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This Memento Mori piece is a replica of a Mourning necklace from the late 1700s. The skull and crossbones under the beautiful tomb is a reminder of the earth to which we shall return. The crying eye at the top is the lovers eye.
This piece is a beautiful statement piece. Adorned with grey jewels, and on a 30 inch chain... this necklace is a special piece that will help us remember to be in the moment, but also to not lose important relics of our past.
“Memento mori (Latin for 'remember that you [have to] die') is an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death. The concept has its roots in the philosophers of classical antiquity, and appeared in funeral art and architecture of the medieval period. Memento mori jewelry with skull or coffin motifs became popular in the late 16th century, and it was reflected in the artistic genre of vanitas, where symbolic objects such as hourglasses and wilting flowers signified the impermanence of human life.”
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