Maritime Supply Co

WE ARE WAVES - Brass Coin Necklace



Hand-crafted from start to finish, this stamped coin features the phrase “We are waves from the same sea.”

This expression is only part of a longer phrase attributed to Seneca, a Stoic philosopher. The full quote reads: “We are waves of the same sea, leaves of the same tree, flowers of the same garden.” Whether or not Seneca originally coined the phrase, his Stoic school of thought and therefore his belief in Monism certainly fit with the message of the saying: that we, as humans, are all unified by our shared humanity, regardless of physical or cultural differences.

This phrase entered our vernacular in a big way in March 2020, when a Chinese company stamped it on boxes of medical supplies delivered to Italy to offer relief and aid at the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Regardless of what crisis we face, whether interpersonal or global, may we remember that we are all human and offer sympathy and understanding accordingly.


  • 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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Scott A.
United States United States

Absolutely love this and will be getting more. Every one I spoke with was incredibly helpful and the emails were great follow ups. Really nice to see such great customer service and very nice to see the origami boat in the package. Thanks Scott

Kevin J.
United States United States
We are waves from the sea

Exceeded my expectations.. excellent delivery within a few days

rachael b.
United States United States
Can't get enough

This is my third necklace from here and I love them all! I have ordered my son and daughter each a necklace and now another for my daughter. The shorter chain works best for a female in my opinion and the neclaces layer amazingly with other pieces. I recommend these highly. The quality is perfect and the quotes are beautiful and meaningful.