Love Letter Necklace

With just three words, "today and always", you can send your love a reminder of your lasting adoration.
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Yayoi Inada

$175.00

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Yayoi Inada

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Yours Truly

Bring back a once-cherished pastime (or at least the thought behind it), with this skillfully crafted Love Letter Necklace. Artist Yayoi Inada creates each piece from sterling silver, molding a hinged envelope pendant for holding a hidden love note. With just three words, "today and always," you can say what it takes some people years -- and sometimes, entire books -- to declare. Handmade in Brooklyn.

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Made in New York

Born near a small forest in Japan, designer Yayoi Inada expresses her stories and experiences through her jewelry.

Yayoi was raised in Kyoto and Osaka where people lives are intertwined with the nature around them. As a child she was drawn to the calm and complete feeling she had whenever she spent time observing and appreciating nature's beauty.

After working as an account executive for an advertising agency in Tokyo, Yayoi began to have the desire to express her artistic side. She made a decision to follow her passion and moved to New York to study jewelry design at The Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2004 Yayoi decided to turn her passion into a reality by launching her jewelry collection Yayoi Forest Jewelry.

"I like to put the feelings of my childhood in the forest into my jewelry, the smell of rain, the warm touch of tree bark on your skin or sitting on a beautiful old tree stump just thinking up my own fairy tales." All of these memories can be reflected throughout her collections which have a sense of nature and whimsy.

Yayoi believes that her jewelry should be worn as a lucky charm. She often uses birds in flight or the tree of life to symbolize hope and happiness to the people that wear her jewelry.

Working from her jewelry studio in Brooklyn, New York, Yayoi individually crafts all of her designs by hand using 14k gold or sterling silver. She specializes in hand etching techniques and detailed wax carving to accentuate her appreciation for organic shapes and natural beauty.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
sterling silver
Measurements
Chain 18", Pendant .375"L x .75"W
Care
Wipe with a silver cloth.
Notes
Sterling silver weight: 0.19 oz
Item ID
20193

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UncommonGoodsLove Letter Necklace
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Meaningful (4)
  • Unique (4)
  • Elegant (3)
  • Good quality (3)
  • Pretty (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (5)
  • Dress up or down (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (7)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary (3)

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3.0

Nice, but not nice enough for the price

By 

from Richardson, TX

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Elegant
  • Pretty
  • Unique

Cons

  • Poor Workmanship
  • Too Delicate
  • Too Short

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about UncommonGoods Love Letter Necklace:

Was exited about this as an anniversary gift because it fits a theme we've been following for many years. But when she opened it, it was clear that I have to spend more money to upgrade the flimsy, short chain. My wife is fairly tall, and the chain is short enough that it's uncomfortable for her. Maybe fine for a 5'1" waif. But it's also so flimsy that even if the length was good I'd be afraid to let her wear it because it looks like it could break at any moment.

The worst part is that I will be buying a new chain that's just a little longer and a little sturdier, then paying a jeweler to attach it properly, which will probably equal the total original cost of the item, whereas it could have come with a better/longer chain for an extra $5 or so in original cost.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Anniversary

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice

By 

from Illinois

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about UncommonGoods Love Letter Necklace:

    Very nice

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

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    5.0

    Perfect.

    By 

    from NC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Elegant
    • Good Quality
    • Meaningful
    • Pretty
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down
      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about UncommonGoods Love Letter Necklace:

      I got this as a gift for a friendship anniversary. Ive never seen anything like it. Its beautiful. I also got the gift box offered by uncommon goods, it was worth it. Overall I am very happy and she loved it :)

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

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Wife Loved It. But

      By 

      from Brooklyn New York

      About Me Stylish

      Pros

      • Meaningful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down

        Comments about UncommonGoods Love Letter Necklace:

        She loved it so much that when the chain broke we never found it. Now i am buying it again. I will replace the chain with a stronger one.

        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Wife
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Anniversary

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Overall a hit

        By 

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me Comfort-Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Meaningful
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Heavier Chain Needed

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about UncommonGoods Love Letter Necklace:

        This was a gift for my wife of 62 years on her birthday. She like the unique style but would like a hevier chain.

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

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        What a unique and truly lovely gift!

        By 

        from Ripon , Wisconsin

        About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about UncommonGoods Love Letter Necklace:

          This is such an elegant and unique piece of jewelry! I love that it was made by hand, and I really enjoyed reading the information on the artist that was included. My friends all noticed it immediately and commented on how unusual and charming it was. I don't want to take it off!

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

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