Time rolled on, and the Memento Mori concept became associated with how fragile and fleeting earthly pleasures are, and that you should instead focus on being virtuous, to ensure a good afterlife. Thanks Medieval Christian Europe for changing things from "savour the moment" to "shouldn't you stop enjoying yourself and instead be virtuous right now?"
So what does this have to do with my jewellery? The most literal reminders of death are human skulls, skeletons and corpses - because "As you are, we once were. As we are, you will become"- so they were used on tombs, rings, art, watches and jewellery. I've always been fascinated by history and archaeology, happy even as a kid to be finding unusual things on gravestones and in churches, so skulls, skeletons and images of death have never been "icky" to me.
So would you wear a skull to remind you to live in Joy, or in Virtue?
Giveaway - Get your own skulls to wear
From March 2nd pop to Instagram, follow www.instagram.com/perfidiousjewellery, like the giveaway and comment on the giveaway post with what colours you would pick for your own skull set. The will be picked at random after midnight GMT March 9th and announced on March 10th 2019.
This is open worldwide, wherever you are, I’ll pop things in the post to you!
So come and say hi on social media, and get ready for your daily reminder of death!
Now, terms and conditions type stuff!
This Campaign is open only to those who follow the social media accounts and like and as requested on the Giveaway post at www.instagram.com/perfidiousjewellery, and is void where prohibited by law. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Perfidious Jewellery as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.
Entries will be accepted on the social media channel, starting and ending on the times given in the post above
The Campaign must be entered by following the instagram account, liking and commenting on the giveaway image, as instructed. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified.
The Winners of the Campaigns (the “Winner”) will receive a custom design of the items of jewellery pictured, selecting a colour for their set. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted. The prize is non transferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner.
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Winner will be selected by a random drawing. Winner will be notified by social media messaging where available, or being tagged in a post, within one day following selection of Winner. Perfidious Jewellery shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 7 from the time award notification was sent, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected.
Perfidious Jewellery reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Perfidious Jewellery ’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Perfidious Jewellery may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Perfidious Jewellery. Perfidious Jewellery reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Perfidious Jewellery has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Perfidious Jewellery reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Information submitted with an entry will only be used to send the winner their prize, and then the information will be destroyed.
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