Personalized Silhouette Necklace

created by

Amy Ambroult

created 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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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.

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

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 5 days, arriving 6 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 3 days, arriving 4 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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PERSONALIZED SILHOUETTE NECKLACE
 
5.0

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5.0

Beautiful keepsake!

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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

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      5.0

      Great as a gift or for yourself!

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      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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