Maritime Supply Co
Double Sided Wax Seal Necklace - MEMENTO MORI / MEMENTO VIVERE
Features the Latin words MEMENTO MORI with a skull on one side, and MEMENTO VIVERE with an old sailor’s face on the other.
Sterling silver pendant on a stainless steel chain.
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. This is not a morbid message, but instead a reminder to make the most of every moment you are given. Life is fleeting, so treasure every gift, and guide others to that same appreciation for life.
MEMENTO VIVERE means “Remember to live.” It's easy to allow the tides of life to carry us along into passivity. We have to fight this tendency and remember to live our lives to the fullest as we walk through every day. This side of the pendant is 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.
Pendant measures 1.2" tall by 0.8" wide.
Perfection. I love it very much. I highly recommend.
I like the pendant a lot and is what I expected however the chain just does not seem to do it service. Feels cheap to me. I would like to find a higher quality chain to put the pendant on. Wish it had came with one for the price tag
Had been thinking of buying this as a totem to wear on a daily basis for a while and decided just to take the plunge. Haven't regretted it - it's a relevant reminder that we are on this earth for but a short period of time and to make the most of each day. I believe these wax seals are individually made and each one is a unique piece.