Maritime Supply Co

TAKE TO THE OARS - Brass Coin Necklace


Part of our 2021 Motivation collection.

Hand-crafted from start to finish, this stamped coin features the phrase “When the wind fails, take to the oars,” with a small oar at the bottom of the phrase.

We drew inspiration for this phrase from the Latin proverb, DESTITUTUS VENTIS, REMOS ADHIBE, commonly translated as “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” While we usually prefer to use the Latin versions of mottos, we felt that the more direct English translation of this one resonated more deeply with the self-motivated, perseverance, do-it-yourself theme we were aiming for with our 2021 collection.

We want this phrase to encourage folks to put action and effort into changes they want in the world, especially since 2020 really took the wind out of our sails. We all have goals we want to achieve in 2021, and forming the habit of putting in the work when our breeze of external motivation wanes will be the force that gets us there in the end.

Coin pendant is 1" in diameter.

Purchase this coin as a keychain instead of a necklace here.

If you are unsure about which chain length to order, please read our suggestions on the FAQ page.

Please note: All our brass pendants are raw brass, meaning they are not electroplated and will develop a beautiful patina over time. We recommend polishing it with a soft cloth to help keep your pendant's original shine if you prefer the bright metal look.

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Taylor P.
United States United States
Perfect fit

This new necklace is great for my husband. He is a driven individual and this small pendant necklace is fitting him daily, as a reminder to take matters into your own hands sometimes.

Matthew P.
United States United States
Youll want one of everything...

First off, this is hands down my favorite necklace ive ever owned. The simplicity and rustic design is beautiful. Ive had alot of moments in life kinda...go rogue. Which left me a give in "cause the WIND had stopped" OR to "take to my oars" and switch my approach. Storms Pass. Life Grows. Directions change. People do too. Doesnt matter. Rise and Hold Fast. Overcome. And "when the wind fails, take to YOUR Oars". Love your company, love this necklace and ill be back for more!!

Ken B.
United States United States
Love it

I’m so happy at the size, the quality, and the engraving. Looks great showed up fast.

Maritime Supply Co TAKE TO THE OARS - Brass Coin Necklace Review