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Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes


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Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes
Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes

Oscar Wilde Quote | Quote Necklace | Inspirational Quotes


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 This quote necklace bears the words of Oscar Wilde: “With freedom, flowers, books, and the moon, who could not be perfectly happy?”

Part of our Rune Collection, these pendants are hand sculpted with an organic shape reminiscent of runes and tablets. Hung on a medium weight clip chain in your length of choice.


In 1895, Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for acts of gross indecency with other men because of his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas.

In 1897, he wrote a letter to his former lover. This letter never reached Lord Alfred. The prison took away each page as it was written, and it was only returned to Wilde on his release.

Lord Alfred claimed to have burned the copy that he received without reading it.

The letter was roughly eighty pages of hand-written text. It was first published in 1905, with the title De Profundis.

In the text of De Profundis, the following appears:

“If after I am free a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it, I should not mind a bit. I can be perfectly happy by myself. With freedom, flowers, books, and the moon, who could not be perfectly happy?”

Wilde would spend the three years after his release in exile in France. These were also the last three years of his life.

This demonstrates that in suffering, Wilde believed that he had become a better person, able to take the kind of joy now in small things that he once had taken in feasts and decadence. The quote reminds us that troubled times can end in happiness.

The lines, “I can be perfectly happy by myself. With freedom, flowers, books, and the moon, who could not be perfectly happy?” are hand-stamped on a tablet style pendant. The handcrafted tablets have an organic, handmade look and are available in sterling silver or gold vermeil. This quote necklace also comes with a choice of chain lengths and metal, making it a perfect personalized gift for a friend or family member, or for yourself.

The pendant for this casual, modern looking quote necklace measures approximately 1 inch by ¾ inch. It’s perfect for layering and won’t overwhelm even the most delicate look.

To reduce tarnishing, when you aren’t wearing your jewelry, store your pieces individually in small bags, removing as much air as possible. You may also want to put a small strip of anti-tarnish paper in each bag with the jewelry.

For more info, see our care instructions here.

At Chocolate and Steel, we're committed to making business choices that contribute to a healthy environment, support the local economy, and make the world a better place.

Read about our commitment here.

Your satisfaction is our biggest concern.  

Do not hesitate to contact us if there is an issue with your purchase. 

Returns/Exchanges are accepted within 30 days of purchase. Email us for return instructions at retail@chocolateandsteel.com

Custom orders are not returnable/exchangeable.

Your purchase is guaranteed for 1 year.  Any repairs will be done free of charge. If an item cannot be repaired or is out of stock, you will be offered an exchange.

After 1 year from purchase, repairs are available for a small fee.

We also offer cleaning and resizing of your jewelry.  

When you buy from us, you are in for a treat. We have beautiful “ready to gift” packages. Every piece of jewelry comes carded on a custom chocolate and steel card that is then put in a jewelry box. The jewelry box is gift wrapped with dried flowers and a unique letterpress gift card, tucked on top of every box so you are instantly ready to gift it. Our first series of letterpress cards feature a quote by Mr. Rogers. Stay tuned to see the next collection of letterpress cards and collect them all.


Jewelry packaging from Chocolate and Steel

From the moment your jewelry arrives in the mail you glimpse the original art of golden and blush poppies, then are nudged to "never forget how wildly capable you are", to an unboxing like never before. You will smile once you receive your piece of handmade jewelry in our super pretty mailers. You will love your unique unboxing experience.

Our packaging is made from sustainably sourced materials and is 100% recyclable. The flowers are compostable. There is so much waste generated in commerce and we are committed to reduce it.


Jewelry packaging from Chocolate and Steel

Necklaces are worn at different lengths depending on the style of the necklace but also what you are wearing it with. The same style necklace looks VERY different if you wear it as a choker versus worn longer down the front of your dress.

These images shows where necklaces fall around an average woman's neck.  The model is a size small for shirts, is 5'4" and a bust size B.  Women with larger necks and/or busts should typically go up one size for a similar fit.


 bust with chain lengths

14” - “Collar” necklace.  This size is good for children, young adults and petite women as a collar/choker.

15” - This is the most common size for a choker necklace for most adults.  Our tiny mantra necklaces are typically this length.

16” For most adults this length falls just above the collarbone.  A small pendant would nestle in the hollow of your neck.  This necklace is common for pieces that don’t have a focal point, like our layering chainsThis length is standard length for a petite sized woman.

18” The most common length.  For the average woman this falls just below the collarbone.  For more petite women it will fit lower.  This length is the standard length for an average sized woman.  This length is popular for adding pendants which will hang over a crew neck.

*All of our necklaces that come on standard chains have the capability to be both 16" and 18" - see picture below.

 

20” This length is a good option for pendants.  This falls between your collarbone and your bust. This is another great every day wear option.  Perfect for a low, plunging neckline or if you want to wear it over a turtleneck.

22” / 24” These lengths fall somewhere on/in your bust.  These lengths are the standard size for a plus size woman

30” A longer necklace, you can slip a 30" over your head and wear with evening wear

Love to layer with different lengths, but hate the tangles?   Try our "Detangling Clasps" that hold 3 necklaces at a time.  

Here's some ways to layer with different length chains.