ALWAYS GRATEFUL ∙ Cachet Collection Victorian reversible wax seal charm or ring
The Jean Jean "ALWAYS GRATEFUL" Cachet is in French with double-sided images and text as follows:
side 1 ∙ A hourglass with wings, with the French "La violence n'y fait rien" or " You can't fight time."
side 2 ∙ Flower facing the Cupid sun, with the French "Toujours reconnoissant" or "Always grateful."
This cachet expresses GRATITUDE for the blessings of the present moment and ACCEPTANCE of the inevitable passage of time. On one side, an hourglass flies on nimble wings with the French text surround, "La violence n'y fait rien." This can be interpreted as "You can't fight time," or perhaps more specific to this image, "You can't harm the hourglass." No amount of shaking or manipulation of this timekeeper will ever slow or speed the clock of life. Time is neither a friend nor a foe - it just IS. When our time is up, we hope that we filled it as well as we could! On the other side, a flower tilts its head to the sun (which has the face of Cupid!) and says "[I am] always grateful." A generous, loving relationship is like the warmth of the sun: it nourishes and encourages growth.
Measurements: 13.5 mm round
10K: 3.5 grams
14K: 4 grams
STER: 3.2 grams
Note: Each piece and bail are made and finished by hand. Please allow for some small variability in gram weight piece to piece.
Era: These are replicas of Regency Era (1820s–1830s) wax letter seals
Markings: Gold karat will be stamped on the bail
Style: You may order this charm as a pendant, a handsome signet ring, or as a charm bracelet in brass, sterling silver, 10K, or 14K. 18K gold, and platinum are also available: please message us for pricing.
Our bracelet is made in-house and has long, oval sterling links and a quartet of 10K gold stations - two polished, two brushed. We envision you using the 10K links to suspend your favorite charms, but anything is possible!
Finishes + Extras: We can add a sweet little gemstone to your cachet! Our favorite options are:
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Chains: Our sterling silver pendants come with sterling silver chains. Our brass and gold pendants ship (default) with 14K gold fill chains. 14K solid gold chains are available for a bit more. All chains are cable link and 18". Other chain fineness, styles and lengths are readily available upon request.
Rings: Please leave us a note at checkout with your desired size. It's OK if you forget — we'll follow up!
A 6% sales tax will be collected on orders shipped to our guests in Michigan.
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