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Victorian wax seal jewelry double-sided sterling silver ring ∙ Jean Jean Cachet Collection silver signet ring

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Victorian wax seal jewelry double-sided sterling silver ring ∙ Jean Jean Cachet Collection silver signet ring

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Band color: Silver
  • Material: sterling silver
  • Made to order

Shipping & returns

Ready to ship in 1–2 weeks
From East Lansing, MI
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy
Gift wrapping available
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Description

Your choice of any of the fifteen double-sided seals in the Jean Jean Cachet collection styled as a handsome sterling silver signet ring.

Both sides of the seal are preserved in our design - one facing out, and one against the finger. Simply leave me a note at check out to let me know which side of the seal you would like as the face of the ring. Elegant, flat shank. Perfect for stacking every day. Add a gemstone stud for just a bit more. Bonus: You can still use it to stamp and seal, à la Victorian!

▴ About the collection / The Jean Jean Cachet Collection is cast in fine metal from rare sets of 19th century (ca. 1840s) French and Italian desk seals held in my personal collection. "Cachet" is French for a "seal affixed to a letter or document," which was the purpose of the original seals: purely functional objects, kept at the desk of the head of the household in the mid-late 1800s, and used to stamp and close letters.

Look closer! The seals are intricately detailed with images and mottos about friendship, love, suffering, luck, and choice. Some of them are incredibly sentimental and moving, others are more lighthearted and witty. The messages of these seals are just as relevant and meaningful now as they were 150 years ago - perhaps even more so.

For the Victorians, choosing which seal to use on the outside of their letter was a very personal and important choice, inspired by the contents of the letter and the recipient. News of a death in the family required a somber seal, a word to a lover something tender or playful, something to an acquaintance or business partner perhaps just the day of the week. The choice is equally personal today: which seal is right for you?

The Cachet Collection is supremely wearable, gift-able, and collectible. Each ring comes with custom ticketing complete with macro photographs of the seal and a meaningful translation. Ships in a canvas printed gift bag.

Looking for images of each of the seals to make the perfect choice? Right this way:

LIBERATION: https://www.etsy.com/listing/464562476/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-1-french?ref=shop_home_active_15
KEY TO MY HEART: https://www.etsy.com/listing/478138775/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-2-french?ref=shop_home_active_3
KINSHIP: https://www.etsy.com/listing/464735810/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-3-french?ref=shop_home_active_13
KEEP CALM: https://www.etsy.com/listing/464743264/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-4-french?ref=shop_home_active_2
FRIEND OR FOE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/464750942/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-5-french?ref=shop_home_active_14
LOYAL FRIEND: https://www.etsy.com/listing/464801650/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-6-french?ref=shop_home_active_5
STAR CROSSED: https://www.etsy.com/listing/478767305/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-7-italian?ref=shop_home_active_9
GO WITH THE FLOW: https://www.etsy.com/listing/478326623/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-8-italian?ref=shop_home_active_12
SUCH IS LIFE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/464840846/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-9-italian?ref=shop_home_active_4
BRING IT ON: https://www.etsy.com/listing/478338925/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-10-italian?ref=shop_home_active_11
CUPID'S SHIP: https://www.etsy.com/listing/464854394/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-11-italian?ref=shop_home_active_7
SLOW AND STEADY: https://www.etsy.com/listing/465059704/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-12-italian?ref=shop_home_active_1
CAGED BIRD: https://www.etsy.com/listing/465090572/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-13-french?ref=shop_home_active_10
MOTH TO A FLAME: https://www.etsy.com/listing/478594819/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-14-french?ref=shop_home_active_6
HAPPY BALLERINA: https://www.etsy.com/listing/476221578/cachet-collection-reversible-wax-seal-no?ref=shop_home_feat_4
FLOWERS FOR YOU: https://www.etsy.com/listing/515660629/cachet-collection-victorian-reversible?ref=shop_home_active_14
I WOUND TO HEAL: https://www.etsy.com/listing/549665947/cachet-collection-victorian-reversible?ref=shop_home_active_4
Your choice of any of the fifteen double-sided seals in the Jean Jean Cachet collection styled as a handsome sterling silver signet ring.

