Aquitaine Laurel Leaf

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Engraved with a traditional Laurel Leaf motif.  This pendant, handcrafted in pewter and bronze, is our most popular.  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.


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 illuminate a number on the inside of the dial, showing the time of day. Our Aquitaine sundials are calibrated for 40 degrees north to work in the northern hemisphere. 

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