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personalized stump necklace

by Aaron Ruff $180.00
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  • the story

Grow Old Together

Like lovebird initials carved on a secret tree, this sweet and innocent tribute to romance is made to grow more beautiful over time. Artist Aaron Ruff takes a page from Shel Silverstein's beloved classic, The Giving Tree, hand-crafting each sterling silver pendant with personalized initials inscribed on the bark. Have yours customized for a truly one-of-a-kind anniversary gift or precious gesture. Handmade in Brooklyn.

Click here to see our Personalized Stump Ring.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
20087
Made from
sterling silver
Measurements
Chain: 24" L, Charm: .25" Dia, .5" H
Notes
Each piece is hand polished and oxidized (darkened) to accentuate the bark, designed to look better with the patina of age and wear, but if necessary can be lightly polished with a jewelry polishing cloth.
  • the maker
Aaron Ruff

Aaron Ruff

The son of a craftsman, Aaron Ruff has grown up with a strong sense of artistry and construction. Working as both a carpenter and cabinetmaker, he enrolled at Parsons to study furniture design. But after taking a class in jewelry making, Ruff soon discovered his true craft. While enjoying the familiarity and technique of creating furniture, he found a more intimate connection with constructing objects that people could actually wear and behold. This connection is distinct in each one of his well-crafted pieces.

Ruff now works out of his Brooklyn studio, creating jewelry inspired by everything from history and literature, to the design of nature and tools of necessity. Ruff also draws from his childhood fantasies of exploration, which lends a playful quality to his work.

Visit our blog to take a tour of Aaron's studio! collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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PERSONALIZED STUMP NECKLACE
 
3.8

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (17)
  • Meaningful (17)
  • Unique (17)
  • Good length (9)
  • Pretty (6)

Cons

  • Too long (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (8), Stylish (8), Comfort-oriented (5), Classic style (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (25)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife (6)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary (4), Christmas or hanukkah (4)

Reviewed by 25 customers

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4.0

Nicely made ,my girlfriend loves it.

By 

from Boston Ma.

About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Unique

Cons

  • Too Delicate

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about PERSONALIZED STUMP NECKLACE:

I like the detail that went into it

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

Comment on this review

 
2.0

The etching is very small hard to read

By 

from Dallas

About Me Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Meaningful

Cons

  • Too small

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about PERSONALIZED STUMP NECKLACE:

the heart and letters are too small

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, 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

wow best craftmanship ever wife loved it

By 

from san diego ca

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about PERSONALIZED STUMP NECKLACE:

    look there are reviews sayings its too small. or too long. to me and my WIFE its perfect. our initials and silver with great quality you cant get for under 200 bucks..

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, 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

    Perfect

    By 

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Meaningful
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about PERSONALIZED STUMP NECKLACE:

      The traditional gift for our anniversay this year was silver holloware and this was perfect. Other reviews mentioned that the pendent is small and the engraving is hard to read. It is small and you do have to really look to read the engraving, but that was a good thing for me. I wanted something unique and personal. I love it. I did purchase a different chain, but that's because I'm picky. Delivery was faster than I expected. I'm very happy with it.

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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      High quality

      By 

      from Las Cruces, NM

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Meaningful
      • Pretty
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Difficult To Clasp
      • Too Long

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about PERSONALIZED STUMP NECKLACE:

      My son ordered this for his bride to be. Their wedding invitations had a similar theme with a tree and their initials on the trunk. He felt this would be nice reminder of their special day.
      The piece of jewelry is packaged in a very nice short tin can with the artist's logo on the cover.
      I found the chain too long and the clasp difficult. If this were mine, I would switch out the chain. But the actual piece of jewelry is very well made and unique.

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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      are you questioning size??

      By 

      from Northshore of Chicago

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Meaningful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about PERSONALIZED STUMP NECKLACE:

          Before ordering this necklace, I read the pre-existing reviews and noticed several objected to the size of the item (small). I bought it anyway - knowing my purpose was largely "meaningful" in nature. Now that I have received the necklace, I have some considerations to add on the subject of "size". When you think of a stump, it's tempting to think of something massive in nature. It's easy to avoid the adaptation of making it "small" in expectation. The piece is appropriate in size. It hangs with a noticeable weightiness and feels considerably heavy in your palm. Still, its size adds discretion and appeal to the private nature of the piece without threatening the clarity of the inscription which is deep and tidy. I cannot imagine wanting to wear a three dimensional piece like this in a larger size. My son and I are each wearing it from time to time - it bears our two initials (mom and child). Perfect for both of us - I am a lean, 5'8" woman and he is a slight 8 year old. He can slip it over his head without dealing with the clasp. He likes that he can remove it and offer it to me all on his own which adds to the ongoing nature of the "gift".

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

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          stump necklace

          By 

          from san diego, ca

          About Me Comfort-Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Length
          • Meaningful
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about PERSONALIZED STUMP NECKLACE:

            great idea, easy and comfortable to wear

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

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOVE IT

            By 

            from Michigan

            About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Pros

            • Dainty
            • Good Length
            • Good Quality
            • Meaningful
            • Pretty
            • Thoughtful
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dress Up or Down
              • Everyday
              • Office

              Comments about PERSONALIZED STUMP NECKLACE:

              I absolutely adore this necklace. It's unique, understated and charming. I see a lot of complaints about the size of the stump, and I'm surprised. Personally, I wouldn't want a huge, heavy charm hanging from my neck. For me, this gift isn't about showing off the initials carved into it or the detail of the tree -- it's about the sentiment and thought that went into purchasing it. I'm thrilled my boyfriend would find a piece of jewelry that not only reflects my taste and style, but that also represents our relationship and love. Any woman with a love of creative, unique gifts will appreciate this item and love it just the way it is. It's a one-of-a-kind.. That's a pretty darn special necklace to wear.

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

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              What a waste, & thats an understatement

              By 

              from Long Island, NY

              About Me Food And Hugs, Horror Films, Movies And Sports

              Pros

              • Pretty
              • Wood Grain Detail

              Cons

              • 200 For A Dime Basically
              • Expensive
              • Practically Unreadable
              • Ripoff
              • Smaller Than 1 Headphone
              • Tiny
              • Way Too Small

              Best Uses

              • Returning Oh Wait

              Comments about PERSONALIZED STUMP NECKLACE:

              I want to start by saying yes, I did read the specs. No, I did not grasp how small that actually meant. I urge you to see the size, and pay close attention to how the letters are in the picture shown. I was gullible and shelled out hard earned christmas money for the smallest gift of all time. Something meaningful and special to us is relegated to something smaller than a thumbtack.

              • 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

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Disappointed

              By 

              from Indiana

              About Me Career

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Meaningful
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Lacks Luster
              • Poor Quality
              • Poor Workmanship

              Best Uses

              • Hang From Rearview Mirror

              Comments about PERSONALIZED STUMP NECKLACE:

              For as expensive as this necklace was, I am very disappointed. I expected a nice shinny sterling silver chain and be able to make out all the initials. Where the heart and initials were engraved on the "stump", it had a dented impression. The chain was greyish and felt like it had a build-up on it. I used a silver cleaner on it and that did not improve the appearance. The cost for this necklace is way too high for what I received.

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

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