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by Nancy Nelson $72.00
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Blue Ridge Beauty

Imagine the perfect, early morning stillness in the Appalachian Mountains. Rolling ridges extend out to the horizon, wrapped in mist, and the carpet of pine needles perfumes the air as you walk. On the forest floor you spot one of nature's gems: a tiny, perfect pinecone.

Jewelry artist Nancy Nelson celebrates that woodland symbol of rebirth and enlightenment in this transcendent necklace. The brass pendant, with its painted blue patina, is hand cast from an actual, delicate pinecone collected from Swallow Falls State Park in Maryland. It's suspended from a delicate 14k gold filled chain with alternating, textured links. Pendant has been finished with a clear sealer to keep its color perpetually fresh. Handmade 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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Handmade
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Item ID
21964
Made from
brass, 14kt gold filled wire
Measurements
Pinecone: approximately .87"; Necklace: 16 - 18" L
Notes
Clean with a polishing cloth. Keep in an air tight bag or jewelry box to prevent tarnish when not wearing.
  • 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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BLUE PINECONE NECKLACE
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (13)
  • Pretty (11)
  • Good length (9)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Elegant (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (9)
  • Dress up or down (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (7), Comfort-oriented (5), Practical (5), Classic style (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (14), No (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (5), Other (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (7), Birthday (3)

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5.0

Beautiful!

By 

from Alexandria, VA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Elegant
  • Pretty
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about BLUE PINECONE NECKLACE:

      Very pretty.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Wife
      • 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

      Just perfect!

      By 

      from British Columbia

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Elegant
      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Meaningful
      • Pretty
      • Unique
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down

        Comments about BLUE PINECONE NECKLACE:

        I was so pleased with this necklace, it's just perfect! I love the detail and weight of the pine cone and how it balances the beautiful oval link chain. I know that this will be a signature piece that I will enjoy every time I wear it.

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

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Rustic yet pretty :)

        By 

        from Harrisburg, PA

        About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Pretty
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Too Short

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down
        • Everyday

        Comments about BLUE PINECONE NECKLACE:

        The gold and turquoise go well with much of my attire! Definitely an outdoorsy, rustic feel to this piece, but it's also very pretty and delicate. I'd prefer the chain be just an inch or two longer for me personally.

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

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My new favorite necklace

        By 

        from Taos, NM

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Elegant
        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful
        • Pretty
        • Unique
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dress Up or Down
          • Everyday
          • Going Out

          Comments about BLUE PINECONE NECKLACE:

          I purchased this necklace to wear for my wedding. It's perfect. It's just the right size and weight (it's on the heavier side). I've already worn it out, and the length is fantastically adjustable- it could go with a range of necklines. I've gotten many compliments on it already. I love it.

          Service and delivery comments:

          The wrapping was lovely- it would have been very easy to give as a gift as it arrived.

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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just beautiful!

          By 

          from Woodstock, GA

          About Me Classic, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Elegant
          • Good Length
          • Good Quality
          • Meaningful
          • Pretty
          • Unique
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about BLUE PINECONE NECKLACE:

            I was proud to give this to a dear friend who loves the Appalachian Trail. She was just thrilled with it! It is an absolutely beautifully crafted piece of art that is unique and with meaning.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • 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

            pinecone perfect

            By 

            from Texas

            About Me Career, For Daughter In Law, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Elegant
            • Good Quality
            • Stunning
            • Unique
            • Worth The Price

            Cons

            • Needs A Little More Lengt

            Best Uses

            • Dress Up or Down
            • Everyday

            Comments about BLUE PINECONE NECKLACE:

            The gift was delivered on time and the packaging was so unique. It was for my daughter in law. She had seen it on line and had put it on her list. I was hesitant at first since I was not familiar with the company... but the item was sooo nice when I opened and inspected the necklace. She loved it... I was concerned with the length, but it was just the length she wanted. Thanks for making quality products that can be bought online without worries. Will definitely buy again.

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

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Gorgeous!!

            By 

            from Grand Haven, MI

            About Me Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Length
            • Good Quality
            • Pretty
            • Unique
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about BLUE PINECONE NECKLACE:

              I simply love this necklace. I have been looking for something to be a unique staple accessory and this totally fits the bill. I wear it with almost everything any always get compliments. It's the perfect size to be able to wear everyday but still make a statement.

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

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Beautiful Unique Gift!

