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History of Wax Seals

Updated: Apr 9

Wax seals are amazing! They have a long and fascinating history that spans across different cultures and eras.

 

Did you know that wax seals were first used in ancient China, where people carved their names or symbols into beeswax?

 

They were also used by the Egyptians, who pressed their seals into clay tablets. But it was in medieval Europe that wax seals became a symbol of authority, authenticity, and elegance. Kings, queens, nobles, and clergymen used wax seals to sign their letters, documents and contracts.

 

They had their own unique designs or coats of arms on their signets, which were metal or stone stamps that they pressed into the melted wax.

 

Wax seals were not only functional, but also beautiful and personal. They added a touch of mystery and romance to the correspondence, especially when they were used for love letters.

 

Wax seals are still popular today, as they are a great way to add some charm and character to your envelopes, gifts or crafts.

 

Cluster of Brass Shinny Wax Seals

You can choose from different colours, shapes and designs of wax and signets, or even create your own custom seal.

 

Wax seals are a wonderful way to express yourself and connect with others in a meaningful way.   

 

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