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A skull and wings wax seal charm necklace that was inspired by the beautiful old stone carvings on the gravestones in historic cemeteries back in the 1700's.

The skull and wings image has several names: death's head, winged skull, winged death, but all symbolize the fleeting nature of life and impending death or flight of the soul from mortal man and life after death.

- description -
The wings wax seal charm and the skull wax seal charm are connected with one ring and suspended on the chain as one.
If you'd prefer each of the charms on separate rings please let me know at checkout.

- symbolism -
In heraldry, the wings symbolize swiftness and protection.
The skull symbolizes mortality.

The wings wax seal charm was hand cast from a lovely bronze antique armorial wax seal and the tiny skull from just a portion of an antique Georgian wheel wax seal (1714 - 1830).

- approximate measurement - wings 3/4” (19mm), skull 3/8” (10mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
- select oxidized or shiny silver chain

more chains, charm catchers and swivel fobs https://www.etsy.com/shop/suegrayjewelry?section_id=6761412

Here is just the tiny silver skull charm: https://www.etsy.com/listing/69471782/tiny-skull-necklace-seriously-small

And here is just the wing charm: https://www.etsy.com/listing/76726748/wings-wax-seal-necklace-soar-swiftness

More skull wax seal jewelry: https://www.etsy.com/shop/suegrayjewelry/search?search_query=skull

View more suegray jewelry here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/suegrayjewelry

Impressed with history!

Meet the owner of suegrayjewelry

Learn more about the shop and process
suegray fitzpatrick

Frequently asked questions about suegrayjewelry

Unsure of the size of a wax seal charm? I've included measurements in both inches and millimeters for every charm, as well as included a photo with the charm next to an old US dime, which is the same size as todays dimes.
Many of these wonderful wax seal charms are very small and I'm often asked if I can make them bigger.
I cannot make the wax seal charms larger - the charms can only be the size of the wax seal from which they are stamped in the silver.
Sorry, but I don't engrave my wax seal charms - I don't have the equipment or the experience to do so.
It's a lovely idea so perhaps your local jeweler can do the engraving for you.
Packages are shipped with tracking and insurance and most country's postal services can track your package.

If an item is lost in the mail please contact me so that I may file an insurance claim:

after 21 days for domestic packages
after 45 days for an international package

This is etsy's official policy for insurance claims.
The wax seal charms have been oxidized, a process which antiques/ blackens the low areas on the charm, giving it contrast instead of being completely shiny.

If the high areas begin to tarnish and you’d like them shiny again, gently rub a silver polishing cloth over the area to be shined.



This polishing pad works great: ps://www.etsy.com/listing/82422231/silver-polishing-pad-for-wax-seal?
If your ring size is not included in the drop down box of ring sizes I can still make a custom size ring for you.
Simply select "other" from the drop down box and add a note, with your ring size, to your order.
Custom rings are not returnable.

skull and wings pendant - skull and wings wax seal charm necklace … memento mori - sterling silver wax seal jewelry

US$70.00
Only 1 available
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