Rated 5 out of 5 by GeoInCalifornia Exceptional Finish and Stones! A bit Long!
This Lola Rose piece is exceptional. I wish Anthro would carry more high quality natural stone jewelry such as this. Anthro tends toward the larger statement pendants. I prefer the small and demure sized pieces. This is perfect. It?s not just Brass. Looks like very high quality 14K plating over Brass.
The minute I pulled this out of the packaging, I knew I was keeping it despite the expense. It's essentially two pendants in one. I ordered the Blue. The Green Malachite isn't nearly as interesting as the online sample. Obviously they chose to photograph the best piece. The Blue Sandstone has beautiful sparkle in Deep Dark Blue that will work well for any occasion. Both stones are smoothly beveled and highly polished.
The diamond cut twisted chain tends to be stiff and bend oddly when handling, but is fine once on. The pendant is balanced enough not to flip over or swing when wearing. The weight is ideal. Both chain and pendant are smooth, so it won't catch and pull delicate clothing or scratch bare skin around the neck. The three loops would have been useful for adjusting the length if they weren't one inch apart. The pendant is too long on a 5'5" gal like me. I'll take it to my jeweler and have him shorten it for a couple bucks.
I had a difficult time choosing between the Blue Sandstone/Malachite, and the Purple Persian Agate/Amethyst. Since clothing hasn't worked out for me lately I might splurge for the Purple too. I'm worried my favorite colors will sell out full price.
Humid bathrooms, lotion, perfume, make-up, and cleaners will ruin the finish and stones over time. Keep it clean and in a drawer or jewelry box if you want this piece to look like new. If you get stuff on it, soak for a few minutes in warm water and gentle dish soap #I prefer Dawn# to remove build up. Dry immediately and thoroughly with a soft cotton cloth.
September 3, 2014
By Lola Rose
Purple: Persian agate, amethyst
Red: Golden sandstone, black cherry quartzite
Blue: Malachite, sandstone
White: Seashell marble, grey agate
Style #:33128224Handcrafted from stunning natural stones, Lola Rose's bold, colorful designs have acquired a steady following since her UK debut in 2000. With each eye-catching piece, this pendant necklace included, she strives to provide women everywhere with the opportunity to indulge in something glamorous - who could argue with that?