“Remember that you will die”
Gold memento mori necklace – handcrafted and recycled 22ct gold coin.
Memento mori has been an important part of ascetic disciplines as a means of perfecting the character by cultivating detachment and other virtues, and by turning the attention towards the immortality of the soul and the afterlife. This symbolic reminder of mortality has been meticulously hand crafted from an 100 + year old 22ct gold sovereign coin. The coins are selected due to it being worn and damaged after years of wear being ‘set’ within old, somewhat outdated ‘sovereign rings’.
The first step in transforming the gold coin is smoothing down the surface of the gold and preparing it for the memento mori skull design. The skull itself is freehand drawn on to the gold and then carefully reiterated with a sharp scribe point so it is not lost when the pen outline inevitably rubs away.
Now the real fun begins! taking the plunge. Committing the design to the gold with tiny chisels with custom geometries first and ultra fine saw blades. You have the option of choosing 9ct gold, 18ct gold or 22ct gold for the chain and catch. My gold chains have the unique Hare-y-gr-Owl-er shepherds hook safety catch in gold. The design is finished with a 22ct gold star hanging from the hook, representing our soul connection to the physical earth realm.
On the reverse side of the hare you are invited to request a personal inscription of a special name, date or initials to be hand engraved.
Handcrafted & Recycled in Cambridge, UK.
Size : approx 15 mm * 10 mm