For the past few years, skulls have been everywhere, appearing as a motif on hand-knit sweaters, contemporary art, runway fashion, fast fashion and housewares. Despite their current incarnation as overused icon, the skull motif has weighty symbolic meaning. Skulls, skulls and crossbones and skeletons have been used for centuries, probably millennia, as a memento mori, a reminder of the fragility of human life. These same symbols have also functioned as a sign of danger, rebellion or threat, as in the Jolly Roger, the classic skull and crossbones pirate flag. No sober memento mori here, this Versus by Gianni Versace skull bracelet embodies the rebellious, counter-cultural side of the skull motif. Notice that each skull has a rose in its mouth and a raised lion medallion on the forehead.