After Anne met and fell in love with Wentworth, at age nineteen, Anne had been persuaded by her mother's great friend – and her own trusted confidante, the widow Lady Russell— to break the engagement. Lady Russell had questioned the wisdom of Anne marrying a penniless young naval officer without family or connections and whose prospects were so uncertain. Wentworth is left bitter at Lady Russell's interference and Anne's own want of fortitude. Alas… you must read the book to find out more :)
This wax seal pendant was hand cast in silver precious clay and fired in our kiln and is a purer silver than sterling.Pendants are then oxidized for the antiqued look and polished for a long time to allow your design to reveal the wonderful surface textures.. The ship and nautical theme was inspired by the romantic hero of Jane Austen's Persuasion. The sterling silver chain and clasp is 18" long and the pendant, roughly an inch in diameter.
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.
We hope you will enjoy this necklace and wish you romance in your daily life. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate and we will be happy to help you.
Please allow up to 7 business days to create your piece as it is made to order especially for you. Also be aware each piece will be unique and very slightly from the pictures above.
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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