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An outstanding skull necklace from an antique skull wax seal... ES FUI SUM ERIS

- 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.

- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull symbolizes mortality and is a reminder that life is short, live it well! Memento mori!

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” (15mm x 17mm)
- wax seal charm metal - bronze
- photographed with an old US dime
- chain - an antiqued brass rolo chain or a satellite chain with a spring ring or lobster clasp.
- select the necklace chain style and length or just the charm at checkout.

more chains, charm catchers and swivel fobs https://www.etsy.com/shop/suegrayjewelry?section_id=6761412

Interested in matching earrings?
http://www.etsy.com/listing/72762415/tiny-little-skull-earrings-in-bronze

This skull necklace charm is also available in sterling silver: https://www.etsy.com/listing/69225320/skull-wax-seal-necklace-es-fui-sum-eris?

I have other skull jewelry: https://www.etsy.com/shop/suegrayjewelry/search?search_query=skull

And more wax seal jewelry here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/suegrayjewelry

Impressed with history!

Here is the entire epitaph from a tombstone in the Howff Graveyard in Dundee, Scotland:
Remember man as you pass by,
As you are now so once was I,
As I am now so must you be,
Remember man that you must die.

Meet the owner of suegrayjewelry

Learn more about the shop and process
suegray fitzpatrick

Frequently asked questions about suegrayjewelry

Unsure of the size of a wax seal charm? I've included measurements in both inches and millimeters for every charm, as well as included a photo with the charm next to an old US dime, which is the same size as todays dimes.
Many of these wonderful wax seal charms are very small and I'm often asked if I can make them bigger.
I cannot make the wax seal charms larger - the charms can only be the size of the wax seal from which they are stamped in the silver.
Sorry, but I don't engrave my wax seal charms - I don't have the equipment or the experience to do so.
It's a lovely idea so perhaps your local jeweler can do the engraving for you.
Packages are shipped with tracking and insurance and most country's postal services can track your package.

If an item is lost in the mail please contact me so that I may file an insurance claim:

after 21 days for domestic packages
after 45 days for an international package

This is etsy's official policy for insurance claims.
The wax seal charms have been oxidized, a process which antiques/ blackens the low areas on the charm, giving it contrast instead of being completely shiny.

If the high areas begin to tarnish and you’d like them shiny again, gently rub a silver polishing cloth over the area to be shined.



This polishing pad works great: ps://www.etsy.com/listing/82422231/silver-polishing-pad-for-wax-seal?
If your ring size is not included in the drop down box of ring sizes I can still make a custom size ring for you.
Simply select "other" from the drop down box and add a note, with your ring size, to your order.
Custom rings are not returnable.

bronze skull wax seal necklace … es fui sum eris - you are as I have been - Latin motto antique wax seal jewelry

US$30.00
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