Wax seal necklace with a palm tree crest and Latin motto "When Struck I Rise". Antique wax seal jewelry in silver.
The words framing this piece reads in Latin:
(When Struck, I Rise)
I will rebound.
The heraldic symbol of a palm tree represents victory.
The 16th Century Latin motto refers to an abstract pictorial concept, a ball being struck into the ground and rebounding. Symbolizing of how we are played in the game of life.
"That whil'st we live we shall be playd with so,
And that the World will make her Game of us.
Adversities, one while our hearts constraine
To stoope, and knock the Pavements of Despaire;
Hope, like a Whirle-wind mounts us up againe,
Till oft it lose us in the empty ayre...
When Balls against the Stones are hardest throwne,
Then highest up into the Aire they fly;
Up to Heav'n, we trust, we shall rebound."
The antique wax seal used in creating this charm dates back to the early 1800's Georgian era England.
* size of charm is about 14x16mm
* this listing is for one charm and an 18 inch delicate sterling silver chain
* gift packaged
* card with translation/description is included
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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