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dealing with uncertainty necklace

by Mary Steratore $55.00
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What the Future Holds

Embrace what the future holds when you wear Mary Steratore's sterling silver necklace. The garnet gem delivers courage while the smokey quartz helps you to stay calm and focus on your dreams, and the iolite keeps you in the present moment. This necklace makes a sweet and special keepsake for someone entering exciting uncharted waters. Comes with a card detailing the meaning behind each stone and charm. 16" chain has extra eye closures for adjustable lengths up to 18".

Made in Italy, Thailand, India and the USA. Waxes and molds made Italy, silver charms cast in Thailand, semi-precious stone pieces made in India. The silver ball chains are made in USA and the final necklace is assembled and hand-polished in USA, as well.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
20991
Made from
sterling silver, semi precious stones
Measurements
Chain: 16" L extendable to 18" L, Charms: approx. .25" dia.
Notes
Clean with silver polish.

Charm symbols are carefully combined with healing properties of the stones to create a piece that is not only inspirational but actually empowering.
  • the maker
Mary Steratore

Mary Steratore

It can be quite daunting trading one career for another, especially when there are PhD's involved. But for Mary Steratore, it led to the realization of true artistic expression. Leaving archaeology to create her own fine art, Steratore settled in Rome where her paintings and sculptures were well-received. After showing her work all over Italy and the US, she developed a new line of jewelry, dubbed b.u., as an extension of her sculpting. Drawing from Steratore's vast knowledge of artifacts and her extensive world travels, b.u. creations have an old-world aesthetic. Each piece is meticulously hand-made using a long-lost wax-casting method. With the help of Rome's top notch artisans, Steratore brings a little beauty and a lot of ancient wisdom into everyday, modern lives. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY NECKLACE
 
4.8

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to put on (10)
  • High quality (10)
  • Stylish (10)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Meaningful (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (17)
  • Casual wear (12)
  • Dress up or down (5)
  • Dates / night out (3)
  • Going out (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (8), Classic style (7), Modern (7), Practical (7), Stylish (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (25), No (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (8), Child (3), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (6), Birthday (4), Christmas or hanukkah (4)

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4.0

exactly what I thought

By 

from Anaheim, CA

About Me Modern

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear

    Comments about DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY NECKLACE:

    Chain seems slightly light weight

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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great Gift

    By 

    from new york

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • High Quality
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Everyday

      Comments about DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY NECKLACE:

      Gave this as a gift to my younger sister. She needed some extra guidance in her life right now and this was tgebperfect thing to give her a guiding spirit. She would ask my opiniom but never take it so i found this necklace and knew it was perfect. Such a great meaning and it comes with the description for her to read. She loved it and said it was just the thing she needed.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      I love this necklace

      By 

      from Eureka, CA

      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Put On
      • High Quality
      • Lovely Detailing
      • Well made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Everyday
        • Exercise Classes
        • Night Out

        Comments about DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY NECKLACE:

        I love this petite well-made piece and wear it all the time. The picture and size displayed were spot on. It represents a time in my life so is fun to wear.

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

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Uncertaintity in daily life...

        By 

        from Florida

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY NECKLACE:

              This was given as a gift. As it was given and expressed as the reason why, sometimes we just need a reminder that we are all important in our life and when we think otherwise, I felt, this could be a reminder to reflect on that ... Just a little something to keep going. I felt this necklace accomplished that and according to her she loved it and the meaning behind it too. Hopefully it will work everyday for her.

              • 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

              What a great birthday present!

              By 

              from Pasadena CA

              About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Put On
              • High Quality
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Everyday
                • Night Out

                Comments about DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY NECKLACE:

                My daughter has been going through tough times and this necklace really helped her focus on the goodness in her!

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

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Lovely necklace

                By 

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Classic, Modern

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY NECKLACE:

                  I bought this necklace for my Mom for Mother's Day. We recently lost my Dad and my Mom is going through a huge change in her life. She loved the idea behind the necklace and the fact that the semi-precious stones are thought to aid in things energy-wise. Pretty enough for everyday wear. Nothing too dressy or fancy.

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

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Great gift for graduations/life changes!

                  By 

                  from Missouri

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY NECKLACE:

                        I got this as a gift for a friend of mine who's graduation is this weekend. She recieved it very quickly and loved it! It has great meaning as well and it was perfect as garnet is the January birthstone and that was when she was born.

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

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Lovely

                        By 

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Casual And Down To Earth, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Always Get Nice Comments
                        • Comfortable
                        • Easy To Put On
                        • High Quality
                        • Lustrous

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Casual Wear
                          • Everyday

                          Comments about DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY NECKLACE:

                          Well made, nice quality stones! I wear this 24/7 and regularly get nice comments about it!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Self

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          4.0

                          thoughtful gift

                          By 

                          from NC

                          About Me Modern, Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easy To Put On
                          • Stylish
                          • Very Thoughtful Gift

                          Cons

                          • Shorter Necklace

                          Best Uses

                          • Casual Wear

                          Comments about DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY NECKLACE:

                          Very thoughtful gift for just the right time.

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

                          The Perfect Gift

                          By 

                          from Asheville. NC

                          About Me Modern

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easy To Put On
                          • High Quality
                          • Lustrous
                          • Stylish

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday

                            Comments about DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY NECKLACE:

                            This was for an adult graduation from college gift -- uncertain times ahead, but a celebration. She was very moved by it.

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

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                            Q and A

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

                            144votes, 15 comments

                            Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                            We love that this sterling silver necklace is beautiful and bold. Could Mary Steratore Reiss' smokey quartz, iolite, and garnet charms help you brave uncharted waters?

                            Elana
                            Vote: Thumbs up!

                            This necklace is just what I've been looking for. Silver, yes. Quirky yet meaningful? Yes. Not cutesy? YES.

                            Judy
                            Vote: Thumbs up!

                            Love it.

                            Sarah
                            Vote: Thumbs up!

                            Love, love this whole series. Quiet sentiment. Perfection without the schmaltz...

                            Kimberley
                            Vote: Thumbs up!

                            I love this necklace! Cute cute cute!

                            Elaine

                            Same company same product (almost)same problem

                            Erin
                            Vote: Thumbs up!

                            How soon can I buy this?! (Love it)

                            Seneca
                            Vote: Thumbs up!

                            Again, the presentation alone is what sold me. So lovely!

                            Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                            Hello, Voters! We love all the great feedback that's coming in for this charming necklace. If you want to be the first know if the item enters our assortment, please sign up to receive an email notification. In the mean time, don't forget to vote on the other necklaces by Mary Steratore Reiss in our voting app.

                            Vickie
                            Vote: Thumbs up!

                            Loving it!

                            AR
                            Vote: Thumbs up!

                            A bit pricey but beautiful.

                            Kelli
                            Vote: Thumbs up!

                            Love it! Wish it was a lower price.

                            Elena
                            Vote: Thumbs down!

                            Similar items less expensive at Kohl's.

                            Denise

                            On the fence with this one.

                            mary
                            Vote: Thumbs down!

                            Come on UG! Is there a store or website where you can't buy one of these?

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