May it watch over you with a gold all seeing eye wax seal necklace charm, the eye of Providence surrounded by rays of glory ... lovely protective wax seal jewelry.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the eye is symbolic of guidance and protection from above and providence in government.
- approximate measurement - 1/2" (14mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver) with a 14k gold vermeil
- photographed with a US dime for scale
- charm only, chain sold separately here
Impressed from a small antique Victorian wax seal (1851) the year of the Great Exhibition. It was a souvenir for the Great Exhibition of All Nations that took place at the Crystal Palace in London in 1851, the legacy of Prince Albert.
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.
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.
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Impressed with history!
*The all seeing eye of God, surrounded by the rays of glory, often represents the eye of God watching over humankind.
The first official use of the all seeing eye dates back to 1797 when the Masons adopted the symbol as a seal. "And although our thoughts, words and actions, may be hidden from the eyes of man, yet that All-Seeing Eye, whom the Sun, Moon and Stars obey, and under whose watchful care even comets perform their stupendous revolutions, pervades the inmost recesses of the human heart, and will reward us according to our merits." ~ Thomas Smith Webb. The all seeing eye of God is a reminder that a Mason’s thoughts and deeds are always observed by God.
The fraternal order of police use an all seeing eye in their logo but all are not masons. They state "The open eye is the eye of vigilance ever looking for danger and protecting all those under its care while they sleep or while awake.