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Wax Seal charm necklace - "Better To Bend Than To Break" - Aseop Fable Wax Seal

This wax seal necklace tells the ancient Aseop fable of "The Oak and the Reeds". It depicts a giant oak bending in the wind and is surrounded by the tiny Italian caption " Meglio rompersi che piegare" or "Better To Bend Than To Break". This charm is full of symbolism - The Moral of the Story: Better to yield when it is folly to resist, than to resist stubbornly and be destroyed. Sometimes it's easier to go with the flow.

Size: this charm measures approximately 5/8" across
Necklace Option: this wax seal pendant is pictured on a shiny silver sterling cable chain. You may chose to order just the pendant or select from a variety of sterling chains from the drop down box.


Leather Cords and Other Chains available here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShannonWestmeyer?section_id=7066117&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

Mix and match with other charms from my shop to create a unique & meaningful necklace:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShannonWestmeyer?ref=si_shop

The Aesop fable that this wax seal charm is fashioned after goes like this:

A Giant Oak stood near a brook in which grew some slender Reeds. When the wind blew, the great Oak stood proudly upright with its hundred arms uplifted to the sky. But the Reeds bowed low in the wind and sang a sad and mournful song.

"You have reason to complain," said the Oak. "The slightest breeze that ruffles the surface of the water makes you bow your heads, while I, the mighty Oak, stand upright and firm before the howling tempest."

"Do not worry about us," replied the Reeds. "The winds do not harm us. We bow before them and so we do not break. You, in all your pride and strength, have so far resisted their blows. But the end is coming."

As the Reeds spoke a great hurricane rushed out of the north. The Oak stood proudly and fought against the storm, while the yielding Reeds bowed low. The wind redoubled in fury, and all at once the great tree fell, torn up by the roots, and lay among the pitying Reeds.

To see more wax seal jewelry, check out the rest of my shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShannonWestmeyer?ref=si_shop

Better To Bend Than To Break wax seal necklace - the Oak and the Reed aesop fable wax seal jewelry in fine silver

$42.00 USD
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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fine silver, FS 999, sterling silver, silver, silver chain, antique wax seal
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 1304 reviews
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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