Mors Signet Style Ring
(Latin) noun. Death.
Aside from its Latin meaning, Mors is also the personification of death in Roman mythology. Mors does not discriminate and is the inevitable end for all living beings. Skulls were commonly used in jewelry in the 16th and 17th centuries as a reminder of our own mortality (memento mori - latin for "remember that you must die"). Each side of the Remains Jewelry Mors ring is adorned with an hourglass that has intersecting feathers below – alluding to the notion that time flies. This ring is a reminder that our lives are fleeting and that we should take advantage of our time by living our lives to the fullest.
The inside of the ring features a solid sterling silver coin soldered in, with the Remains logo, 925 mark, and a cicada flying towards the moon. The moon is the alchemical symbol for silver, and is the metal that we make our pieces in. The cicada symbolizes rebirth, much like the rebirth of long-forgotten stories that Remains tries to bring new life to in our jewelry pieces.
The center of the ring is oxidized to an almost black shade, giving a very stark contrast.
*Although this ring is made in the style of a signet ring, please note that the letters are readable rather than mirrored - if used as a stamp on sealing wax, the letters will read mirrored.
All of our Jewelry at Remains Jewelry is made to order and carefully hand-finished just for you! Please allow up to 2 weeks of production time for each piece.