Eternally yours, a harmonious skull wax seal necklace, with two of everything... two hearts, two skeleton keys, two lovebirds, two padlocks and two sets of initials... one with many symbols that seem to tell the story of commitment ... Til death us do part
- description -
At the top are the letters ISZ 3 MES which I presume are two monograms with the initials for whom it was first intended.
Under the initials are two hearts chained together but separate, out of which a plant is growing from each. Next to each heart is a little padlock.
Under the padlock, a skull and under the skull are two crossed skeleton keys.
On either side of the intersected skeleton keys is a bird holding a ring in its beak.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the hearts symbolize love, charity and sincerity and the chains binding the hearts together often symbolize “separated but not disunited.”
The plants growing from the hearts might symbolize fertility.
The skull is a symbol of mortality... it's a reminder that life is short.
The key is symbolic of authority and sentiment, since love has the power of unlocking and opening up the heart.
The lock, or padlock symbolizes guardianship and dominion, security and protection.
I believe the two birds are love birds holding rings in their beaks.
Hand cast from a small antique bronze fob wax seal which dates back to the 18th century.
- approximate measurement - 3/4” by 7/8" (21mm x 22mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
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- Song of Solomon 8:6
Set me as a seal upon your heart,
as a seal upon your arm,
for love is strong as death...
Impressed with history!