Both sides of the seal are preserved in our design - one facing out, and one against the finger. Simply leave me a note at check out to let me know which side of the seal you would like as the face of the ring. Elegant, flat shank. Perfect for stacking every day. Add a gemstone stud for just a bit more. Bonus: You can still use it to stamp and seal, à la Victorian!

▴ About the collection / The Jean Jean Cachet Collection is cast in fine metal from rare sets of 19th century (ca. 1840s) French and Italian desk seals held in my personal collection. "Cachet" is French for a "seal affixed to a letter or document," which was the purpose of the original seals: purely functional objects, kept at the desk of the head of the household in the mid-late 1800s, and used to stamp and close letters.

Look closer! The seals are intricately detailed with images and mottos about friendship, love, suffering, luck, and choice. Some of them are incredibly sentimental and moving, others are more lighthearted and witty. The messages of these seals are just as relevant and meaningful now as they were 150 years ago - perhaps even more so.

For the Victorians, choosing which seal to use on the outside of their letter was a very personal and important choice, inspired by the contents of the letter and the recipient. News of a death in the family required a somber seal, a word to a lover something tender or playful, something to an acquaintance or business partner perhaps just the day of the week. The choice is equally personal today: which seal is right for you?

The Cachet Collection is supremely wearable, gift-able, and collectible. Each ring comes with custom ticketing complete with macro photographs of the seal and a meaningful translation. Ships in a canvas printed gift bag.

Looking for images of each of the seals to make the perfect choice? Right this way:

LIBERATION: https://www.etsy.com/listing/464562476/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-1-french?ref=shop_home_active_15
KEY TO MY HEART: https://www.etsy.com/listing/478138775/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-2-french?ref=shop_home_active_3
KINSHIP: https://www.etsy.com/listing/464735810/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-3-french?ref=shop_home_active_13
KEEP CALM: https://www.etsy.com/listing/464743264/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-4-french?ref=shop_home_active_2
FRIEND OR FOE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/464750942/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-5-french?ref=shop_home_active_14
LOYAL FRIEND: https://www.etsy.com/listing/464801650/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-6-french?ref=shop_home_active_5
STAR CROSSED: https://www.etsy.com/listing/478767305/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-7-italian?ref=shop_home_active_9
GO WITH THE FLOW: https://www.etsy.com/listing/478326623/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-8-italian?ref=shop_home_active_12
SUCH IS LIFE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/464840846/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-9-italian?ref=shop_home_active_4
BRING IT ON: https://www.etsy.com/listing/478338925/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-10-italian?ref=shop_home_active_11
CUPID'S SHIP: https://www.etsy.com/listing/464854394/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-11-italian?ref=shop_home_active_7
SLOW AND STEADY: https://www.etsy.com/listing/465059704/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-12-italian?ref=shop_home_active_1
CAGED BIRD: https://www.etsy.com/listing/465090572/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-13-french?ref=shop_home_active_10
MOTH TO A FLAME: https://www.etsy.com/listing/478594819/victorian-wax-seal-pendant-no-14-french?ref=shop_home_active_6
HAPPY BALLERINA: https://www.etsy.com/listing/476221578/cachet-collection-reversible-wax-seal-no?ref=shop_home_feat_4
FLOWERS FOR YOU: https://www.etsy.com/listing/515660629/cachet-collection-victorian-reversible?ref=shop_home_active_14
I WOUND TO HEAL: https://www.etsy.com/listing/549665947/cachet-collection-victorian-reversible?ref=shop_home_active_4

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▴ I accept Paypal payments, including debit/credit card payments using Paypal. I also accept money orders and direct payment w/credit card via Etsy. A 6% sales tax will be collected on orders shipped to customers in Michigan.

▴ Payment is due at the time of checkout.

▴ I will reserve (hold) items upon request for 24 hours, after which time they will be returned to the shop.

