Mini Sundial Pendant

SKU: P-040-SS-16

$ 100

The Sundial is a beautifully simple instrument used to tell time based upon the shadow cast by the sun onto the face of the dial. It is one of the earliest tools used to measure time and although it has been replaced by advances in technology, it continues to be a symbol of the fleeting nature of time and is often engraved with a sundial motto making reference to that.

Dona præsentis cape lætus horæ [ac linque severe]. (Take the gifts of this hour.)

This pendant was inspired by the podcast s-town which tells an emotionally complex story about the fascinating life and character of clock maker John B. McLemore. 

Interested in learning a little more about the thought behind this pendant? Check out the blog post.

  • Sterling Silver
  • Oxidized Sterling Silver Chain
  • Lobster Clasp Closure
  • Pendant diameter measures 7/16" or 11mm

    What can I do to minimize tarnish?

    Sterling silver will develop a patina or tarnish as a natural reaction to various things in the environment. It is the nature of the metal to discolor as it comes in contact with moisture, body products, skin oils, etc. but it can easily be cleaned with the right product.  

    My pieces are not plated or coated with anything and the pure metal does require a degree of care and maintenance.

    How do I clean my jewelry?

    I suggest a silver cream polish for sterling silver items, and a mild soap with warm water for gold or items with stones. A great product that I use frequently is Wright's Silver Cream or Weiman's Silver cream.  

    This can also be used on gold. It is easy to use and comes with a soft sponge to apply the cream to your jewelry ( a paper towel can also be used to apply the polish). It should then be rinsed and thoroughly dried.

    This can be found at most supermarkets or hardware stores in the cleaning aisle as it is the same product used for sterling silver flatware.  A polishing cloth can also be a great way to quickly wipe down a piece as well.

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