Necklaces

Heart and Arrow Lariat

This may be appropriate for the upcoming holiday if you’re looking for a themed gift.

Designer: B Jewelry, NYC
Dimensions: 20″ for a 16-17″ necklace

Purchase Information:

Price: $110
Availability: Buy Heart and Arrow Lariat here

TOPOGRAPHIC NECKLACE BY MELISSA BORRELL

For those of you who don’t mind sticking out in a crowd, here’s an oxidized sterling silver necklace that creates a topographic map of your décolleté.

Purchase Information:

Price: $450
Availability: Buy TOPOGRAPHIC NECKLACE BY MELISSA BORRELL here

Smoon Bijou Necklace

Look! You can glow in the dark.

“Silicon coated and linked by a silver thread to a replacable battery, these little gems are like stardust one wears around the neck. Each light is unique and individually crafted, and unbreakable too.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Availability: Buy Smoon Bijou Necklace here

POP OUT PENDANT BY MELISSA BORRELL

Here’s something you may have seen before (possibly from our ICFF summary…she was at the DesignBoom showcase). These are modern and interesting and totally affordable.

These pendants are part of Melissa Borrell’s “How do you wear a drawing?” project. Taking the shape that she developed for the tree necklace and reducing it in size gives another perspective on the same graphic element. The pendant is made from photo-etched stainless steel and comes in a square of metal from which it is easily “popped” out. It comes with a chord so that you can make it into a pendant to wear around your neck. Stainless steel with rubber cord.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20
Availability: Buy POP OUT PENDANT BY MELISSA BORRELL here

Cloud Necklace

Well, look at this. I just might have to buy one and have ‘bltd’ inscribed upon it. You should do the same (but only if you want to).

“A wee polished sterling silver cloud, shiny as a mirror, floats on a sterling chain. The cloud is 5/8″ wide.”

Designer: dottyspeck, Seattle, WA
Dimensions: 16″ chain

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Cloud Necklace here

Industrial Bloom Necklace

This necklace is pretty interesting design-wise, but the appreciation grows once the material and process of how it’s made is known.

“Industrial Bloom’s flowerlike facade is contrasted by the materials from which it’s made. Shavings of Hytrel, a high tech thermoplastic elastomer, are typically discarded during the machining process. We’ve embraced the individually unique shapes emitted by this production process and use it as the focal point. Each is combined with black or orange rubber cord to offset the delicate white flower.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Availability: Buy Industrial Bloom Necklace here

Plya necklace

The Plya necklace is pretty special. It’s composed of wood and aluminum and is available in either walnut or beech.

“The Plya collection celebrates the interaction of two opposing materials: wood and aluminum. Negative spaces in wood are completed with metal accents questioning the concept of preciousness. In this work, the gem exists in the negative spaces allowing metal and even the individual to become focal points.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $98
Availability: Buy Plya necklace here

Custom Tag Necklace

Say something different with a necklace like nobody else’s. Great as a gift (can I repeat that?) or just as a ‘whatthahell’ purchase for yourself, it’s a chance to commemorate someone or some slogan that’s just special enough to be worn around a neck.

Choose up to 20 characters (10 per line, letters or numbers).

Fine silver tag on ball and chain. Made in Brooklyn.

Update: This item is no longer available through original retailer. (10/30/09)
(Try this: Custom Silver Necklace, $62.00)

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Custom Tag Necklace here

Anne Gericke

Anne Gericke is a German jewelry maker who arranges amazing, tiny, hand-painted figures in solid glass enclosed in a silver frame. It’s definitely pricey but some might say it’s worth it. I bought a necklace several years ago with two tiny business men and I can’t tell you how many times people ask me what it is. Despite its tiny size, it’s definitely eye catching.

dimensions: 1.75″l x .6″w x .3″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $504.00
Availability: Buy Anne Gericke here

Nose Necklace

Oh, what the hell (or heck, if you prefer). It’s a gold-plated comedy nose necklace! It’s designed by Marcel Wanders, and I personally think he’s got to be one of the best designers out there simply based on this product here (I like his other stuff quite a bit, but I’m just saying, this takes the cake). Funniness. There’s some bad news though- I couldn’t find a U.S. retailer, so if you want it, you’re gonna have to deal with the whole overseas shipping thing.

Material: Silver gold plated
Dimensions: 4.5 cm

Purchase Information:

Price: $873.39
Availability: Buy Nose Necklace here

 
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