ShannonWestmeyer

Wax Seal Jewelry by Shannon Westmeyer

6189 Sales

ShannonWestmeyer

Wax Seal Jewelry by Shannon Westmeyer

6189 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(1785)

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

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 #shannonwestmeyer - 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 on my blog: http://shannonwestmeyer.com/blog/

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

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

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 #shannonwestmeyer - 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 on my blog: http://shannonwestmeyer.com/blog/

Shannon Westmeyer

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Shannon Westmeyer

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1785)
leahnoel

leahnoel on May 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Ordered about a week away from when I needed this and the seller shipped first class just to make sure it got there in time! Not only that, but the packaging was very nice and made for a pretty presentation! Thanks so much!

donaldsgal

donaldsgal on May 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

perfect accent piece to the charm.

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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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Shop members
  • 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

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on May 22, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

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

Sizing details

Each listing includes the measurements of the wax seal charm, please read the listing carefully so you're not disappointed or surprised when you receive your jewelry!

Custom and personalized orders

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

Gift wrapping and packaging

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!

Rings

I do not accept returns on custom made rings. Each ring is handmade and cast to order. I do sell a handy little ring sizer to be sure of your size if your at all in doubt:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/211111865/reusable-ring-sizer-plastic-ring-size?ref=shop_home_active_9

As always, I'm happy to answer any questions!

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.