This pendant is made using an antique wax seal from the Napoleonic Era (the early-to-mid 1800s). The seal is part of an etuie set that holds more than 50 different seals with inspiring messages.
Pictured is a horse jumping over a fence are the words “L’Obstacles M’Encourage”, translated to “Obstacles Encourage Me” or “I am Encouraged by Obstacles”. The seal is a perfect reminder during times of hardship to persevere. It’s the personal talisman for anyone who loves a challenge and is determined to succeed against the odds. The horse itself holds symbolic meaning, as horses have been attributed to symbolize Power, Grace, Beauty, Nobility, Strength and Freedom.
This pendant is made out of fine pure copper, and hand stamped with an antique wax seal.
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 pendants cast from a mold).
Instead of drilling a hole through the copper and thereby ruining the beautiful imprint of the seal, the pendent is set with a sterling copper bail and jumpring. The jump ring is soldered closed for added protection, so it won’t open when tugged on and result in you losing your beautiful piece. These extra details make this piece heirloom quality, and a timeless treasure that can be passed down through generations.
DIMENSIONS: The pendant is slightly larger than 3/4″ across.
This listing is for the PENDANT ONLY and does not necessarily include a chain.
CHAIN LENGTH: If you choose to purchase the pendant on a chain, the chain is sterling silver, brass, gold plated brass or copper, 16″ long or 18″ long.