Skulls have been used throughout history as a Momento Mori. Just like bones are remnants of the dead, nebulas are remnants of the death of stars. This ring serves as a reminder that not only are we made of elements of the cosmos, but in comparison to the life of the star – and also the life of the entire universe – our lives are peripheral. Ultimately, what matters is being present and living our lives to the fullest.
Sterling Silver, Copper. Fall 2010.