PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept returns on custom items. All custom order sales are final and nonrefundable, so please triple-check all information, including shipping address and custom text.
Please allow an extra 1-2 business days for order fulfillment due to the custom nature of the item.
Instructions for ordering:
Enter your location in the "Find Your Coordinates" box. If you are searching for a location that does not have a street address (e.g. a hiking spot, a specific part of a school campus), type in the general area you are searching for and click on the map to move the dropped pin (and therefore adjust the coordinates). If you want to double check your coordinates, you can Google search the coordinates plus the keyword "map" and it will pull it up accurately.
Hand-casted in the USA, this double sided wax seal pendant features the Latin words MEMENTO MORI with a skull on one side, and your custom coordinates on the back.
MEMENTO MORI means "Remember you will die." Let this side of the pendant remind you to live every day to its fullest potential, for we are not promised tomorrow - just as the phrase conveys, death is inevitable. This phrase and its imagery (usually a human skull) has been around since the medieval period with roots in classical antiquity and Christianity, but it is still just as relevant today. This is not a morbid message, but instead a positive reminder to make the most of every moment you are given, to recognize the opportunity in every day we wake up and keep breathing. How do you want to live life? To its fullest, or with regrets of joy undiscovered? Life is fleeting, so treasure every gift, and guide others to that same appreciation for life.
We created this necklace as a nod to some of our earliest custom products and their nautical roots by using the same navigation system as sailors across the world. Whether you want to remember your childhood home, your alma mater, your wedding venue, or your favorite travel destination, you have the chance to carry that place with you forever.