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A small really rustic skull wax seal necklace charm in sterling silver ... memento wax seal jewelry.

- 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.

Since each is truly one of a kind and they all vary a bit you can select the specific charm in the first photo, and that is what you will receive, or you can select "surprise me" and I will do just that. As the charms in the first photo sell I will replace the photo with that of another specific charm.

- approximate measurement including the attached loop but not the jump ring - 5/8" - 1/2" (15mm - 13mm) - they vary individually
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with a US dime and an inch ruler for scale
- select "1st photo charm" or "surprise me"
- the chains in the photos are sold separately here and find more chains here.

These were really fun to make by impressing each, in wax, from just a portion of an antique Georgian wheel wax seal (1714 - 1830), and adding this great bubbly texture to the edging. The full size wax seal depicting a skull surrounded by the Latin sentiment ES FVI SVM ERIS which translates AS YOU ARE NOW SO ONCE WAS I, AS I AM NOW SO MUST YOU BE.

Here are some small skull earrings made the same way.

Find more skull jewelry here.

Impressed with history!