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Skull and wings wax seal charm necklace… memento mori ~ sterling and fine silver wax seal jewelry.
Inspired by the beautiful old stone carvings on the gravestones in historic cemeteries, the skull and wings carvings date back to around the 1700's where they replaced the skull and crossbones. This image has several names... death's head, winged skull, winged death... but all symbolize the fleeting nature of life and impending death or flight of the soul from mortal man and life after death. The winged skull is often surrounded by the Latin sentiment "memento mori" which literally translates "moment to die" and means "remember death."

The wings wax seal charm measures approximately 3/4" and was hand cast from an antique desk wax seal. The set of wings, or vol, is sitting above a 6 twisted wreath, or torse, and in heraldry it symbolizes swiftness and protection. Here is just the wings wax seal:

The tiny skull wax seal charm measures approximately 1/4" and was hand cast from just a portion of an antique Georgian era (1714 - 1830) wheel wax seal. Here is the full size skull wax seal charm:
Here is just the tiny silver skull charm:

Both charms are attached to the same ring/bail and threaded onto a delicate sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp... select length or no chain at checkout.
If you'd prefer each of the charms on their own separate rings, as in the last photo, please let me know.

Here is more gravestone inspired jewelry:

Here are a few other wings necklaces:

Here's a selection of other skull wax seal jewelry ~

To see more of my wax seal collection:

Inspired by history... old world charm made wearable!

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skull and wings wax seal charm necklace… memento mori ~ silver wax seal jewelry

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fine silver, sterling silver, antique wax seal
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  • Ships from Rhode Island, United States to select countries.