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mother and child necklace

by John & Linda Whitney $54.00 - 78.00
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  • the story

Family Chain

Isn't it amazing how your mom is always there to catch you when you fall? This bronze, brass, and copper sculpted figurine necklace celebrates your unbreakable familial bond by linking your choice of up to three children. Each piece is individually forged, soldered, cast and cold-connected by metalsmiths John & Linda Whitney in Florida.

Bracelets available with your choice of 1, 2 or 3 children in any combination of boys and girls.



Please check out our Family bracelet and additional charms, also by John and Linda Whitney.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
30344
Made from
brass, copper, bronze, gold plated brass
Measurements
Pendant: 1 child: appox. 1.5" L; 2 children: approx. 2.25" L, 3 children: approx. 3.25" L; Chain: 18" L
Notes
Polish with a soft cloth.
  • the maker

John & Linda Whitney

From their home base in Sarasota, Florida, John and Linda Whitney infuse their jewelry pieces with whimsy and a lot of personality. It all began when John, as a young art student in the 1970's at the University of Kansas, would sketch Linda's orchestra rehearsals and quartet workshops. These sketches transformed into sculpted figures created using traditional methods of metalsmithing. With the help of their studio assistant, Kim, and their talented Havanese "art dogs," John and Linda forge, solder, and stretch the imagination and the possibilities of their beloved, chosen craft. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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MOTHER AND CHILD NECKLACE
 
4.6

(based on 165 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (112)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (151)
  • Meaningful (132)
  • Good quality (103)
  • Pretty (75)
  • Good length (74)

Cons

  • Lacks luster (10)
  • Tangles easily (9)
  • Too long (8)
  • Too short (7)
  • Poor workmanship (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (127)
  • Dress up or down (59)
  • Office (41)
  • Going out (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (66), Stylish (66), Comfort-oriented (64), Classic style (53), Modern (51)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (163), No (37)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife (34), Other (31), Self (23), Mother (20), Child (12)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (45), Mother’s day (34), Other (19), Birthday (18)

Reviewed by 165 customers

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5.0

My wife loved it!

By 

from Edmonds, WA

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Elegant
  • Meaningful
  • Pretty
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Office

    Comments about MOTHER AND CHILD NECKLACE:

    I bought this present for my wife as a gift from our 7 year old twin sons and she absolutely loved it. It's extremely personal and meaningful to her and she wore it her first day back to work (and it even made a co-worker cry when she explained the meaning)

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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Adorable!

    By 

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me Modern, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Elegant
    • Good Quality
    • Meaningful
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Office

      Comments about MOTHER AND CHILD NECKLACE:

      Gave this to my sister. She has three boys. Great necklace, very unique. She loved it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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

      Well Done

      By 

      from Boston MA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about MOTHER AND CHILD NECKLACE:

          Beautiful necklace. Delivery had been promised before Christmas, but it came afterward. Company refunded delivery charges and provided us with a gift certificate for future use. I was mollified. Well done, folks.

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

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Beautiful, as expected

          By 

          from New Hampshire

          About Me Classic, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Too Long

          Best Uses

          • Dress Up or Down
          • Everyday

          Comments about MOTHER AND CHILD NECKLACE:

          This necklace is beautiful, detailed, and very good quality. I purchased as a Christmas gift for myself and I am quite pleased!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Mother
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Best gift I ever gave my friend!

          By 

          from Richmond Va

          About Me Classic, Modern, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Eye Catching
          • Meaningful
          • Personal
          • Unique

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Family Events
          • Wear Any Time

          Comments about MOTHER AND CHILD NECKLACE:

          You get to design this piece of jewerly so it was a particularly meaningful gift for my friend. She's worn it every day since I gave it to her. So many friends and family members have commented on it and said how much they love it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • 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

          Very special

          By 

          from Southern California

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Length
          • Good Quality
          • Meaningful
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about MOTHER AND CHILD NECKLACE:

              This is a very meaningful gift for a mother. It is beautifully hand made and very unique.

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

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Perfect gift

              By 

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Meaningful
              • Pretty
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about MOTHER AND CHILD NECKLACE:

                Necklace is pretty but may not be the most comfortable to wear on bare skin.

                Service and delivery comments:

                My order was delivered earlier than I expected. Excellent service.

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

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Happy Buyer

                By 

                from Illinois

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Length
                • Good Quality
                • Meaningful
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about MOTHER AND CHILD NECKLACE:

                  Great product and very unique, wife loved it as does everyone she shows...

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

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  3.0

                  precious keepsake

                  By 

                  from Memphis, TN

                  About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Meaningful
                  • Special
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Too expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Special gift

                  Comments about MOTHER AND CHILD NECKLACE:

                  I bought this gift for a dear friend from New Delhi, India who had to leave her son behind in order to attend college here. She sees him twice a year, but he lives with her parents. She is so anxious to have him come here permanently. Obviously, this gift has special significance. Otherwise, I would not have spent so much for it. It is a mixed metal and not particularly lustrous so I am concerned about how well it will wear. Still, it will mean much to someone who knows how to value it

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • 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

                  SYMBOLIC ARTISTRY

                  By 

                  from Bayonne, NJ

                  About Me Career, Classic, Modern, Stylish

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about MOTHER AND CHILD NECKLACE:

                    My Wife absolutely loved this necklace. Not only was it meaningful but a truely original and excellent substitute for the typical "MOM CHARMS" that have been outdated since 1950! Put simply, It is a great unique gift. She loves it and I love the originality and craftsmanship of it.

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

                    Comment on this review

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                    Q and A

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

                    51votes, 13 comments

                    ali
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Is she trying to catch her kids from falling? If I were a mom I would not buy this.

                    Lauren
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    absolutely LOVE this! would have been great for mothers day :(

                    Katy
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I understand that motherhood is a juggling act but this looks more like she's dropping the balls (her children)

                    Xena
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    The materials are likely to cause an allergic reaction and the image does not look inspiring. I think iif I got this as a gift I'd be offended.

                    Michele
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    It's a little creeepy.. it looks like they are chained together or falling ... it just wouldn't be something I would wear... Maybe if the kids were all supported better? It just looks strange to me. sorry.

                    Brittany
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    its kind of creepy

                    jen
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I don't like the idea of having someone staring at my chest trying to figure out the necklace. This seems like it could be cute in sculpture form though.

                    Donna
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    perfect

                    Stacy
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very cute. If you like your kids, you wouldn't be dropping them. And if you don't like anyone staring at your chest then you shouldnt wear any necklaces that are longer than a choker.

                    Elena
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Seems negative. Not much good catching everyone else if you yourself are barely hanging on.

                    Karen
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Think this should be looked at with whimsy. don't take it so seriously! Clever and fun piece.

                    Katrina
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    It doesn't seem very wearable...It looks too long and the design doesn't really stand out in the picture, so I doubt it would be any better in real life.

                    Katie Foley

                    I like this item. As the mother of 4, it is hard to find a necklace representative of my family. You can find a mother with 1, 2 or 3 children easily, but 4 is very rare. I also have several friends who have 4 kids and they would like something that they could wear that shows their kids. Thanks for the possibility.

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