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from the archive
Memento Mori Skull Amulet Prototypes

Memento mori is latin, and translates to "remember you must die". Since at least the Medieval period, skulls and bones have appeared in art, architecture and sculpture to remind people to live a virtuous life, because soon enough you'll BE a skeleton. Our gorgeous hand-carved pendant is based on a popular 17th century jeweled memento mori designed to help the wearer reflect on her mortality. Two rose-cut garnets, rustically set into 14k gold bezels, rest within the eye sockets. Please note, these are prototypes so the size and details might slightly vary on the one you receive. Remember, you're gonna die, but you can go out in style.

This product is final sale.


  • Age

    Contemporary; handmade in Portland, OR.

  • Materials

    Carved bone skull, 14k gold bezels, two .15ct rose-cut garnets, gold-filled chain.

  • Size

    Skull pendant is approximately 3/4" tall including loop; chain is 16".

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please note:Terms of Sale

During the archive sale, shipping is FREE for purchases over $300 within the continental US. For US-bound purchases under $300, a flat $10 fee will be charged to cover packaging and shipping costs. International orders will be subject to our normal shipping fees, and may incur customs charges. Please refer to our FAQ's for more information on our international shipping policy.

For sale orders, we'll be shipping via USPS first class mail. Any orders valued over $1,000 will ship via UPS ground, insured and with signature required. Since these sales are always extremely popular, expect to wait up to 4 weeks for shipping and handling; for any orders involving sizing or stamping, expect to wait up to 4-6 weeks. We have one employee and expect many hundreds of orders. You'll receive an email when your order ships, which may take several weeks. Please be patient!

To keep things cheap for everyone, we will be using basic, minimal packaging for all archive sale orders. We are unable to provide gift wrapping or notes for any sale orders—sorry!

If you place multiple orders, email us with both your order numbers. We’ll refund you the second shipping fee and will combine all items into one package.

All sale items are FINAL SALE. No refunds or exchanges.