Locket ring of Queen Elizabeth I. (gold with enamel, rubies, diamonds & mother-of-pearl). The top portrait is likely of her mother, Ann Boleyn, the other is a profile of Elizabeth herself.

Beautiful pictures of Queen Elizabeth I’s secret locket ring. It wasn’t discovered until her death that the ring opened up to reveal two portraits of her and her mother Queen Anne Boleyn. I love Anne Boleyn

Skull vinaigrette (18th century). This could be used as a vessel to hold strong smelling substances to be sniffed...

Silver Skull Vinaigrette Europe Hold strong smelling substances to be sniffed via tiny holes. -memento mori- a reminder of death & carried at all times.

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RARE VICTORIAN 15CT GOLD MOURNING LOCKET PENDANT FOB WITH HAIR ART INSIDE 1860's

marinni: "Memento mori" в изобразительном и прикладном искусстве.

"Memento mori" в изобразительном и прикладном искусстве.

"Memento mori", showing a skeleton in enamelled gold, a hand holding the hourglass of Time and the other a deadly arrow.

A ROMAN SNAKE RING  CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.  Composed of a single strand of gold, coiled three times to form the hoop and twisted into a figure of eight at each end with snake head terminals, with added granular and incised decoration

c AD Roman Snake Ring composed of a single strand of gold, coiled three times to form the hoop and twisted into a figure of eight at each end w snake head terminals, w added granular and incised decoration

This Chaumet gold and turquoise tiara and necklace, c.1825, illustrates the stylistic transition of the 1820s, incorporating the palmettes and meanders that had remained in vogue after the French Empire, enmeshed with vine branches that announced the naturalism of the Romantic style.  http://www.adorn-london.com/jewelry-inspiration/a-walk-through-chaumets-historical-jewels/ http://preziosamagazine.com/chaumet-un-ponte-tra-passato-presente-e-futuro/

An early tiara and matching necklace featuring turquoise grape clusters with gilt palmettes on a Greek Key base. My kind of tiara!

Pin with me: mourning and memento mori jewelry.

Antique Gold and Hairwork Jewelry Items, the heart and key brooches suspending seven and ten heart-shape drops all with hairwork and monograms to reverse, lg. 3 1 in.

Finger ring made of cast gold with a feline head, 1300-1521, Mixtec

The Amizing Ancient Gold Collections Exhibition

Aztec finger ring made of cast gold with a feline head, Mixtec. Copyright the Trustees of the British Museum.

An exceptional antique Art Nouveau brooch from Joden. Look at that dreamy plique-a-jour enamel!!

Even more jewels from Joden

An exceptional antique Art Nouveau brooch from Joden. Look at that dreamy plique-a-jour enamel!

An rare 18th century Carnival locket ring. This treasure features a secret compartment and the message 'SOVS LE MASQVE LA VERITE' which means 'Under the mask, the truth.'

Lots you've gotta see ASAP from Leslie Hindman's April jewelry auction.

An rare 18th century Carnival locket ring. This treasure features a secret compartment and the message 'SOVS LE MASQVE LA VERITE' which means 'Under the mask, the truth.'

This antique brooch contains a painting of a girl in classical dress flying two dragonflies on delicate leashes made of ribbon. Spotted at Joden.

Joden: Pennsylvania's jewelry treasure trove

I just visited Joden for the very first time and I can't wait to tell you all about the world class collection of this rural Pennsylvania jewelry store.

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