Griffin wax seal necklace with Latin motto "To Dare". Antique wax seal charm jewelry in silver with mythical griffin beast denoting strength, courage & boldness.
The words framing this piece reads in Latin:
The Griffin has a special meaning of strength, courage and boldness.
The Griffin is the most powerful and majestic of all creatures. With the rear body of a lion and the head, wings, forelegs and talons of an eagle, the combination makes the Griffin especially fierce. In heraldry, the legendary Griffin denotes strength, intelligence, courage and leadership.
Griffins not only mated for life, but also, if either partner died, would continue throughout the rest of its life alone, never to search for a new mate.
This particular wax seal necklace was made using an impression of an antique wax seal that dates back to the 1800's Victorian era, and originates from England.
* this listing is for one pendant and an 18 inch delicate sterling silver chain
* size of pendant is about 20x17mm
The wax seal charm necklaces are made by hand in Myrtle Beach, SC by RQP Studio.
The charm is made of fine silver .999 (which is 99.9% pure silver), and a delicate 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 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.
*You can type in the words "mm to in" into Google's search box, that will give you a quick converter if you prefer the dimensions measured in inches.