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A single earring, a skeleton or his widow wax seal dangle earring in sterling silver  ... memento mori wax seal jewelry

- symbolism -
In heraldry, a skeleton is symbolic of mortality.
Memento mori, a reminder that death comes to all living things and life is short so make now matter.

- select a skeleton or widow earring at checkout
- approximate wax seal charm measurement - 7/8" x 1/4" (22mm x 8mm)
- photographed next to an old US dime for scale
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- ear wire - sterling silver
- a little plug is included on the ear wire - don't lose your earring!

Hand crafted from just a portion of a large Georgian era (1714 - 1830) desk wax seal.
The interesting full size wax seal depicts an oval in the center which reads, in Latin, SPES MIHI SUMMUM BONUM SCHONDEL with the initials JFA.
A skeleton and a woman holding a bird leaning on a large anchor flank the oval.
An hour glass, a rake and a scythe, a wheat sheaf are engraved under the oval. At the top is a ribbon tied into a bow.

Find the pair of earrings here.

Find the full size skeleton and widow wax seal necklace here, as well as other varieties made with the large wax seal.

Impressed with history!