I'm In Control of my Destiny - Bear & Forbear


The focal point of this beautiful necklace is an original wax seal medallion, handmade of Sterling Silver using an antique wax seal pictured on a 30" antiqued sterling rolo chain.

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The shield depicts a crest with the Latin motto "Sustine et Abstine", which translates to "Hold On and Hold Off" or "Bear and Forbear", to be in control of ones destiny - be patient and endure. A beautiful statement piece to be worn every day - a constant reminder that you're in control of your destiny.

Your jewelry comes beautifully gift boxed and includes a card with the charms meaning & symbolism, ready for gifting!
►SIZE: approximately 1 inch across and is 1 1/2" long.
►MATERIALS: Sterling Silver
►NECKLACE OPTION: You may chose to order JUST the pendant or select from a variety of sterling chains available in shiny silver or antiqued silver finishes from the drop down menu.
►CHARM ONLY OPTION: If you chose to order the charm only it will come on a 5mm sterling jump ring that you may thread onto your own necklace.

♡♡ This pendant is made using the original wax seal that dates to the mid 1800's. The charm has been given an antique patina to bring out all the details. Please note that the picture has been enlarged so you can see the detail. Each one is handmade to order, unique and one-of-a-kind in every regard. Due to their handmade nature, they may vary slightly in size.

Every Shannon Westmeyer piece is handmade to order using the original wax seal and vintage castings once we receive your order. We stand behind our products and craftsmanship and want you to be 100% satisfied with your jewelry. Please allow 5-7 business days for the creation of your jewelry in addition to shipping times. Also, a friendly reminder that each listing includes the measurements of the wax seal charm, please read carefully so you're not disappointed or surprised when you receive your jewelry!  We gladly accept returns on any non-personalized items for exchange of refund within 30 days of the original purchase date.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews

I absolutely love this pendant and have been wearing it non-stop. With a 30" chain it's perfect for laying (with other wax seals especially!) and is super elegant, along with being unique. The weight and dimensions of it are sublime, as is the detail in the stamp.


Hi, I received this in fine condition and much, much nicer than the pictures show. I just love this piece. Your jewelry is fabulous! Suellen


Beautiful product and wonderful seller with great communication. I am exchanging for a different pendant and she has been very helpful through the process.


I absolutely love this necklace. It got shipped quickly and the detail is exquisite


Stunning pendant--it feels very heavy and substantial--in a good way, and well worth the money. Beautifully packaged as well.

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