AUD $36,000.00

The Esoteric Sarcophagus Necklace is an astounding piece. This magnificent masterpiece is one of a kind and is a completely unique representation of William Llewellyn Griffiths’ signature style. This precious adornment is a testament to William Llewellyn Griffiths’ attention to detail, craftsmanship and mechanical mind.

This eccentrically stunning necklace features an ebony fronted locking chamber. This chamber can only be opened using the intrinsic key that gently dangles from the bottom of the necklace.

Upon unlocking this chamber there lies a delicate, 18ct yellow gold skeleton resting within it’s velvet lined tomb.

Two mourning beauties adorn either side of the chamber atop two, brilliant diamonds.

Inside the chamber door delicate engraving is revealed. It reads ‘Mori saepe cogita, mors ero, mors tua’ meaning, Strive with death, I will be thy death to die often.



The Esoteric Sarcophagus Necklace has been entirely handcrafted and holds a tragic, timeless beauty.

The pendant measures 15cm from the top of the flame to the bottom of the key, and 4.5cm at its widest point and sits on a 65cm chain.

This stunning sarcophagus is complete with an intricate locking mechanism that can only be opened with it’s intrinsic key. This piece is a testament to William Llewellyn Griffiths’ attention to detail and mechanical mind.

All pieces are made with love in William Llewellyn Griffiths’ Fitzroy, Melbourne studio.

PLEASE NOTE: This necklace is a unique one-off piece. If you would like us to create a similar piece, unique to you, please get in touch.

We offer a free, accredited valuation upon request for this mesmerizing piece.


18ct yellow gold, 18ct rose gold, sterling silver, ebony, diamonds