Memento mori ring

A rare Renaissance period gold, enamel, ruby and diamond "gimmel" ring with memento mori, possibly 17th century. Designed as two connected bands decorated with relief and enamels throughout, the bezels set with two rubies and two diamonds. The bands pull apart to reveal the miniature figures of a baby and a skeleton to their interiors.

A rare Renaissance period gold, enamel, ruby and diamond "gimmel" ring with memento mori, possibly century. Designed as two connected bands decorated with relief and enamels throughout, the bezels set with two rubies and two diamonds. The bands pull

Extremely rare Tudor memento mori ring, circa 1580,a hexagonal scalloped bezel set with a white enamel skull and surrounded by the Latin motto : 'Coglia Mori' - 'plucked by death'. Such rings were a timely reminder of the importance of preparation for death and one is listed in Henry VIII's inventory.

Extremely rare Tudor memento mori ring, circa hexagonal scalloped bezel set with a white enamel skull and surrounded by the Latin motto : 'Coglia Mori' - 'plucked by death'.

Memento Mori gold and black enamel scrolled Rococo band dated 1745. The enamelled scrolls read : Mary Mount Ob 26 June 1745 aet 59 and the front scrolls are decorated with a skull, crossbones and a gravedigger's pick and shovel

Fabulous Memento Mori gold and black enamel scrolled Rococo band dated The enamelled scrolls read : Mary Mount Ob 26 June 1745 aet 59 and the front scrolls are decorated with a skull, crossbones and a gravedigger's pick and shovel.

STUNNING GOLD MEMENTO MORI MOURNING SKELETON RING ADAM SCHWENCK At 13 Sept 1780....x

STUNNING GOLD MEMENTO MORI MOURNING SKELETON RING ADAM SCHWENCK At 13 Sept 1780

Momento Mori ring of ADAM SCHWENCK 13 Sept A gentler, somewhat less gruesome skeleton design than others I have seen.

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.

This ring dates from the height of the memento mori style. It features a coffin-shaped crystal with a full skeleton inside, plus a skeleton inlaid in black enamel curves around the band.

Two Memento Mori gold rings from the 17th century - Mortality rates were high in the 16th and 17th century due to war, plague and famine and Memento Mori rings such as these examples were intended to remind the wearer of their mortal state. - Presented by Dr C.D.E. Fortnum in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897;WA1899.CDEF.F476 and WA1899.CDEF.F520 http://www.ashmolean.org/ash/objects/?mu=153

Two Memento Mori gold rings from the century - Presented by Dr C. Fortnum in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897

The Earliest Mourning Ring | Art of Mourning

1680 - 1700 mourning ring with skull. Jewelers often made these rings for sale and then inscribed them. Often, the deceased would have included the rings in the will .bequeathed to close relatives and friends.

Vintage memento mori skull cameo ring

Vintage memento mori skull cameo ring by AntiqueVelvetGloves

18th century European mourning ring

(Love) Mourning ring, made in Europe in the century. (This is an awesome ring) with poison

This beautiful Codognato ring.  I love skull rings, please do not ask me why!

This beautiful Codognato ring. I love skull rings, please do not ask me why!

Memorial ring (Memento Mori ring) dating from the 17th century, commemorating King Charles.

Memorial ring (Memento Mori ring) dating from the century, commemorating King Charles ~ Ongelofelijk een paar eeuwen oud!

Georgian mourning & memento mori ring featuring a skull under square faceted rock crystal in silver bezel, with scrolled black enamel* band reading "JAMES SHIPPARD OB:20 JUN:1735 AE:38", fashioned in 18k and silver.   At Doyle and Doyle.

Georgian Mourning and Memento Mori Ring

Georgian mourning & memento mori ring featuring a skull under square faceted rock crystal in silver bezel, with scrolled black enamel* band reading "JAMES SHIPPARD fashioned in and silver. At Doyle and Doyle.

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