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acorn necklace

by Lori Strickland $36.00
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The Potential to be Great

Hand cast in sterling silver from a real acorn cap, this handsome necklace is a reminder that like an acorn, our lives and dreams may start small but they have the potential to become great. A symbol of growth, this necklace begins as a carved wax sculpture and is then cast in sterling silver and polished to a high shine by artisans in Florida. Finished with a semi-precious red Tiger's Eye stone bead. Designed by Lori Strickland.

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Handmade
Item ID
18332
Made from
sterling silver, semiprecious gemstone
Measurements
Pendant: .75" L, Chain: 18" L
  • the maker
Lori Strickland

Lori Strickland

A native Floridian, Lori Strickland comes from a long line of ranchers and cowboys-"Old Florida," she calls it. "Before the mouse took over." Lori trained at the Gemology Institute of America and The Jeweler's Bench of Florida. While she was studying to become a designer, she met her husband, who was studying to become a manufacturer.

"We have the perfect relationship in many ways," Lori says. "Every designer needs a manufacturer and every manufacturer needs a designer."

The Stricklands have worked together for 15 years and have a 10-year-old daughter, who has designed jewelry and made wax models since she was six. She's even designing something to be featured in Lori's next collection. "We are a true family business," she says.

"My inspiration comes from the world around me. I tend to see things from a different angle than most people. I enjoy the irony and romance of life. Plain objects seem whimsical and I see things like the cork in the dog or flowers and plants that dance like ballerinas."

When she isn't busy with jewelry, Lori is taking her daughter to voice lessons or barefoot skiing when the weather is nice. The family also enjoys walking on the beach, surf fishing and playing with their two dachshunds.

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ACORN NECKLACE
 
4.7

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (34)
  • Pretty (30)
  • Good quality (29)
  • Meaningful (24)
  • Good length (22)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (29)
  • Dress up or down (18)
  • Office (14)
  • Going out (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (18), Comfort-oriented (15), Classic style (10), Career (9), Stylish (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (25), No (9)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (3), Other (3)

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4.0

Unique and Symbolic

By 

from Syracuse, NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Elegant
  • Good Length
  • Meaningful
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about ACORN NECKLACE:

    This was purchased as a gift for my residency director for my pharmacy residency graduation. She has a unique style and has contributed greatly to my growth as both an individual and a pharmacist over the past year. The symbolism of the acorn and the uniqueness of the necklace made this a perfect gift for her.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    College Graduation Gift

    By 

    from Rochester NY

    About Me Career, Classic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Meaningful
    • Pretty
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Office

      Comments about ACORN NECKLACE:

      My daughter graduated from college with a degree in environmental science, and had studied trees and global ocean as part of her studies. She loved this necklace, it is meaningful and very pretty.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Reminds me of my daughter...

      By 

      from Corinth, MS

      About Me Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Meaningful
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about ACORN NECKLACE:

        I bought this as a gift to myself for Christmas. When I spotted an acorn necklace, I had to have it! My three year old daughter Lyric is a nature lover and loves to "feed the squirrels" so it was a must purchase kind of purchase...This is not the type of find you come across everyday. (Uncommon, indeed.) Another way to think of her often, as if I don't do that enough already! So thankful I came across this gem of a jewel:)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Very pretty necklace

        By 

        from pacific palisades

        About Me Classic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Elegant
        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful
        • Pretty
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about ACORN NECKLACE:

          This is a lovely little necklace that I loved giving to my niece because it was not only very pretty, but the acorn also symbolized growth and strength which I love about my niece.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          Beautiful necklace

          By 

          from Florence, KY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Pretty
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about ACORN NECKLACE:

              I bought this for my daughter for Christmas. She and her family just moved to a new home on a lot with many oak trees, which she loves, and I know she'll love this beautiful necklace too.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Child
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              4.0

              Very nice product

              By 

              from Nashville, TN

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Length
              • Pretty
              • Unique
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about ACORN NECKLACE:

                The necklace was very nice. The chain was just right, length, quality, everything.
                The acorn was much smaller than I imagined, which wasn't a bad thing. A little glue was present, and the little hook on the bottom seems like it could have been less pronounced. Overall, very happy with everything.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Wife
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Wonderful gift

                By 

                from New York

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Pretty
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about ACORN NECKLACE:

                  Gave this to my mother after the birth of my daughter. She loved it, the symbol of the acorn was perfect for the occasion. A great gift.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery was prompt. Gift wrapping was beautiful.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Mother
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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                  5.0

                  lovely acorn necklace

                  By 

                  from Beaver, PA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clever idea
                  • Pretty
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about ACORN NECKLACE:

                    I think it's terrific and I hope my granddaughter thinks so also - it's for her birthday.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    Love it!

                    By 

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Career, Classic

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Length
                    • Good Quality
                    • Meaningful
                    • Pretty
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • Poor Workmanship

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about ACORN NECKLACE:

                    My only con for this necklace is that the glue used to hold the stone in is quite visible on mine. I find that to be disappointing, but other than that it is a very pretty necklace. I have enjoyed wearing it a lot!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome!

                    By 

                    from Cedar Rapids, IA

                    About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Elegant
                    • Good Length
                    • Good Quality
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dress Up or Down
                      • Everyday
                      • Office

                      Comments about ACORN NECKLACE:

                      It was cute in the catalog, but it was beautiful in person. The quality is top-notch.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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