“Memento Mori” is a Latin phrase meaning, “Remember you must die” or “Remember your death.” A message that should remind everyone that our time on earth is only temporary. Momento Mori objects have been around for ages and have mainly been used to symbolize our morality. The most widely used symbol is the skull for obvious reasons. It is said, Latin Christian theory focused on reflections of death not as a morbid practice but as an inspiration to truly live. As such skull rosaries have been documented to have existed as far back as the Middle Ages. With such a rich history and meaning behind Momento Mori we decided to make our own Rosary interpretation.
All of our Momento Mori Rosaries are made one by one. Each MM Rosary begins with our standard Crusader Ex Machina decade Rosary (please see our Crusader Ex Machina for more information about our unique Rosary design). Special attention is given to each Rosary’s overall finish before proceeding to the micro skull application. Custom designed micro skulls are cast in-house using the lost wax investment process. A method commonly used to create fine jewelry. Seven micro skulls are silver soldered onto every other bead to give tactile and visual feedback when praying the Rosary. This is a painstakingly slow process as each skull has to be soldered one by one. Once all the micro skulls have been applied the Rosary is cleaned up and prepared for various finishing stages to achieve its luxurious finish.
Expected lead times for pre-orders are approximately 2-3 weeks. Sooner if possible. Orders will be processed in the order they are received. Customers will be notified regarding any changes to fulfillment. Thank you for your patience.
Each Crusader E.M. has been CNC milled from a solid metal plate.
Logo: Crown (de Luxe Standard logo) stamped on single bead
Origin: Proudly made in the USA
**Disclaimer: This single decade rosary was created for the sole purpose of prayer. By purchasing a Crusader Rosary, you (the buyer) agree to hold harmless and release De Luxe Standard, LLC (seller) from any legal claims and damages arising from negligence or misuse of our product.