Rosary, ca. 1500–1525GermanIvory, silver, partially gilded mountsEach bead of the rosary represents the bust of a well-fed burgher or maiden...

century German rosary from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection is a fabulous bit of memento mori

The Museum of London’s Extraordinary Cheapside Hoard | Gems & Gemology

A large Columbian emerald pocket watch This is one of the most important finds from the London Cheapside Hoard, an astonishing collection of jewels found by chance in 1912 after centuries of concealment.

Anatomical Human Hand

Witness the miracle of natural engineering that is the human hand! The finely sculpted exterior of this cleverly designed anatomical keepsake opens up to

The Skull Pocket Watch for the Super-Rich | Walyou

1810 Skull Pocket Watch - Rare Gold Watch Studded with Diamonds - eXtravaganzi