Tudor Rose wax seal necklace - medieval wax seal jewelry
Wear a fabulous piece of post medieval history with this lovely Tudor Rose wax seal necklace pendant. Meaningful wax seal jewelry for the historian and the Tudor dynasty follower.
- symbolism -
The national flower of England, the Tudor Rose design is symbolic of unity and mutual regard, loyalty and allegiance. The Tudor rose, also known as the Union rose, is the traditional floral heraldic emblem of England. Henry VII adopted the Tudor rose after the War of the Roses by conjoining the White Rose of York and the Red Rose of Lancaster. The Houses of York and Lancaster therefore merged leading to the creation of the emblem called the Tudor Rose.
- approximate measurement - almost 3/4" (18mm)
- shown with an old US dime for scale
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout
Hand crafted from a post medieval bronze wax seal matrix with a pierced trefoil handle. The seal dates back to the 16th century and was found in September of 2015 in North Yorkshire, UK, after spending centuries in the ground. What a treasure!
The Tudor Rose of England emblem is found on many old buildings in England - Hampton Court Palace built by Thomas Wolsey and 'acquired' by King Henry VIII has many examples of the Tudor Rose. The most notable examples can be seen on Anne Boleyn's Gate. The ceilings of many old English houses are also adorned by the emblem. Wherever it was feasible, a Tudor rose would be carved. A Tudor Rose was found carved on to a gun on the Mary Rose ship. The tradition and emblem is still used in modern day England. Even the current 20p coin displays a Tudor Rose.
Did you know that the borough of Queens, in NYC, uses the Tudor rose on both its flag and seal?
Impressed with history!