This beautiful vintage Seal (Wax Seal) is made of gold filled metal and set with an intaglio carved into a blood stone. It measures 1" x 5/8" and is in beautiful condition. If it were me, I'd have a jeweler make this into a charm or pendant - It is quite beautiful and used to close letters usually with wax.
A seal is a device for making an impression in wax, clay, paper, or some other medium, including an embossment on paper, and is also the impression thus made. The original purpose was to authenticate a document, a wrapper for one such as a modern envelope, or the cover of a container or package holding valuables or other objects.
Blood stone is a dark green variety of chalcedony adorned with a splatter of bright red. It has been a popular gemstone for at least two thousand years.
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