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Wendy Brandes Memento Mori Skull and Bones 18K Yellow Gold Drop Earrings

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Skull imagery has long been used in memento mori jewelry. The Latin phrase "Memento Mori" means "remember you are mortal." In ancient Rome, when a victorious general paraded through the city, a slave was assigned to murmur "Memento mori" in his ear as a reminder that those who are raised high one day may be brought low the next. More details below: 18K yellow gold, satin finish. Black rhodium detail. 1 1/4" long. 1" wide. Limited-edition, number 2. Made in New York City. Seen on supermodel Bella Hadid in Paper Magazine.
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