Make a statement with a nod to history... a sterling silver skull wax seal ring with the Latin sentiment ES FVI SVM ERIS ... a captivating treasure reminding us that death comes to all living things - stunning memento mori wax seal jewelry.
- description -
The shiny skull is surrounded by the classical Latin words ES FVI SVM ERIS,
written in the old Latin alphabet style when the shape of the letter V represented both the vowel U and the consonant V.
Now that the letter U has been added to the Latin alphabet it would read
ES FUI SUM ERIS.
Either way, it translates THOU ART, I WAS, I AM, THOU WILT BE
or AS YOU ARE NOW SO ONCE WAS I, AS I AM NOW SO MUST YOU BE.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull is a symbol of mortality and a reminder that life is short so make it matter!
The words are small and a little hard to read.
Hand cast from a beautiful gemstone wheel wax seal, that dates back to the Georgian era (1714 - 1830) and shown in the photo.
- approximate measurement - 5/8” x a little more than 5/8" (15mm x 17mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- ring band - sterling silver (.925 silver) flat band approximately 3/32" wide (2mm wide)
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
Impressed with history!