Our 925 Valentines Love Skull is a perfect representation of handmade Memento Mori jewellery.
Saint Valentine (Italian: San Valentino; Latin: Valentinus) was a 3rd-century Roman saint, commemorated in Western Christianity on February 14.
From the High Middle Ages his Saints' Day has been associated with a tradition of courtly love. He is also a patron saint of Terni, epilepsy and beekeepers.
His skull, crowned with flowers, is exhibited in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome.
To dedicate one's life to fully live the moment, regardless of wealth and social status is part of this ancient philosophy. Even Cesar had a servant walk behind him during festivities who would whisper in his ear; remember you're just a mortal. Using the time, we have with all the dedication we can muster is the core message of memento mori.
Crafted by skilled hands, this 925 Valentines Love Skull 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 Valentines Love Skull 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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