Sail away wearing a tiny gold ship wax seal necklace pendant, the little three masted ship heading to destinations unknown ... nautical sterling silver wax seal jewelry.
“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” ~ Roman philosopher, mid-1st century AD
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the ship is symbolic of an ancient sea voyage.
- approximate measurement - 3/8" (11mm x 10mm) tiny!
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver) with a 14k gold vermeil
- 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
Hand crafted from a small ornate Victorian wheel wax seal (1837 - 1901)
It has 6 arms and each arm of the seal has a three sided rotating seal. A Victorian woman would choose one of the 18 seals, depending on her message or mood, to secure her correspondence with sealing wax.
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.
More chains, charm catchers and swivel fobs are available here.
The tiny sterling silver ship wax seal necklace is available here.
Impressed with history!