I have always admired costume jewelry but rarely purchase it. I honestly don’t have a great “eye” for finding fabulous costume items, and the pieces I’ve liked in the past have all been fairly expensive (Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, etc) to the point where I would rather skip a few and buy a “fine” jewelry item. It’s a shame because there are certain statement necklaces which I love and could never afford to buy the “real” version of, and I would really like to have more versatile accessories.
So when I saw my friend Frances with a gorgeous necklace from J.Crew, I decided to take the plunge. The price wasn’t too scary and when it arrived I found that I loved it. Thank you Frances for the inspiration!
One thing that I’ve noticed with these larger necklaces though – they weigh on my neck! It’s not painful but I definitely feel their presence. I know that there are many ladies who wear necklaces much larger and heavier than this one regularly, so perhaps I just have a weaker (ahem..wimpier) neck. What have been your experiences with larger, heavier necklaces?