Distance maketh tighter the knot is the sentiment between the two little lovebirds tying a love knot wax seal necklace pendant. The birds are surrounded by the French words L'ÉLOIGNEMENT SERRE LE NOEUD.
- description -
Two little lovebirds, each holding an end of line in their beaks, tying a love knot as one flies away from the other. This is surrounded by the French sentiment L'ÉLOIGNEMENT SERRE LE NOEUD which translates DISTANCE MAKETH TIGHTER THE KNOT or THE FURTHER APART THE TIGHTER THE KNOT.
- symbolism -
Birds are symbolic of love and faithfulness. They represent having faith that a loved one will return home safely.
The bird is also symbolic of eternity and birds in flight may represent the winged soul ascending to heaven.
The love knot is symbolic of love and friendship, and also of love as an eternal twist connecting two lovers, with each holding an end of the line knowing that the knot becomes tighter as the two ends become further apart.
I love that the sentiment can be interpreted literally, meant for a loved one separated by distance or a sentimental interpretation for a widow in mourning.
Hand cast from a beautiful antique Georgian era 9 carat gold smoky quartz intaglio fob wax seal, from 1810 and shown in the photographs.
- approximate measurement - 5/8" x 3/4" (17mm x 19mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- 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.
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.
Impressed with history!