Brighten your day with a radiant sun wax seal necklace pendant with the intention NOTHING NEW UNDER the sun rebus seal - fine silver wax seal jewelry.
The sun, in its splendour, with a face sits above the words NOTHING NEW creating a rebus message NOTHING NEW under the sun. A rebus uses pictures to represent words or parts of words to send a message.
Unfortunately, the words NOTHING NEW are impossible to read on the charm because they are so tiny and thin on the original glass block wax seal that they don't impress well into the silver.
To the Victorian women composing a letter that was sealed with the nothing new (under the sun) wax seal, it was code for the fact that everything that is happening now has happened before.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the sun symbolizes glory and splendor and the fountain of life.
Hand cast from a Victorian Era (1837 - 1901) glass block wax seal, shown in the photograph.
- approximate measurement - 5/8" x a little more than 5/8" (16mm x 17mm)
- wax seal charm metal - fine silver (.999 pure and recycled silver)
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the chain length or the charm only at checkout.
More chains, charm catchers and swivel fobs are available here. And if you'd prefer an oxidized chain (antiqued) to the shiny chain shown, simply make this request at checkout in the "add a note to your order" box.
A little tidbit of historical information - it is not improbable that some families have adopted the sun on their coat of arms because of the play on the name... those surnames ending in SON or SEN, for example; Thompson, Johnson, Benson, Pearson, Carlson.
This sort of last name is a patronymic, a surname formed by adding SON to one’s father’s name, and it means SON OF so John Carlson, for example, was John, the son of Carl.
Impressed with history!