Compass Wax Seal Charm Necklace
Beautiful and completely unique necklace made from an antique wax seal. This delicate and tiny fine silver pendant features the words "Etourdi mais constant" - which translates to "shaken but steady" - and has a compass. It's perfect for the person experiencing difficulty with steadfastness and optimism (or those needing some optimism!). This seal has been an important and well loved one for people going through cancer.
This seal is particularly meaningful because the original stamp isn't perfect - it has a chip in it, as you can tell from the imprint at the top of the charm - but it's still able to make beautiful jewelry. Such pertinent symbolism, no?
Available by itself, or on a 16", 18" or 20" sterling silver curb chain. This pendant measures slightly less than 1/2" in length, 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.
The last photo shows several versions of a sterling silver initial charm which we can add to this wax seal necklace for an additional $20 - send us a message prior to purchase if you'd like that customized version. The initial charm can hang next to your seal or layered behind such that only you know it's there. The size of the disc behind will be equal to or smaller than the wax seal itself.
In the mid to late 1800’s in Britain, 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 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 to create unless 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.
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Each purchase is beautifully wrapped, and a complimentary gift card can be included upon request.