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birthstone bud necklace

by Nancy Nelson
Handmade
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  • the story

Blossoming Style

Capture the vitality of your birth month with this graceful necklace featuring a delicate sterling silver branch, hand-cast from a real tree branch, budding with two luminous birthstones. Handmade in West Virginia.Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

January: Garnet
February: Amethyst
March: Aquamarine
April: White Sapphire
May: Green Onyx
June: Moonstone
July: Ruby
August: Peridot
September: Blue Sapphire
October: Pink Tourmaline
November: Citrine
December: Blue Topaz

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  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
20972
Made from
sterling silver, semi precious stones
Measurements
Branch: 2.25" L. Chain with branch: 17" L
Notes
Polish with a soft cloth.
  • the maker
Nancy Nelson

Nancy Nelson

Nancy Nelson believes that jewelry should evoke an emotion and tell a story for every wearer. Her passion for working with metals emerged while obtaining her BFA in Industrial Design. She enrolled in a metalsmithing class where she made her first sterling silver ring. After that point, she was hooked and continued developing her own unique style.

A beautiful blend of modern shapes and rustic forms can be seen in all of her designs. Nancy's works reflects a love for nature, where she finds inspiration in the beauty that surrounds us. "Every natural finding I have casted is discovered by me usually not too far from home in the rural countryside. Once I find that perfect object with beautiful shapes and texture, I bring it back to my studio and figure out how I can transform it into a simple, feminine and rustic chic piece of jewelry." Every one of Nancy's pieces is hand-assembled in her studio in West Virginia.

Visit our blog to learn more about how Nancy Nelson uses found organic objects to create nature-inspired jewelry.
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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BIRTHSTONE BUD NECKLACE
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (8)
  • Good length (7)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Pretty (6)
  • Meaningful (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (7)
  • Dress up or down (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (4), Practical (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9)

Reviewed by 12 customers

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2.0

Disappointing

By 

from Sioux Falls, SD

About Me Practical

Pros

  • Pretty
  • Unique

Cons

  • Difficult To Clasp
  • Poor Workmanship
  • Too Delicate

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about BIRTHSTONE BUD NECKLACE:

I've been looking for a birthstone necklace for myself for a while now. I thought this would be a good option.
However, the necklace (while very pretty) is very roughly made and the metal isn't properly finished. The stones lack color, unlike the picture.
Overall, I'm very disappointed with this item. This necklace wasn't worth the price I paid.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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5.0

Beautiful and unique...

By 

from Redwood City CA

About Me Career, Classic, Stylish

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dress Up or Down
    • Everyday
    • Office

    Comments about BIRTHSTONE BUD NECKLACE:

    I received this as a gift from my son and husband and I *love* it - it is simple, yet elegant, and the length is perfect, sits just below the collarbone.

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

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simple elegance

    By 

    from Greenville, NC

    About Me Classic, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Length
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about BIRTHSTONE BUD NECKLACE:

      I wanted to get my daughter something special, and a little different, for her birthday. This necklace fit the bill perfectly. It displayed her birthstone in an elegant, yet simple, manner. It is the type of necklace she can wear at any time, with any type of clothing. I liked it so much a plan to buy the same necklace for my other daughter for her birthday.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very unusual piece

      By 

      from Westminster, Maryland

      About Me Modern

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about BIRTHSTONE BUD NECKLACE:

        Bought as a gift and the recipient liked it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        unique birthday present

        By 

        from Albuquerque, NM

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about BIRTHSTONE BUD NECKLACE:

          Daughter and stepdaughter were both born on same day. Each year they get matching presents, the necklace is perfect.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Beautiful

          By 

          from River Falls, WI

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Length
          • Good Quality
          • Pretty

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about BIRTHSTONE BUD NECKLACE:

              Beautiful design. Well received by it's recipient.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              'Bought it for a friend & now I want it!

