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personalized silhouette necklace

by Amy Ambroult
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This handmade, customized sterling silver pendant is a tiny masterpiece of Old World craftsmanship. It captures the form of a classic cameo in sterling silver, and features the silhouette of you or a loved one. Once the artist, Amy Abroult, receives a photo of your subject's profile, she shrinks it down to the appropriate size and uses a tiny jeweler's saw to cut the shape from a sheet of silver and solders it to an oval background. She oxidizes the surface, which creates a dark color, and then lightly sands the silhouette, bringing back its silver sheen and creating a pleasing contrast against the background. Close attention is paid to every detail, from the hand forged silver clasp to the carefully soldered joints that ensure lasting durability. This is an extraordinary piece of jewelry that will be treasured for generations. Handmade in Holbrook, MA.

Tips for taking a good profile photo:
-When taking the photo, please be sure to take it from the same level as the subject. For example, if the child is sitting down, you should be sitting next to him/her, not standing.
-Make sure the subject is looking straight ahead. If the head is turned toward or away from the camera, it will not be a good, clear profile.
-Please include the entire head (don’t crop the back of the head) as well as the neck and part of the chest. Posture and head shape are important in capturing a person’s essence in profile.
-Send a clear picture with lots of contrast between the person's profile and the background. For example, don’t take a dark picture with a dark background, and take care to make sure the background isn’t too busy. It can be difficult to make out the tiny details of a face if there isn’t a clear distinction between the subject and background.
- For Girls: It is best to put your hair in a ponytail so the proportions stay true.

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Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
21134
Made from
sterling silver
Measurements
Charm: .75" W x .9" H, Chain: 18" L, .4 oz.
Notes
Care: Polish with a soft cloth.
  • the maker

Amy Ambroult

Amy Ambroult is a Boston-based jeweler. She loves the tactile experience of jewelry making and she enjoys manipulating metal into beautiful forms.

"It's the complete physical experience of metalsmithing that keeps me coming back for more," she says." "I feel the touch of the cold metal, the resistance when I bend it, the give when I hammer it, and my hands are given the opportunity to explore their full potential."

In her small workshop, she uses traditional metalsmithing techniques to transform raw materials into forms that explore the link between the industrial and organic worlds. She makes pieces that are to be used and enjoyed every day to add a small work of art to the wearer's outfit, and a flash of cool, modern style.

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PERSONALIZED SILHOUETTE NECKLACE
 
5.0

(based on 2 reviews)

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5.0

Beautiful keepsake!

By 

from Portland, OR

About Me Classic, Modern

Pros

  • Elegant
  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about PERSONALIZED SILHOUETTE NECKLACE:

      I received this gift for Valentine's Day from my Husband/Son. I LOVE IT! Its hard to tell online, but this is a very high quality, artisan piece. A very special way to hold on to a moment in time!

      It is a great size and I look forward to wearing this for years to come.

      My only complaint: I wish the piece came with a lobster/locking clasp. I am really worried the piece would fall off with the type of clasp it came with and I fear losing such a beautiful piece. Would love to get a new clasp on!

      That being said, one of my favorite gifts ever received!

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great as a gift or for yourself!

      By 

      from Boston

      About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about PERSONALIZED SILHOUETTE NECKLACE:

        I purchased the Silhouette, with my 6 year old daughter's profile, as a Christmas gift for my grandmother (and I also purchased one for myself). It has proven to be such a wonderful, keepsake, type gift and piece for my own collection. Every time I wear it I get several compliments and inquiries. It goes well with dress up and down. It is a great length and very comfortable to wear. It is fun and sentimental at the same time. I plan to pass it onto my daughter herself. Great product!

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

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        Q and A

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

        377votes, 79 comments

        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

        Amy Ambroult's Personalized Silhouette Necklaces are a lovely way to keep an image of someone you love close to your heart. Whose silhouette would you love to wear?

        Liane
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        I couldn't justify spending that much money.

        Jalena
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        200$ is pricey for me but the idea is great!

        JoBeth
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        The price seems a little high but I love the necklace.

        Stephanie
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Love the idea! Would never spend that Nuh money on a necklace like that though

        Katie
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Cute,I'd totally buy it... but for a lower price

        Stephanie
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        it's really awesome, and i can understand why it costs that much, but i still wouldn't spend that much.

        Erin
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Think the chain could be nicer quality, but I like the actual pendant.

        Alyssa
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        like it, but would NEVER spend $200 on it (even though I totally understand why it costs that much)

        Laura
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Like the others, I like the idea, but not the price.

        Stephanie
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Great idea but this is way too expensive. $100 would be more reasonable.

        Jessica Kate
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        This looks really cool but I could never afford to spend $200 for it.

        Megan
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        I love the idea but too expensive.

        Florence
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Way to much $$$ but cute idea

        Sharon
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        I love the concept, especially the fact that it's a customized piece, so that it's not just a random silhouette. Maybe that's why the price is so high? I would purchase for the idea, but not for the price.

        Rebecca
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Love. It. But way out of my price range.

        annie
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Omg something actually made in America! Kinda pricey but looks like it's worth it. Winner winner chicken dinner!

        Victoria

        Clever idea, but the price is going to kill it....

        Elinore
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I have a silhotte (that was done at my daycare) when I was a little, that I would love to have made into a necklace and give to one of my mom/dad.

        elena
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        What a neat concept! However, I wouldn't be able to spend that much.

        Kelly
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Really cool! Wish i had one for each kid!

        Michelle
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        I love the idea but it is very expensive.

        Holly
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        cute and cool!

        barbara
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Love the product but the price is too high unless the artist is exceptionally talented. I think many would turn out to look almost identical and that would not make my granddaughters happy to have the same necklaces when their looks are so different. Great idea, but most likely too much of a challenge.

