Leaf Pattern Medallion in Sterling Silver and 14K Gold Vermeil
I picked this out for myself through the website. I like things that are unique and still classy at the same time. I also detest small jewelry, to me smaller dosent represent higher value. Quality and uniqueness stand out for me and this item had them both. I read the previous review and it stated that it was a big piece. That sold it for me! I ordered it to be delivered to a store. Its even better in person. Even though the piece dosent contain diamonds it sparkles alot and I can wear it with girly sweaters in the winter and bohiemian tops in the spring and summer seasons. The chain is shorter than I expected but I just layer this piece with other chains and it looks cute. I dont think thiis piece is extremely big, I think that its a good size and designed correctly were it dosent look gaudy at all.
January 23, 2012
Large and extraordinary
I just received this necklace and I have mixed feelings. On the one hand I really like it because it is different from everything else I have, seems to be of high quality and shines so beautifully. On the other hand I will have to choose my outfit carefully, it will not go with just anything because it is very big and it draws a lot of attention. I think the remaining outfit will have to be rather plain, otherwise the whole ensemble will be too overwhelming and I think this is most suitable for parties or dinners out, not for everyday or the office. The necklace is very beautiful and appears to be well made. Though it seems valuable I don't think the original price would be justified. The very front which is gold vermeil has a brushed surface. The area in the back is all silver and very glittery, really gorgeous. I like the way they mix different structures. The back of the medallion is silver and the chain is silver with gold vermeil so it appears golden. The chain is rather large which I guess is required given the size of the pendant. The pendant says Turkey on it (very very small) and the necklace Bolivia (very very small, no one other than you will notice it), so I guess that is where the items were made, which I sometimes find interesting. Now, even though the necklace is beautiful, I would not recommend it to a friend for the following reasons. First of all, it is so big and shiny, that a lot of people may think I am wearing a Christmas ornament on my neck. I am afraid they may not recognize the value of the necklace and that it really is jewelry. Second, I am not sure how well the necklace will hold up. I fear that the back will get scratched quickly (though since no one will see the back this should not matter) and I am afraid once the silver starts to tarnish I will have a hard time cleaning it because you cannot reach the shiny silver part to polish it, it is blocked by the vermeil leaves (but I think I will just bring it in to the Zales store and have them clean it regularly, I guess they could dip it into some solution or use ultrasonic). Third, the necklace makes a noise when it moves on the chain when I move. I am sure I won't even notice it after a while but will other people ?
Overall, if you want a large, extraordinary piece of jewelry, this may just be it.
December 17, 2011