"THROUGH HARDSHIP TO THE STARS"
"THROUGH HARDSHIP TO THE STARS"
"THROUGH HARDSHIP TO THE STARS"
"THROUGH HARDSHIP TO THE STARS"
"THROUGH HARDSHIP TO THE STARS"
"THROUGH HARDSHIP TO THE STARS"
"THROUGH HARDSHIP TO THE STARS"
"THROUGH HARDSHIP TO THE STARS"
"THROUGH HARDSHIP TO THE STARS"

"THROUGH HARDSHIP TO THE STARS"

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Hand-crafted from start to finish, this stamped coin features the Latin phrase PER ASPERA AD ASTRA, which means “Through hardship, to the stars.”

This motto sometimes appears as AD ASTRA PER ASPERA and though both iterations of the phrase are correct, this one is less common. Other translations include "through adversity/difficulties to the stars" and "our aspirations take us to the stars." ASTRA is the Latin root for "astronomy," ASPERA directly translates to "rough" in English, as in "rough terrain." The English word "exasperate" draws its origins from the Latin ASPERA, and indeed many trials in life prove frustrating. However, this phrase recognizes the truth that in your attempts to achieve great things, you will have to pass through some rocky times on your way to your goals. This jewelry is meant to inspire perseverance so that no matter what the world throws at you, you can relish in the challenge because the stars wait just beyond the struggle.

"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

- 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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BD
12/23/2022
Benjamin D.
United States

Excellent product

Great quality. Good fit.

WB
10/06/2022
Walter B.
United States United States

Through hardship to the stars

It was a gift for my son who is going through some hard times right now. I hope it would inspire him. We’ll see

DS
08/03/2022
Daxton S.
United States United States

Very satisfied

Nothing was wrong with purchase the price was a little much but it’s high quality necklace

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