The ES FUI "Skully" Collection
Our skully pendants and rings are a symbol of life, love, and mortality. The "ES FUI" collection started when Emily cast a single pendant — in memory of her father — from a Memento Mori wax seal in her Victorian collection. The seal reads, "What you are, I once was; what I am now, you will be." In shorthand Latin it appears as: "Es, Fui; Sum, Eris." This moving phrase, and the kindly skull itself, beseeches us to remember our mortality and to seize the day while we still can! 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."