Open Heart Intaglio Seal
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Glass intaglio seals – collected from an antique rotating wheel, engraved with sentimental messages, waiting to be reset into modern heirlooms.
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 beating heart with motto "A coeur ouverte"
French inscription roughly translates to "Open heart"
Set in choice of:
Accented with two baguette cut diamonds (GH/VS) with total gem weight of 0.16 ct.
Secured in 18k yellow gold bezel
Square wire band measures 1.7mm wide
Set in 18k yellow gold bezel
1.9mm gold rolo chain measures 20" in length
Secured with lobster claw clasp
We proudly design all of our jewelry in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Each piece is made to order in New York City.