Classic Skull Pendant Keith Richards
The offer refers to the pendant, a matching chain/necklace can be found in our other offers
Material: 316L stainless steel | Size: approx. H 24 x W 18 x D 14 mm | opening of eyelet: approx. 5 mm
Classic skull pendant made of high quality 316L surgical stainless steel - matches our Keith Richards skull ring.
316L surgical steel has special properties: During casting molten stainless steel this material forms a layer of chromium oxide during the cool down period. This hinders the contact of the skin with the low nickel content. This makes the material hypoallergenic and also lowers the possibility of the proliferation of microorganisms and bacteria. Surgical steel is thus first choice for newly made piercings. Other advantages: No discoloring of the skin or clothing, much harder than silver and practically indestructible. Lasting shine (corrosion-free).
The skull is a widely known symbol of Vanitas and "Memento Mori" which goes to show the body's limited time on earth and its inevitable turn to dust. The skull, domicile of the brain, is perceived in many cultures as the vessel of the spirit and the soul and thus as the source for thought and life. Skulls were amongst other things used in alchemy for conversion processes. Vanitas symbols - mostly with moralizing intent - are supposed to remind of perish ability of life and of material goods. Another one of their themes is the escape of everything lively from violent interference. The term "Memento Mori" originated in Latin and means literally "Remember to die" (means that you will have to die). In use is also "Memento Mortis" ("Remember death"). The exhortation "Memento Mori" was already used in antiquity. A slave in ancient Rome would stand behind his successful (in battle) master, who was given a victory parade, holding a laurel wreath and the Jupiter temple crown above his head reminding him without pause of the following:
- Memento mori: Remember that you will have to die!
- Memento te hominem esse: Remember that you are human.
- Respice post te, hominem te esse memento: Look around - think, that you are only human.
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