Time flies so seize the day with a gold winged hourglass wax seal necklace charm, the hourglass with wings within a crest ... the wings of time meaningful and symbolic antique wax seal jewelry.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the hourglass depicted with wings is a symbol that human existence is fleeting, and that the "sands of time" will run out for every human life. Time flies and death comes too soon for many ... Make now matter!
The hourglass, or sandglass, has long been a device used to measure time with evidence dating back to the 8th century and in heraldry it is symbolic of the flight of time and mortality.
- approximate measurement - just over 1/2” (14 x 13mm)
- 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 very special art deco signet ring, which dates to 1924.
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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Impressed with history!