A symbol of extreme courage, virtue and strength, a unicorn pierced with an arrow within a crest wax seal necklace pendant... impressed from an antique Georgian era wax seal to create meaningful and symbolic wax seal jewelry.
- description -
The unicorn is a fabled animal having the head and body of a horse but with a twisted horn issuing from the middle of the forehead. It has the legs and cloven hoofs of a buck, a lions tail, and a goat's beard. You see it on the seal of the Royal arms of England.
- symbolism -
In heraldry a unicorn symbolizes extreme courage, purity, virtue and strength.
This unicorn is pierced with an arrow, or transfixed. This may mean that it has been transformed and civilized as it was commonly described as an extremely wild woodland creature.
- description and symbolism of the arm holding a fleur de lis (on the reverse) -
A stylized lily design. In French, fleur means flower and lis means lily.
The fleur de dis was a symbol French royalty. In heraldry, the three leaves of the fleur de lis denote faith, wisdom and valor respectively. It is often used as a heraldic charge and appears on countless coat of arms.
Hand cast from an ornate Scottish Georgian era (1714 - 1830) reversible intaglio watch key wax seal, with its inlaid pebble jewels. On one side a bloodstone unicorn intaglio, which is likely from Perth, Scotland and on the reverse of the unicorn is an arm holding a fleur de lis engraved on a cornelian agate was also commonly found in Scotland. The watch key is shown in the photograph but not available for purchase.
- approximate measurement - 1/2” (13mm)
- 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.
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