A pair of tiny wax seal greyhound earrings made using an antique Victorian era antique wax seal from the mid 1800's. The Greyhound is said to denote majesty, courage, vigilance, swiftness and loyalty, and were also emblematic of nobility. Greyhounds are one of the oldest breeds of dogs, and appear in art and literature throughout history. The breed was developed nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt. Known in England before the 9th century, the Greyhound was bred and raised by the aristocracy. For 700 years it was illegal under English law for a commoner to own a Greyhound. In heraldry, greyhounds symbolize courage, vigilance, and loyalty.
►Size: 3/8" in diameter
►Materials: Fine Silver
►Earwires: Sterling Silver
Petite wax seal greyhounds are handmade of fine silver, they are lightweight and small, made to dangle just below the earlobe on sterling silver earwires and are dainty, delicate and beautiful for an understated look. They are made using a vintage wax seal and have been oxidized, buffed and polished to bring out the contrast. Earring backs are included to keep them snug and in place.
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.