Beautiful, substantial. I have been an Avery collector for many years and I just love this statement piece! It definitely does lay flat around your neck and is comfortable.
I bought this necklace as a treat to myself. It fits like a dream and I’ve had no problems with it laying flat. I have a parrot and have finally found a piece of jewelry she can’t destroy! Thank you James Avery!
I received this necklace 5 minutes ago and had to write my review immediately. It comes in a wooden box that smells of cedar and goodness. The yellow felt pouch is always soft and yummy. Reaching in I found my necklace to be even better than I expected! It’s substantial, thick, shiny perfection. I’m a plus size gal so I had a link added. I’m not sure I needed it, but I wanted to say so if that helps anyone. With the added link it sits just below the hollow of my throat. I feel very blessed to have this significant piece of jewelry.
Very beautiful necklace. I got also matching earrings. It makes a gorgeous set!
Contrary to the review that says it is impossible to make the necklace lay flat, I must say, that it is possible! It was necessary to turn several of wavy loops around, one after another (without any force or twisting of course!) but I made the necklace lay nicely on my neck. It may require not giving up too early but the necklace is worth an effort.
I saw this on the cover of the catalog and new immediately it was meant to be! I am a sucker for anything with a swirl and James Avery has always excelled at them!!! But, this one took the cake. My daughter saw the photo in the catalog and said they must have known my birthday was coming, lol! It had my name written all over it. However, being on the pricier side I wanted to see it in person, so I planned a weekend trip to ATL (closest store to Tampa) and went to see my beautiful girl (we'd already bonded through the catalog). The minute the sales lady placed her on my neck we all knew it was truly meant to be. That being said, if you ever decide to make this in gold, I'm sure I have an organ or two I can spare! Thank you so much for this beautiful piece of art!
Beautifully rested, but it will not lay right!
Being a long time collector, I have been waiting for James Avery to create a nice heavy rustic piece like this. I rushed down to the store with money in hand, and I cannot wait to feel it and to try it on. When I felt it, I was delighted with the weight behind the peace, and I love the rustic swirl design as it would match many other Avery pieces I had collected in the past. I brought several of my pieces to try on until later with this necklace to see how it would look.
The sales lady and I tried every way we could to get it to unbuckle her and kink into lay smoothly around the neck, but it just would not.
Since it turned out to be so fussy to try to adjust to get it to lay right, I figured that I would never wear the item if I had it and therefore I decided against purchasing this item after trying it on several different times to see how it would work. In the long run I decided to stick with my James Avery oval hammered link necklace and bracelet which I can hook together to make it longer or shorter. It is also much more fluid peace than this one. See photos.
This one clearly needs to be brought back to the design team and modified so that it will work for the buyer, for $1000 after sales tax, it needs to be functional as well as beautiful.