Crafted of pewter and brass and available in several design motifs, these bold sundial replicas use a unique "Bead of Light" to tell time. First, adjust the brass band for the correct month. Then suspend the dial by its black satin cord with the hole facing the sun. A ray of sunshine will shine through to illuminate a number on the inside of the dial, showing the hour. Nicely packaged, all Shepherds Watch products come with instructions. (Contact us for custom versions in sterling silver, mixed silver and gold, or gold in 10, 14 or 18 karats.)
In 1152, Eleanor of Aquitaine gave a similar sundial to King Henry II to remind him when it was time to leave the hunt and join her for one of their love trysts. Henry had a copy of the dial made for Eleanor and had it inlaid with diamonds and engraved with the words Carpe Diem, or "Seize the Day". We can't inlay the diamonds, but Henry's inspired words are there on the inside of the pendant.