Carpe Diem Necklace
The inscription Carpe Diem makes a great graduation jewelry gift. This gold necklace is a great reminder to seize the day. Quintus Horatius Flaccus, born in 65 BCE, better known as Horace, is among the greatest of the Roman poets. His quotation from The Odes, Book I.11 'dum loquimur, fugerit invida aetas: carpe diem quam minimum credula poster,' or 'While we speak, envious time will have already fled: seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the next,' reaches across the centuries to inspire us today. The symbols and names of the days of the week are another reminder that time is passing day by day.
The geometric form of the pendant is known as a Möbius strip, after the German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius [1790-1868]. It represents the seeming paradox of a plane without end, or one of infinite length. As such it became accepted as the symbol for infinity, an appropriate symbolic form for the measure of time.
- Pendant: 1"
- Chain length: 18"
- Sterling Silver