this is a well made, cute, colorful, bohemian necklace. great with jeans and a casual top. unsure why it's classified as a "youth" necklace", as it's the same length (17") as the other adult necklaces made by the same artisans. it's not bulky, yet not too small. the silver colored swirls are around 1/2" in diameter. it hangs around an inch from the base of my neck in the front, so it's not too tight like a choker. My husband even complimented it. I only rated it 4 because the closure is just a hook and eye. Had it been a lobster claw, I'd give it a 5.
I was looking for a silver necklace that had an unusual design. The protection symbol reminded me of Archangel Michael's sword of protection, and given my Scottish roots, felt appropriate for me. At any rate, the pictures on the website do not do the necklaces justice. The necklace I received is much more beautiful in person. The photo online does not display the sheen of the sterling silver. The necklace also has a nice weight to it, and the workmanship is top quality. I am very pleased with this item, especially for the money.
I'm a woman who loves big bold jewelry, especially that denoting that I am a Christian. I am extremely pleased with my choice of the black cross offered, the size and color combinations of three crosses "stacked" upon each other. Foremost is the smallest cubic zirconia cross with tiny, yet bright clear cz stones made more bright & reflective as set in smooth s.steel. The second cross within the stack is a plain, broad arrow-carved pointed, deep black cross w/ unique, smooth s.steel "bands" securing it to the "base". Finally, the third "base" is of highly polished, s.steel, perfectly weighted, w/an intricate, geometrically shaped and studded background topped with a sturdy, well attached, wide & deep hanger through which you can use not only the included chain, but a substantial cord or ribbon of your own choice of color. I chose to use a 1/4" lace ribbon give this unisex cross a more feminine appeal. As such, I've worn this cross as a choker and as a longer, well-draped necklace. Summarily, this is an exceptionally beautiful and versatile cross I commend the Artisans of "Crucible" jewelry for design & construction. I've bought several different pieces of "Crucible" jewelry, including equally unique rings and bracelets. I've received many compliments for every piece I've chosen to wear, both full-time as a signature piece, and for the day. I wear a black leather braided bracelet of the Celtic designed "clasping hands" full-time, with remarkably sturdy construction, having the ability to withstand my duties as a Law Enforcement Sheriff's Deputy (ret.), Horse Trainer, and Airline Transport rated Pilot...these pieces haven't ever hindered my abilities to perform complex maneuvering tasks, suspect take-downs, cockpit duties, etc., and I highly recommend them for those who identify themselves with larger, more substantial symbols of the same. ....Ten stars, if I could!
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