Sealed with love, a tiny 14K gold vermeil pierced heart wax seal necklace charm.
"Listen to your heart, for it knows the truth" ~ unknown
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the heart is a symbol of love, charity and sincerity.
Today, the pierced heart is a symbol for someone struck by love that is beyond their control.
- approximate measurement - 3/8” (10mm)
- wax seal charm metal - 14k gold vermeil over sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with a US dime for scale
- charm only, chain sold separately here
Impressed from a tiny Victorian fob wax seal, dating between 1837 - 1901, a lovely gift from kim!
Gold vermeil is a technique of plating that was developed by French artisans in the 18th century.
This high quality plating adds a thick layer of gold, in this case 2.5 microns of 14k gold, over .925 sterling silver.
It’s crafted only using precious metals so it is more hypoallergenic.
Care: it should be stored it in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight.
As with all jewelry, remove before bathing or applying perfume as this can cause dullness.
Find the same tiny Victorian heart wax seal necklace in sterling silver here.
Find more heart wax seal jewelry here.
Impressed with history!