        Mackenzie
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        LOVE the idea, can't justify the $200.

        Liz
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        I love silhouette necklaces, but this one is just not good. It's not very stylish.

        Kirsten
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        too expensive!

        Moddy
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I do wonder if this is a bit more than most people would be willing to pay...Love the idea, though, I would totally buy these for my family and I, if I could afford them.

        Amanda M.
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Idea is great, but price is a bit much. Maybe $125 or so would be better.

        Katrina
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        very cute, but just too pricey

        Vicki
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        This is especially awesome but very expensive

        Alison
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Adorable!!! But sooooooo expensive.

        Jessica

        Cute, but not worth $200. I would rather buy something small from Tiffany's for the $$.

        Kat
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Like it and understand why the price is high, but I could not justify spending that kind of money on a necklace

        Sarah
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Love it, but I would not spend that much for it.

        Elisa
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        just a bit pricey...

        katie
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        200 dollars is WAY too much for this necklace. I understand that its custom but comon... $200? Where in the world did you get that amount?!

        Cortney
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I love it, but WAY too expensive!

        Diana
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Love the idea! And perhaps a price adjustment, if possible should be considered.

        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

        Thanks for all of the great feedback on this beautiful handmade necklace! We're happy to see the kind words regarding the look of this piece, and we just want to provide a little more information about the price point. The necklace is made of sterling silver, and it is entirely handmade in the USA by artist Amy Ambroult. Amy uses your photo to create a one-of-a-kind silhouette, using great precision. Check out the product story to learn more, then keep the comments coming in!

        Louisa
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I *love* this. It's really unique and I love that it will be customized. Chain is extra cool, too, adding to the whole feel of the piece. I hope you'll carry it because I already have someone in mind I want to buy it for!

        lisa 5 orange potatoes
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Beautiful and I understand the price for the work involved.

        Hilary
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I love this! I want to purchase for my wife... I understand the concept of handmade and how important it is to support artists/artisans. I am sure that the number of hours that this artist put into this and the fact that it is custom made, and the fact that it is silver, all go into the price. TO me this price seems beyond fair.

        Jen
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I love how beautiful it is when I use the zoom tool to see all the details. LOVE it.

        Karen
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Great piece !!!! well worth the price because of it's unique feature, your loved one!

        Jacki C
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        This is adorable!!!

        Melissa
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Can't wait to give this keepsake to my nieces! Love the personal touch@

        carrie
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        In a world of the mass produced it is a delight to see a quailty item that would most certainly be an hierloom for the family.

        Sharon
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Love this!

        erica
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        i love seeing real handcrafted goods here!

        Rachel

        a piece of artwork that pulls on the heartstrings....i love it. there have been times i just want to freeze my little ones at one stage or another...now i actually can.

        Jacqueline
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I really love Amy's work and i think this piece looks really labor intensive!

        Kevin
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Very cool piece. Looking here because my wife said she liked it. Can't seem to find where to purchase?

        Johanna
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Beautiful! What a unique piece, sure to become a family heirloom.

        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

        Hi, Kevin. We're glad you and your wife like this necklace! It isn't available yet, but it is up for voting. If you want to see the product enter our assortment, remember to use the share buttons above to tell your friends to vote. If you'd like us to let you know if we carry this design, please sign up to receive an email notification above.

        er
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        beautiful, special piece. custom, handmade and one of a kind.

        Elaine
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I want to order some

        Karrie
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Love this! Great idea for a special-occasion gift. Super unique and personal. Love that no two necklaces are the same.

        Carol
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Beautiful piece. Great gift for someone special!

        erin
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Such a beautiful pendant, could dress up or wear casually. Love all the work that goes into this piece of jewelry.

        Sarah

        Thumbs up! This necklace is beautiful and definitely well priced for all the individualized work that goes into personally making each one.

        Samara
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Had a silhouette done when I was little, would love to have had it permanently on a pendant.

        Casi

        What a great piece! Perfect for any mother. I have not seen a cameo done like this before.

        Alex

        Truly a work of art! I can't imagine the skill and patience it must take to make one. I guess craftsmanship is still alive in this country.

        emily
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Gorgeous - want one with all 3 kids' faces :)

        emily
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        love love love! If it can be made with all kids' faces - even better. Love that it's made "local" as well.

        Kathy
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        This necklace is so unique and beautiful. Considering the personalization, I think the price is very reasonable. A great gift to be treasured for life.

        Alexis

        Don't let the price tag get in the way! This is a truly priceless piece! A loved one with you always close to your heart!

        Marisa
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        It is a nice piece, but $200 is WAY too high.

        Cindy
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Beautiful necklace, I would definitely buy this. I'm always willing to pay a little more for local, hand-crafted items vs. mass-produced. And the added bonus, each one is unique and personal!

        pam
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        a bit expensive but worth it I'd hope for the personal touch done by the artist

        Rebecca
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        I'd need more information about what is required to submit for the silouette. And what happens if it doesn't look like your kid or whoever you bought it for? I'd want some sort of reasonable return policy before spending that much money.

        Outdoorsy Business Exec and Mom of 3
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I'd choke a little on the price but I LOVE the concept. So cute!

        Cheap T
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        After spending the $ on this, all you'll have will be your silhouette! Toooo much dinero.

        Carol
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Something a little different, and made in the USA!

        Sofia
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        See what I said on facebook page!!!

        Kristin
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Too expensive though...

        Ann
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I bought this piece and it is fabulous. If you want cheap costume jewelry then this is not for you. If you want a personalized piece that is hand crafted with fine materials....well, you found your item. It is well worth every penny! Something I will have in my family for generations. One of a kind!

        Suzette

        Great for mothers day gift.

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