Fabulous Memento Mori gold and black enamel scrolled Rococo band dated The enamelled scrolls read : Mary Mount Ob 26 June 1745 aet 59 and the front scrolls are decorated with a skull, crossbones and a gravedigger's pick and shovel.
A rare Renaissance period gold, enamel, ruby and diamond "gimmel" ring with memento mori, possibly century. Designed as two connected bands decorated with relief and enamels throughout, the bezels set with two rubies and two diamonds. The bands pull
-- A rare early century Memento Mori gold band. The earliest known example is dated This ring is enamelled in black with a full skeleton, twin hearts for love and an hourglass, symbolic of the passage of time and the brevity of life.
1680 - 1700 mourning ring with skull. Jewelers often made these rings for sale and then inscribed them. Often, the deceased would have included the rings in the will .bequeathed to close relatives and friends.
Georgian mourning & memento mori ring featuring a skull under square faceted rock crystal in silver bezel, with scrolled black enamel* band reading "JAMES SHIPPARD fashioned in and silver. At Doyle and Doyle.
Circa this high-karat gold skeletal band ring is an example of “Memento Mori” jewelry, which dates to the through the centuries. It was intended to remind the wearer of his or her mortality (memento mori translates to “remember you must die”).
Death Watch ~ ‘Memento Mori’ watch, by Fiona Krüger ~ A recent graduate at University of Arts and Design Lausanne. Work is inspired by Dia de Los Muertos skulls and skull watch of Mary Queen of Scotts century).