Rated 5 out of 5Â by GeoInCalifornia Wearable Work of Art
This necklace brought on so many compliments; I took it off a few times so I could enjoy what others were so obviously enjoying. My friend called it a wearable work of art. Isn't that what Anthro is known best for?
My most prized and favored statement necklace is Anthro's Stone Garden Necklace (SGN). Designer was not specified. Possibly made by Nakamol in her early days when she made jewelry to put herself through college. The SGN is built on an impossible tangle of wire that becomes bent out of shape. Like a wayward asymmetrical bouquet that needs constant re-arranging. So heavy with stones, that in my haste to remove the weight from around my neck, I leave behind a tangle of hair at the end of the day.
Along with a few large fresh water pearls, the Elemental Garden Collar expertly combines vibrant spring colors with earthy tones and bits of fresh white quartz. The collar portion is comprised of small Czech crystals that rest against the neck in wired rows, and is the base in which the floral arrangement is attached. This necklace is comfortable and light in comparison to the SGN. When secured close to the neck it tends to become off center. I added a small silver extender and wore it slightly longer. This kept the break at the collar centered. The lower position didn't compromise the statement nature of the piece. No pokes, scratches, or tangles of hair.
The EGC has a youthful appeal, with its round flower centers and perfectly laid out matching collar sides. Calling for the simple, playful sun dresses and tops of summer. This is a jeans and T shirt friendly piece that is comfortable to wear even in the heat. The SGN is serious, womanly, and exudes a professional quality. I've got room for both in my life.
So many of today's jewelry trends lack femininity, carry hefty price tags, are made with synthetic materials, and swallow the average sized woman whole with their impossible size. The EGC will be my wearable, affordable, and feminine piece for summer of 2013 and beyond.
June 6, 2013