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Memento Mori Monday: Coral Cutlery

It’s monday again! This week’s Memento Mori is practical in many ways, but mostly it shows us a practical way of “thinking on death” that I hadn’t touched upon before. Back in the days (we’re talking 15th, 16th century here) … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Memento Mori Monday: Two-Faced Rosary Beads

It’s monday, so I have a memento mori for you! It’s a bit on the late side, but better late than never, right? For this week, I picked some very old artwork. Rosaries aren’t very common anymore these days, but … Continue reading

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