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This narrower version of our skull band ring brings to mind the The Latin term, "Memento Mori," which can be translated as "remember you have to die." Acknowledging mortality can remind us of how precious life really is. Memento Mori was a popular theme in Victorian art and jewelry and has seen a revival through the steampunk movement of today.
Being a native of Tucson, Arizona, I probably see more cheerful art featuring fully dressed and active skeletons, or simple skulls, than most Americans. Much of this derives from the culture of our neighbors to the south, specifically the Mexican 'Day of the Dead' or 'El Día de Los Muertos' celebration.
** IMPORTANT ** Please enter your ring size in the order notes area which is available when you add your item to your cart. Please indicate your size in either U.S. (numbers) or European (letters) sizing.
* - This ring has the Latin numeral "I" following its name to distinguish it from our "Memento Mori II" where the skulls are arranged so every other one faces up or down.
* - If you would like to see this ring with different options, such as different metals, width, with or without gemstones, etc. please search our website for MEMENTO MORI.
* - If you would like to see other pieces that feature skulls, please search our website for the MEMENTO MORI Collection and the DRAGON Collection.
CRAFTSMANSHIP and MATERIAL OPTIONS
We can make any ring in various metals - sterling silver, Continuum silver, 10K, 14K, 18K and 22KT golds (yellow, rose, or white), palladium and platinum. Many of our rings are also available in stainless steel or two tone combinations. Please do a search for MEMENTO MORI to see this ring in more metal, width and stone choices. If you don't see exactly what you want please let us know as we are always happy to make it in the metal or width of your choice, when possible, or to add a stone, change a stone or alter the size of the stones. Contact us for any design modification and we will make the changes, send images, and quote you a price for the custom piece of your dreams.
Each piece is made individually. We never start with a mold or size a mass produced ring. While common practice for many jewelers, the detail we achieve cannot be replicated in a molded piece..
All our jewelry is made in the USA from recycled metals and is set with lab grown or conflict free diamonds and gemstones. Every design is our own creation, from design to finish. We produce each piece individually - casting, finishing, stone setting and polishing each one by hand. Our studio is located in Tucson Arizona where my family has lived for three generations.
Our rings come with a lifetime guarantee for the finish and sizing. We will resize your ring at no charge at any time.
To create your individually handcrafted piece, our current workload requires approximately four weeks from the date of order to the date of shipping. If you need your piece sooner, please contact us to see if we can accommodate your request at no extra charge. Customized pieces may take longer. Please contact us for an ETA.
DETERMINING YOUR CORRECT RING SIZE
For the long term enjoyment of your ring, it is essential it fit well. It's generally best to have a local jeweler size your finger. Most will have narrow and wide ring sizing sets. Use whichever is appropriate for the ring you are ordering. Wide rings may require a slightly larger size.
I DON’T SEE MY SIZE IN THE DROP-DOWNS
If your size is less than 4 or greater than 14, or if you need a quarter size, please let us know. We will be more than happy to work with you.
Because every ring is one of a kind, we have the flexibility to make this design slightly wider or narrower depending on your preference. Want diamonds or two tone? Glad to oblige. Different gems, both natural and lab grown, as well as various metals are available. Contact us for quote. Let's work together to make the ring of YOUR dreams.
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