Originally carved here in NYC this hefty skull ring is cast in .925 Sterling silver. It's a large piece in the classic 70's biker style.
Sizes 4 to 12 including half sizes. Please request your ring size in the message to the seller when you go through the check out.
Specs : 17mm across the eyes wide. 26mm from jaw to top of the skull. The band is 1.5 mm thick.
There is a banner on each side of the ring with the phrase " Another day above dirt " inscribed into it.
I have been wanting to do a memento mori piece since someone told me the story of the victorious Roman generals years ago.
The actual inspiration for this piece comes from a Vietnam vet friend of mine who has survived lung cancer with a humor and grace that I will always draw upon in hard times.
A hard bitten Texas woman who knows him from the show circuit rolled up on him after he had beat the cancer. She had heard he had died.
"Hey is that you?!" She exclaimed squinting through her glasses. "Another day above dirt, huh? Glad yer still at the party man."
About Memento Mori :
In ancient Rome, the words are believed to have been used on the occasions when a Roman general was parading through the streets during a victory triumph. Standing behind the victorious general was his slave, who was tasked to remind the general that, though his highness was at his peak today, tomorrow he could fall or be more likely brought down. The servant conveyed this by telling the general that he should remember, "Memento mori." It is further possible that the servant said instead, "Respice post te! Hominem te memento!": "Look behind you! Remember that you are but a man!", as noted by Tertullian in his Apologeticus.