Sterling silver antique wax letter seal images of a dove of peace. These earrings were cast from an antique wax seal stamp from the 1800's. These were used to seal letters and correspondence and come is a huge variety of designs, mottos, sentiments, heraldry and proverbs... This seal features the image of a dove in flight. The bird has an olive branch in its beak. The dove and the olive branch are well known symbols of peace. The text above also states 'peace' In ancient Rome too, the defeated during a war used to hold an olive branch to indicate that they were pleading for peace. According to Christian biblical stories, during the great flood, the dove sent in search of land by Noah, returned with an olive leaf. Size..... These earrings measures approx. 12mm in diameter. This is only an approximate size however due to the handmade nature of the piece it may vary.