The skull is hand carved by the master-a real masterpiece! The central skull is hand carved from a bovine bone, decorated with large diamonds in the eyes-a lot of sparkles! There are 2 side small skulls, hand carved from a natural top quality red corals, also decorated with diamonds in the eyes. The ring can contain 1-2 small pills inside.
The ring is 11g heavy! This is the ultimate Memento Mori Skull ring-the most precision masterpiece I have ever seen! A link to the tradition of the memento mori - an object designed to remind us that life is brief and that we should seize the moment while we are here. Since the beginning of time, the skull is been used as a symbol of mortality, victory, the ultimate Memento Mori.
The skull represented the contemplation of eternity. In Elizabethan England, it was an emblem of bawds, rakes and sexual adventure.
Its a symbol men, in particular, have always loved to paint, carve, cast, and wear. A must for every serious collector or museum. The ring is 11g heavy in 18k gold.
Provenance:This unique piece comes directly from the famous Skulls collection of Dr. Atanas Karamov, who was the personal physician to King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria. Karamov was also a member of. The first Bulgarian Regular Masonic Lodge named Balkanska Zvezda c1890's. His collection contain over 1200 skull watches, skull goblets, skull victorican jewelry etc..
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