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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

YDJ is taking a short break.

REGARDING: Current and Recent Orders ONLY:

Please don't worry!
Although the shop is closed, your message will be received and responded to and your issue resolved , (should you have one.)

All future business can be discussed when I re-open.

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About YourDailyJewels

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Wax Seal Talisman Jewelry: Art, Craft and History

Thank you for reading!

Shop here for handmade jewelry designed to inspire, empower & connect people.

✿*¨`*•✿ SHOP by MEANING ✿*¨`*•✿
♦ Wear a personal piece that speaks to you
♦ Give a gift with meaning

In my home studio, I make each piece to order in reclaimed sterling silver.
Your talisman pendant will be made by hand, just for you, with the intention of it becoming a part of your day...and your history.

I use authentic, antique wax seal stamps and salvaged ancient and antique relics to create modern, fashionable jewelry with profound, symbolic sayings of long ago that still ring true.

~~~are more than an accessory~~~


♦ Quite often, my customers strongly identify with a piece's meaning and claim it as their own personal talisman, while others collect new talismans as they journey through life.

~Wax seal talismans and their proverbs or mottoes become an extension of the wearer who connects with one and wears it daily to inspire, protect, and empower~

♦ When gifted, personally chosen pieces strongly connect two people. I sell many talismans in pairs to couples.

♦ Talismans often spark conversations forming new connections between people.


Talismans symbolize: good luck, courage, strength, motivation, diligence, vigilance, love, loss, celebration of person, new beginnings, challenges, achievement, and much more.

✿ If you don't see what you're looking for, please ask!
I have a vast collection of antique seals and relics not yet used and I love working with my customer to find the piece that feels just right.

✿ Additionally, I make unusual antique wax seal initial and monogram necklaces (that make very well received gifts!)

✿ ALSO, I craft one of a kind artisan pendants, earrings, and bracelets with colorful gemstones and necklaces of antique beads. If you have a dream pendant in mind, let's design it together.

✿ AND, I have a growing line of jewelry for men.

✿ LASTLY, I make and sell supplies and accessories to help you create or enhance your own designs.

✿ CUSTOM pieces are the studio's mainstay. I am happy to work together with you to create or assemble your perfect piece of jewelry. Please ask!


Want to know MORE ABOUT the MAKER? (that's me, Norah!)

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Good business is built on a foundation of relationships and returning customers. Therefore, I deliver the best possible shopping experience for you from our first contact. I am dedicated to your satisfaction. Attention to quality-made products, and personalized, exceptional customer care leads me toward my goal of becoming the shop to where my customers return for their meaningful jewelry as they go through life. Where they turn for their "Daily Jewels".

You can see this reflected in my 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK here

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Sustainability + Fair Trade

~~~The studio works only with reclaimed sterling silver and recycled golden bronze.
With recycled metals, the negative impact on the environment during mining, and the potential for human rights abuse, and poor or dangerous working conditions is eliminated.

I purchase gemstones only from transparent US businesses who purchase from "Fair Trade" businesses that commit to fair wages, cooperative workplaces, consumer education, environmental sustainability, respect for cultural identity, and public accountability.

I hope you come back soon! I am so happy you have visited.

✿ Ready to shop?


Please read what my customers have said about their experiences:

Be sure to click the HEART on PAGE ONE of the shop and make my shop one of your "favorites".
If you use the Etsy App you will receive coupons and daily specials from me periodically.

Sign up for my newsletter. I’ll send you exclusive promo codes, sneak peeks, and Sample Sale notices (60%+ off!) There is a super-short form here:
(I will never share your info. or stuff your inbox with junk).

Below you can find links to my social media sites around the web.
Pick your favorite to follow the news of my shop, and hear about sample sales, coupons + more.

I haven't been blogging for a few years but there is plenty of content there. You can visit my BLOG where I hope to get back to soon, to periodically write about wax seals and lots of other stuff!

Shop members

  • Norah Downey


    Jewelry Designer-Maker, Shop Curator, Emailer, Customer Relations Rep, Office Manager, Pretty Box Wrapper, Bride Calmer-Downer, Shipper, Dog Walker, Tea-Maker, Janitor, Internet Marketer, Model/Actress-oops, I mean Couch Sleeper

  • Frank Cumiskey


    Guidance and support

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
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Check back often because I am always listing new things.

I love custom orders and would be happy to make something special for you

I have 100% positive feedback and I always work hard to keep this rating. I want you to be 100% in love with your purchase. My Customers are happy! Read their feedback here:

Your jewelry will arrive in a reusable muslin bag and bow. PLEASE tell me if you would like your purchase to arrive lovingly packaged in a recycled Kraft box, paper flower and bow for gift giving.


Follow YourDailyJewels on social media for coupons, freebies and promotions. I have an annual sample sale I will tell you about too!

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You can always EMAIL me at: YourDailyJewels [!at]

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Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 24 hours of purchase


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I accept all major credit and debit cards, as well as PayPal, which is a 100% secure online payment system.

You DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT to make your credit or debit card payment using Paypal. Here's a really helpful link, complete with images to show you exactly how easy it is:

When you use your credit card, it is processed by Etsy. I never see it, nor take possession of it at any time.

