Memento Mori Skull and Bones Necklace

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Memento Mori Skull and Bones Necklace
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$2,000
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  • 18K yellow gold and sterling silver with satin finish.
  • Black rhodium detail.
  • 16" 18K yellow gold chain.
  • Handmade in New York City.
Skull imagery has long been used in memento mori jewelry. The Latin phrase "Memento Mori" means "remember you are mortal." In ancient Rome, when a victorious general paraded through the city, a slave was assigned to murmur "Memento mori" in his ear as a reminder that those who are raised high one day may be brought low the next.