Make a statement with a nod to history... a sterling silver skull wax seal ring with the Latin sentiment ES FUI SUM ERIS which says AS YOU ARE NOW SO ONCE WAS I. This stunning sterling silver wax seal is a captivating treasure reminding us that death comes to all living things - memento mori!
- description -
The shiny skull is surrounded by the 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.
The words are small and a little hard to read.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull symbolizes mortality and is a reminder that life is short so make now matter.
Hand cast from a beautiful gemstone wheel wax seal, that dates back to the Georgian era (1714 - 1830) and shown in the last photo.
- approximate measurement - 5/8” x a little more that 5/8" (15mm x 17mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- ring band - sterling silver (.925 silver) round wire band approximately 3/32" wide (2mm wide)
- photographed with an old US dime
Impressed with history!