This is an impression of an antique wax letter seal. These seals would have been used originally to seal personal correspondence. This one dates from the 1800's. It features the image of an hourglass. Hourglasses have been used since 350 AD to keep track of time. The text around it states 'time is short'. This reminds us that time is always moving, it flows constantly, and can 'run out' quickly. This amulet was made with sterling silver and each piece by SWALK is made individually by hand. The back of the amulet it stamped .925 and 'SWALK'. *** this piece measures 14mm across the middle of the charm and 20mm down **** This amulet will arrive beautifully packaged really for giving. It includes an explanation card (printed by Moo), to explain the meaning of the your charm. The postage price includes registered, insured, shipping which must be signed for. * please note the size of this amulet. These pieces are small! The pictures may make it seem larger then it is. The writing is very clear, but very small.