I give 5 stars for the abalone pendant - it is really beautiful. But only 3 stars for the silk cord - the length is mis-stated! The actual length with the full extender in use is not quite 16" long. Description needs to be revised so that potential buyers understand that the cord is knotted through the pendant and that takes up part of the stated length so that the final result with extender is just shy of 16". I normally wear a 17" - 18" necklace but I had to use an *additional* extender - otherwise it would have looked ridiculous high up and tight around my neck like a choker. Also - the spring ring clasp they used is very small and very hard to maneuver.
This pendant is beautiful. It is much more substantial than the picture leads one to expect. The shell is mounted on a sturdy base so it hangs very nicely. The chord is closer to 16" but if you unknot it and slip it through the pendant, you gain an inch. As it is, without unknotting it, it hangs nicely around my neck (5'9"/155lbs). The extender is another 1.5" and offers a little variety. The only thing that could be inproved in my opinion is the guage of the extender and clasp. They're a little too delicate in my opinion but so far have held up well.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Better than pictured
How accurate was the sizing? The chord length is inaccurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality
But please note that the cord is very short. I bought it for a friend's 10 year-old daughter and it fits her fine - although close around the neck. For an adult, it would be very tight - like a choker. But it's pretty and even her mother asked if she could borrow it.
Bought this necklace to wear with teal drapeneck shirt and black skirt and it matches beautifully because there are many colors in the swirl pattern. I like that the piece has sturdy black backing so that the pendant sits flat against your neckline area and the abalone is protected as well. Overall, a great value for such a lovely piece.
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