              By 

              from Fredericksburg, VA

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Elegant
              • Good Length
              • Pretty
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about BLUE PINECONE NECKLACE:

                This beautiful necklace was a gift for my nature loving momma! It appears delicate but is well constructed. I love the blue highlighting on it. Truly a unique piece that will be cherished!

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

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Delicate and Unique

                By 

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Classic, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Length
                • Pretty
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Difficult To Clasp
                • Tangles Easily

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about BLUE PINECONE NECKLACE:

                The multiple draw-string bags and unique cord wrappings were a little too much and unnecessary. I presume they added to the cost of the item.

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

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Blue Pinecone Necklace

                By 

                from Oceanside CA.

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Elegant
                • Good Length
                • Good Quality
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dress Up or Down

                  Comments about BLUE PINECONE NECKLACE:

                  I gave this to my daughter for christmas, she loved it. It was beautiful the pinecone and the chain has wonderful detail.

                  • 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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                  Q and A

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

                  822votes, 103 comments

                  Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                  Nancy Nelson's pretty pine cone is a lovely little reminder to celebrate nature and appreciate the the small things while looking at the big picture. What do you love about this handmade design?

                  Haley
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love the unexpected blue on the pinecone. Very nice piece.

                  Tishima
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  What the heck is this suppose to be? Yes, it's a necklace but of what?

                  Pamela

                  Love the pinecone, but the chain needs to be more simple. As it is, the chain pulls your eye away from the pinecone, which should be the focus.

                  Lynne

                  I love pinecones and the blue is a nice color with the brass.

                  Kristin
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  This just isn't for me. It looks a little to "homemade" for my tastes.

                  Liesle
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Blue? No. Maybe white or sparkly like snow...

                  Paige

                  I love this idea but wish the chain was longer to wear loosely and for the pine cone to dangle more - like 36" - I know that is more $ though but I think it would make the difference in me buying it or not.

                  Christine
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I think it's really tastefully done and the patina on the pine one makes it a bit different. Love it!

                  Hanna

                  Aww I love this! I love the little details on the chain. I can already think of people I would gift this too, like my roommate who loves hiking (and being girly)!

                  Amy
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I think it's lovely but a little too bleh...a trio of dangling acorns would give this movement and more interest...or maybe some other seed charms...all could be cast from real seeds, too. Matching earrings?

                  Meghan
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  It looks like an old penny, like copper that gets the blue tarnish on it.

                  Debbie

                  Very unique with the dipped blue edges. So natural and feminine. Love it!

                  lee
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Beautiful! Love how the chain dresses the pinecone up.

                  Lynette
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love it as it is!

                  anita
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  very cute. would wear it. or buy it for someone.

                  Cathy
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Would definitely wear this on a crisp Fall Day

                  Ellen
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  The chain doesn't seem to be attached symmetrically to the pine cone.

                  Rachel
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I don't even wear gold, but I would wear this!

                  Carolyn
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Cute! Very different!

                  Violet
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love it. My kids have always been drawn to pinecones and picking them up. Would be a lovely little token to remind me of their younger years.

                  Christa
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love this! It's a real pine cone! It all depends on pricing though.

                  Terry
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Appears well made and appropiate for an individual with taste in that direction.

                  Kate
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  So simple yet elegant and beautiful! I too love the blue touches. Rustic and unique.

                  Rex

                  looks like junk

                  Jodie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  absolutely digging on this piece!

                  Ami
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love the combo.

                  Donna Kay
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I am 60 years old with a fat neck. I love this, but would need a 20-22 inch chain.

                  Sharon
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I like it..small and cute..not gaudy

                  Whitney
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love it!

                  MK
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love the blue-tipped pinecone. I would love a little acorn pendant too.

                  Kathy
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I might buy this for a gift for a friend I know who'd like the color, just not my particular style for myself.

                  pinecone
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  i like it but not the blue paint part

                  Megan
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I'd like it better in a silver finish. But I like the blue.

                  Connie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I need this necklace. Very unique, I love it.

                  Chris
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  not attractive to me

                  Patti
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Looks like a project to do with kids on a snow day

                  Megan
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Lovely!

                  Janey
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love the pinecone!

                  Diane
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love it!! Would love it in silver too!

                  Sarah
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Just love these designs straight from nature!

                  Karoline

                  Love this - and would buy it. I think it could be on a longer chain (maybe adjustable to 20" - thinking turtlenecks/cool weather). Like the chain-kinda rustic/natural/outdoorsy.

                  Megan
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  This is adorable and totally my style. I would love to buy this.

                  cathy
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love the necklace just as it is. Pretty simple and charming.

