it all, this ring will do the trick. You only live once, right?

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