Hand-crafted from start to finish, the front of this brass coin pendant features the phrase "No matter how rough the sea, I refuse to sink" around the edge of the coin with the words "SINK" and "SWIM" mirrored over a rope tied in a figure-eight knot. The back of the coin is leather, stamped with the phrase "The winds and waves are always on the side of the most able navigators" (a modernized quote by Edward Gibbon).
We've all been thrown in the deep end of life at one point (or several). This pendant is meant to provide encouragement to just keep swimming - whether you are striking out strongly towards a goal or stability or merely keeping your head afloat, refuse to sink. You get to choose how to handle any situation you encounter, and the word "SWIM" is oriented to face the wearer as extra motivation to persevere and keep moving.
The leather back of the coin is intended to be a tactile reminder of this mentality, much like a worry coin. Gibbon's quote juxtaposed with the phrase on the front shows that even if the seas of life are rough at that moment, you have the ability to make the most of the winds and waves to navigate towards a goal. Stay the course!