ShannonWestmeyer

Wax Seal Jewelry | hand-crafted Jewelry with Meaning

6594 Sales

ShannonWestmeyer

Wax Seal Jewelry | hand-crafted Jewelry with Meaning

6594 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(1918)

Announcement   Wax seal necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings handmade silver wax seal jewelry from antique wax seals..........

>>>CURRENT PRODUCTION TIME: 3-5 business days

My wax seal jewelry is created from antique wax seals that I have collected from around the world. Some are cast using Medieval wax seals that date back to the 14th century, found buried beneath the earth centuries later, their impression still intact and turned into a beautiful talisman with meaning and symbolism. Most of my work is in fine silver (.999 pure silver) and sterling silver with limited pieces also available in bronze. Be inspired by another era, there's a story and meaning behind each wax seal that's still relevant even today!

Wax seals have been used in correspondence for centuries, the wax seal securely closing and protecting the letter inside with the stamp serving as evidence and authenticity of the sender and verification that it's contents had not been tampered with or read by another party on it's journey to the recipient!

You can follow me on Facebook to follow my process and read stories of some of the seals I've collected....share your pictures and shouts too!

Follow my journey and give a shout out on IG #shannon_westmeyer_jewelry - I love to hear from you and see pics of you wearing your new jewels!
https://www.instagram.com/shannon_westmeyer_jewelry/

Find me on FB:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shannon-Westmeyer-Designs/158590600841205

You can also read more about my journey and the history behind some of the special wax seals I carry on my blog: https://shannonwestmeyer.com/blogs/shannon-westmeyer-jewelry

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 21, 2016

Wax seal necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings handmade silver wax seal jewelry from antique wax seals..........

>>>CURRENT PRODUCTION TIME: 3-5 business days

My wax seal jewelry is created from antique wax seals that I have collected from around the world. Some are cast using Medieval wax seals that date back to the 14th century, found buried beneath the earth centuries later, their impression still intact and turned into a beautiful talisman with meaning and symbolism. Most of my work is in fine silver (.999 pure silver) and sterling silver with limited pieces also available in bronze. Be inspired by another era, there's a story and meaning behind each wax seal that's still relevant even today!

Wax seals have been used in correspondence for centuries, the wax seal securely closing and protecting the letter inside with the stamp serving as evidence and authenticity of the sender and verification that it's contents had not been tampered with or read by another party on it's journey to the recipient!

You can follow me on Facebook to follow my process and read stories of some of the seals I've collected....share your pictures and shouts too!

Follow my journey and give a shout out on IG #shannon_westmeyer_jewelry - I love to hear from you and see pics of you wearing your new jewels!
https://www.instagram.com/shannon_westmeyer_jewelry/

Find me on FB:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shannon-Westmeyer-Designs/158590600841205

You can also read more about my journey and the history behind some of the special wax seals I carry on my blog: https://shannonwestmeyer.com/blogs/shannon-westmeyer-jewelry

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About

Old. New. Beloved

For as long as I can remember I've been making and creating. My favorite childhood memories are of my Grandparents and the time I'd spend with them. My Grandma was a potter and we would spend hours collecting clay from a local creek, gather fall leaves and later press them into leaf shaped dishes that we'd fire in her kiln and glaze with beautiful colors. I use her clay tools everyday to create the pieces you see in my shop. The calligraphy pen that you see in many of my photos was the pen that she used to sign all of her pieces. My Grandpa was a maker of everything, an architect, designer, entrepreneur and businessman, he was always tinkering with something and collected EVERYTHING. It was from him that I learned to love "old" and be patient - it will happen.

Embracing what I inherited from them has lead me down this path to here.....a business that allows me to be creative and raise my children while I work from home...turning old into new and beloved.

My shop is full of history, there's a story and meaning behind each seal that's still relevant even today. My hope is that you to will find something to treasure and love, to pass along its forgotten story and embrace it's history and timeless beauty.

