Thursday, November 18, 2010

Holiday Gift List: Five Beautiful Necklaces

Making up a holiday gift list can be exciting and fun – for some people.  Others might prefer elective dentistry to trying to figure out what to give to whom.  The best way to thrill your friends and family this season is to get them unique, handcrafted gifts that they will absolutely love.  We are posting Holiday Gift Lists each week on our blog, featuring the best of indie design and great gift ideas for everyone on your list!

We have a wonderful and diverse array of jewelry on  This week’s Holiday Gift List features five beautiful and versatile necklaces, priced between $28 and $95.

Hammered Sterling Silver Gong Necklaces

The Gong Necklace by Rebecca Shepherd has two tiny discs, one nesting on top of a slightly larger one.  You can see the raised textured dots, which arise from hammering on the inside of the disks.  It comes in several color combinations, including sterling silver, oxidized/sterling silver, and oxidized/14K gold vermeil. This dainty necklace is a perfect fashion accessory for the girls and ladies on your list.  Price:  Sterling Silver $28, Oxidized/Sterling Silver and Oxidized/Gold Vermeil $30
Sterling Silver Hammered Gong Necklace, Rebecca Shepherd, Sterling Silver, oxidized Sterling silver, Gold Vermeil

Eco-Friendly, Reclaimed Tin Necklaces

Looking for an eco-friendly gift? Eco jewelry maker Anna Johansson of Annabuilt collects tin cans of all sizes, shapes and colors and creates one of a kind jewelry by matching up the original patterns on the cans.  Her Reclaimed Tin Offset Chain piece is colorful and asymmetrical, a lovely and light statement piece.  Price: $36

Reclaimed Tin Silver Chain Necklace, eco friendly gift, eco jewelry, one of a kind, Annabuilt, Anna Johansson

Vintage-Style Lockets

Lockets are back in style.  Wink & Flip’s sweet, vintage-style lockets come in antiqued gold and silver.  Each side features a different intricate design.  Place a meaningful picture or a very special memento inside a beautiful keepsake locket for a very special person in your life this season.  Price:  $40

Silver or Gold Keepsake Locket Necklace, one of a kind gift, locket, Wink & Flip, personal style

Two Points Gold or Silver Necklaces

Lauren Haupt’s Two Points handmade necklace comes in silver and gold.  The two hand casted points are small and fine, and if you look closely, you’ll see that they are two different shapes.  Rather than making a statement on its own, this necklace will enhance the personal style of some lucky person on your list. Price in Silver: $36, Price in Gold: $45
Two Points Gold Necklace, Holiday Gift List, Lauren Haupt

African Queen Necklaces

If you’re looking for something a bit more extravagant, feast your eyes on the African Queen Necklace. Created by Saskia de Vries, this handcrafted piece is a mixture of the rich design traditions of Asia and Africa with a distinctive American style. Large focal beads are strung with Ghanaian brass orbs, Japanese seed beads, and Asian pearls.  This striking necklace comes in six shades of green, red and blue.  Price: $95
unique necklace, African Queen, African Queen Necklace, Saskia de Vries, design tradition, Asia, Africa, American Style, Asian pearls

Inspired yet?  Visit to find more unique necklaces in all  shapes, colors and prices!  Come back for next week’s Indie Design  Holiday Gift List:  Great Gifts for Kids!

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