You have a loyal friend.... Lel Ami Avet.  Medieval antique wax letter seal impression, sterling silver friendship amulet.
You have a loyal friend.... Lel Ami Avet.  Medieval antique wax letter seal impression, sterling silver friendship amulet.
You have a loyal friend.... Lel Ami Avet.  Medieval antique wax letter seal impression, sterling silver friendship amulet.
You have a loyal friend.... Lel Ami Avet.  Medieval antique wax letter seal impression, sterling silver friendship amulet.
You have a loyal friend.... Lel Ami Avet.  Medieval antique wax letter seal impression, sterling silver friendship amulet.
You have a loyal friend.... Lel Ami Avet.  Medieval antique wax letter seal impression, sterling silver friendship amulet.
You have a loyal friend.... Lel Ami Avet.  Medieval antique wax letter seal impression, sterling silver friendship amulet.
You have a loyal friend.... Lel Ami Avet.  Medieval antique wax letter seal impression, sterling silver friendship amulet.
You have a loyal friend.... Lel Ami Avet.  Medieval antique wax letter seal impression, sterling silver friendship amulet.
You have a loyal friend.... Lel Ami Avet.  Medieval antique wax letter seal impression, sterling silver friendship amulet.

You have a loyal friend.... Lel Ami Avet. Medieval antique wax letter seal impression, sterling silver friendship amulet.

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swalk.ie
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€75,00
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€75,00
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You have a loyal friend....
Lel Ami Avet

This is an impression of an antique wax letter seal. It one of my oldest seals and it dates from the 1400’s. It is still incredibly crisp and the Latin text can clearly be read ‘lel ami avet’. This translates to ‘you have a loyal friend’. The imagery in the centre is two clasped hands. There is a small bird of peace perched above the clasped hands. This seal fills me with awe. It was carved carefully by human hands 600 years ago. The sentiment is still as relevant today as it was then. But the changes in the world have been enormous. One things hasn’t changed though and is the importance of a loyal friend.

'The only way to have a friend is to be one... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Size......

This is a fairly big pendant and measures approx. 17.6mm in diameter.
This size is only approximate though because each piece is made individually by hand and may vary slightly.

Options.......

Please choose from the drop down menu how you would like your charm:
on it's own,
or with a chain of various lengths

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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.

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