This pendant is made using an antique Victorian “seal wheel” dating back to the late 1700′s, early 1800′s, and is stamped with the words “Such Is Life” above a ship. Whimsical seals that conveyed the sentiments of the sender were popular with ladies of the Victorian era, who would have a ‘seal wheel’ with various sentiments to choose from. This antique may have sealed marriage proposals, words of comfort to a dear friend – one can only imagine the history behind such an antique.
Representing the waves of change, the ship with “Such Is Life” encourages you to sail through life’s stores and embrace change. The early uses of this phrase date back to the 18th century: in 1762, Joseph Baretti wrote “cosi va’l mondo!” in his “Grammar of the Italian Language”, meaning “such is life, that whatever is proposed, it is much easier to find reasons for rejecting than embracing.”
This pendant is made out of fine silver (99.9% pure), and hand stamped with an antique Victorian wax seal of a ship at sea, with the words “Such is Life” written above.
Each pendant is stamped, sanded, polished and oxidized for an antique look. Because they are hand-stamped individually and made to order, these pendants are truly unique, and no two pendants are the same (unlike pendants cast from a mold).
Instead of drilling a hole through the silver and thereby ruining the beautiful imprint of the seal, the pendent is set with a matching silver bail and jump ring. These extra details make this piece heirloom quality, and a timeless treasure that can be passed down through generations.
DIMENSIONS: The pendant is slightly larger than 1/2″ across.
This listing is for the PENDANT ONLY and does not necessarily include a chain.
CHAIN LENGTH: If you choose to purchase the pendant on a chain, the chain is sterling silver, brass, gold plated brass or copper, 16″ long or 18″ long.