Wax seal necklace with a little bee and quote "We May (Bee) Happy Yet". Antique wax seal jewelry in silver.
The words framing this piece reads:
We May (BEE) Happy Yet
Oh! smile as thou wert wont to smile,
Before the weight of care
Had crushed thy heart, and for awhile
Left only sorrow there; (to quell,
Some thoughts, perchance ‘twere best
Some impulse to forget,
On which, shoutd mem’ry cease to dwell
We may be happy yet.
Oh never name departed days,
Nor vows you whispered then,
Round which too sad a feeling plays,
To trust their tones again,
Regard their shadows,‘round the east,
As if we ne’er had met;
And thus, unmindful of the past,
We may be happy yet.
(written by Alfred Bunn, England, in 1844)
The wax seal used for making this necklace dates back to the mid 1800’s, it originates from England.
* size of charm is about 12x13mm
* this listing is for one charm with an 18" delicate sterling chain
* gift packaged
* card with translation and description is included
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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