Maritime Supply Co

Sterling Silver Anchor Necklace & Double-Sided CARPE DIEM/CARPE NOCTEM Wax Seal Pendant


Wax seal pendant features the Latin words CARPE DIEM with a compass, used by sailors for navigation during the day, on one side and CARPE NOCTEM with a sextant, used for navigation at night, on the other. Paired with classic Maritime anchor pendant.

CARPE DIEM means “Seize the day.” One of the most timeless maxims still quoted in the modern world, Carpe Diem is a rallying cry to take initiative. Without a firm grasp on your destiny, time can fade away in an instant, and take with it your opportunity to direct your course and pilot your fate. This pendant serves as a reminder to seize your day every day and make the most of every moment, and be as productive as you can while the daylight lasts.

CARPE NOCTEM means “Seize the night.” While this phrase is quoted less than its counterpart, it is still a recognizable motto and is used more often in the context of fun and enjoyment. When darkness falls, the day’s work is done and many cares can be put aside until the next sunrise, and we are free to seize the night and create whatever joy strikes our fancy.

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

Anchor is solid .925 sterling silver with "Maritime" stamped vertically down the shank. Anchor pendant measures 1" wide by 1.5" tall.

Wax seal pendant is solid .925 sterling silver and  measures approximately 1.2" in diameter and is nickel-free.

Hand-casted in the U.S.A. 

Strung on 26'' stainless rolo chain, 2.5mm thick.

Your purchase helps provide clean water in developing countries! We give 10% of our net profits to help dig wells in India and Africa. 


All of our customers are part of our crew, and we take care of our own. If you have any issues with your order, we will do everything we can to fix the problem.

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”
Henry Ford

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Regan C.
United States United States
Perfect for our Captain

This necklace is gorgeous and a perfect alternative to the typical captains pendant. My husband is waiting to receive his captains license now and we cannot wait to give this to him to celebrate!

Catherine M.
United States United States
Love it!

First time buying from Maritime. Love this necklace. Good quality and received it quickly!

Billy P.
United States United States
Really Nice!

I had no problems with the ordering process. Product arrived quickly and looks great! I already had a heavier chain that I wanted to use with the pendant and cross. Looks great and I really like to.