Pewter Laurel Leaf Sundial Ring Pendant 289-PC16LLP
Our Pewter Laurel Leaf Sundial Ring Pendant is 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...
Crafted of pewter and brass and available in several design motifs, these bold sundial replicas use a unique "Bead of Light" to tell time. First, adjust the brass band for the correct month. Then suspend the dial by its black satin cord with the hole facing the sun. A ray of sunshine will shine and a bead of light will illuminate a number on the inside of the dial, showing the time of day Nicely packaged, all sundials come with instructions. Calibrated to work best near latitude 40 degrees north.