Don't Judge a Book by its Cover Wax Seal Pendant - Rich Not Gaudy - Can Can Girl Risque

"Rich Not Gaudy", taken from the Shakespearean play Hamlet, this pendant is making fun of the phrase and the fact that you never want to dress too "loud" or "gaudy" for you'll never be taken seriously and thus be judged as unworthy. This pendant proves that the Victorians DID have a sense of humor! It's also a reminder to not judge a book by it's cover, or in this case outward appearances.

"Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy". --Hamlet, Shakespeare.


Your jewelry comes beautifully gift boxed and includes a card with the charms meaning & symbolism, ready for gifting!
►SIZE: pendant measures approximately 1 inch long x 3/4" wide
►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 below. *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.


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Customer Reviews

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This is my fourth necklace I’ve bought, three for myself and one for a friend. It’s not easy to choose which one I want! On one order, I needed fast shipping and they got my items out fast and I was able to receive in time to give as a gift. Wonderful customer service and the choices of pendants are great. Each wax seal charm has good weight to it, I will keep coming back when I need to refresh my look.


I love it, it's a gift but I have a feeing she's going to love it. Wonderfully packaged and it has a little information card to explain the meaning behind the wax seal charm. I will definitely be coming back for more.


Lovely charm, very risque and beautiful, shipped very fast!


Love the piece I chose. I was contacted when it was shipped and got to follow its delivery path. Once I received it I was impressed by the packaging. Top quality all the way. I'm sure this won't be my last order. Great gift idea too.