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Wisdom from the past on Georgian Carnelian fob

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eNum: 4918.DWE.1336

This nine-carat gold fob brings a message of wisdom from the Georgian time, when the following message was reverse-etched into its Carnelian stone, to be revealed when used as a seal: “J’ai fini; commencez, vous”, which means “I am done, now it’s your turn to start”.
It may have been a message to an heir, or to all their descendants. It is now a foresight shared with the next custodian of a piece which must have accompanied so many new starts.

It might be a quote from a French philosopher, or an Anglo-Normand family motto.

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