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family birthstones necklace

by Liza Shtromberg
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  • the story

The Family Stone

Keep your family close to your heart with a personalized necklace featuring hand stamped sterling silver charms with the first letters of your loved ones' names and their corresponding birthstones. Handmade in California by Liza Shtromberg.

Minimum of two initials and two gemstones per necklace. If you would only like one initial, please see our symbols for additional ideas.

Please note, each disk has a distinct, organic, hammered look,
click here to see this detail in each letter and symbol:


Click here to see each birthstone:


Because of the custom-made nature of this item, all sales are final. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Please select economy service as your shipping option, when ordering.

To Order
Select the number of initials and gemstones you would like from the drop down menu, click add to basket, and place your order. Then, just send an email to custom@uncommongoods.com with your name, phone number and order number. Please indicate the order in which initial/symbol and accompanying gemstones should be placed when looking at the necklace from left to right, starting with the first initial/symbol. For example, M: Aquamarine, A: Turquoise, C: Peridot. A member of our team will call and/or email to confirm the letters and gemstones and finalize the order.

Sorry the necklace must always have the initial/symbol followed by the gemstone.

Please note, this style has been discontinued. Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
19041
Made from
sterling silver, semi precious stones
Measurements
Chain: 18.5" L. Pendant: .375" dia.
Notes
Stone size may vary.

Please note, each disk has a distinct, organic, hammered look.
  • the maker
Liza Shtromberg

Liza Shtromberg

Liza Shtromberg creates universal, organic and inspiring pieces of jewelry. She loves the cultural and historical implications of jewelry, as it has been a craft across centuries and borders. Her work is simple and meaningful, something to be treasured and something for the everyday. She tries to keep her work classic, personal and varied. From simple silver to African-inspiration to East-Indian influence. And her jewelry is just as interesting as her life has been.

Shtromberg was born in Moscow and raised in both Russia and a small port town in Israel. She immigrated to Los Angeles with her family at age 16. This trilingual artist dabbled in jewelry design as a means of self-expression. Her father was a driving force in her development; he is a stonecutter and cameo designer. He owned a jewelry gallery in Israel, where she assisted him. She first sold her work on the streets of L.A., but she was always drawn to raw materials like that of Africa and East India. Some of her clients include Rachel Weisz, Nelly Furtado and Kiefer Sutherland, but Shtromberg avoids trends and instead focuses on bringing out the universal human spirit in all her work.

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FAMILY BIRTHSTONES NECKLACE
 
3.0

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Meaningful (10)
  • Unique (9)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Pretty (6)
  • Good length (5)

Cons

  • Poor workmanship (3)
  • Tangles easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (6), Practical (6), Classic style (4), Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4), No (3)

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1.0

Overpriced

By 

from Las Vegas, nv

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Lacks Luster

    Best Uses

      Comments about FAMILY BIRTHSTONES NECKLACE:

      I feel like this product is very overpriced for what it
      is. I bought it to give to someone as a gift, but did not
      end up giving it because I was embarassed to do so.

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      3.0

      Beware of irregularities

      By 

      from Boston

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Pretty
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Stones too irregular
      • Tangles Easily

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about FAMILY BIRTHSTONES NECKLACE:

      Overall a nice gift but the discs with the initials were smaller than I had imagined. One out of my three birthstones was a lot smaller than the other two, to the point you can barely see it. Disappointing.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Very quick delivery, much earlier than expected.

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      1.0

      What a rip-off

      By 

      from New York, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Workmanship
        • Tiny uneven stones
        • Too Delicate

        Best Uses

          Comments about FAMILY BIRTHSTONES NECKLACE:

          microscopic 3 stones which varied greatly (even in these tiny stones)in size; shoddy workmanship; one of the stones was placed in the wrong link...should I go on?

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          1.0

          Underwhelming

          By 

          from Dumont, NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Came tangled and knotted
            • Much smaller than images
            • Poor Workmanship

            Best Uses

              Comments about FAMILY BIRTHSTONES NECKLACE:

              The stones and silver charms were much, much smaller than pictured online or in the print catalog. You can barely see the letters.

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              1.0

              not as nice as i thought it would be

              By 

              from NYC

              About Me Classic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Meaningful

              Cons

              • Poor Workmanship

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about FAMILY BIRTHSTONES NECKLACE:

              The letters and stones don't lay very well- the letters kind of clump together and hide the stones, which are quite small as it is. The photo online makes the workmanship look better than it is. At this price, I was hoping for something designed well.

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              4.0

              As descrbed

              By 

              from Lake Wallenpaupack, PA

              About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Meaningful
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Tangles Easily

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about FAMILY BIRTHSTONES NECKLACE:

              Workmanship was very good quality.[...] great product that I would recommend.

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              3.0

              Beautiful - not sure its worth [$]

              By 

              from MN

              About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Meaningful
              • Pretty
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Overpriced
              • Too Short

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about FAMILY BIRTHSTONES NECKLACE:

              A nice piece, but I envisioned the silver stamped letter charms bigger (they measure about 1/3 of an inch) - and I did order a piece with 4 different charms and stones - a little heavier than I anticipated, so it doesn't hang that well. Pretty sure my mom is going to be underwhelmed at the xmas present her 4 kids went in on.

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              3.0

              not too close to picture

              By 

              from los angeles

              About Me Comfort-Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Meaningful
              • Pretty

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out

                Comments about FAMILY BIRTHSTONES NECKLACE:

                The picture showed the gems to be larger in proportion to the disks. Mine didn't show up that way. Also, the gems are not terribly free of the chain, sorta stuck in at a angle and not dangle-y. And expensive to a degree.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Simply Sated Gift

                By 

                from New York

                About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Meaningful
                • Pretty
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Stones could be larger
                • Tangles Easily

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about FAMILY BIRTHSTONES NECKLACE:

                mom's birthday gift

                Service and delivery comments:

                product arrived quickly, but order was not correct. customer service emailed me a return shipping label. to my surprise, correct order arrived 2 days later. thanks.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Love this necklace style but. . .

                By 

                from Nyack, NY

                About Me Comfort-Oriented, Rarely wear jewelry

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Length
                • Good Quality
                • Meaningful
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Charms bunch too much
                • Difficult To Clasp

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about FAMILY BIRTHSTONES NECKLACE:

                I love the look of this necklace. After seeing the picture I also ordered three initials and gems, but when I received it the charms are so close together on the chain that one or more is always covered. I found the picture (in the catalog/website) misleading and don't think there should be more than two initials, if you want them to be seen. Also, one out of the three gems is much smaller than the others, and I would prefer them all to be the same size. Since nothing can be moved on the chain I'm considering taking it to a local jeweler to have one initial removed, as I do love the style/concept and want to wear it often.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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