Wax seal necklace with a tortoise and French motto "Slow And Sure" - antique wax seal charm jewelry.
This listing is for one necklace with a tortoise.
The words framing this piece reads in French:
Doucement Mais Sûre.
(Slow And Sure)
Step by step, one goes very far.
The symbol of a tortoise represents endurance,
determination, strength and stability.
* in order to avoid confusion, please pay special attention to the charm size
* size of charm is about 15-17mm in diameter.
* this listing is for one charm with an 18 inch delicate sterling silver chain
The antique wax seal used in creating this charm dates back to the 1810’s France, the last years of Napoleon Bonaparte as a ruler of France.
The wax seals 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 gives each and every wax seal pendant a unique look. The wax seal charms are hallmarked on the back 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.
*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.