Telle est la vie.
Such is life.....
Roll with the waves....
This is the image from an antique wax seal stamp from the 1800's. These were used to seal letters and correspondence and come is a huge veriety of designs, mottos, sentiments, heraldry and proverbs...
This seal features the image of a sailing ship being tossed around choppy waters. The text states 'telle est la vie which translates to ' Such is life.
Just like the boat in the imagery we may also have rough seas from time to time, but we must take the rough with the smooth and 'roll with it".
'None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives'
Jane Austen, Persuasion.
The ring measures 18mm across the top of the ring.. This may vary however as each one is made by hand.
Choose you ring size during checkout. If you have any questions about ring sizes please contact me. The band is narrow and round so is true to size. If you would like a different kind of band I would be happy to accommodate.... just ask!
Here is a handy site to convert ring sizes for any country:
This listing is for the 'Telle best la vie' amulet. But all of the following are available to be made into the same ring with the same price.... so if you want a different one please just leave a note in 'Message to seller'. Thanks
*You are my Rock / Calme au sein de orages
*I remain steadfast/je ne change qu'en mourant
*You are worthy/ Vous la meritez
*I give my all/ Je me consume pour eclairer
*Too much overwhelms me/ la trop m'actable
*Stay true to yourself/ toujours le même
*May it watch over you/ Qu'il veille sur vous
*Pain causes me to flee/ Ma douleur cause ma fuite
*I never retreat... let your light shine/ je ne recuse jamais
*Destiny separates us in vain/ en vain le destining nous sépare
*Without you I languish/ J'en languis loin de toi
*Attend to time/ Attention au temps
*Nothing Without Pain/ Rien Sans Peine
*Take care / Prenez garde a vous
*To hell with love/ le diable emporte l'amour
*Always sincere/toujour sincere
*your sweetness is my life/ ta doucéur best me vie
*Hope sustains me/ l'espérance me soutient
Wax Seal Jewelry......
Each piece offered for sale is an imprint or cast of an antique wax seal from my personal collection. I use 100% sterling silver as this has the strength and durability needed for a piece of jewelry that is to be worn for years. All the jumps rings, clasps etc, are also sterling silver and each part is soldered, also for strength and durability. My intention is to make a piece that could become an heirloom too and for it to last generations.
Each piece is individually handmade and therefore no two pieces will be exactly the same, they will however be extremely similar. The mark of the maker has been purposely left on the casts. The signs of age, cracks and tool marks all add to the charm of the piece and are an intentional feature.
For further information about antique seals, SWALK designs or the designer please visit:
My website: https://www.swalk.ie