suegrayjewelry

wax seal jewelry - impressed with history!

Newport, Rhode Island On Etsy since 2008

12,942 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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suegrayjewelry

wax seal jewelry - impressed with history!

Newport, Rhode Island | 12,942 Sales

Announcement    Please note, we continue to ship promptly but during this global event you may experience delivery delays, especially with international orders.
Wax seal necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings... handcrafted wax seal jewelry from antique wax seals. Impressed with history!

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Last updated on May 27, 2020

Please note, we continue to ship promptly but during this global event you may experience delivery delays, especially with international orders.
Wax seal necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings... handcrafted wax seal jewelry from antique wax seals. Impressed with history!

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About suegrayjewelry

Sales 12,942
On Etsy since 2008

Impressed with history!

Handcrafted wax seal jewelry and whimsical embellishments … connecting the past to the present, borrowing from history to create meaningful and inspirational jewelry from antique wax seals and treasured trinkets.

The wax seal jewelry is hand crafted from my personal collection of unique antique wax seals, some dating back to the 14th century ... read about the symbolism and history of each and you might just find an inspirational wax seal necklace that speaks to you!

Historically, a wax seal was used in correspondence ... the wax seal would securely bond a letter closed, serving as a stamp of authenticity and privacy, verifying to its recipient who the sender was and that the letter had not been tampered with.

So good to have you visit!

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  • suegray fitzpatrick

    Owner, Designer, Collector

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Last updated on Jun 2, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Sizing Details

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.

Engraving and Personalization

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.

Tracking and Insurance

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.

Ring Sizing

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.

Care Instructions

Sterling silver tarnishes/reacts when exposed to the elements: salty air, humidity, sulfur, chlorine, salts, cosmetics, perspiration, household bleach and other chemicals.
When not wearing your jewelry store it in the glass top container it arrived in, with that black anti-tarnish square. You can remove the cotton ~ that was used to protect it during shipping.
To prevent tarnish as much as possible, avoid wearing your jewelry in the shower, pools, hot tubs and ocean. Avoid wearing it while exercising, cleaning, applying body lotions, fragrances and hair products, etc.

If the high areas begin to tarnish gently rub a silver polishing cloth over the area to be shined:
www.etsy.com/listing/82422231/silver-polishing-pad-for-wax-seal?

Can I order an oxidized chain with the necklace?

yes you can get an oxidized chain on the necklace from the necklace charm listing.
you just need to -
*select the chain length to put the item in your shopping cart
*in the shopping cart, under the picture of the item, notice the box that says "Add a note to suegrayjewelry (optional)
*write "oxidize chain" in the box

that's it!
place the rest of your order as normal.

Packaging and Gift Giving

Your wax seal jewelry item will arrive in a small glass topped tin along with an informational card describing the origin and heraldic symbolism of that antique wax seal.
Then, your entire order is tucked into a signature cloth bag and wrapped in tissue secured with a sticker.

Is this a gift? Simply enter the recipients address at checkout and include a short personalized note and we will include a handwritten note tag on your behalf ~ it’s a small tag so please keep it brief.
*Please note, orders going to different addresses will need to be ordered separately so that you can enter the address for each destination.
Receipts are not included in the packaging since they are emailed to you when you place the order.