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Memento Mori
Memento Mori
Memento Mori
Memento Mori
Memento Mori
Memento Mori
Memento Mori

Memento Mori

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€150,00
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  • Swivel signet ring
  • Swivel signet head: Ø13mm  
  • Available in solid 925 sterling silver, 18Kt gold-plated 925 silver with 3 microns & solid 18Kt gold.
  • You can check our size guide here

Handcrafted in Cordoba, South of Spain.

    Albeit an inevitable part of life, death is a taboo in our culture, a topic only discussed when necessary. Some centuries ago, however, the reality of death was embraced and accepted. Amazing objects and jewels were created to remind ourselves of our own mortality, that our presence on Earth is only transitory.
    These decorative items, mostly rings, are called Memento Mori, which in Latin means ‘Remember that you will die’.
    Although the Memento Mori jewellery existed since Antiquity, the greatest part of the oldest preserved samples are from the 15th century. Their popularity lasted for more than 300 years and it was customary to wear different types of Memento Mori until the start of the 20th century.
    The rotating feature of the ring-seal MEMENTO MORI of SANTAVANITAS enables the piece to be worn with the message hidden.
    Often this type of jewellery was used as a most intimate reminder: only the wearer knows its true meaning.

    IMPORTANT: The Memento Mori ring in 18Kt solid gold is made exclusively for you by order. The craftsmanship time takes 2/3 weeks before shipping. Please check our delivery policy.