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The Lion and the Mouse Aesop Fable Wax Seal Necklace | Patience

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Meaningful Gift

Meaningful Gift

Handmade in the USA

Handmade in the USA

Every purchase gives back

Every purchase gives back

Hassel free Returns & Exchanges

Hassel free Returns & Exchanges

This wax seal necklace tells the ancient Aesop children's fable of "The Lion and the Mouse". It depicts a a lion caught in a hunters net with a mouse gnawing at the ropes, with the Italian caption reading "PATIENCE". The Moral of the Story: A kindness is never wasted, even the smallest friend is worth while.

This necklace serves as a reminder to never underestimate the underdog, always treat people with respect and gratitude.

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ~ Plato
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ~ Mark Twain
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. ~Princess Diana

Details
  • Your jewelry comes ready to gift in our signature box with a wax seal meaning card tucked inside. 
  • Size: 3/4" in diameter
  • Materials: Sterling Silver
  • Chain Option: You may chose from a variety of sterling chains *See last picture for reference.
  • Handmade with love in Ohio ♥
Process

Our wax seal jewelry collection is handmade using antique wax seals. To learn more about our process and how we make them, you can read this blog post "What is Wax Seal Jewelry".  

Every Purchase Helps Give Back Learn More

We have a great blog post that walks you through How to Select the Perfect Necklace Chain

Keep in mind that most jewelry is delicate to some degree. Unfortunately, no matter what you do to protect it, metal will dull and tarnish over time. Contact with lotion, perfume, and daily perspiration will eventually take its toll on jewelry. Moisture and humidly make this happen even faster.

We have also found that if you live close to the ocean or in an area that is more humid, your jewelry may need extra care to keep it looking shiny and new. And, as convenient as it may be to store your jewelry in the bathroom, this too is a bad idea. Store your jewelry in airtight containers or a resealable plastic bag when not in use, this will protect your piece from humidity and prevent tarnishing and scratches when not in use.

A clever little trick is to place a piece of chalk or a silica packet, (you know the kind that comes with a new pair of shoes or purse?) in your jewelry box to collect humidity and delay tarnish. For all of these situations you'll find that a quick wipe with a polishing cloth will return it's luster and remove any tarnish.

You love your jewelry, we get it, but we always recommend removing it before working out or doing household chores that cause perspiration, this will quickly dull your jewelry and you'll find the back of your pendant will look as though it's collected a layer of grime.

The most frequent question we receive is how to remove this build up. We sell little polishing pads that are cellular foam with permanently bonded micro-abrasives that will quickly remove the build up. 

We believe in extraordinary customer service and want you to be happy with your purchase.

To return your non-custom or non-personalized jewelry item, please contact us within fourteen (14) days of the purchase date to make arrangements and receive a Return Authorization number. Items must be received within twenty-one (21) days for a refund or store credit.  Items must be in "new" and unworn condition in its original packaging. Include your full name and Return Authorization number on the order.  

We will refund the purchase price to the original method of payment minus the shipping costs, unless the error was ours, we are happy to return the shipping fees.

We are also happy to issue a store credit which will go to the purchase of another item in our store.

Exchanges may incur additional shipping charges.


Sale items and custom orders are final sale and cannot be returned.

When will my order arrive? Every order you place at SWJ is finished to order. Please allow 3-5 business days for us to process your order plus transit time.  

*Please note that rings are custom made to order and take up to 2 weeks create and finish.

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    SW
    08/28/2018
    Sara W.

    Beautiful item. Loved the packaging and card to give the gift that much more meaning! My bridesmaids loved these charms as a gift! :)

    CE
    09/16/2017
    cheryl e.

    Love, love, love! Have not taken it off since I received it!

    D
    10/09/2014
    donaldsgal

    LOVE IT! And reasonably priced.

    A
    07/18/2013
    Anonymous

    I LOVE this necklace!!!! I wear it everyday! The work on it is beautiful! I love the packaging and the story that was sent with it. You do amazing work! Thank You!!!!

    A
    12/22/2012
    Anonymous

    Received it soooo FAST. Thank you for sending this out. I know things have been crazy for you. I am excited to give this to my sister on Tuesday. She will love it! Merry Christmas to you and yours!