Memento Mori jewelry has been popular for hundreds of years, gaining steam during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Wearers of this style of ring were constantly reminded of their own mortality, therefore inspired to live a more full and vivid life. Even the popular marriage vow “till death do us part” is of the Memento Mori tradition. This historic drama is represented in a solid cast, oxidized (black patina) sterling silver ring, embellished with two brilliant-cut, black onyx gemstones.
*New Histories Jewelry uses natural gemstones