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memento mori / mourning ring

memento mori

Memento Mori
Since the 16.th century mourning rings were common keepsakes, which would be given away at funerals to honour the memory of the deceased. These mourning rings often included some hair of the deceased. Today it is possible to extract carbon, which is used to create industrial diamonds, while cremation.
These mourning rings are made of pure industrial diamond. The shape of the mourning rings is developed out of classical wedding- and memoire rings. In this case the diamond surface is matt, making a clear counterstatement to engagement rings.


Fachhochschule Köln

alexa lixfeld design
hamburg, Germany

professor wolfgang laubersheimer
köln international school of design

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Fachhochschule Köln

alexa lixfeld design
hamburg, Germany

alexa lixfeld

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