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  • Shannon Westmeyer

    Owner

    Historian & Curator

  • Daughter Extraordinaire

    Shipper

    She started out as the inspiration behind my jewelry 10 years ago, now she helps me in the studio with packaging, assembly and photography! I feel old!

  • Izzy

    Studio Bulldog & Bubble Chaser

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Last updated on Sep 21, 2016
Frequently asked questions

How do I care for my Wax Seal Jewelry?

Your jewelry has been oxidized to bring out the detail of the charm so it is not recommended that you use any silver creams or dips to clean it. Simply clean with warm soapy water and buff with a soft polishing cloth until you're happy with the look. Store your jewelry in a resealable plastic bag to delay tarnishing and prevent scratches when not in use. We do not recommend wearing your jewelry in the ocean, pools or hot tubs.

We sell polishing pads in our shop. We highly recommend these little pads for restoring the luster to your jewelry and removing any tarnish that has built up - they really do the job!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/204078350/polishing-pad-for-wax-seal-charms-and?ref=shop_home_active_1

What's the actual SIZE of my Wax Seal Charm?

Did you know that in most cases we use the actual antique was seal to create your jewelry?

Wax seals are typically small so be sure to read each listing as it includes the measurements of the wax seal charm, please take the time to read the listing carefully so you're not disappointed or surprised when you receive your jewelry!

Can you engrave or personalize the back of a charm?

Most of our wax seal jewelry can be personalized with initials, a name, a special date or a meaningful word on the back. We use an antique French Typography set from the early 1800's to do this, it adds charm and allows you to personalize an already meaningful charm!

Additional charges may apply so please contact us through the "ASK A QUESTION" link before placing an order.

Custom orders or jewelry that's been personalized with a date, name or initials on the back is not returnable.

Our Jewelry comes with a MEANING CARD, beautifully PACKAGED and GIFT WRAPPED ready to gift!

A meaning card is included with each wax seal that explains the seals origins and heraldic meaning / symbolism. They are beautifully packaged and placed in our signature linen bag and make quiet an impression as a gift! It's all in the details here and receiving a Shannon Westmeyer package is quite an experience!

When can I expect to receive my order?

Please visit our shop Announcement page where you will find updates to production times. Most orders will be shipped within a week or less of purchase. Although this may change during holidays, or for large custom orders.

Expedited shipping is available for orders within the US only. This only ensures next day shipping- and does not move up production time.

We offer a RUSH MY ORDER upgrade to move your order to the front of the line.

Need it now? By purchasing the RUSH and EXPRESS shipping upgrade, you will receive your order within 1-2 days!

Tracking & Insurance

Each package includes tracking and insurance and can be tracked in most countries postal systems. If in the rare occasion that your package does go missing, please contact me so that I may file a claim with the postal system:
after 21 days for domestic packages
after 45 days for an international package
This is USPS official policy on filing claims, not mine.
I will refund your purchase plus the shipping once the insurance claim has been processed.

Wholesale Availability

Shannon Westmeyer Jewelry offers wholesale prices for boutiques and business owners looking to buy wax seal jewelry in large quantities. Message us for more details!

Do you offer discounts or sales?

Yes! All the time! By signing up for our newsletter at https://shannonwestmeyer.com/ you receive a coupon code for 15% off your first purchase and become a part of our VIP Community that receives discounts on new jewelry and special offers each month! You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get first looks into these sales and upcoming new products. All returning customers will receive 15% off coupon on their next purchase- please refer to your invoice within packaging for details.
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Returns and Exchanges

We believe in extraordinary customer service and want you to be happy with your purchase. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase please contact us within 7 days of receiving your order to make arrangements for a return or exchange. Items must be in "new" condition upon receipt, we do not reimburse for return shipping fees. Exchanges may incur additional shipping charges. We do not allow returns on custom pieces, personalized initials or reversible pendants.

Take the time to READ the item's description, yeah, they can be long but it avoids disappointment on your end when you receive a piece that's smaller then you imagined!