For this listing and all others. Alloys with a higher gold content will have a color that is more saturated and yellow.In contrast, lower-karat alloys will look paler in comparison. 9k gold is not as yellow / saturated as 14 or 18k gold. Lovely ANTIQUE Victorian (1837 - 1901) memento mori carved skull 9 k ct gold charm pendant.
Please read the product parameters carefully and cho. Ose the jewelry that suits you to avoid unnecessary trouble. Beautiful Memento Mori skull charm carved in bovine bone with a 9k gold bail / bale. What does MEMENTO MORI mean?Memento mori is a Latin phrase meaning'remember you must die'. A basic memento mori painting would be a portrait with a skull but other symbols commonly found are hour glasses or clocks, extinguished or guttering candles, fruit, and flowers.
To put this in context - this was the time of the California Gold Rush... That's how old this charm is. Color variations throughout due to age. See pictures from ALL angles and the exposure to air.
Item may appear smaller or larger lighter or heavier in the pictures than in real life - please refer to the measurements and the weight. See above for info about alloys and colors. 9k gold is NOT as yellow as 14 or 18k gold. 1.2 centimeters x 9 millimeters (or 0.47 inches x 0.35 inches). Compare the stated measurements to a charm you own FOR SCALE.Use a measuring tape or a ruler to visualize the size. MORE ACCURATE THAN THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE. ONCE AGAIN: Please read the product parameters carefully and choose the jewelry that suits you to avoid unnecessary trouble. Compare the weight to an item you own. Please read the product parameters carefully and choose the jewelry that suits you to avoid unnecessary trouble.
Weight and measurements are always approximate and taken to the best of my abilities. Compare the stated measurements and the weight to a charm you own (for scale). PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF G_D. FORGETTING' TO READ the measurements.Cannot and is NOT my fault. Pictures were taken on a sunny day at different times of the day (morning and mid afternoon) with a green plant background. Pictures were taken with an iphon. No filters were used no alterations were made. Last picture was taken inside. Colors might display differently on your screen or you might perceive the colors differently. Either way, I decline ANY AND ALL responsibility. BOVINE bone (an animal of the cattle group). Bovines are aplenty and the sale of items made out of bovine bone is not prohibited in any part of the world. This is a Victorian memento mori antique item - 180+ years old!!!!! Use the Zoom feature to enlarge the pictures. Pictures are part of the description!! Compare the stated measurements AND the weight to an item you own FOR SCALE.
Ask any and all questions before submitting an offer or purchasing. Or whatever excuse you might come up with (CHECK ALL THE PICTURES READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION) Literally, what you see is what you'll get and if you have a doubt, send me a message and I'll gladly help or take more pictures. I DO NOT SELL MY ITEMS ON APPROVAL.
If on the other hand you "think" you can somehow force me into a return - think again. I also test all metals.
This is an antique (meaning Victorian times old) (1837 -1901) obviously pre-owned, used, worn, loved. Item is 180+ years old with wear discolorations etc.
The carved skull shows various colors due to its age and exposure to air. It's really a neat charm. Nothing unusual to point out for a 180+ year old charm BUT not new, as new or almost new.
Check ALL THE PICTURES, use the Zoom feature. AS SHOWN (many detailed pictures and close ups from all angles). AS DESCRIBED (in excruciating detail and a lengthy text).
AND AS IS (a 180 year old charm with wear commensurate with its age). AND ABSOLUTELY NO DISCUSSIONS AFTER THE SALE. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "objets_intemporels" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.