Diamond Sugar skull pendant,
Type of Metal - Copper or Brass or Bronze,
Grade of Metal - 1st Grade,
Gauge of Metal - 20 Gauge,
Measurement - 30mm x 17mm with hole 2mm,
Quantity - 3,
Dia de los Muertos was an Aztec ritual that celebrated the lives of those who have deceased. The Spaniards who invaded Mexico tried to eliminate this seemingly offensive month-long holiday with no success. Dia de los Muertos was eventually merged with the Catholic All-Saints day and All-Souls day on November 1st and 2nd in an effort to make the holiday more Christian.
Sugar art and Sugar Skulls dates back to the 17th century when Italian missionaries visited the New World. Mexicans during that time period had very little money and learned from the Catholic friars how to make decorations out of an ingredient they had plenty of--sugar.