Memento Mori Skull Ring

“memento mori” = an object kept as a reminder of the inevitability of death, such as a skull. The origin of the phrase is Latin meaning ‘remember (that you have to die)’. Memento mori as a phrase and object emerged in late 16th/early 17th centuries as an instruction to value life and live as if each day was your last. Jewellery made as memento mori is also a way of remembering those who are no longer with us.

The skull on this ring is my version of memento mori and is approx. 7mm x 5mm. The ring is now available in 4 options

  • Copper skull and copper band
  • Copper skull and silver band
  • Silver skull and copper band
  • Silver skull and silver band

The memento mori skull ring can be made in any size you wish (please select your options from the drop-down menu). If you can’t see the size or option you want please send me a message.

This ring can be worn on its own or with one of my other rings as a stacking set. Why not try pairing it with another item from my Mini Mori Collection made to complement these rings perfectly?



Each Memento Mori Skull Ring will be different as they are handmade so please allow for slight variations in the design.

Most items are made to order so please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery. If you need your item in a rush, please email me at as I’m always happy to discuss options.

All my silver jewellery over 7.78gm in weight is hallmarked so you know conforms to legal standards of purity. Find out more interesting information about hallmarking here.

Copper has been used and recycled by people for thousands of years. Around 89% of all the copper we’ve ever dug from the ground in the last 6000 years is still in circulation: it just gets melted back down and reused again and again and again! Because it does not degrade during recycling, copper in use today could well have been made into objects thousands of years ago.

Historically, copper has been used to keep the body healthy and to enhance positive energy. It is also said to improve mental health, joint stiffness and pain, mineral absorption and a healthier immune system. It has been said to be both anti-bacterial and anti-viral, it can reduce inflammation and be an energy booster. It is supposed to aid self-expression and psychic communication and attract positivity, wealth, and luck!

My jewellery is inspired by different cultures, ancient history and memento mori. More information about this can be found in my About section. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me.


Silver Band with Silver Skull, Copper Band with Silver Skull, Copper Band with Copper Skull, Silver Band with Copper Skull

2 reviews for Memento Mori Skull Ring

  1. Frances (store manager)

    “My two rings are beyond beautiful, absolute perfection. I couldn’t like them more if I tried..a perfect fit to. Thank you so much” – Frances

  2. Julia (store manager)

    I bought a silver skull ring from Rock and Rose at the Leeds Gothics Festival. The ring was for my teenage son and he and I had gone to Leeds after seeing Sam’s jewellery on her web site. I’m so glad we did. It’s a beautiful ring, subtle and delicate yet fitting the Goth/Emo vibe my son is into. Not only is Sam’s jewellery gorgeous, but she’s friendly and helpful and even my super-shy son felt relaxed enough to try on several items – Julia R

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Hi, I'm Sam!

I’m the creator and passion behind Rock & Rose Jewellery. Inspired by different cultures, ancient history and memento mori, my designs are motivated by a personal desire to create pieces for people who want a little delicate touch of gothic with their everyday outfits. 

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