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MEMENTO MORI II with BLACK DIAMOND - Starting at $459

The Latin term, "Memento Mori," 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. 

NOTE: This ring has the Latin numeral "II" following its name to distinguish it from our "Memento Mori I" where the skulls are arranged to all face the same direction.


* - If you would like to see our other Memento Mori themed pieces, or if you would like this ring with with different options such as different widths or with or without gemstones, please either do a search for "Memento Mori" or see our "Memento Mori" collection.


The ring in the photo is set with a 5mm natural black diamond. The pricing below is for the same stone. Want a different gemstone? We can work with you to find your preferred gemstone -- or even help you determine what gemstone options would best meet your needs. Please contact us at designer@celticjewelscapes.com for additional information and a quote. We can work with a variety of gemstone sizes as well. This ring uses a bezel mounting. The bezel is the most secure style of setting and its low profile is very comfortable to wear.


This design is rich in detail and the deeply carved pattern will last a lifetime. The ring is solidly crafted in 14KT yellow, white or rose gold or .925 sterling silver. If you are interested in 10KT, 18KT or 22KT gold, platinum, palladium, or most other metals, or two-tone gold -- with the main portion of the ring in one color and the outer bands in another -- please contact us at designer@celticjewelscapes.com for a quote.


Each ring is individually carved and crafted to your size and specifications. Many jewelers duplicate their original models with rubber molds, but you just don't get the same crisp detail in a mass produced copy. All of my rings are created from a first generation wax model. This ring is heavy enough to stand the test of time.


If you would like to add engraving, please search our site for "Engraving" to purchase it separately.


  • Creating your individually handcrafted piece takes time. Our normal lead time is four weeks. If you need your piece sooner, please contact us at designer@celticjewelscapes.com to see if we can accommodate your request at no extra charge. Customized pieces may take longer.  If we have a piece in-stock in your size, metal and stone choice (if applicable), we will ship your item 1-3 days from when payment is received.