Eco Sterling Silver & Sterling Silver
Many of us are familiar with the phrase ‘memento mori’. A Latin expression, which translates as ‘remember that you must die’.
Throughout history, this phrase has served as a reminder of the fleeting nature of life. The awareness of our impermanence creates a burning desire to live fully now, not delaying experience and pleasure for an imagined future.
Some have found this phrase sombre but really it’s a positive call to live. That’s why sometimes memento mori has been used in conjunction with the phrase ‘memento vivere’ which translates as ‘remember to live’.
These two phrases work in combination. Without the reminder of its unavoidable endpoint, we could become complacent and frivolous in life, imagining that we have endless time to pursue our dreams and desires. Equally, by focusing excessively on death we can become depressed and nihilistic, feeling that existence is meaningless or doomed. This is why the two, in conjunction, create an approach to life that rides the perfect middle way, avoiding both despondency and delusion.
Despite the endless distractions of Western civilisation, an awareness of death seems to keep us focused on what is important, it prevents us from being dragged into the frivolous and allowing our true selves to become servants to the desires and will of others. With this knowledge, we can live our lives with the awareness that each moment is individual, unique and never to be repeated and start to treat life with the reverence and passion that it deserves.
MEMENTO VIVERE NECKLACE
~ All UK orders are shipped out by Royal Mail 1st Class Standard. If you would like to upgrade to Special Delivery, please select this from the list of shipping options at checkout. Your item's individual processing time (usually 3-5 days) will still apply to your order. Special Delivery will ensure that once your piece has been made and shipped it will reach you the next working day, tracking included.
~ All International orders will be shipped from here in the UK by Royal Mail International Tracked and signed.
- International orders will usually take approximately 5-9 working days to arrive, however due to your local customs or at busy times, this may take longer, so please allow up to 25 working days for your order to arrive.
Wherever possible Eco Recycled Sterling Silver will be used in the production of our jewellery.