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A duet of long solitary sterling silver tiny skull wax seal drop earrings... memento mori!  These sterling silver skull drop earrings are captivating treasures reminding us that death comes to all living things.

 

Hand cast from just a portion of an antique Georgian wheel wax seal (1714 - 1830), shown in the last photograph.
The full size wax seal depicts the skull surrounded by the classical Latin words ES FVI SVM ERIS, written in the old Latin alphabet style when the shape of the letter V represented both the vowel U and the consonant V. 
Now that the letter U has been added to the Latin alphabet it would read 
ES FUI SUM ERIS.
Either way, it translates THOU ART, I WAS, I AM, THOU WILT BE 
or AS YOU ARE NOW SO ONCE WAS I, AS I AM NOW SO MUST YOU BE. 

- symbolism - 
In heraldry, the skull is a symbol of mortality and a reminder that life is short so make it matter!

- approximate charm measurement - almost 3/8” (8mm)
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- ear wires - long drop sterling silver - 1 1/4" length (33mm), back (34mm)

Impressed with history!