I also accept Etsy Gift Cards and my own shop Gift Certificates.

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Your FEEDBACK/Review is important to me and to my future customers. Please leave a review after your purchase.

Please don't leave a less than positive review without contacting me first and allowing me the opportunity to correct the problem, quickly and completely. It is not fair and drastically affects my future business.
There is a link on the upper right corner, under a drop down menu, on your sign in page.


✿ EXPECT SIGNIFICANT DELAYS in shipping times: – USPS is experiencing an unprecedented increase in volume of packages and decrease in available employees due to the impacts of covid-19.
✿ We do not refund or re-ship packages that the postal system has marked as "Delivered."

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I ship twice a week.
I email you shipping info as soon as I can
I ship with Delivery Confirmation.
I use USPS, First Class or Priority Mail (unless you request other carriers)
I don't make money on the shipping charge

✿ YOURDAILYJEWELS has proudly shipped to over 45 COUNTRIES, on 6 CONTINENTS, and all 50 US STATES ✿
At this time, INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING is SUSPENDED. I am very sorry for the inconvenience.
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PLEASE PLAN AHEAD at Holiday times. i.e. my shop stops taking orders the first week of December for Christmas delivery.

Non-holiday seasons: The average time for your item to be made, packaged and shipped is 3-5 business days.
It can be as short as three and (rarely) as long as ten depending on backlog.

If you have a deadline, please contact me to discuss. I will do my best to accommodate you and if necessary, we can discuss upgraded shipping options.

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Additional policies and FAQs

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To send you periodic promo information or coupon codes.
NEWSLETTER: (no spam+I'll never share your address)
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customize for your shop.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

PLEASE Check the dimensions of jewelry before you order.
It is hard to gauge actual size from photos taken with a macro (magnified) setting. Picture are enlarged to show detail and a photo showing scale is included.

Many pendants I make are crafted using very old antiques or ancient relics to form an impression. Cracks + age-worn areas are extolled rather than fixed. Thus, some small words on your pendant may not be clearly read with the naked eye.

Keep your secret and wear your story close to your heart.
Share it with whom you choose.

If you want to read the words of an impression clearly with the naked eye, antique wax seal stamp jewelry is not the right style of jewelry for you. To avoid disappointment, please don't order.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Your purchase will arrive in a reusable muslin sac.
However, I am happy to ready your purchase for gifting with a lovely box and ribbons. Please contact me if you need gift packaging.

I am happy to include a card with your sentiment no charge.
Contact me through the Etsy 'convo' system. and include your message in "notes to seller."

I try to re-use shipping/packing materials where I can, to lower my carbon footprint and waste. Your package may arrive in a padded envelope that does not look perfect, or a new and suitable one that you can re-use.

Custom and personalized orders

Making jewelry to order takes time. Turn-around time fluctuates during the year but it's always 3-5 business days to ship. I post current turnaround times in my shop announcement on page one of the shop.

I don't charge extra for a 'RUSH' order. Let me know your deadline. I'll do my best to accommodate.

Custom + personalized items are not returnable; this includes: initials, pendants with reverse patterns + CUSTOM CUT chains sold by length.

Please contact me if you have an issue with your purchase. Don't leave a bad review without talking to me. Its not fair to me.

I will go above + beyond to make you happy. Bad reviews result in you living with jewelry you don't love instead of me fixing it or you returning it. This makes no sense.

Care instructions

I sell "oxidized" or antiqued jewelry with a patina from a hand applied process that results in the great antique effect you see.

Don't use silver polish or you may remove some of the "aged" effect.

Sterling oxidizes (darkens) naturally over time. To clean and polish, use a dry silver polishing cloth.
Sterling chains brighten up with mild soap and water.

Your jewelry's patina will change over the years. If it is not how you once loved it, I am happy to re-vamp it and get the patina back to the way you like. No charge except shipping. You can contact me at any point for this free service.

Handmade jewelry is made with care and thus, must be worn with care.

Wholesale availability

Please contact me with any wholesale inquiries.

Feedback and Reviews

I continue to have 100% Positive feedback FOR 11 YEARS.
Read my reviews here:

Your satisfaction is my #1 priority.
You must love your purchase or I have failed.

Please contact me if you have an issue with your purchase.
Don't leave a bad review without talking to me.
♦ Its not fair to me.
♦ It makes no sense for you.

I will go above + beyond to make you happy.
Bad reviews result in you living with jewelry you don't love instead of me fixing it, or you returning it. This makes no sense.

Mistakes or miscommunications happen.
Leaving a negative or neutral review without first contacting me does not allow me the chance to correct the problem + leave you 100% satisfied.

Custom and personalized orders



1. Free sterling PENDANT repair (unexpected cracks, breaks, bails, bezels)
2, Free - re-patina Service (bring your sterling jewelry back to the oxidized (antiqued) or shiny surface you love)
3. Free "check up and cleaning " including hardware (jumpring/clasp) tightening and/or replacement (one Free 'check-up and cleaning ' per piece, $12.95 after the first).

DETERMINED On Case-by-Case Basis
Gemstone replacement
Chain Repair


Your Daily Jewels reserves the right to accept or refuse free repairs not mentioned above.

More info here:

Looking for DIY repair or maintenance ideas? Ask me!