A small but 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, both the skull and the crossbones are symbolic of mortality and a reminder that death comes to all living things and life is short so make now matter.
- approximate measurement - 1/2" x 1/2" (13mm x 13mm)
- 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 just a portion of an 18th century skull and bones desk wax seal.
More chains, charm catchers and swivel fobs are available here. And if you'd prefer an oxidized chain (antiqued) to the shiny chain shown, simply make this request at checkout in the "add a note to your order" box.
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.