This seal depicts a ship with the French caption "Telle est la Vie" meaning "Such is Life". An acceptance of the unpredictable fortunes of existence, take the good with the bad, make the most of it and above all get on with life!
The early uses of this phrase date from the mid 18th century; for example, Joseph Baretti's A Grammar of the Italian Language, 1762, translates "Cosi va'l mondo!" as "Such is life" and continues: "Such is life, that whatever is proposed, it is much easier to find reasons for rejecting than embracing."
"Such is life and life is such and after all it isn't much. First a cradle. Then a hearse. It might have been better, but it could have been worse" ~Norman Wisdom
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on" ~Robert Frost
►YOUR JEWELRY COMES BEAUTIFULLY GIFT BOXED and INCLUDES a CARD with the CHARMS MEANING & SYMBOLISM, READY FOR GIFTING! ◄
►Size: charm measures 3/4" in diameter
►Materials: Recycled Fine Silver
►Necklace Option: You may chose to order JUST the pendant or select from a variety of sterling chains available in shiny silver or antiqued silver finishes from the drop down menus to the right. *See last picture for reference.
►Charm Only Option: If you chose to order the charm only it will come on a 5mm sterling jump ring that you may thread onto your own necklace.
♡♡ This pendant is made using the original wax seal that dates to the mid 1800's. The charm has been given an antique patina to bring out all the details. Please note that the picture has been enlarged so you can see the detail. Each one is handmade to order, unique and one-of-a-kind in every regard. Due to their handmade nature, they may vary slightly in size.
Every Shannon Westmeyer piece is handmade to order using the original wax seal and vintage castings once we receive your order. We stand behind our products and craftsmanship and want you to be 100% satisfied with your jewelry. Please allow 5-7 business days for the creation of your jewelry in addition to shipping times. Also, a friendly reminder that each listing includes the measurements of the wax seal charm, please read carefully so you're not disappointed or surprised when you receive your jewelry! We gladly accept returns on any non-personalized items for exchange of refund within 30 days of the original purchase date.