Our 925 Poison Necklace is a perfect representation of handmade Memento Mori jewellery.
Skull & crossbones are a symbol consisting of a human skull and two long bones crossed together under or behind the skull. The design originated in the Late Middle Ages as a symbol of death and especially as a memento mori on tombstones.
In modern contexts, it is generally used as a hazard symbol, usually in regard to poisonous substances, such as deadly chemicals.
It is also associated with piracy and software piracy, due to its historical use in some Jolly Roger flags.
Crafted by skilled hands, this 925 Poison Necklace is a masterpiece of artistry and full of symbolism. All of our rings evoke a sense of both beauty and mortality. As you wear this unique item, it is not only a beautiful piece of jewellery but also a statement.
Memento mori items trace their origins back to ancient times. Therefore, societies and cultures across the world embraced the concept of mortality as a central theme. Stemming from Latin, "memento mori" translates to "remember that you must die." This philosophical perspective, often associated with Stoicism, was a reminder of life's impermanence and the inevitability of death.
During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, memento mori motifs flourished in European art, books, and culture. Therefore, they aimed to provoke reflection on life's fluid nature, encouraging individuals to live virtuously and mindfully. Hence this sentiment extended to jewellery, with skull rings becoming popular adornments.
However, these pieces were not meant to be morbid, but rather reminded to embrace life while acknowledging its finite nature. Memento mori rings to this day continue to endure as potent symbols of introspection and mindfulness, carrying with them the rich history of reflection on human existence.
Founded in 2018 Ossua et Acroamata brings you the highest quality handmade Memento Mori jewellery. Based in Dorset, UK highly skilled artists create unique pieces of wearable art and attracts a variety of customers including Jason Momoa, Cristian Scabbia and Gary Holt.
This handmade 925 Poison Necklace comes in three editions.
- Edition clear finish 16" chain
- Edition clear finish 18" chain
- Edition clear finish 20" chain
Handmade and hand finished in Dorset, UK. Packed without plastic, free worldwide shipping available.
This necklace presents the same level of detail and craftsmanship as all our products do.
Handmade in the UK
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