Glass intaglio seals – collected from an antique rotating wheel, engraved with sentimental messages, waiting to be reset into modern heirlooms.
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About the Collection
We were captivated by the beauty and mystery of this antique rotating wheel containing 16 doublets, each composed of an engraved glass intaglio bonded to glass with an layer of colored adhesive, likely used as wax seals
Because seals are used to make impressions, each intaglio is engraved with a design and inscription in reverse
We took them out of their original settings, carefully separated them, and now invite our customers to reimagine these intaglio seals as talismans imbued with new meaning
Glass intaglio seal measures 20mm long, 15mm wide and 4mm deep
Engraved in mirror-image
Depicts a farmer and plow with motto "Sua si bona norint"
From the "O fortunatos nimium sua si bona norint, agricolas" translated from Latin means "The farmers would count themselves lucky, if they only knew how good they had it" (Virgil, The Georgics, book 2, verse 458). From this expression it is evident the love the poet from Mantua had for the beauty and charm of country life.
Set in 18k solid yellow gold bezel
2.3mm gold rolo chain measures 20" in length
Secured with lobster claw clasp
We proudly design all of our jewelry in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Each solid gold and platinum piece is made here in New York City.
We strive to use 100% responsibly sourced, eco-friendly or recycled gold when possible. Our precious metals are currently cast in New York City by a trusted network of partners whose practices align with our philosophy on responsible jewelry-making and guarantee nimble timelines and fair pricing.
Gold is most coveted for its aesthetic qualities and malleability. Its purity is measured in karats: one karat represents 1/24 of the whole, so 24k means 100% pure, naturally yellow gold. 24k gold is too soft for everyday wear, so for our jewelry, we recommend platinum and 14k or 18k gold, which is pure gold mixed with other metals, creating a stronger, more durable alloy. We love working with richly-colored 22k gold for jewelry that does not contain any stones.
We are happy to discuss requests for any desired materials in addition to the metals listed here.
Made of pure gold and alloy metals like copper and zinc, yellow gold is hypoallergenic and easy to maintain. We love using yellow gold with all gemstones and diamonds.
Rose gold is made of pure gold alloyed with copper, which gives it its reddish tint (perfect for warm-colored and pink gemstones or diamonds) and adds durability. It is not a hypoallergenic metal.
White gold is an alloy of pure gold and white metals such as nickel, silver and palladium. This metal pairs best with cool-colored gems, as well as colorless to near-colorless diamonds. It is not a hypoallergenic metal and not recommended if you have a nickel sensitivity. Unless requested, we do not rhodium-plate our white gold to honor its naturally yellow undertones.
First popularized with Edwardian engagement rings, the rare and extremely durable platinum comes at a higher cost than gold. Platinum has cool, blue undertones and is a pure element. This hypoallergenic metal can be used over white gold for those with nickel sensitivity.