French Wax Seal Memento Mori Skull & Motto Pendant
Skulls in heraldry symbolize mortality, a reminder that to live is to die and all living things come to the same end no matter the path they take. They are meant to remind us to live each day like its our last.
The French motto reads "J'ai ete, le suis, tu seras" which translates to "As you are, so once was I-As I am, so you will be "
Memento mori is the medieval Latin Christian theory and practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits.
The wax impression is made from a matrix that's part of antique French wax seal intaglio set (see photos) then cast in metal.
If you see a different matrix you like we are happy to make it for you. Just send us a note or check our other listings.
Style: Wax Seal Pendant
Material: Sterling Silver 0.925
Size of Pendant: 20mmx16mm
Chain Style: 1.5mm Sterling Silver 0.925 rolo or curb chain
Chain Lengths Available: 16", 18", 20", 22", 24", 30"
Handcrafting Hours: 1.5
This item can be stamped with initials. See example in product photos.
Select desired Chain Length/Style from the options and add to cart . Select "0 inches" if you only want the pendant and no chain
* All VINTAGLIO jewelry is handcrafted one at a time and cast in Dallas, Texas USA and can take up to 1 week to produce (non monogrammed styles).
* RUSH SHIPPING Rates are available upon request
*To clean your Vintaglio, gently use a jewelry polishing cloth (these can be purchased at fine jewelry stores) or a fine brush with mild dish soap. Never use silver cleaner as it will remove the intentional oxidized patina showing the detailed parts of the piece.
*Take care when using harsh chemicals, swimming or using a hot tub as it may affect the patina finish.
*Common items such as perfumes or body lotions may dull the luster of your jewelry, or cause it to tarnish at an accelerated rate.
* Please note all of our jewelry comes with our lifetime quality guarantee. See our website for more details www.VintaglioJewelry.com
................WHO WE ARE.....................
At VINTAGLIO we value the craft of jewelry making above all else. We are first and foremost creators. Using hot wax, molten metal, torches, hammers, (and a glass of bourbon) we form one-of-kind 18KT gold and sterling pieces of the highest quality.
We are a unique high-end jewelry line that has spent years (and again copious glasses of bourbon) perfecting the wax sealing and casting process to offer you the most stunning wax impression jewelry in the world. But we are much more than just beautiful impressions, we are a "study" in wax. While we love metal, wax is our favorite medium so all of our jewelry is crafted from hand-worked wax.
VINTAGLIO strongly believes that the true beauty is achieved through the ancient art of wax sealing so we would NEVER use molds or metal clay craft our jewelry. It is this time honored process that makes us not only the highest quality wax seal jewelry on the market but one of the few that is truly made from sealing wax.
Because we believe our original source of gold should be treated like gold, VINTAGLIO uses 50% recycled metal in all our casting. We also source sustainable materials whenever possible.
All jewelry is proudly handcrafted one at a time in Dallas, Texas USA.
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We love custom and personalization here at Vintaglio. Please send us your requests no matter how crazy. Please note that custom and personalized items will take longer. If you are adding initials to a pendant this can add a few days as these items are made on demand.
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Yes. Please let us know if you would like us to quote this option. For international orders it is usually costs more than the actual item purchased but is very quick.
Jul 11, 2021
it is more beautiful then i thought it would be and shipped really quickly!!