French Wax Seal Ring: "Padlock"

$395.00
About Details Inspiration

  • Shipping for orders during the sale is FREE for purchases over $150. For purchases under $150, a flat $5 fee within the USA will be charged to cover packaging and shipping costs.
  • International orders will ship according to our regular policies
  • Your order will arrive via US First Class Mail- expect 2 weeks to receive your package
  • All sales of discontinued EWJ styles are FINAL. No refunds or exchanges
  • Every cult classic jewel that remains after the sale will be donated to Dress for Success which helps unemployed women find (and accessorize) their way through the interview process.

This ring is cast from a reversible 19th century French desk seal. On the front, a heart-shaped padlock is studded with a sparkly white diamond. "You Have The Key" is the unmistakeable message. On the reverse side, which will be hidden against your finger, the word "Jeudi" - French for "Thursday" - is engraved in Gothic script. Who holds the key to unlock YOUR heart? 

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  • Materials: 10k yellow gold, .005ct white diamond. 
  • Age: contemporary. Made in Michigan by our friends at JeanJean Vintage.
  • Measurements: Charm is 9.5mm x 8mm x 2mm thick. Band is 1mm x 2mm. 

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During the Victorian era, the sealing wax on on the outside of a letter provided information as well as decoration. Their function was a lot like an email's subject line: a short, snappy preview of the message inside. Victorian letter-writers carefully chose seals based on their relationship to the recipient and to the sensitive nature of the tidings being conveyed. A love note might be illustrated with a heart, cupid, or sexy phrase. News of a loved one's death might be sealed with somber condolences or a symbol of grief like an urn. We've seen seals clearly meant for no-nonsense business correspondence: "For Particulars, Enquire Within". The stamps themselves were often made in gold with ivory or ornately gem-studded handles. Meant to be kept as tools on your writing desk, they were often exquisitely beautiful objects in their own right.

 

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About Details Inspiration

  • Shipping for orders during the sale is FREE for purchases over $150. For purchases under $150, a flat $5 fee within the USA will be charged to cover packaging and shipping costs.
  • International orders will ship according to our regular policies
  • Your order will arrive via US First Class Mail- expect 2 weeks to receive your package
  • All sales of discontinued EWJ styles are FINAL. No refunds or exchanges
  • Every cult classic jewel that remains after the sale will be donated to Dress for Success which helps unemployed women find (and accessorize) their way through the interview process.

This ring is cast from a reversible 19th century French desk seal. On the front, a heart-shaped padlock is studded with a sparkly white diamond. "You Have The Key" is the unmistakeable message. On the reverse side, which will be hidden against your finger, the word "Jeudi" - French for "Thursday" - is engraved in Gothic script. Who holds the key to unlock YOUR heart? 

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  • Materials: 10k yellow gold, .005ct white diamond. 
  • Age: contemporary. Made in Michigan by our friends at JeanJean Vintage.
  • Measurements: Charm is 9.5mm x 8mm x 2mm thick. Band is 1mm x 2mm. 

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more

During the Victorian era, the sealing wax on on the outside of a letter provided information as well as decoration. Their function was a lot like an email's subject line: a short, snappy preview of the message inside. Victorian letter-writers carefully chose seals based on their relationship to the recipient and to the sensitive nature of the tidings being conveyed. A love note might be illustrated with a heart, cupid, or sexy phrase. News of a loved one's death might be sealed with somber condolences or a symbol of grief like an urn. We've seen seals clearly meant for no-nonsense business correspondence: "For Particulars, Enquire Within". The stamps themselves were often made in gold with ivory or ornately gem-studded handles. Meant to be kept as tools on your writing desk, they were often exquisitely beautiful objects in their own right.

 

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