wax seal jewelry - impressed with history!

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Announcement    Wax seal necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings... handcrafted wax seal jewelry from antique wax seals and whimsical embellishments. Impressed with history!


Last updated on Sep 28, 2021

Wax seal necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings... handcrafted wax seal jewelry from antique wax seals and whimsical embellishments. Impressed with history!


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About suegrayjewelry

Sales 15,384
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

Shop policies

Last updated on July 31, 2021

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
We understand that shopping online can be tricky, so be sure to read our detailed descriptions carefully before making your purchase. We don’t want you to be disappointed, or surprised, with a pendant that is smaller or larger than you thought it would be. Please read more below to better understand "sizing and details" of the wax seal pendants.

Please contact us within 5 days of the delivery date and before returning your item for authorization because some items are NOT eligible for return/exchange.

Your item must be unworn in brand new condition and returned in its original packaging.

You are responsible for the return shipping costs and our original shipping costs will be deducted from each refund to cover the amount we originally paid to ship the package unless the error was ours.
The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies. For details, see individual items.

Shipping, Tracking and Insurance
Please be mindful when adding/checking your shipping address. We cannot take responsibility for lost parcels, parcels returned to sender due to incorrect address or any postal service delays.

Orders are shipped by USPS first class mail with tracking and insurance to all addresses and you will receive tracking information once the order ships. Your items will arrive carefully packaged in a padded envelope.

Estimated shipping times:
North America: 3-6 business days
Canada: 2-3 weeks
Europe: 2-6 weeks

We'll do our best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will will be in the hands of our postal service.
Any packages that are deemed "non-deliverable" by USPS and returned to us will be refunded the item/s cost but shipping costs will not be refunded. Please make sure your shipping address is correct, we cannot be held responsible for the loss of "non-deliverable" packages.

If a correctly addressed item is lost in the mail or damaged please contact me so that I may file an insurance claim:
after 21 days for domestic packages
- after 45 days for an international package

Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs fees and import taxes that may apply and these vary by country so please know your country’s customs and duty policies. We are not responsible for delays due to customs.

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Last updated on Jul 31, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Sizing and Details

Unsure of the size of a wax seal pendant? Please be sure to read our detailed descriptions carefully - you'll find accurate measurements in both inches and millimeters.

The wax seal pendant is created by impressing an actual antique wax seal into the silver so the size of the pendant is dependent on the size of the original antique seal … some are very small and some are larger and this is not accurately reflected in the enlarged photos.
The sentiment or text on many of the wax seal pendants is tiny, faint and challenging to read because that’s the actual impression from the original antique seal, which is often tiny and faint.

Engraving and Personalization

Sorry, we don't engrave the wax seal charms but check with your local jeweler and perhaps they can do the engraving for you.

Ring Sizing

If your ring size is not included in the drop down box of ring sizes we can likely still make a custom sized 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:

Can I order an oxidized chain with the necklace?

Yes, we're happy to oxidize the chain for you.
Simply, select the chain length and add the item to your shopping cart. Once in the shopping cart, under the photo of the item, notice the box that says "Add a note to suegrayjewelry (optional)" and write "oxidize chain" in the box.

Packaging and Gift Giving

Your wax seal jewelry item will arrive in a small glass topped tin along with an informational card describing the provenance and symbolism of the antique wax seal from which it was impressed.
The entire order is tucked into a signature cloth bag, wrapped in tissue.

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.

Antique Boxes shown in photos

Please note that the antique boxes and other photo props don't come with your jewelry orders and are not available for purchase ... sorry! See the packaging and gift giving information above to see how your jewelry will arrive.