The image of a handwritten letter, folded and sealed with wax, perhaps handed to a valet or maid for delivery, is a common theme in depictions of the 19th century. Many people had seals engraved with their initials or family crest. This sterling silver necklace is cast from the impression of an antique seal that may have belonged to someone associated with seafaring. The design features an escalop, an emblem of safe travel. Leaping dolphins, regarded as guides, signify protection across the vast sea. And seagulls represent the welcoming sound of the shore after a long voyage.
Each talisman is cast in reclaimed sterling silver and is handcrafted in Vancouver, Canada.
Handcrafted in Vancouver, Canada. 18" long chain. The charm is approximately 7/8" diameter, about the size of a U.S. quarter.
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