Beautiful and completely unique necklace made from an antique wax seal stamp. This delicate silver pendant features an intricate flower, depicting a clematis. Clematis, a plant grouping with over 300 species, is of Chinese and Japanese origin, and has been used historically to symbolize mental beauty and art. This would make a wonderful gift for the flower or art lover.
Available by itself, or on a 16″, 18″ or 20″ sterling silver curb chain. This pendant measures approximately 1/2″ in diameter, but will vary slightly given it is hand stamped and crafted. Each wax seal necklace comes beautifully packaged, and with a card that explains its meaning – perfect for gift giving.
In the mid to late 1800’s, known as the Victorian era, jewelry was highly symbolic and sentimental. One element of this was represented in jewelry men often wore, called fobs, a small ornament made of metal and natural stone that hung from the vest. On the stone was carved a message in reverse, which was then used to stamp wax on an outgoing letter, sealing it with that a message. Each seal was unique, and many conveyed ideas of love, mortality, or even puzzles known as rebuses which spelled out a message to the reader through symbols.
Each of the fine silver pieces in the Stacey Fay Designs collection is made by hand using these antique fobs or stamps, bringing to life a long forgotten era of fashion and sentimentality.
Made to order – typically takes 1 week before it can be shipped, if not already in stock.
*Please note several photos show other wax seal types for demonstration, so look to the first photo and description for the wax seal you will receive.