In Meditations, Marcus Aurelius wrote “You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” That was a personal reminder to continue living a life of virtue NOW, and not wait.
The French painter, Philippe de Champaigne, expressed a similar sentiment in his painting "Still Life with a Skull," which showed the three essentials of existence: the tulip (life), the skull (death), and the hourglass (time). The original painting is part of a genre referred to as Vanitas, a form of 17th century artwork featuring symbols of mortality which encourage reflection on the meaning and fleetingness of life.
We created the Memento Mori Collection so you can hold the reminder that life is NOW, and not to wait. The collection includes the classic Memento Mori Medallion, our premium Memento Mori ring and pendant that are made from silver and brass, the Memento Mori print, and our latest addition, the Premium Memento Mori Scratch Off Calendar.