Maritime Supply Co

Double Sided Wax Seal Necklace - PER ASPERA AD ASTRA


Hand-casted in the USA, this double sided wax seal necklace features the Latin words PER ASPERA AD ASTRA, which means “Through hardship, to the stars.” This pendant features half the phrase, PER ASPERA (“through hardship”), and a path through mountains with stars in the distance on one side, representing the hardships we must face. On the reverse side it features the other half of the phrase, AD ASTRA (“to the stars”), and the north star in full view, the goal having proven worth the journey.

We chose to include this piece in our 2021 collection because one thing the world can agree on is the fact that 2020 was full of hardship and difficulties. It is our hope that 2021 will hold stars for all of us, inasmuch as stars represent hope, light, beauty, and hardships overcome and good things achieved.

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." -Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • 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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Dasha A.
United States United States

My husband absolutely loves his necklace, it was one of his favorite anniversary presents

Janet M.
United States United States
Better than expected

I bought this for my boyfriend and I wasn’t sure how big it would be. It is perfect!!! It’s good quality and the chain was good quality. It was a little long but still a great purchase. I’m very happy with it.

Meg B.
United States United States

I love this piece! The chain is sturdy, which is great because I tend to get caught on things. Small, simple and beautiful, yet eye catching. I loved the tiny boat as well. Wonderful personal touch.