ONE OF A KIND
Memento Mori Study #5 Turquoise Scrimshaw Necklace
A singular statement necklace is composed of a grand, pastel Kingman turquoise pendant that holds a hand-scribed skeleton in India ink. The renown and gothic symbol of memento mori jewelry is engrossed by a bed of 14k gold, and enhanced by a stark, oxidized silver chain. The beautifully eerie epitaph Prepared Be To Follow Me appears on the back of the pendant, making the handmade, one-of-a-kind necklace wearable two-ways.
93ct hand-scribed Kingman turquoise with India ink Scrimshaw pendant. Approximately 40x57mm. Available in oxidized silver with 14k gold. 32in infinity chain.
This necklace is one-of-a-kind.
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Kingman Turquoise is sourced from the third-generation, family Colbaugh mine in Arizona, and renowned for its unique color variation and matrices. Most of the Kingman turquoise from the Colbaugh mine is soft-stabilized, which allows it to be used in jewelry.
MOHs Hardness: 5-6
Origins: Kingman, AZ
Care: Keep Kingman Turquoise away from chemicals. Contact with cosmetics, oils, acids, etc can discolor the gemstone and dissolve the ink. To clean, use a damp cloth to gently clean the metal but do not clean the ink. Avoid excessive touching and do not get wet. Do not use an ultrasonic or steam cleaner.
Healing Properties: serenity, communication, and spiritual expansion.
Birthstone: Turquoise is one of three December birthstones.
WEARS WELL WITH
the story of scrimshaw
THE STORY of SCRIMSHAW
Like the art of tattooing, the Scrimshaw collection modernizes the traditional beauty of hand-etched adornments. Utilizing the technique of engraving and inking illustrations into various materials, scrimshaw dates back to whalers of the late 18th century; scrimshanders of yore created their hand-etched pieces to pass the time at night aboard their ships, often working with the current and movement of the vessel to create their designs. The longing that inspired sailors, as each night of their voyage passed, evolved into beautiful art that captured the romance of their yearning. Whether they channeled their heart’s desire or took respite from their unknown futures, scrimshaw work has always been deeply personal to Hannah, yet incredibly accessible to all familiar with nostalgia’s spell. A labor of love, each piece is intricately hand-scribed by Hannah; consisting of various soft gemstones and seashells with fine, mixed metals and India ink, the scrimshaw collection features hand-carved gestures, anatomical studies, and oceanic creatures. Combining the sentimentality of each HBJ piece with the endless inspiration the ocean provides, each Scrimshaw piece serves as a symbol of protection, resistance, and nostalgia.
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