As you are... so once was I This pendant was cast from an antique wax seal stamp from the 1800's. These were used to seal letters and correspondence and come in a huge variety of designs, mottos, sentiments, heraldry and proverbs... This seal features the image of a skull with the words in French, 'J'ai ete le suis, tu seras' this is the skull speaking to us and saying 'As you are.... so once was I'. Or ' I was just like you'..... alive and well and reading', now I'm a skull... a lesson on mortality. Size. ... This pendant measures 13.48mm. This is approximate however as each on is made individually by hand. Options....... Please choose from the drop down menu how you would like your charm: on it's own, with a chain of various lengths.