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Skull Pendant - MEMENTO MORI

Recycled from a 1940's Russian Watch Mechanism


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Historically, "Memento Mori" is a Latin phrase meaning "remember that you must die." It originated in ancient Rome and has been a recurring theme in art, literature, and philosophy throughout Western history. The concept serves as a reminder of mortality and the transient nature of life, encouraging reflection on the impermanence of earthly pursuits and the importance of spiritual contemplation. In art, memento mori often takes the form of symbols like skulls, hourglasses, or withered flowers, prompting viewers to consider the brevity of life and the inevitability of death.

Recycling a vintage 1940's Soviet watch mechanism, from Russia.
PENDANT: Pendant. 27mm diameter.

MATERIAL: Sterling Silver 925. Stainless Steel Chain.

MECHANISM: Recycled from a vintage 1920's Swiss watch movement, embedded with 17 original rubies (jewels).

WHICH CHAIN? DEAD MAN'S CHEST is a large sized pendant. The Box chain at Medium (60cm) works well casually on a shirt, or opt to wear it with a Short chain (45cm) for a more visible look.
Processing Times: 1-3 Days to handcraft your order.

Australia: 1-2 Working Days

International: 8-12 Working Days
What chain length should I pick?

MEDIUM (60cm) is by far our most popular choice, as it sits around chest height. SHORT (45cm) can be suitable if you’d like to wear the pendant closer to your neck, and LONG (75cm) works well with larger designs. Check our Sizing Guide for more help (you can find this below the price).

Does the watch still work?

Our watch mechanisms are upcycled from vintage, obsolete timepieces that were beyond repair. They are purely decorative and do not work anymore, unless specified so!

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What is our design philosophy?

To be unique.

To create something you cannot find anywhere else. Timeless pieces that provoke interest. Jewellery designed to make your day a little brighter, to remind you that there's always some fun to be had, and that there's always another way to look at the world.

Handcrafted in Sydney

Handcrafted to order using the highest quality Sterling Silver 92, solid Gold, and natural Gemstones, our jewellery is proudly produced in Sydney, Australia.