Monogram Initial Antique Wax Seal Pendant
Wear your initial or that of a loved one with pride.
ORIGINS: This pendant is made using a calligraphy initial seal stamp.
MEANING: Monograms first appeared on coins, as early as 350BC. The earliest known examples are of the names of Greek cities who issued the coins, often the first two letters of the city’s name. For example, the monogram of Achaea consisted of the letters alpha (Α) and chi (Χ) joined together.
Monograms have been used as signatures by artists and craftsmen on paintings, sculptures and pieces of furniture, especially when guilds enforced measures against unauthorized participation in the trade. A famous example of a monogram serving as an artist’s signature is the “AD” used byAlbrecht Dürer.
PENDANT: This pendant is made out of fine silver (99.9% pure), and hand stamped with a calligraphy letter seal. Letters A-Z available.
Each pendant is stamped, sanded, polished and oxidized for an antique look. Because they are hand-stamped individually and made to order, these pendants are truly unique, and no two pendants are the same (unlike silver pendants cast from a mold). The pendant is also available in copper.
DIMENSIONS: The pendant is approximately 1″x1″.
CHAIN LENGTH: If you choose to purchase the pendant on a chain, the chain is sterling silver or pure copper, 16″ long.
Please indicate your letter choice during the checkout process.