About the Piece
Silver and 18k gold padlock charm with articulated locking mechanism featuring a Maltese cross with inlay diamonds (.075cts) on the front and the Latin words "carpe diem" meaning "seize the day" on the back. This piece measures approximately 1" from top to bottom and can be worn in more than one way: use it to fasten open ended chains and wear it as the focal point, or pair it with a charm holder and wear it on a standard chain with other charms. These pieces are also available on our website and can be viewed in Molinari's artist section using the link at the bottom of the page.
* The padlock is intended for daily wear and has been designed with a safe and tightly locking feature that remains easy to use.
Because Erica Molinari works independently, and for the love and curiosity of her craft, her collection is in a constant state of evolution. This means that the finer pieces that take personal attention and finesse, ones like this one, are often one-of-a-kind or limited edition.
About the Artist
After an illustrious 18-year career as a member of the National and Olympic US Luge Team, Erica Molinari had no idea what her next steps in life would be. It was not until she took a class in 22k granulation that she had any idea her path would lead her towards the fine jewelry collection you see here now.