I WOUND to HEAL ∙ Cachet Collection Victorian reversible wax seal charm or ring
The Jean Jean "I wound to heal" Cachet is exceedingly rare, with double-sided English and Italian messages and text as follows:
side 1 ∙ an open straight blade or lancet with the arching phrase, "I wound to heal"
side 2 ∙ a radiating sun face, with the Italian "Non rinculo Mai," or "I never back down."
One side of this piece reads, "I wound to heal" with the image of a straight blade or open lancet. This seal is exceedingly rare and also known to have appeared in French as "Je blesse pour guerir." The message here is one that resonates with all of us: we must sometimes endure temporary pain for long-term gain. Literally, the surgeon wielding a blade to save a patient but beyond that, the notion of sustaining an injury - emotional or physical - for your own good. "It will only sting for a minute and then . . ."
The other side is in Italian, "Non Rinculo Mai" or "I never recoil" with a sun face. The French version of this seal appears in an 1830 catalog translated as "I never retrograde," which I like quite a bit. Like the sun, may we never reverse our path or recoil, but always push forward and find a way to advance.
Measurements: 11 x 13mm
10K: 3.7 grams
14K: 4.7 grams
STER: 3.7 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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Domestic: In-stock items ship within three days of purchase (usually within two!) via USPS. Our default is USPS Priority Mail unless your purchase is over $1,000, in which case we require USPS Express Mail + signature confirmation. Insurance is included with all domestic purchases.
International: Default shipping is via USPS First Class International Mail unless the value of the parcel is $400 or more, in which case we default to USPS Priority Mail International shipping. Please allow 3–4 weeks for delivery. Insurance for international orders is available upon request and for an added fee.
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