Memento mori… seriously small and simple duet of 14k yellow gold skull wax seal earrings - gorgeous gold wax seal jewelry. These little gold skull earrings are captivating tiny treasures reminding us that death comes to all living things.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull symbolizes mortality make now matter.
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 Latin words ES FUI SUM ERIS which translate AS YOU ARE NOW SO ONCE WAS I, AS I AM NOW SO MUST YOU BE or YOU ARE AS I HAVE BEEN, YOU WILL BE AS I AM
- approximate measurement - 3/8” (9mm)
- wax seal charm metal - solid 14k gold
- photographed with an old US dime
- ear wires - 14k gold
- these are all the same earrings photographed in different lighting
- see the lovely wax seal from which it was cast in the last photo, not for sale.
Impressed with history!