Day of the Dead, or El Dia de los Muertos, is a holiday tradition in Mexico and in many counties throughout the world. Common elements in the celebration include marigold type flowers, alters, or ofrendas, filled with pictures and mementos of deceased loved ones, food, drink, candles and skulls, or Calaveras.

Cemeteries come alive as burial plots are festooned with wreaths, candles and holiday foods. On November 2, family members gather for lively gravesite reunions. The renowned Octavio Paz noted that undaunted by death, the Mexican “chases after it…mocks it.”

The Skullduggery Collection was inspired by Day of the Dead. However, our customers tell us that they enjoy wearing the colorful jewelry throughout the year.