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Wendy Brandes Memento Mori Skull 18K Gold Locket Necklace With Black Diamonds

$10,000

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Wendy has always been inspired by skulls, as artists have been for centuries. Skull jewelry is known by the Latin phrase "Memento mori" -- "remember you are mortal." This particular design was inspired by the story of "Juana la Loca," who was the daughter of Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain, and the rightful ruler of the kingdom of Castile in the 16th century. The locket has black-diamond-studded bones on the front and opens to reveal a skull with black diamond eyes. 18K yellow gold, satin finish. Black diamonds (outer), totaling approximately 12 points. Black diamonds (inner), totaling approximately 22 points. 16" ball chain. Made in New York City.

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Wendy Brandes Jewelry

About the Designer: Jewelry design is Wendy Brandes’s second career. Wendy started out as a business journalist at the Wall Street Journal and CNN, later switching to pop-culture coverage during her tenure as managing editor of People magazine’s website. Her story-telling skills remain as strong as ever, but they’re now expressed in carat weight and grams of gold instead of word count. Wendy's “Fine Jewelry for Witty People" is distinguished by its stellar workmanship; warm, satin finish; hidden and symbolic details, including mechanical parts; and wry commentary on everything from history to iPhone addiction. Her award-winning 18K yellow gold collection -- featured here -- is inspired by fascinating women, and all designs are limited-edition or one-of-a-kind. Wendy has been featured in the New York Times, W Magazine, and British Vogue, and her jewelry has been spotted on Rihanna, model Bella Hadid and Britney Spears.
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