All of our Wax Seal Jewelry is cast using the original wax seal or salvaged seal from antique and historical documents. Each piece is handmade to order with the utmost attention to detail and care, this means that your jewelry is an original work of art, one of a kind in every regard so expect each piece to be different and unique. Due to the handmade nature of each piece you can expect "flaws" in the form of cracks or crevices, this does not mean that your piece is defective, rather, it's replicating the process that normally occurs when a seal is pressed into wax, so these are to be expected and add character to the piece.
You can checkout our blog article on wax seal jewelry here: https://shannonwestmeyer.com/blogs/shannon-westmeyer-jewelry/what-is-wax-seal-jewelry
We have a great blog post that goes over how to care for your jewelry, it answers every question you could have! If you're still unsure after reading it, please by all means contact us!
Shannon Westmeyer LLC ships worldwide using DHL, and USPS and FedEx in the US. You may view your shipping options and delivery services here.
Yes, for international orders we are currently offering DHL Express for $35, DHL is rather quick with packages arriving in less than a week. This does not include VAT fee’s (taxes and duties) assessed by your country and are in addition to your order. Once customs officials determine the taxes and duties due, the recipient will be contacted to pay any charges so that the shipment can continue to move toward its destination. Indicating that items are a “Gift” or having them sent to a different address in the same country does not mean the fees are waived, these “Gift” items are also assessed fees by your country. We have no control over these fees and because they are constantly changing it's impossible to determine what they may be.
We've found it's always best to reach out to your local post office or visit their website policies page on how international packages are processed.
It typically takes 3-5 business days from the date of your order to create your jewelry. You'll receive notification of shipment via email once your shipping label has been printed. Please be aware that we currently ship orders within 3-5 business days of your order date but lead time and delivery times will vary during gift giving holidays. Please be sure to check our Production & Shipping schedule for important updates and check our COVID-19 page for more information on shipping delays and current status with shipping International Orders. Please note that selecting a quicker form of shipping does not speed up our production time - we still have to create your jewelry, it simply speeds up the time in which you receive it after shipping. If you have any questions at all please use the CONTACT button to be in touch with us!
Shannon Westmeyer Jewelry embraces the practice of using eco-friendly, recycled materials that encourage social consciousness. Whenever possible we use materials that come from green certified sources and products made entirely in the United States. We use natural or lab grown stones in our designs that avoid harsh mining which makes them earth friendly and more desirable. All of our Wax Seal Jewelry is created using eco-friendly reclaimed silver. Vintage or reclaimed antique jewelry and gemstones are used in our designs where noted. We purchase our metals from enviornmentally-friendly refineries and support local businesses and fair-trade communities whenever possible.
What's the difference between ANTIQUE and ANTIQUED? Antique is old. Antiqued is something that's made to look old, like a reproduction of a Vintage Antique item. Our jewelry is made using salvaged "Antique" and vintage findings, chains and semiprecious stones. We also use "Antiqued" findings when appropriate to complete a design. Read the Details provided with all of our listings to determine when Antique, Antiqued or Vintage components have been used.
Sorry, we do not inscribe the back of pendants unless otherwise noted. All of our jewelry is custom made to order using the original seal and stamping the back of pendants will compromise the design on the front. Your local jeweler may be able to assist you with a personal inscription on the back. If you plan on having your piece engraved, please let us know as all of your jewelry has our branding logo on the back.
No. All of our jewelry is made using the ACTUAL antique wax seal, we do not make modifications to any seals or their designs.
Yes. If you have a custom piece you'd like us to design for you contact us for a price quote. We can also use your personal seal to cast a pendant for you, please contact us for more info on pricing and size restrictions. Want to design your own seal or have your family seal cast into a pendant.? We are happy to help, provided you have your own camera ready artwork. Please note that images must be in black and white and that a digital proof will be provided for your approval prior to production. We do not do custom design work or redesign of submitted artwork. This process can take up to 4 weeks to complete so allow for adequate time if your purchase is for a wedding, anniversary or Christmas gift. As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have on the process.