RARE! Memento Mori Sea glass bead skull necklace - red
Memento Mori bead! Extremely rare sea glass skull bead! Gorgeous red skull shaped bead from the shores of Seaham/England. Set in sterling silver and on an 18" sterling silver chain.
These beads have been made for hundreds of years and this piece seems to date from Victorian times. It is extremely rare and beautifully worn by the Sea.
This bead is astonishing!
Overall length approx 2.2cm
1.2cm length (bead) on 18 " sterling silver chain
Tumbled since Victorian times and now made into jewellery. All pictures taken inside without flash.
Seaham Sea Glass
Seaham is on the East Coast of England, near Durham and Newcastle. During the Victorian times until 1890s fabulous art glass artisan manufacturing took place in Seaham. At the end of each day small amounts of coloured glass was melted together and given to the Sea... nowadays these end of day pieces of sea glass get washed ashore. Some pieces have shades of the same colour, others are rainbow coloured.