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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


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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.

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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