Memento Mori Monday: Shinji Nakaba’s “Vanitas” Rings

Glyptics (the practice of carving and sculpting precious stones) is a very old art, but jeweler Shinji Nakaba still uses it on a variety of materials. My favorite pieces are his incredibly detailed pearl skull rings. The rings, appropriately called “Vanitas”, make for an excellent Memento Mori. To me, this is a reminder of death in the tradition of old, a true work of art showing skill and beauty in the macabre…

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My name is QuantumPhysica The Insane, but you can call me QP. I am insane, admitted to a mental hospital in Belgium, and waiting for a decent diagnosis at the moment. Once I was a physics student with goals in life and what more; now I'm simply the patient of Room 93. Ever wondered what life is like in the psychiatric ward? I'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know... I am... particularly twitchy of personality. But I also am genuinely interested in everything. There is nothing that doesn't interest me, really. Everything, from quantum computers to fashion and cars to traveling... I also give advice. On anything. No taboos whatsoever. And I make lists of things...
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