These cufflinks were cast from an antique wax seal stamp from the 1800's.
These were used to seal letters and correspondence and come is a huge verity of designs, mottos, sentiments, heraldry and proverbs... This seal features a ship on the wave and it states across the top 'such is life'. The ship is an emblem of Joy happiness and adventure...... being tossed on the waves means taking what life throws at you and being at the mercy of fate. 'Such is life' is the English version of the phrase French 'c'est la vie' or 'that's life'.