Wax seal necklace with an anchor and French motto "Hope Supports Them". Antique wedding or couples celebration jewelry in silver.
The words framing this piece reads in French:
L'Espérance Les Soutient.
(Hope Supports Them)
The wax seal pendant depicts two hearts tied with a ribbon onto an anchor, and surrounded by a serpent biting its own tail (the symbol for ouroboros).
Ouroboros represents eternity, the circle of life from birth to death, an emblem of infinity. The anchor, which remains firm & steady in the stormy seas, represents well grounded hope.
* the size of the charm is about 19 mm across
* this listing is for one charm with an 18 inch sterling silver chain
* gift packaged
* card with translation and description is included
The antique wax seal used in creating this charm dates back to the beginning of the 1900's, it's from France.
The wax seal charm necklaces are made by hand in Myrtle Beach, SC by RQP Studio.
This wax seal charm is made of fine silver .999 (which is 99.9% pure silver), and a 18" sterling silver chain is included (sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver). Please note that the wax seal charm has been through a oxidization process to give it an antique, vintage patina. The antique seal has been pressed into the silver by hand, and this makes each and every wax seal pendant unique. The wax seal charms are hallmarked on the reverse with the RQP logo stamp and a silver content stamp (.999) to show that the silver content is 99.9% pure silver. The wax seal necklace you will receive is similar to the ones in the pictures.
* Some of the images (above) of the wax seal necklaces have been photographed close-up. If you have a hard time imagining the size of the charms, then it can be helpful to physically draw the dimensions of the wax seal charm on a piece of paper.
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