Faith leaning on hope wax seal necklace charm in gold, as this lovely woman leans on a large anchor, consoled by hope ... inspirational wax seal jewelry.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the anchor is a symbol of well grounded hope, salvation and stability.
- approximate measurement - 7/8"x 3/4" (25mm x 20mm)
- shown next to a US dime for scale
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver) with a 14k gold vermeil
- charm only, chain sold separately here
Impressed from a Georgian era (1714 - 1830) swivel watch fob wax seal, shown in the photo.
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!
Quite possibly this antique seal was modeled after this intaglio print.