"A pair of art deco diamond and enamel pendent earrings, circa 1925. Each old brilliant and single-cut diamond surmount suspends a single-cut diamond foliate motif within a black enamel openwork geometric plaque, and terminates in a pear-shaped diamond drop, pear-shaped diamonds, approx. 3.30cts total, length 5.6cm."
This ring dates from 1728; the absolute height of the memento mori style. It not only features the affectation of the ‘coffin’ shaped crystal, but it encapsulates the skeleton inlaid in black enamel around the band. Further to this, the element of the full skeleton inside the coffin crystal completes the sentiment. There is nowhere on the jewel that death is not represented.