Personalized Stump Necklace

Aaron Ruff's personalized tree stump necklace is a sweet tribute to love and growing old together.
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Aaron Ruff

$180.00

Aaron Ruff created by

Aaron Ruff

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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.

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Made in New York

Aaron Ruff

created by

Aaron Ruff

location

New York

“I'm a big collector, so the entire space is inspiration. I'm constantly rearranging and dragging in new stuff, so the space is constantly evolving.”

The son of a craftsman, Aaron Ruff grew 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, Aaron 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. Working out of Brooklyn, Aaron 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.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
sterling silver
Measurements
Chain: 24" L, Charm: .25" Dia, .5" H
Care
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.
Item ID
20087

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UncommonGoodsPersonalized Stump Necklace
 
3.8

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (19)
  • Meaningful (18)
  • Good quality (17)
  • Good length (9)
  • Pretty (7)

Cons

  • Too long (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (17)
  • Dress up or down (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (9), Stylish (8), Comfort-oriented (6), Classic style (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (30)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary (5), Christmas or hanukkah (5)

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3.0

Charm Itself is great - chain & connection between, lacking

By 

from Whittier, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Meaningful
  • Unique

Cons

  • Poor Workmanship

Best Uses

    Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Stump Necklace:

    The necklace charm itself is beautiful and as described. The problem is that the loop at the top of the charm looks cheap and I'm not sure how durable it will be. In addition, the chain is a dull grey rather than a matching shiny silver, and sadly takes away from the entire necklace a bit. Before I ordered it, I had no problems with the price, given that it's a customized piece. Upon receiving it, however, I felt like it was really only worth $50 to $70.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Service was great and delivery was as promised.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday
     
    5.0

    LOVED IT!

    By 

    from New York, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Stump Necklace:

    I honestly loved this necklace so much. I really don't get the reviews saying it's too small. Preference aside, I can't imagine wanting it to be much larger. Everyone has their own taste, I suppose :) Anyway! It's a gorgeous necklace and there's no doubt whoever the recipient is will love it.

    The chain itself is the only that thing could possibly concern me, in terms of how durable it may be. It's easy to swap out a chain should anything ever happen to it, though. I'd still give this necklace 5 stars, easily.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary
     
    5.0

    What you see is what you get

    By 

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Romantic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Perfect Size And Weight

    Cons

    • Chain Could Be A Little S

    Best Uses

    • Great Gift

    Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Stump Necklace:

    Was a perfect match to a tree I carved our initials in when we first started dating.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Valentine’s Day
     
    4.0

    Very beauriful

    By 

    from Honolulu, HI

    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Came In Very Nicely
    • Elegant
    • Pretty
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down
      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Stump Necklace:

      Came slightly delayed, but ok.
      It is small in size, but it's how my wife wants it, so it works for me.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah
       
      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 UncommonGoods Personalized Stump Necklace:

      I like the detail that went into it

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah
       
      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 UncommonGoods Personalized Stump Necklace:

      the heart and letters are too small

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah
       
      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 UncommonGoods 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
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah
         
        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 UncommonGoods 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
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Anniversary

          (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 UncommonGoods 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
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Wedding

          (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 UncommonGoods 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
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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