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Sorry for those of you don't speak Bee-a-nese, I quote, "This beautiful handmade recycled bronze wax seal pendant features the greatest of all insects, the one and only (not to mention absolutely fabulous) Bee."
This bronze pendant is roughly an inch in diameter and made of recycled bronze fired in our kiln, oxidized, tumbled and polished then strung on an 18" sterling silver chain. Each piece is unique and made to order.
Please allow for some slight differences in your pendant because it is custom made though there is never a difference in quality or care.
Necklace measures approximately 18 " (46 centimeters) and falls to the collarbone, meaning that you can comfortably wear it the whole day directly against the skin.
Please allow an extra 3 to 7 business days after your order for the creation of your custom pendant along with the normal time it takes to ship.
"Honey bees, signifying immortality and resurrection, were royal emblems of the Merovingians, revived by Napoleon. The bee is also the heraldic emblem of the Barberini. In heraldry, the bee symbolizes diligence and indefatigable effort. Someone is said to be busy as a bee when he or she works tirelessly and regardless of schedules or breaks.
A community of honey bees has often been employed by political theorists as a model of human society. This metaphor occurs in Aristotle and Plato; in Virgil and Seneca; in Erasmus and Shakespeare and in Bernard Mandeville's Fable of the Bees, or Private Vices made Public Benefits, which influenced Montesquieu and Marx. Tolstoy also compares human society to a community of bees in War and Peace." source ; Wikipedia
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The History of Wax Seals
The use of seals can be traced back to the world’s earliest civilizations.
The use of wax seals did not begin until the Middle Ages. Kings, clergy, and royal courts used them in issuing official decrees and authenticating documents. By the 13th century, the use of wax seals spread from aristocrats to the ordinary freemen. Each had their own seal, and in a time when many were illiterate, they were used in place of a signature to authenticate legal or personal documents.
The wax was pressed with a handheld stamp or with a signet ring bearing the owner’s crest or coat of arms. In fact, the kissing of a signet ring of a noble became customary as a sign of respect and allegiance. Later, monograms and novelty stamps featuring popular motifs (such as Aesop’s Fables) were used for personal correspondence and very in vogue during the Victorian era.
Though not of wax, collecting seals as Medallions also became fashionable for stops along the European Grand Tours of the 18th and 19th centuries, a tradition amongst the wealthy aristocracy. James Tassie, a Scottish engraver, reproduced many artistic works of antiquity in miniature, as well as portraitures of well-known people of his era and were highly collected.
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To Bee or Not to Bee Wax Seal Necklace. Recycled Bronze Pendant. Sterling Silver Chain. Wax Seal Jewelry
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- Materials: sterling silver chain, patina, recycled bronze, bee wax seal, wax seal stamp, wax seal necklace, bronze pendant, sterling silver, bee necklace
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