Springtime is a time of renewal and celebration and one of the most beloved celebrations is Mother’s Day. It is difficult to show your appreciation for all that your mother has done for you over the years, from tucking you into bed at night to being a backup babysitter when your regular sitter is home with the flu. If you want to show your appreciation with a handmade gift, you may want to consider these unique wax seal necklaces. Wax seals were the common way of protecting and identifying personal and business documents during the Victorian period as well as other historical eras. These necklaces look just like the wax seals used for documents, but instead are made of metal into charms that hang from chains. Each artist uses different metals for their pieces and you can click through these links to learn more about options. Some can also be personalized.
Price points vary depending on the size and metal used in each piece, but you can definitely find one in your budget. They don’t have to be Mother’s Day gifts. Many can be worn by men or women and they have a wide range of motifs. You can see here a representation of designs, although each artist makes several different wax seal charms shown in their store. Enjoy the browse through these delightful wax seal necklace designs for future gift ideas.
St. Benedict Cross Wax Seal Necklace/Pendant
This is a handmade item of a St. Benedict Cross pendant cast in sterling silver. It was created from a wax seal that was made from an antique religious medal. Comes with matching holy card and organza gift bag. Pendant measures approximately 5/8 inch and features a cross and lettering. Medal may be ordered alone or with your choice of three sterling silver chain options. Makes a great choice for everyday wear.
Love You More Wax Seal Necklace
This pendant is made from pure silver clay which is fired then placed in a tumbler to strengthen and polish it, then oxidized to bring out the details in the design. Design features the words Love You More, with a heart in the center. Pendant measures approximately 3/4 inch long. Chain options are available and pendant comes with a blush almond colored Swarovksi pearl. Makes a great gift idea for Mother’s Day.
North Star Wax Seal Necklace
This is a sterling silver pendant handcrafted from the impression of a French wax seal from the 1830’s. Seller offers a fine line of wax seal necklaces, with this one featuring the design of the North Star, also known as Polaris.Each pendant comes with a card explaining the meaning of the design and an elegant gift bag.
Faith Hope Love Wax Seal Necklace
A great find in the style of vintage wax seal necklaces, this design is made from sterling silver and fine silver. Features the cross, heart, and anchor symbols that stand for faith, hope, and love. Charm measures approximately 16 mm across and comes with an 18 inch delicate sterling silver chain. Oxidation process gives charm an antique, vintage style patina. Makes a wonderful gift idea for Mother’s Day.
This is a handmade item made from sterling silver. Pendant comes with an Italian made solid sterling silver box chain and features the words Forget Me Not with a floral design. Item is made to look antique by using an oxidation process and polishing it to bring out the details of the design. Pendant measures approximately 20 mm wide and 2 mm in thickness.
Antiqued Wax Seal Necklace With Two Initials
This piece is handmade and features fine silver, a Swarovski pearl, and a sterling silver chain. Features two pendants made from a wax seal , each pendant featuring an initial of your choice. Includes a beautiful embellishment of a Swarovski pearl in your color choice of silver, night blue, white, or light pink.
Radiant Sun Wax Seal Necklace
This is a hand cast pendant made from a Victorian era French intaglio ring from the 1860 to 1890 era. Pendant measures approximately 12mm by 13mm. The design depicts the sun sitting above a wreath with six twists over the word “J’AVANCE”, which is French for advance. Can be ordered as the charm only or with a 16 inch or 18 inch sterling silver necklace.
ERIN Go BRACH ~ IRELAND Forever Wax Seal Necklace
Pendant is handmade from recycled sterling silver. Design features a three lobed shamrock surrounded by a oval imprinted with the words “Erin Go Brach”, which means Ireland Forever. The lobes of the shamrock stand for hope, faith, and love. Includes an oxidized satellite chain. Stamped section of pendant is a somewhat rectangular shape within a circle of silver.
Fleur-de-lis Wax Seal Necklace
This pendant charm features a Fleur de lis which symbolizes faith, honor, and glory. Made from precious metal silver clay, it is stamped using a real wax stamp seal. It is then kiln fired, tumbled for smoother finish, and then oxidized to create an antique, vintage patina. Each piece is handmade and created one at a time. Measures approximately 15mm to 20mm in diameter. Each pendant hangs from an 18 inch stainless steel rolo chain.
Owl Wax Seal Necklace Pendant
This listing is for a pendant created by using the mold of a vintage button, but resembles a wax seal style. Made from recycled silver clay, it is then fired in a kiln to make it a solid piece of metal. Pendant measures approximately 3/4 inch wide and tall. Finished with an antique patina to bring out details. The necklace chain shown in the photos is also available in this seller’s Etsy shop. Design features an owl resting on a sliver of the moon.
Chinese Character Necklace
This pendant and chain is handmade from bronze and sterling silver. Design features the Chinese character meaning “love”. Pendant is stamped in bronze and fired in a kiln. Measures approximately 20mm around and chain measures 18 inches. Character is lighter in color and stands out from the darker background.
Honey Bee Wax Seal Necklace
This is a made to order item stamped into a lump of sterling silver. Design features a small honey bee that measures approximately 23 mm in diameter. Piece is oxidized and polished for high contrast. Can be ordered with or without sterling silver 1.2mm bead ball chain necklace. Chain measures 18 inches long.
Anchor Wax Seal Necklace
Wax seal pendant features the design of an anchor surrounded by the Italian phrase “Spero in te”, which means “I have hope in you”. The anchor represents hope and something firm, steady, and stable. Made from sterling silver charm measures 5/8 inch by 3/4 inch. Made from an original wax seal dating back to the 1800’s. Charm is finished with an antique patina to bring out the details. Let mom know she is your anchor by presenting her with this great necklace for Mother’s Day.
Gold Phoenix Pendant
This pendant is made from impressed 14K yellow gold. Design features a tiny Phoenix rising from the ashes with its wings spread wide. Pendant measures 15mm high and 12mm wide. Hand cast from a small Georgian wax seal ring dating back to 1714 to 1830. Pendant hangs from a 14K gold filled rolo chain with lobster clasp. May also be ordered as just the charm only.