Sundial Necklace

A reminder to seize the day modeled after a sundial given to King Henry II by Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1152.

$175.00

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Seize the day with a wearable sundial modeled after the ancient timepiece given to King Henry II by Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1152. Gifted to the king as a tool for gauging when to return from the hunt in time for their secret trysts, it's said that Henry made a replica encrusted with diamonds spelling "carpe diem" for his beloved Eleanor. An exacting sundial that accurately gauges the time of day, this authentic, sterling silver pendant is a wearable piece of history.

Rotate the dial to align its discrete hole with the current month and dangle the pendant in direct sunlight. Watch as a tiny ray of light passes through to highlight a number on the inside of its orb, showing the time of day. Includes booklet with instructions for use, historical and educational information on the Aquitaine sundial. Handmade of sterling silver in Canada.

CA

Made in Canada

Handmade
Made from
sterling silver
Measurements
Chain 18", Pendant 1" dia
Care
Polish with a jewelry cloth. Keep away from harsh chemicals.
Notes
Comes with a booklet explaining how to use your sundial.

Item ID
20249

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UncommonGoodsSundial Necklace
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Unique (4)
  • Good quality (3)
  • Meaningful (3)
  • Pretty (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Everyday (3)
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    • Practical (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Just what I wanted

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from Montgomery, AL

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Pretty
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Tangles Easily
  • Too Delicate

Best Uses

  • Dress Up or Down
  • Everyday
  • Going Out
  • Office

Comments about UncommonGoods Sundial Necklace:

After buying and returning three other necklaces/pendants, this one was exactly what I wanted. The pendant is beautifully made of good quality materials. I love the weight and size of it and that it has a unique story behind it. The chain it comes with is a little too delicate and doesn't quite go with the pendant, in my opinion, so I put it on a slightly heavier, longer chain.

  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Unique

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from NH

About Me Career, Practical, Stylish

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Pros

  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Sundial Necklace:

      I wanted to give a keepsake and the sundial references time - our anniversary. Can be worn or not. A little larger than I thought but necessary to read, it actually works. The chain is too delicate for a man but this can be changed. The service was wonderful.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Anniversary

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Aquitaine Sundial Necklace very nice!

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      from Republic, WA

      About Me Modern, Practical

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      Pros

      • Elegant
      • High quality
      • Pretty
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Office

        Comments about UncommonGoods Sundial Necklace:

        I bought this necklace for my 30th birthday. I wanted something unique that would last. The story of Henry the 2nd deepens the meaning for me. This is a high quality product. It is well built and simple to use. It does tell natural time so you must add one hour for daylight savings time. In addition, it is set to read time at 40 degrees. I live at 49 degrees and find I have to subtract a half hour or so in the morning and add a half hour at night. These adjustments help remind me of the history behind a tool like this.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Love it!

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        from Yonkers, NY

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

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        Pros

        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful
        • Pretty
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about UncommonGoods Sundial Necklace:

          This necklace is pretty & very cool. Not to mention the history, which makes it even cooler!
          I love it & haven't stopped wearing it since I got it ;)

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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