Armorial Wax Seal Copper and Silver Cuff Bangle Bracelet
He won the tournament, it was there on his crest for all to see; but not her heart
ORIGINS: This bracelet is made using an armorial wax seal of unknown origin, from a large collection acquired at auction. The piece is stamped with a heraldic crest, also known as a “coat of arms”. Although the origin of the crest is unknown, the elements in the design carry meaning.
MEANING OF SYMBOLS: The Crest depicts a shield divided by a “moline” cross, which symbolizes the mutual converse of human society. Each section the cross divides contains a different element. The top quadrant houses the letter “D” – letters were used to represent great battles or tournaments that begin with that letter. The right quadrant depicts a star, symbolizing excellence, celestial goodness, or a noble person. The bottom left quadrant holds a moon, meaning serene power over mundane actions. The bottom right quadrant shows an “M”, most likely another battle or tournament. Behind the shield are two swords, known to mean justice and military honour. Finally, above the shield is the profile of a knight’s helmet, which is understood to represent the soul guiding the body, or man’s journey through life.
SEAL: This seal is made out of copper, and hand stamped with a wax seal with an armorial crest. It rests on a sterling silver bangle cuff bracelet.Each seal is stamped, sanded, polished and oxidized for an antique look. Because they are hand-stamped individually and made to order, these seal stampings are truly unique, and no two stampings are the same (unlike those cast from a mold).
DIMENSIONS: The seal is approximately 1.5″ across.