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A skull and wings wax seal charm necklace, the winged skull, that was inspired by the beautiful old tombstone carvings in historic cemeteries back in the 16th century, reminding us that life is a fleeting thing.

The skull and wings image has several names: death's head, winged skull, winged death, but all symbolize the fleeting nature of life and impending death or flight of the soul from mortal man and life after death. 

- description - 
The wings wax seal charm and the skull wax seal charm are connected with one ring and suspended on the chain as one. 

- symbolism - 
In heraldry, the wings symbolize swiftness and protection. 
The skull symbolizes mortality. Time flies so make now matter!

The wings wax seal charm was hand cast from a lovely bronze antique armorial wax seal and the tiny skull from just a portion of an antique Georgian wheel wax seal (1714 - 1830).  You can see both in the photos but they are not available for purchase.

- approximate measurement - wings 3/4” (19mm), skull 3/8” (10mm)
- photographed with an old US dime for size reference
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.

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!