Aquitaine Celestial

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Engraved with a cheerful celestial design with stars and moons.  This charming pendant, handcrafted in pewter and bronze, is a new offering in our popular Aquitaine line.  In 1152, Eleanor of Aquitaine gave a similar sundial to King Henry II to remind him when it was time to leave the hunt and join her for one of their love trysts.  Henry had a copy of the dial made for Eleanor and had it inlaid with diamonds and engraved with the words Carpe Diem, or "Seize the Day".  We can't inlay the diamonds, but Henry's inspired words are there on the inside of the pendant.  Shipped with a 31-inch black silk cord and complete instructions.

Special orders can be placed for Sterling Silver, mixed Silver and gold in 10, 14, 18 or 22 karat gold. (Please contact us.)

How it works...

On sunny days, suspend the dial by its black satin cord and aim the hole toward the sun.  A ray of sunlight will shine through to to create a bead of light illuminating a number on the inside of the dial, showing the time of day.