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by Yayoi Inada
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Sending Out An XOX

Lost at sea for what to get your sweetheart? Send them Yayoi Inada's dulcet, sterling silver message in a bottle pendant. At 19 inches, this modern necklace is a beautiful token of your affection. Inside the miniature glass bottle, a rolled up piece of blank paper awaits your doting dispatch. So, no matter what you write, make sure it's from the heart, and it will find its way to theirs. Handmade from sterling silver and glass in Brooklyn.

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Handmade
Item ID
20192
Made from
sterling silver
Measurements
Chain 19", Bottle 2" L
Notes
Wipe with a silver cloth.
  • the maker

Yayoi Inada

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. collection

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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE NECKLACE
 
3.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (5)
  • Good length (3)
  • Good quality (3)
  • Meaningful (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (4)
  • Going out (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (3)

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1.0

Not as good as it looked.

By 

from Sarasota, FL

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

  • cheap looking
  • Lacks Luster
  • Poor Workmanship

Best Uses

    Comments about MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE NECKLACE:

    My boyfriend gave this to me as a valentine's day gift and although I appreciated it, I was sorely disappointed. I had actually been pining after this and another necklace for quite some time, and decided this necklace sounded and looked much better. But once I unraveled the adorable yet casual pouch it came it, I felt like it was replaced with a vending machine trinket. The chain is gorgeous, but too delicate, and the bottle was a complete let down. The actual bottle is made of some plexi-glass or plastic, and instead of what I thought would be a glass stopper, was a rubber ball with a metal triangle rammed through. For the price, I was expecting something much nicer. I will actually be returning this item, and am now worried about making another purchase on this site.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Chain nice, bottle cheap-looking

    By 

    from Seattle

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Length
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE NECKLACE:

        I was really excited for this unique present for our one year anniversary. While the sterling silver chain with the leaf embellishment is very pretty, the bottle itself looks REALLY cheap for the [$] price tag. The bottle itself feels like plexi-glass. The worst part is the cap to the bottle. In the picture it looked like a lovely opaque glass, but in reality it is a cheap-looking rubber ball, with a large metal triangle that connects the bottle to the chain. It looks terrible, there is a ring of thin, flaky rubber where i assume it came out of the mold. While the sterling silver chain is lovely, the bottle part looks like it came out of a vending machine. I was really disappointed... I don't feel like this piece was worth [$]. The spirit of the gift is still there, but unfortunately I don't think my girlfriend will want to wear it...

        Service and delivery comments:

        My delivery was prompt.

        The piece came in a little baggie made out of recycled t-shirt material (a little casual for the tone of the gift, but nice all the same).

        I was pleased with the delivery.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Surprises that really surprise

        By 

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Modern

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Goes with any dress
        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful

        Cons

        • Careful with the top

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE NECKLACE:

        I used this product to ask my fiancee to marry me.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        1.0

        Disappointing

        By 

        from AK

        About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Unique

        Cons

        • Lacks Luster

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE NECKLACE:

        I thought I was purchasing something unique and interesting...but not at all a good bargain for the price. It looks more like a child's trinket because of the unattractive rubber stopper in it. Kudos for the clever idea but I would not ever consider paying more than $20 for this.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gorgeous and meaningful

        By 

        from USA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dress Up or Down
          • Everyday
          • Going Out

          Comments about MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE NECKLACE:

          A lovely way to carry someone or something with you each and every day.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The most unique, romantic gift ever!

          By 

          from Bellmore, NY

          About Me Career, Classic, Modern, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Length
          • Good Quality
          • Meaningful
          • Personal and romantic
          • Pretty
          • Unique
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE NECKLACE:

            Love it, will wear it as an everyday piece or when dressed to go out. My husband wrote the sweetest love note inside for me and I will cherish it forever!

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very pretty necklace!

            By 

            from Columbus, OH

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Unique Design
            • Very pretty

            Cons

            • A little fragile

            Best Uses

            • Romantic gift

            Comments about MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE NECKLACE:

            Very pretty deisgn, if maybe a touch fragile. Being able to personalize it by writing your own message inside is a nice touch!

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Great idea falls short

            By 

            from Madison, WI

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • great concept

            Cons

            • Bottle is too large

            Best Uses

            • To look at

            Comments about MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE NECKLACE:

            I bought this for my wife to give to her on Christmas. I was disappointed when I received the product because of the quality and the size of the bottle. I love the concept so I went ahead with it anyway. The kids filled out a personal message which was very cute. My wife is concerned that the bottle is only held on by the friction of the cap and she may loose it. I think if the price were less and the bottle were smaller my wife would wear it more often and I would have felt it was a better value.

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