A fabulous skull and crossbones wax seal pendant necklace, the skull sitting beneath a draping of laurel ... meaningful memento mori wax seal jewelry
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull and crossbones are symbolic of mortality and a reminder that death comes to all living things ... the Latin sentiment MEMENTO MORI means remember your death and is meant to inspire you to intentionally think about your own death every day, as a means of appreciating the present and focus on the future.
- approximate measurement - 7/8” x 1" (23mm x 26mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout
Hand crafted from an 18th century skull and bones desk wax seal.
Find more chains, charm catchers and swivel fobs here.
If you'd prefer an oxidized chain (antiqued) to the shiny chain shown, simply make this request at checkout.
Here is a much smaller impression of the same skull and crossbones wax seal.
Find the gold skull and bones wax seal necklace here.
And find the skull wax seal necklace charms in the last photos here.
Impressed with history!
*The skull and crossbones is often a symbol in general Freemasonry and the Knights Templar. It is an emblem of our limited opportunity to do good. Since it is a symbol of mortality, it should make us remember because at one time the skull contained the mind of a living soul. We are instructed that we can never too often consider our own mortality. And with that instruction we should be reminded that there is never any certainty that we can correct our mistakes of today by any action we will have the opportunity to perform tomorrow.