Mourning-ring; enamelled gold, the hoop enamelled white, in the form of  two skeletons supporting a coffin-shaped bezel with moveable lid (n...

Mourning-ring; enamelled gold, the hoop enamelled white, in the form of two skeletons supporting a coffin-shaped bezel with moveable lid (n...

Enameled Victorian mourning ring. This is so beautiful! I love the detail of the inscription inside. All I can say is that if I die, fools had better make some memorial jewelry about me, or I'll haunt them noisily and appear as a clown.

Enameled Victorian mourning ring. This is so beautiful! I love the detail of the inscription inside. All I can say is that if I die, fools had better make some memorial jewelry about me, or I'll haunt them noisily and appear as a clown.

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 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.

Momento Mori Ring, circa 1700. I want one of these so bad! but it would have to…

Momento Mori Ring, circa 1700. I want one of these so bad! but it would have to…

This simple gold and black enamel ring is a circa 1767 English mourning ring that was likely commissioned to commemorate the life of Ann Slade, who died in West Pennard, Somerset, England at the age of 27 on 12 May 1767.

This simple gold and black enamel ring is a circa 1767 English mourning ring that was likely commissioned to commemorate the life of Ann Slade, who died in West Pennard, Somerset, England at the age of 27 on 12 May 1767.

Antique Gold Memento Mori Mourning Ring Skull Diamond Solitaire Skeletal Posy | eBay

Antique Gold Memento Mori Mourning Ring Skull Diamond Solitaire Skeletal Posy

Antique Gold Memento Mori Mourning Ring Skull Diamond Solitaire Skeletal Posy | eBay

An incredible antique mourning ring with a ship, hairwork, and pearls. For a wonderful analysis of the meaning and history of this piece, click through to the full article.

An incredible antique mourning ring with a ship, hairwork, and pearls. For a wonderful analysis of the meaning and history of this piece, click through to the full article.

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