PATIENCE ∙ Cachet Collection Victorian reversible wax seal charm or ring
The Jean Jean "PATIENCE" Cachet is in French with double-sided images and text as follows:
side 1 ∙ A Lion caught in a net with a mouse at his foot, slowly working to free him:"Patience."
side 2 ∙ A flower with her face turned to the Cupid-centered sun: "Privée de toi mourir," or "Deprived of you I die."
On one side, this seal shows the famous scene form Aesop's fable "The Lion and the Mouse,' which tells the tale of an unlikely friendship between the strongest and weakest creatures of the jungle. The story begins when the lion shows mercy on the mouse as a cub. Grateful that the lion spared her life, the mouse promises to help the lion if he ever finds himself in trouble. The cub laughs at the thought of such a small animal ever coming to his rescue. Years later, however, the grown lion becomes ensnared in a net and cries out helplessly all day and night for help. The only creature who can free him - by gnawing slowly, slowly through the net - is the mouse that he freed when he was a cub. A powerful message of "small but mighty" forces for good, the power of karma, and the beauty of unlikely partnerships. The other side of this seal shows a flower with her face up-turned to the shining Cupid-sun. The flower says to the sun (in French), "Without you, I perish." The flower and the sun represent the power of Love: with it we thrive, deprived of it we wither.
Measurements: 11 x 13mm
10K: 2.1 grams
14K: 2.3 grams
STER: 2.3 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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