Pay respect and be festive with this oxidized sterling silver sugar skull charm! Sugar skulls, monarch butterflies, marigolds and paper banners are all symbols of the Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Not the same as Halloween, Day of the Dead is a celebration of life observed most commonly October 31st through November 2nd. It originated with Ancient Mesoamerican's belief that death was part of the journey of life. It is an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of departed loved ones. This tradition originated in ancient Mexico and northern Central America, but is becoming increasingly popular in the United States and elsewhere. Sugar skulls are a whimsical reminder of the cyclicality of life, which is why they are cheerfully decorated.This sugar skull charm can be worn on a charm bracelet, on a chain, or on a simple ribbon. The charm is approximately 11.5mm by 19mm. Not recommended for children under 4 years old due to choking concerns. Photos of jewelry are enlarged to show detail.