The inscription Carpe Diem makes for a great graduation jewelry gift. This sterling silver necklace is a great reminder to seize the day. Quintus Horatius Flaccus, born in 65 BCE, better known as Horace, is among the greatest of the Roman poets. His quotation from The Odes, Book I.11 'dum loquimur, fugerit invida aetas: carpe diem quam minimum credula poster,' or 'While we speak, envious time will have already fled: seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the next,' reaches across the centuries to inspire us today. The symbols and names of the days of the week are another reminder that time is passing day by day.
Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in the jewelry bag in which it came will help prevent tarnishing.