A duet of solitary tiny 14k gold skull wax seal dangle earrings... memento mori! These little gold skull earrings are captivating treasures reminding us that death comes to all living things.
You could leave life right now... let that determine what you do and say and think ~ Aurelius
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull is symbolic of mortality and a reminder that death comes to all living things ... the Latin sentiment MEMENTO MORI means remember your death and is meant to inspire you to intentionally think about your own death every day, as a means of appreciating the present and focus on the future.
Hand crafted from just a portion of an antique Georgian wheel wax seal (1714 - 1830), shown in the last photograph but not available for purchase.
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 - almost 3/8” (8mm)
- shown with an old US dime for scale
- wax seal charm metal - 14k gold
- ear wires - 14k gold
- little plugs for the ear wires are included so that if you use them you won't lose an earring
Impressed with history!