Memento mori… a seriously small and simple 14k yellow gold skull wax seal necklace pendant... a captivating tiny treasure reminding us that death comes to all living things. Gorgeous wax seal jewelry. Did I mention that this guy is really tiny???
You could leave life right now... let that determine what you do and say and think ~ Aurelius
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull symbolizes mortality so make now matter.
Hand cast 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 - 3/8” (10mm)
- shown with an old US dime which is the same size as a current dime
- wax seal charm metal - solid 14k gold
- note the 8th photo depicts a sterling silver tiny skull wax seal pendant, same size
- chain - a 14k gold filled rolo chain with a lobster clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
Impressed with history!