Wax seal necklace Happiness - antique wax seal charm jewelry with French carpe diem motto.
This listing is for one necklace with an agave century plant.
The charm was made using an impression of an antique wax seal.
The words framing this piece reads in French:
Un Jour De Bonheur Un Siècle D'Attente
(a day of happiness a century of waiting)
After a lifetime of waiting - seize the day and lose no time.
The wax seal necklace shows an agave - whose flower only blossoms once in a century.
The antique wax seal used in creating this charm dates back to the 1820's Georgian era. It originates from England.
* size of charm is about 18x16mm
* this listing is for one charm with an 18" delicate sterling silver chain
* the words are small and may not be fully legible
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 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.
*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.