              By 

              from Rockford, IL

              About Me Career, Classic, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautifully made dainty
              • Elegant
              • Good Quality
              • Pretty
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dress Up or Down
                • Everyday
                • Going Out

                Comments about BIRTHSTONE BUD NECKLACE:

                This was a 50th birthday gift for my dear friend. She LOVES it! I do too and I'm seriously considering buying one for myself!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Birthstone Bud Necklace

                By 

                from Asheville, NC

                About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Aquamarines lack color
                • Branch is a bit too long

                Best Uses

                • Dress Up or Down
                • Everyday

                Comments about BIRTHSTONE BUD NECKLACE:

                Really nice idea, and workmanship looks high quality; not sure, though, if anyone will be able to tell that the stones are aquamarine (the birthstone for March), as they look clear--maybe it's the way they're placed on the branch?

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Graceful and lightweight

                By 

                from USA

                Pros

                • Elegant
                • Meaningful
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dress Up or Down

                  Comments about BIRTHSTONE BUD NECKLACE:

                  I love how delicate and dainty this necklace is. Sure to be an everyday favorite.

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Delicate

                  By 

                  from florida

                  About Me Classic

                  Pros

                  • Elegant
                  • Good Length
                  • Good Quality
                  • Meaningful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dress Up or Down

                    Comments about BIRTHSTONE BUD NECKLACE:

                    This was a gift and I love it! Very delicate and beautiful.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    Q and A

                    When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                    338votes, 39 comments

                    Pam
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    very nice, clever.... too pricey for me though

                    Laura
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Beautiful!!

                    Seneca
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Lovely.

                    Sara

                    I have this budding necklace without the stones. I have never seen this one-but I LOVE it. Nancy Nelson's branch necklaces are gorgoreous! They are lightweight and lay beautifully. Total thumbs up!

                    Dee
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    So delicate and beautiful!

                    Christina
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    the chain seems poorly made

                    Dayna
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    cute gift.

                    Shelley
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I like the item but would not pay that much for it. Maybe if it was around $45.00

                    Deborah
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Unique but pricey

                    Heather
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Like it, but would only buy it if it was on sale. A little pricey.

                    Lisa
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    It's a wee bit pricy, but I REALLY like the new and interesting way of working with celebrating birthstones.

                    Gretchen
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I wish you had more jewelry in gold tones. Too much silver!

                    Karen
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I agree, it's too expensive, but I like the handmade look of it.

                    Erin

                    Lovely! I like organic jewelry styles!

                    Mariesa
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very pretty, though I don't think the chain goes with the style of the necklace.

                    Patricia
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    It looks like a twig--yellow gold would make it look more classy

                    Michelle
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    A bit too pricy, but very pretty.

                    Norine
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    this is wearable and decently priced

                    alexandra
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    should be able to mix and match stones

                    Holly
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    This is stunning! Lower the price though...$55.00.

                    Samantha
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Pretty, but I probably wouldn't spend $70 on it.

                    doreen
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    very cute, but too expensive

                    Christy
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very cute! And made in the USA!

                    Heather
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I love love love this! So precious....I love branchy things :)

                    Kimberly
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I like the idea initially, but the wrapped wire holding the gems doesn't appeal to me. Gems coming from where the buds are on the branch would look great although I'm sure that would be a more expensive design/process. I like the way the twig hangs. I have a similar necklace in silver.

                    Jordan
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Gorgeous

                    Jenna
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I like your other birthstone jewelry better. This one is pretty boring.

                    Stacy
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I actually really like this one. The chain does seem a tad delicate. It would be nice if you could get more than one stone per necklace. I'd love to have the stones represent my 2 girls birth months.

                    Laura
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I realize that diamonds (April) and emerals (May) are expensive stones, but they should be accurate - as should October (Opal)

                    judith
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    love the design, but too pricey

                    stacie
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    wont sit right on collar bones

                    judy
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    pretty but pricey

                    Lara
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    would like option to have more than 2 stones put on it though... like one for each of your children. can the birthstones be different?

                    Kat
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    So delicate and pretty. I wish the gemstone "buds" were set differently rather than wired to the necklace.

                    Christine
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Organic style and made in the USA. Double good!

                    Jil
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    This is really delicate and lovely! I think it may be a bit pricey but my real issue is that the March birthstone is Aquamarine. Not Blue Topaz. What's up with that?

                    Kathie
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very cute, made in USA but a little pricey.

                    Maureen
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I think this is a good concept, but the branch should be hung vertically or at least at an angle instead of horizontally to be visually appealing and dynamic as a necklace.

                    Jan

                    Gorgeous...love this idea and design. I think it's a bit expensive though.

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