Wednesday, April 1, 2009

J.Crew: Jenna's Picks - Jeweled Palm-Leaf Necklace


The first item I've picked from Jenna's Picks is the Jeweled Palm-Leaf Necklace (item #14385). J.Crew describes the necklace as such:

The perfect springtime statement piece with a fabulous floral design. Each shape was meticulously drawn out by our designer to drape perfectly over the neckline and every single color was customized to match the palette of our spring collection. Set on a soft 14K gold-plated brass chain (chosen specifically
because of the way it moves and sits on the neckline) with smooth and faceted
hand-set resin stones mixed with Czech crystals. 2 1/2" chain extender for
adjustable length. Signature spring clasp closure. Part of the J.Crew
Collection. Import. Length: 22".
This necklace retails for a whopping $175, and is available in metallic rose (above) and fresh mint (below).

This necklace is totally not for me. If I had to pick one, I'd say I prefer the fresh mint color, but I cannot see myself wearing it at all. It looks like it might be heavy, although J.Crew notes that it "moves" and "sits on the neckline" well. For my personal tastes, I can't even think of any time I would ever wear a necklace like this.

What about you? What do you think of this necklace? Do you like it? Do you think it is worth the price? Do you own it? And what would you pair this necklace with?

4 comments:

Shannon April 1, 2009 at 10:47 PM  

Love the stones but it looks ginormous

Anonymous April 2, 2009 at 3:21 AM  

I love how it looks on paper and models but i don't know if i could pull it off.

Maggie May April 3, 2009 at 9:20 PM  

I tried this on and loved it, though I didn't buy it at that time: it can be adjusted so while the models all seem to wear it at its longest, I made it shorter. The green one is just all "my" colors. It is not heavy (because it is fancy plastic, not glass or stones) and while it is quite a statement, I think I will get it. Hard to pay so much for costume jewelry but I love the detail and the design. I would wear it with Ts or with a blouse that has a low neckline.

JTS April 6, 2009 at 3:50 PM  

Shannon - I like the stones as well - I think maybe I would have liked it more if there were less of them.

Anon - I am the same way. I think this would look overwhelming on me.

Maggie May - Thanks for the real life info! It's good to know that the necklace doesn't feel heavy and that it can be adjusted.