ES FUI Skull Necklace

$290.00
About Details Inspiration

This modern-day memento mori necklace is made from a casting of an 1880s Victorian wax seal. It can still be used for its original purpose: to stamp or seal. It features the somber phrase "What you are, I once was; what I am now, you will be" which in shorthand Latin appears as: "Es, Fui; Sum, Eris." The phrase reminds us of our mortality and is redoubled by the image of death itself, the skull. 

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  • Made by our friends at JeanJean in Lansing, Michigan.
  • Materials: pendant is 10k gold, with or without two .01ct diamond eyes. Chain is gold fill.
  • Measurements: face is 13mm x 11mm (oval). Chain is 22".

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This phrase was a known epitaph during Roman times, appearing most notably on a tombstone at Fanum Fortunae:

"Viator, viator! Quod tu es, ego fui; quod nunc sum, et tu eris //
"Traveler, traveler! What you are, I once was; what I am now, you will be."

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Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of this piece, which will be made just for you.

About Details Inspiration

This modern-day memento mori necklace is made from a casting of an 1880s Victorian wax seal. It can still be used for its original purpose: to stamp or seal. It features the somber phrase "What you are, I once was; what I am now, you will be" which in shorthand Latin appears as: "Es, Fui; Sum, Eris." The phrase reminds us of our mortality and is redoubled by the image of death itself, the skull. 

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  • Made by our friends at JeanJean in Lansing, Michigan.
  • Materials: pendant is 10k gold, with or without two .01ct diamond eyes. Chain is gold fill.
  • Measurements: face is 13mm x 11mm (oval). Chain is 22".

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This phrase was a known epitaph during Roman times, appearing most notably on a tombstone at Fanum Fortunae:

"Viator, viator! Quod tu es, ego fui; quod nunc sum, et tu eris //
"Traveler, traveler! What you are, I once was; what I am now, you will be."

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