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JaneBVintage's Shop Announcement

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah! It's going to be an awesome holiday season! We will not be shipping after Dec. 24th - Jan. 1st, 2015. Happy New Year! Many thanks for the excellent year at Jane B Vintage. May yours be blessed with love, laughter and peace.

Thank you for peeking into Jane B Vintage! Vintage styles and finishes continue to reign with wax seals being the monarch. Pearls, steampunk, iconic symbols blended with personal symbols, like initial wax seals, rule. Because of the demand thus far, is it impertinent of me to share a bit about Wax Seals?

Wax seals were originally used to seal documents and letters in the medieval and post-medieval European ages. As early as the 7th century, monarchs, bishops and merchants often used a hand stamp seal with a personalized symbol or initial to seal the letter. Hot wax would be dripped onto the folded letter or document. The king would hand stamp his seal, or his ring seal, into the hot wax impressing his unique symbol into the wax. A document sent and received with the wax seal in place assured the letter had not been tampered with and privileged information had not reached unintended eyes and ears.

The wax seals at Jane B Vintage have classically styled initials. These are blended with symbolic charms and crystals. The seals continue to dance across my work table, paired with the best chain and symbolic motifs. Then they dance right my door to more fanciful, grateful partners.

As always, gifts of meaning mean more. Gifts of personalization are more personal. The International Redundancy Department of International Redundancy continues to be needed but I yield simply so that your pleasures are met with smiles of amusement in this fresh new year.

Be Brilliant!
R. Jane