Eternally yours, a harmonious gold skull wax seal necklace charm, with two of everything - two hearts, two skeleton keys, two lovebirds, two padlocks and two sets of initials... the many symbols seem to tell the story of commitment ... Til death us do part. I am yours while life endures.
- symbolism -
At the top are the letters ISZ 3 MES which I presume are the initials for those whom it was first intended.
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, a reminder that life is short.
The intersecting skeleton keys are symbolic of authority and sentiment, since love has the power of unlocking and opening up the heart.
The lock, or padlock represents guardianship and dominion, security and protection.
The two birds are love birds holding rings in their beaks.
- approximate measurement - 7/8” by 3/4" (22mm x 21mm)
- 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 an 18th century wax seal fob.
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.
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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!