Voodoo: new collection is out!
by Jolita Jewellery
If you are familiar with our jewellery line, then you will know our obsession over skulls. My brother loves using them in his creations and his inspiration comes from Memento Mori style jewellery, which translated from Latin means “Remember Your mortality“, “Remember You will die” or “Remember You must die“.
It is believed that the phrase memento mori originates from ancient Rome. As a Roman general was parading through the streets during a victory triumph, standing behind him was a slave, tasked to remind the general that today he is at his peak, but tomorrow he may fall (source Wikipedia).
This thought flourished during Christianity, emphasizing on the emptiness of earthly pleasures, luxuries and achievements.
Taking his inspiration from this era my brother created a selection of new pieces featuring skulls, which were the main symbols accompanying the period.
The name of this necklace comes from the motto of an old French village, which is inspired by Memento Mori style jewellery. The piece is made of bronze skulls cast from original Balenese carvings. The skulls are joined with aged sterling silver links to form a rosary style necklace. It is adorned with vintage horse charm.
Also back by popular demand is our Kissing skulls necklace. In the necklace picture below the skulls are dipped in 24k yellow gold, however we can make this piece with two silver skulls or one silver/one gold skull if desired.
In the image above you can also see a Single Skull earring. The skull is dipped in gold, made with 14k gold filled stud and suspended from a gold filled fine chain. If you like to bring some controversy to your outfit – single skull earring will do the trick. If you prefer to be more conventional – we can create a pair of earrings.
All skulls in Voodoo collection are cast from original Balenese carvings and each piece is inspired by memento mori style jewellery.