Sorry for those of you don't speak Bee-a-nese, I quote, "This beautiful handmade fine silver wax seal pendant features the greatest of all insects, the one and only Bee.
This wax seal bee pendant is roughly an inch in diameter and made of fine silver fired in our kiln, oxidized, tumbled and polished then strung on an 18" sterling silver chain. Each wax seal piece is unique.
Hope you like it!
Please note : The difference between "fine" silver and "sterling" silver is that fine silver is 99.9% pure silver. Sterling is only 92.5% silver with the remaining 7.5% being composed of other metals, usually copper. They look the same, wear & polish the same, but fine silver is more "pure" and is, therefore, more costly and often considered more desirable than sterling.
Necklace measures approximately 18 " (46 centimeters) and falls to the collarbone, meaning that you can comfortably wear it the whole day directly against your skin.
Our wax seal fine silver pendants are one of a kind made entirely by hand, not cast.
All jewelry will come in a pretty gift box and bow, perfect for gift giving or giving the perfect gift to yourself!
Please allow up to 10 business days to create your necklace.
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Renata and Jonathan
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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