Quod tu es, ego fui. Quod ego sum, tu eris
Memento Mori skull necklace – handmade and recycled silver 100 year old sterling silver Gothic Florin
Where are you going in such a hurry, traveler?
Recall how many have passed from this world,
Ponder, you so influenced by fate,
If by chance you glance at this place,
The poem is taken from a pillar in the Capela dos Ossos. I have lovingly crafted each Memento Mori skull pendant from an old 160 year old silver Gothic Florin. The coins themselves are the perfect medium for this beautiful design, inline with a love of nature using these coins is the perfect ethical and green solution. No new silver is destructively ‘mined’ and old, uncollectible pure silver coins are saved from the ‘melting pot’ of bullion merchants. This protects the history and ensures their stories live on.
It is hand cut, carve and engrave using traditional hand saws, chisels and files. This traditional process allows me to have a close connection to each piece. This also gives the added bonus of each piece being completely unique. Each skull is individually handmade and recycled in Cambridge, England.
Each skull is engraved with ” What you are I once was What I am you will surely become”
Size : Approx 25mm * 20mm
The ICXC NIKA shield pendant can be found here and is available separately.
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