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.

Lighting designer David Trubridge, well known for his plywood signature lights, has created a jewelry collection called Adorn.

Koura Earrings by David Trubridge Lighting designer David Trubridge, well known for his plywood signature lights, has created a jewelry collection called Adorn.

Maison Martin Margiela Line 11 // Ring w/Lucite

Maison Martin Margiela Line 11 / Ring w/Lucite, I love this ring, plain and simple,

Sterling silver octopus-shaped chatelaine (1887). Made by Gorham and Company. This piece of jewelry would have been worn at the waist. Each chain is mounted with a useful household item, including a pin holder, mirror, whistle, perfume bottle and powder box. Missouri History Museum

Sterling silver octopus-shaped chatelaine Made by Gorham and Company. Each chain is mounted with a useful household item, including a pin holder, mirror, whistle, perfume bottle and powder box. From the Missouri History Museum.

Medieval Gold Heart-shaped Brooch with sword clasp, maker unknown,ca. 1400. VAM

Medieval Gold Heart-shaped Brooch with sword clasp, maker unknown,ca. VAM The Chakatagrery Siro

Leather locket from the 17th century, with miniature portrait hand painted on copper. The locket comes with small transparent mica plates with different hair styles and clothes, so the lady can play dress up! #antique #locket

leather locket from the century, with miniature portrait hand painted on copper. the locket comes with small transparent mica plates with different hair styles and clothes, so the lady can play dress up!

"The Spirit Hath Fled" - Victorian mourning locket with black and white enamel on 9k gold

THE SPIRIT HATH FLED- Victorian 9k Gold & Enamel MOURNING Locket

Enameled gold pendant in the form of a flask, set with a sapphire and hung with a pearl. Europe. Mid 16th century

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Enamelled gold pendant in the form of a flask, set with a sapphire and hung with a pearl, West European, mid century.

Brooch, 1754 England, the Victoria & Albert Museum      Hair had long been important in sentimental jewellery, but during the 18th century it took on a new prominence. It could now form the centrepiece of a jewel, arranged in complicated motifs or as plain, woven sections. Tiny fragments of hair could even be incorporated into delicate paintings. Some designs were made by professionals, but many women chose to work the hair of loved ones themselves, using gum to secure their creations.

Brooch 1754 (dated) Materials and Techniques: Silver openwork set with rose and brilliant-cut diamonds and rubies, and enamelled gold with hair

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.

French carnival mask ring 18th century, from the Rosebery Collection. Diamond eyes and ruby shoulders.

An eighteenth-century French diamond and ruby carnival mask ring, from the Rosebery Collection, which opens to show a love heart and the legend 'pour vous seule'/'for you alone'.

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