Wear a classic, a Victorian Grand Tour classic, the Three Graces wax seal necklace charm in gold ... classical wax seal jewelry.
The Three Graces, also known as Charites, are considered to be the personifications of beauty, charm and grace meant to inspire others to seek wisdom, love, culture, creativity and generosity.
A lovely gift idea for three sisters.
- description -
In Greek mythology, the three graces were daughters of Zeus and the sea nymph Eurynome. They are three eternally young, beautiful women gracefully dancing or gently frolicking while holding onto each other’s arms, hands, shoulders, necks, or waists. They were meant to provide creative inspiration and fill the world with pleasant moments and goodwill. They were the personification of knowledge and the arts, especially literature, dance and music.
- symbolism -
The three graces - Aglaia, Thalia, and Euphrosyne - representing beauty, charm and creativity.
- approximate measurement - 1” x 7/8" (25mm 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 a Georgian Era (1714–1830 ) carnelian intaglio fob wax seal.
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.
Impressed with history!