Pandora Opening the Fatal Box - Words of Wisdom


Pandora's Box Wax Seal Necklace - Pictured is Pandora opening the fabled box surrounded by the Latin inscription "Nocuit Secreta Vidisse" meaning "Tis dangerous to pry into secrets".

The story goes, Zeus had given the box to Pandora as a gift on her wedding day and told her to never open it. Curiosity got the best of her one day and she opened the box releasing Greed, Malice, Despair, Disease, Old Age, Hatred, Violence, Cruelty and War into the world. She slammed the lid down keeping only the spirit of Hope in the box. This pendant is reminder that even when things seem really bad, the only thing we have left is hope.....Hope Conquers All.

Your jewelry comes beautifully gift boxed and includes a card with the charms meaning & symbolism, ready for gifting!
►SIZE: charm measures 3/4" in diameter
►MATERIALS: Sterling Silver
►NECKLACE OPTION: You may chose to order JUST the pendant or select from a variety of sterling chains available in shiny silver or antiqued silver finishes from the drop down menus to the right. *See last picture for reference.
►CHARM ONLY OPTION: If you chose to order the charm only it will come on a 5mm sterling jump ring that you may thread onto your own necklace.

♡♡ This pendant is made using the original wax seal that dates to the mid 1800's. The charm has been given an antique patina to bring out all the details. Please note that the picture has been enlarged so you can see the detail. Each one is handmade to order, unique and one-of-a-kind in every regard. Due to their handmade nature, they may vary slightly in size.

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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews

It’s beautiful thanks very much.


The packaging is quite lovely and well thought out! The detail transfer of the seal is very good, and I love the meaning of the charm. Shipping time is also fast. Thank you, Shannon!


This is such a great idea for a classics enthusiast. My sister is a latin/Greek teacher and this a perfect way to represent her affinity without being too flashy.

One thing- the picture leads you to believe the stamp/writing is large and clear. The print is actually difficult to discern, which actually adds to the charm.


Quick shipping, great quality, lovely job!


Just... wow! Seller was incredible throughout the process, and the necklace arrived very quickly. It's a stunner, and I've gotten compliments each time I've worn it! Thanks so much!

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