The Catacombs

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Description

Inspired by the Paris Catacombs and the many walls covered and decorated with bones and skulls in different patterns. 

 The Catacombs

Found below the streets of Paris, the Catacombs hold over six million peoples remains. A mixture of dead bodies being moved from their graves to stop the overflowing cemeteries that were causing sickness, freshly dead bodies or even the odd person that went missing. In a time when superstition was more prevalent than scientific explanation, people would go down into the catacombs and find bodies had moved or were moving. It didn't really encourage anyone at the time to continue going down.

This led to the Catacombs becoming forgotten until the early 19th century when it became a novelty to hold concerts and other private events down there. After the director of the Paris Mine Inspection Service made renovations to the caverns of remains into a visit-able mausoleum. Skulls and femurs were stacked into patterned walls of bones.

 

Information

Made by hand in our Colchester Workshop.


Available in Brass, Sterling silver & Gold (9ct Yellow).
 
Sizing: Available in sizes J, L, N, P, R & T (UK Sizing).
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