Wax Seal Necklace Do Not Despair - Hope anchor - antique wax seal charm jewelry
Wax seal necklace with an anchor and French caption "Do Not Despair" - antique wax seal charm jewelry.
This listing is for one necklace with an anchor.
The charm was made using an impression of an antique wax seal.
The words framing this piece reads in French: Ne Désespérons Pas (Do Not Despair)
Never lose heart. You have everything to gain by keeping hope alive.
The anchor, which remains steadfast in stormy seas, represents well-grounded hope.
Note: * size of charm is about 14mm across * this listing is for one charm with an 18" delicate sterling silver chain * the words are small and some letters may not be fully legible
The antique wax seal used in creating this charm is from the beginning of the 1800’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.
Helpful hints: * 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.