                  Gloria
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  better without the blue. Plain silver would be "purer," more in keeping with the pinecone.

                  Rachel
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  This piece looks a little too homemade for my taste.

                  Karen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  very unique

                  Marla
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Not being an outdoorsy type person, this does not speak to me, plus to my eye, it's just not pretty

                  Catherine
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love it!!

                  Carol
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Not understanding the blue. I believe a longer chain would work better with this type of pendant.

                  Barbara

                  The blue is different, making it wearable throughout the year, as well as for the Christmas holidays.

                  theresa
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  i like it,alot

                  Arlena

                  It doesn't measure up to your other products. It looks like it's been thrown together, without much thought, just to be making something.

                  Barbara
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  It would be cute as a braclet too

                  Christen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love it - wish it had a longer chain.

                  Pamela
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love when I see things that would make a perfect gift for someone. This would be perfect for my step mother but, how much would you price it for?

                  Jacqueline
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I agree with the comment about the chain. It really overpowers the teensy pinecone pendant. With a smaller, more "delicate" chain, it would look more appealing. I do think it's a lovely idea, though.

                  patricia
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Please!!!!!!!

                  Karen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I want to purchase this as soon as it comes available.

                  Jackie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love the pinecone design in jewelry. This is just beautiful and the blue is great as white would have been a bit Christmas-like.

                  Kathy
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I do not care for the chain with this necklace at all. It is very cheap in appearance compared to the pinecone.

                  Elizabeth
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  This is beautiful, and looks so real! Where I grew up, pinecones developed a patina, giving them a blueish tinge, just like this. It makes me happy.

                  Kim
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  This does not appeal to me at all. Reminds me of a craft fair..

                  Linda
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Very very nice. Like it a lot

                  Patricia
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I just think it is ugly.

                  Heather

                  Very cute. Great winder piece.

                  Giselle
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  It's cute and I love the chain.

                  Angela
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I just love it!

                  Georgie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I want!

                  Angela
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I think this is so cute!

                  Stuart
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I like natural things to stay natural. I would want it without the blue.

                  Danielle
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I like the blue but not the cone.

                  Abby
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I really want this! So special.

                  Kris
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Would love it in sterling.

                  carol
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  depends on the price and I'd rather see it on a silver colored chain.

                  Alisha
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I LOVE this! I do wish the chain was longer and it would be nice if it was offered in a white as well for the winter season, but I would buy this in blue and white. I seriously love pinecones!

                  Bethina
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Didn't we make these at summer camp?

                  Francesca

                  I really love the pinecone, not so much the chain thoguh

                  Gwen
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I am not fond of the blue paint. I like the pinecone, but the paint looks like something my 5 year old niece would have done.

                  Carrie
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  This looks like it would be uncomfortable.

                  Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                  Thanks for the feedback, everyone! Just to clarify--this necklace is not made from an actual pine cone. It is cast from a real pine cone, but the pendant itself is made of brass. The blue is a patina on the brass, which is sealed with a clear sealant to prevent it from rubbing off.

                  Kathleen
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I like the shape and gold, but the blue/green color is odd and looks poorly applied.

                  Elizabeth
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I think it's beautiful!

                  Maddy
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Maybe a different chain.

                  Barbara F
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  From the "land of the long-leaf pine," I love to wear and give symbols--and the pinecone speaks volumes--especially to me. If for no other reason, this gets a thumbs-up from me!

                  jodie
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Thinking that this is kinda weird, but I do really like the chain!

                  Christine
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love this!

                  Jennifer
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  The chain is beautiful, but the painted blue looks cheap.

                  Jessica
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  It needs a different, more simpler chain...definetly.

                  Eileen
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  If it looks like something my kids could make, I probably won't spend money on it. Just saying.

                  Laura
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Cute, colorful. Would hope it's delicate and small.

                  SUSAN
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Looks unfinished. Chain is distracting. Don't like the way the chain appears to be attached to the pendant.

                  Anita
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Not my style.

                  Cheryl
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I do prefer the gold to silver, but this is just not my style

                  Carolyn
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Different!

                  Catherine
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Nothing that I don't love about this necklace!

                  Dusty
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Great for winter!

                  Keely
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Chain could be better but love love love the pine cone!

                  ronette
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Are u serious????

                  Christine

                  Really nice pendant!

                  Lindsay

                  Love this!

                  Carol
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  The Chain is too short for the bulk of the pine cone and is too busy to display the pine cone. And blue on a pine cone just isn't natural.

                  Tammy
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Beautiful!

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