Handmade and casted in the USA, this double sided wax seal pendant features the Latin words CARPE DIEM with a compass, used by sailors for navigation during the day, on one side and CARPE NOCTEM with a sextant, used for navigation at night, on the other.
CARPE DIEM means “Seize the day.” One of the most timeless maxims still quoted in the modern world, CARPE DIEM first appeared in Odes, written by the Roman poet Horace over 2,000 years ago. The entire phrase reads CARPE DIEM, QUAM MINIMUM CREDULA POSTERO and means "pluck the day, trusting as little as possible in the future." Horace intended the motto as a command to focus on the present and avoid postponing things unnecessarily, and encouragement to appreciate every moment in life. ✨