Wax seal necklace with Zeus thunderbolts and French caption "I Defy" - antique wax seal charm jewelry.
This listing is for one necklace with Zeus wielding the terrible thunderbolt.
The words framing this piece reads in French:
Je Brave Tout
(I Defy All)
Courageous and Daring.
I am strong enough, I shall face whatever happens.
The wax seal charm depicts Zeus in the clouds wielding his attribute, the thunderbolt. Zeus was the sky god, the cloud gatherer, who hurled his weapon, the thunderbolt, at those who displeased him.
* size of charm is about 14x12mm in diameter
* this listing is for one charm and an 18 inch delicate sterling silver chain
* the words are small and all letters may not be fully legible
The wax seal used in creating this charm dates back to 1827, an authentic antique wax seal 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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