Maritime Supply Co

Double Sided Wax Seal Necklace - MEMENTO MORI / MEMENTO VIVERE



Hand-casted in the USA, this double sided wax seal pendant features the Latin words MEMENTO MORI with a skull on one side, and MEMENTO VIVERE with an old sailor’s face on the other.

MEMENTO MORI means "Remember you will die." Let this side of the pendant remind you to live every day to its fullest potential, for we are not promised tomorrow. This is not a morbid message, but instead a reminder to make the most of every moment you are given. How do you want to live life? To its fullest, or with regrets of joy undiscovered? Life is fleeting, so treasure every gift, and guide others to that same appreciation for life.

MEMENTO VIVERE means “Remember to live.” It's easy to allow the tides of life to carry us along into passivity. We have to fight this tendency and remember to live our lives to the fullest as we walk through every day. This side of the pendant is a reminder to take some risks, take some rest, and appreciate every piece of joy that life has to offer.

We appreciate the dual nature of this juxtaposition of ideals, and enjoy the contrast that the images of life and death create. Wear this pendant with the same side always presented to a viewer, or switch between the two sides depending on which phrase you want to focus on for the day.


  • Pendant
    • Measures approximately 1.2" tall by 0.5" wide
    • .925 sterling silver, nickel-free
  • Available on:
    • 2.5mm stainless steel rolo chain necklace, nickel-free
      • 26" long
      • 22" long
    • 18" 2.0mm stainless steel "mini" rolo chain necklace, nickel-free
    • 18"-32" fully adjustable sturdy leather cord
    • 27" 2.5mm stainless steel ball chain necklace, nickel-free

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Nathan P.
United States United States

Perfect for me

Just what I was looking for, BUT the craftsmanship made this a truly spectacular purchase

Jordan L.
United States United States

Buy it

I've had my eye on this particular necklace for over a year and I finally pulled the trigger. I will say I should have gotten it a year ago. I have an affinity for wax seals and their history and the beach ocean and sea adding the meaning behind this and it's easy to see how special this truly is. Supporting a small US company and being a Carolina boy myself only adds to this amazing ourchase. Little did I know it also funds wells in Africa absolutely amazing product and company

Josh S.
United States United States

A touching memento

My girlfriend and I ordered this item after the death of our daughter. The team at Maritime Supply sent us a handwritten note with condolences and shipped our order right away. The necklace is sturdy and well made. The wording serves as a reminder that we all will eventually die, but we have to remember to live, no matter how difficult it may seem you have to hold fast. The storm will pass.