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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Reviews: Cherished Trinkets Necklace, Dripping Gems Necklaces, Dripping Dew Necklace
I have mentioned before that I have a true fondness for costume jewelry, and this spring I've been taken with many of Anthro's offerings. Since the website is not great at showing scale of these items I thought I'd do some reviews.
Above is the Cherished Trinkets Necklace ($38). It's been backordered since it appeared on the website but Anthropologie is slowly starting to fulfill orders. This piece was well worth the wait. I wasn't sure how the green clear beads would work against the gold chains but this mishmash of gold (plated), clear (plastic) and sparkly acrylic work quite well together. I especially like the small gold beads around the blossom. I really get the effect of a flowering vine. It's not heavy at all. Since Anthro's jewelry hardly ever makes it to sale I never wait if I like a piece. This one is worth full price to me.
There are two variations of the Dripping Gems Necklace ($42). This is the "grey" version which is actually aubergine drops and clear lilac droplets. The chain on this necklace quite frankly sucks. It's thin, easily tangled and I'm in constant fear that it will break. At 20"L it's also a good three to four inches longer than I like my necklaces. Still it's a keeper because I love the colors. It goes with so much in my spring wardrobe and can either dress an outfit up or hold its own against a fancier look.
Here's the "blue" version of the Dripping Gems Necklace ($42). The beads are so vivid in real life and make my hazel eyes pop. The scale on this variation of the necklace is more natural to me with the larger droplets balanced against the smaller ones. It has the same weak chain as the grey version above and like the other version I wish this was a few inches shorter. In spite of these issues it's another one living contently in my jewelry box.
Finally, this is the Dripping Dew Necklace ($38). The color is called "dark blue" but I think I bought another variant that is more of a blush/pink color. I grabbed this one to polish off a gift card and thought it would be a return for sure but surprise! The neutral tones have me constantly reaching for this piece. I love the irregular mix of large facets and small circular drops. I have a couple of pairs of earrings that match well with this. The chain is slightly thicker and therefore better than the one on the Dripping Gems Necklace.
While in-store I noticed that a silver version of the Pessinus Garden Necklace ($32, not online) is floating around. Soho had both the silver and gold in stock last week. Do you own any of Anthro's jewelry?