MEMENTO MORI / MEMENTO VIVERE + ANCHOR
MEMENTO MORI / MEMENTO VIVERE + ANCHOR
MEMENTO MORI / MEMENTO VIVERE + ANCHOR
MEMENTO MORI / MEMENTO VIVERE + ANCHOR
MEMENTO MORI / MEMENTO VIVERE + ANCHOR
MEMENTO MORI / MEMENTO VIVERE + ANCHOR
MEMENTO MORI / MEMENTO VIVERE + ANCHOR
MEMENTO MORI / MEMENTO VIVERE + ANCHOR
MEMENTO MORI / MEMENTO VIVERE + ANCHOR
MEMENTO MORI / MEMENTO VIVERE + ANCHOR

MEMENTO MORI / MEMENTO VIVERE + ANCHOR

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One of our double sided wax seal pendants paired with a classic sterling silver Maritime anchor. Wax seal pendant features the Latin words MEMENTO MORI with a skull on one side, and MEMENTO VIVERE with an old sailor’s face on the other.

MEMENTO MORI means "Remember your mortality." 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.

MEMENTO VIVERE means “Remember to live.” This phrase originated in the mid 19th century, supposedly created from classical Latin as a direct counterpart to MEMENTO MORI as a reminder of life and the pleasure of living. While MEMENTO VIVERE is less common than its mirror phrase, we believe that both phrases can impart a positive outlook. It's easy to allow the tides of life to carry us along into passivity or to succumb to an unhealthy preoccupation with mortality. We have to fight this tendency and remember that we have lives left to live, and to live them to the fullest. For anyone struggling with a dark period or mental health issues, this phrase can help you see the beauty and light around you - the things worth living for. Make the most of every day with this pendant as a reminder to take some risks, take some rest, and appreciate every piece of joy that life has to offer.

We appreciate the dual nature of this juxtaposition of ideals, and enjoy the contrast that the images of life and death 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.

- 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

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06/24/2022
George C. Hamilton
United States

Disappointed

Anchor is acceptable. Chain and clasp are extremely light. Easy break on a snag. Wax Stamp thing imho looks like something out of a Crackerjack Box.

BN
05/24/2022
Brad N.
United States United States

Beautiful and Inspiring

This was my second purchase. The quality craftsmanship is outstanding. The staff is super responsive even with special requests. This is a thriving young business owned by and run by entrepreneurs. These are the kind of people we all should be supporting in this country. You won’t regret your purchase if you add these items to your collection.

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05/19/2022
Patrick R.
United States United States

a little hiccup at first

Excellent craftsmanship, had a small issue with the original order but Maritime Supply Co. fixed the issue almost overnight, no fuss, no muss. I truly enjoy this accessory and will be ordering more.