The reference is from Hamlet, referring to his love for Ophelia. But the sentiment is universal: ephemeral things are the sweetest of all. The carnelian seal still has traces of wax left in the grooves; a remnant of its utilitarian life.
1714 — 1837
please note:Terms of Sale
Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.
A wax seal was critical for document authentication and security. It evolved into something wearable and chic.