This pendant is made using an antique wax seal of a rose. The seal is hallmarked “made in England” but the date is unknown.
The rose carries many meanings, the most well known of which is True Love. Beauty and Passion are also symbolically represented by a rose, and in ancient Rome the phrase “sub rosa” (literally “under the rose”) meant to keep a secret. A wild rose would be placed on the door of a room where secret or confidential matters were discussed.
The rose is also the national flower of England, after Henry VII introduced the Tudor rose as a symbol of unity between two ancient houses who both had different roses as their siegels – the House of York had a white rose and the House of Lancaster had a red one. The two roses were combined after the Wars of Roses creating the Tudor Rose.
This pendant is made out of fine silver (99.9% pure), and hand stamped with an antique wax seal of an English rose.
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). It’s then attached to a sterling silver jump ring, that is soldered shut.
DIMENSIONS: The pendant is slightly larger than 1/2″ 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.