SKULL MEMENTO MORI LOCKET RINGFor sale at the Masterpiece London 2013 show running from 27 June – 3 July (with a Preview on 26 June) on the South Grounds of The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3. You will find it at stand A10, the booth of a company called Les Enluminures. The price unclear; you can find out more here.
England, 17th century Gold, enamel, diamonds and ruby. Solid, narrow hoop terminating in scrolled shoulders each set with a diamond. The bezel consists of a relief modeled skull and crossbones. The eye sockets are filled with rose-cut diamonds and the nose cavity is set with a triangular step-cut diamond; the mouth is engraved with clenched teeth. Each of the femurs is set with 4 diamonds at the heads, trochanters and condyls. A hinge below the skull’s chin opens a locket within which is set a small heart-shaped ruby.
Thanks to Constanza Isaza Martinez for the tip!