IGNATIUS SAD LION drop earrings

Handmade by SLAB

Regular price £270.00
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The Ignatius Sad Lion drops are statement drop earrings with a hand carved lion face at the centre. They feature a characterful lion with carved halo rays and an inscription around the edge that reads ‘Vita Incerta. Mors Certissima’. A fringe of fifteen sparkling red garnet beads frames the bottom edge, adding an overt touch of movement and colour.

These statement drop earrings are sustainably handmade in Bristol, UK, by SLAB from recycled sterling silver.

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- Statement large drop earrings
- Lion motif
- Hand carved inscription reads 'Vita Incerta. Mors Certissima’
- Framed by a fringe of fifteen red garnets
- Recycled sterling silver
- Polished finish
- 11.5g each
- Hallmarked at the Birmingham Assay Office

- Made to order just for you
- Recycled sterling silver or 9ct yellow gold
- Wrapped in recycled and FSC-certified packaging

Handmade by Hannah Royce-Greensill, founder of SLAB, in Bristol.

Pearls & Pomegranates buys and conserves 20 square metres of Colombian rainforest for every order in partnership with Bioconservancy.

Part of SLAB's INSCRIPTION collection. Inspired by wanderings around graveyards and ancient words carved into weathered surfaces, the INSCRIPTION collection brings arcane phrases together with romantic keepsake jewels.

Historic posey rings with romantic words have been updated to become an oversized signet ring with the words ‘Ride or Die’ in the traditional French. A sad lion peers out from the centre of the Latin phrase meaning ‘Life is uncertain, only death is certain’ to remind you to live each day to the fullest.

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Handmade by SLAB

Handmade gothic jewellery with attitude. SLAB combines skulls, roses and sharp halo spikes, inspired by 16th-century Memento Mori jewellery and influenced by sub-cultures and reliquaries. From chunky signet skull rings and dagger charm earrings to spiked necklaces and rose crown stacking rings, each piece is one-of-a-kind and finished by hand in Bristol, using low-impact recycled silver and gold. SLAB creates perfect gifts and arresting adornments that are designed for individuals who aren’t afraid to express their individuality.

SLAB was founded by Hannah Royce-Greensill on an ethos of original design, traditional craftsmanship and eco-friendly production. Hannah handcrafts each piece using recycled gold or silver, antique tools, and the traditional lost-wax casting technique. Intricate models are hand-carved in wax, resulting in a unique character and a beautifully textured finish. Carving in wax enables unique shapes and textures to be carved into the jewellery. The character in the skulls that are carved by hand for example, or the subtle differences in each handmade petal in the roses. Each design can be crafted in solid sterling silver, which can be plated with a thick, five-micron layer of rich 18ct gold, or cast in solid yellow, rose or white gold.

Every SLAB jewellery design is handmade in Bristol, England, UK.


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Made to order in Bristol by Hannah Royce-Greensill, founder of SLAB, and dispatched from her to you.

As each item is made to order, please allow time for your order to be created before dispatch. Each product listing specifies the required amount of time for the item to be created before dispatch.

If you require something by a particular date, please get in touch before ordering to see what might be possible. Orders containing multiple items will be shipped together within the longest specified timescale stated on the relevant listing.

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SLAB offers global shipping via Royal Mail.


Standard | Signed for: £4.50 (free for orders over £150)

Special delivery | Tracked and signed for: £8.50 to £10.50 (order value dependent)


EU | Tracked and / or signed for (destination dependent): £13.50

Rest of the world | Tracked and / or signed for (destination dependent): £15.50

Royal Mail aims to deliver to Europe within 2-10 working days and worldwide within 5-14 working days.

Please be advised that buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. SLAB and Pearls & Pomegranates cannot be held responsible for any delays due to customs.


If, for any reason, you are unhappy with your purchase from SLAB, you can request a return within 14 days of receipt. The item must be in its original condition and be returned in the packaging provided. Items that show signs of wear or damage will not be accepted.

You will be responsible for returning the item to SLAB. We recommend sending the item with a tracked service as we cannot be held responsible for any lost items or delays. You can request a return by emailing