Rare Antique Bohemian Garnet cluster double skull Memento Mori Gold gilded ring
Stunning Antique Bohemian Garnet cluster double skull Memento Mori Gold Gilded silver Ring.
A beautiful and rare ring made of old Rose cut Bohemian Garnets formed into a large cluster, set on a gold vermeil band and setting. Either side of the garnet cluster are two skulls with small garnets placed in the eyes, this creates a very unique looking ring.
UK - N 1/2
US - 7
A stunning and rare collectors piece.
This ring comes from directly from the famous memento mori collection of Dr. Atanas Karamanov, who was the personal physician to King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria. Dr.Karamanov was also a member of the first Bulgarian Regular Masonic Lodge named “Balkanska Zvezda” circa 1890's . His collection contain over 1200 skull watches, skull goblets and skull Victorian jewellery.
Memento mori jewellery is the tradition in the Victorian times of an object created 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.
Will be posted safely and securely in a new ring box, suitable to give as gift.
Shipping will be via The Royal Mail.
- UK 1st Class Signed for
- Worldwide shipping - Tracked and signed
All the items in my shop are vintage or antique and have been previously worn. Items may show signs of wear according to their age and any major flaws will be noted. Many enlarged close, detailed photos are taken for you to view.
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Item will be shipped from United Kingdom
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