In Meditations Marcus Aurelius wrote “You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” That was a personal reminder to continue living a life of virtue NOW, and not wait. The French painter Philippe de Champaigne expressed a similar sentiment in his painting "Still Life with a Skull," which showed the three essentials of existence - the tulip (life), the skull (death), and the hourglass (time). The original painting is part of a genre referred to as Vanitas, a form of 17th century artwork featuring symbols of mortality which encourage reflection on the meaning and fleetingness of life.
Daily Stoic is excited to announce an easy way to keep this important thought in mind. A beautiful memento mori pendant, a literal and inescapable reminder that “you could leave life right now.”
Each pendant designed with Proclamation Jewelry in Texas from Sterlium Plus - a sterling silver alloy that is scratch and tarnish resistant and maintains a brilliant silver color. They are oxidized to give the background a contrast from the high-polished text and design areas. The delicate but strong chains are made of genuine sterling silver darkened with oxidation for a classic vintage finish.
Specifications: The pendant measures 19.05mm or 3/4" wide and 31.75mm or 1.25" tall, and weighs approximately 5.2 grams or 1/6 oz. silver. The thickness of the pendant measures from 0.9mm (background) to 3.3mm (skull) with the round border being 2.2mm thick.
The chains are .925 sterling silver flat curb chain. Women's are 1.5mm wide and 18" long with a spring clasp. Men's are 2mm wide and 22" long with a lobster clasp.