Our Decay Skull Ring is a perfect representation of hand made Memento Mori jewellery.
The most commonly found memento mori symbol has always been a skull. However Skulls may strike us as ghoulish, they help to remind us that our time is limted and every second is precious. Consequently Memento Mori symbols can be found everywhere on public buildings and places so you just might have to look hard at all the details!
Crafted by skilled hands, this Decay Skull Ring is a masterpiece of artistry and full of symbolism. All our carved items are made from deer antler, a material in high desity and durability. 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 925 Decay Skull Ring 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 hand made 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 Decay Skull Ring comes in 2 sizes and two editions.
- Edition "natural" hand carved
- Edition "dark" hand carved
Hand made and hand finished in Dorset, UK. Packed without plastic, free world wide shipping available.