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This ring dates from 1728; the absolute height of the memento mori style. It not only features the affectation of the ‘coffin’ shaped crystal, but it encapsulates the skeleton inlaid in black enamel around the band. Further to this, the element of the full skeleton inside the coffin crystal completes the sentiment. There is nowhere on the jewel that death is not represented.

An English pendant, c.1540-50, in the form of a skeleton within a coffin, a symbol of death and a memento mori.

17th century memento mori skull medallion, France - Just over an inch tall with an enamel face, ruby eyes, and a yellow gold skull, it hinges open to eight interior compartments

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MUSEUM 18th C Georgian 22k gold,Enamel,Rubys&Diamonds Memento Mori Skull ring

The interior is engraved with the date of death, a minature portrait of the deceased adorns the ring face. The engraving is gorgeous, hand done and a work of art in it's self.

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A Magnificent Georgian Memento Mori Skull, Enamel & Garnet Ring Dated 1773

A Magnificent Georgian Memento Mori Skull, Enamel & Garnet Ring Dated 1773 | Jewellery & Watches, Vintage & Antique Jewellery, Vintage Fine Jewellery | eBay!

Antique gold, rubber clasp, secret little phrase on the back. It's a pin, it won't save your life. But it MIGHT make your jacket, hat,...