▴ I offer layaway on a case by case basis for items over $1000. I do not offer layaway on newly listed items - only items that have been in the shop for two weeks or more are eligible for consideration. I charge a $15/mo. service fee for plans that exceed three months.

Please convo me if you would like to discuss a friendly payment plan for your favorite piece.

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Returns and exchange details

▴ Your experience at Jean Jean Vintage is 100% guaranteed. If you are disappointed with your shopping experience or your purchase for any reason, please give me the opportunity to make it right for you. I accept domestic returns for full refunds up to 14 days after purchase. After that, items may still be returned but for shop credit only. All items purchased on a payment plan are eligible for return for shop credit only. ALL INTERNATIONAL SALES ARE FINAL.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Shipping policies

▴ Domestic: I ship within three days of purchase (usually within two) via USPS 1st class post with delivery confirmation. When the value of the parcel is $400 or more, the default method is Priority Mail (small flat rate box).

▴ International: Default shipping is via USPS First Class International Mail unless the value of the parcel is $400 or more, in which case the default is USPS Priority Mail International shipping. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Please note that in-country customs may add time to this delivery estimate and that Jean Jean Vintage is not responsible for customs delays or taxes imposed in the receiving country.

▴ Insurance is available upon request for a small fee for all domestic items. Insurance is required for items over $400. International insurance is NOT INCLUDED with the cost of shipping. If you require insurance for an international shipment (which I strongly recommend, in some cases) please let me know prior to checking out.

▴ Need it in a hurry? There are expedited options available at check out for your convenience. If you wish, you can always still check in with me to discuss upgrade options and request a personalize quote. I might be able to get you a better price than what is shown in the drop-down menus, depending on your location.

▴ Outside of the coverage described here, Jean Jean Vintage is not responsible for items lost or damaged in transit OR delayed or held by local customs. In some cases, lost items may be partially reimbursed with shop credit. This is case-by-case.

▴ Because of complications, delays, and lost items, I no longer ship to SPAIN, ITALY or ISRAEL.
▴ Domestic: I ship within three days of purchase (usually within two) via USPS 1st class post with delivery confirmation. When the value of the parcel is $400 or more, the default method is Priority Mail (small flat rate box).

▴ International: Default shipping is via USPS First Class International Mail unless the value of the parcel is $400 or more, in which case the default is USPS Priority Mail International shipping. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Please note that in-country customs may add time to this delivery estimate and that Jean Jean Vintage is not responsible for customs delays or taxes imposed in the receiving country.

▴ Insurance is available upon request for a small fee for all domestic items. Insurance is required for items over $400. International insurance is NOT INCLUDED with the cost of shipping. If you require insurance for an international shipment (which I strongly recommend, in some cases) please let me know prior to checking out.

▴ Need it in a hurry? There are expedited options available at check out for your convenience. If you wish, you can always still check in with me to discuss upgrade options and request a personalize quote. I might be able to get you a better price than what is shown in the drop-down menus, depending on your location.

▴ Outside of the coverage described here, Jean Jean Vintage is not responsible for items lost or damaged in transit OR delayed or held by local customs. In some cases, lost items may be partially reimbursed with shop credit. This is case-by-case.

▴ Because of complications, delays, and lost items, I no longer ship to SPAIN, ITALY or ISRAEL.

Additional policies

▴ I sell vintage and antique jewelry. ALL JEWELRY IS SOLD "AS IS." Due to their age, some pieces may have minor wear or may require upkeep from you over the years. I will always be up-front about any damage, both in photos and in my text description. If you have any concerns, questions or require additional photographs before buying, please don’t hesitate to email me.

jeanjeanvintage made this item with help from

  • Mark Arendsen, Lansing, MI
  • Linsey White Designs, finishing touches, Lansing, MI
  • AuEnterprises, Inc. molding and casting services, Berkley, MI
jeanjeanvintage made this item with help from:
  • Mark Arendsen, Lansing, MI
  • Linsey White Designs, finishing touches, Lansing, MI
  • AuEnterprises, Inc. molding and casting services, Berkley, MI

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