Memento Mori Skull Earrings

Memento Mori Skull Earrings
Out of stock
  • 18K yellow gold with satin finish.
  • Black rhodium detail.
  • Rubies.
  • Handmade in New York City.
  • As seen on supermodel Bella Hadid. Styled by FUCCI for Paper Magazine Winter 2016 cover.
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.
Made to order. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.