Italian wax seal necklace based on the Aesop fable "The tortoise and the Hare" - Slow and steady wins the race.
This charm depicts the famous Aesop fable of the Tortoise and the Hare where we learn that "Slow and steady wins the race", anything can be accomplished with hard work and determination. Being an over confident braggart, the hare in this case, will get you nowhere fast.
A reminder that hard work and determination always pay off.
“It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.” ~ Babe Ruth
“I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ~ Thomas Jefferson
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” ~ Beverly Sills
☛Your jewelry comes beautifully GIFT BOXED and INCLUDES a CARD with the CHARMS MEANING & SYMBOLISM, READY FOR GIFTING!
►Size: charm measures 3/4" x 5/8"
►Materials: Recycled Fine 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.
There once lived in a forest a hare and a tortoise. They were good friends. But the hare always boasted that he was able to move faster than the slow tortoise.
At this, the tortoise felt humiliated in front of other animals. So one day he challenged the hare in a race. The fox was made the supervisor, and the lion the judge.I There was a starting point and a point marking the end, fixed by the fox.
Both the competitors started their race at the same time. The hare ran faster. He was naturally much ahead of his slow friend.
Now on his way the hare wanted to take a little rest under a tree, because he was sure of his win. And he soon felt asleep.
On the other hand, the tortoise moved slowly but steadily without any rest. He reached the destination before the hare arrived. When the hare woke up, he found that he was defeated by his tortoise friend.
♡♡ 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.