Maritime Supply Co

Sterling Silver Anchor Necklace & Double-Sided "Wise As A Serpent / Innocent As A Dove" Wax Seal Pendant

$99

+ DESCRIPTION

One of our double sided wax seal pendants paired with a classic sterling silver Maritime anchor. Wax seal pendant features the Latin words, SAPIENS SERPENS (Wise Serpent) with a snake on one side, and INGENUA COLUMBA (Innocent Dove) with a dove in flight on the other.

From the Bible, NIV translation, Matthew 10:16: “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” “Wise as a serpent and innocent as a dove” is a shortening of the verse, meant to encourage caution and shrewdness while tempering it with kindness and humility, leaving behind a self-serving agenda and moving forward with mature trust and healthy wariness.

We appreciate the dual nature of this juxtaposition of ideals, and enjoy the contrast that the images of snake and dove 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. We chose to pair the wax seal with an anchor to provide a reminder that you have things in your life that prevent you from going adrift in the sea of life and help keep you grounded.

+ DETAILS

  • Anchor:
    • Solid .925 sterling silver with "Maritime" stamped vertically down the shank
    • Measures 1.5" tall by 1" wide
  • Wax seal pendant:
    • .925 sterling silver, nickel-free
    • Measures 1.2" tall by 0.5" wide
  • Both pendants are hand-casted in the USA
  • Available on 2.5mm stainless steel rolo chain, nickel-free
    • 26" long
    • 22" long

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JR
10/30/2021
Jennifer R.
United States United States
Beautiful necklace

I love my necklace. Anchors are one of my favorite symbols for multiple reasons. This anchor and wax seal necklace are beautifully crafted. I love the detail on the wax seal. Both pendants are substantial in the sense that you can feel their weight but they aren't heavy. I chose the 26" chain even though I'm petite in height (only 4'11") so that length is longer on me than someone taller but I like that length of necklace. Overall a beautiful piece and I wear it often.