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two-piece marathon pendant necklace

by Jeff Ryan
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  • the story

Go the Distance

For a distance runner, a marathon isn't just a sport. It's a commitment. A way of life, where simply completing the race is a triumph. This sophisticated pendant is a way for you to honor that passion for physical achievement.

Two silver-plated discs are suspended back to back from a smoky gray cord. For the larger one, a special process is used to transfer a black and white photographic image directly onto the metal. The smaller disk is printed with the number 26.2 (the length in miles of a marathon) OR 13.1 (a half-marathon). Both are then given a thin layer of resin, which protects the graphic while giving them a sense of visual depth. Nylon cord has sterling silver clasp. Handmade in New Mexico.

Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

  • details
Handmade
Exclusive
Community Voted
Item ID
21452
Made from
nylon, sterling silver, resin, silver plated brass
Measurements
18" L, Small Pendant: .75" dia., Large Pendant: .88" dia.
Notes
Best to keep dry and away from prolonged direct sun or chemical exposure
  • the maker

Jeff Ryan

Artist Jeff Ryan spent 15 years as a master printer, creating limited edition works of fine art produced in collaboration with photo-conceptual artists.

But in 1998, Jeff and his wife Barbara Edelman (along with their daughter and collection of dogs) abandoned city life to establish themselves and their workshop on several dusty high desert acres in Santa Fe. Their goal is to create museum quality objects that celebrate everyday life - its traditions, milestones and poetry.

Barbara and Jeff continue to develop new creations that combine fine art techniques with everyday materials for everyday use.

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TWO-PIECE MARATHON PENDANT NECKLACE
 
3.6

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (7)
  • Meaningful (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (10)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Disappointed with quality

By 

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Comfort-Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Meaningful
  • Unique

Cons

  • Poor Workmanship
  • Too Short

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about TWO-PIECE MARATHON PENDANT NECKLACE:

I bought this for my friend who just ran her first marathon. I thought it looked pretty on the website, but was very disappointed in the quality, especially for the price. It looked like two little pieces of tin with a poor screen print on it. I ended up returning it and getting my friend something else. Another point: since most of the people wearing the necklace are women, they should put a woman runner on the pendant instead of a man. Just a suggestion.

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

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Quality.. poor

By 

from Appleton, WI

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TWO-PIECE MARATHON PENDANT NECKLACE:

        The "chain" isn't really a chain at all. Bent and very cheap. The pendant itself was not as heavy as it should have been, but looked ok. I will need to purchase a suitable chain.

        Service and delivery comments:

        I purchased this as a gift and the box was cheap and boring. I also put in a special message to be printed and sent with the gift and the message was never included. Very disappointed in that!!!! The tiny box the necklace was put in, actually put crimps in the chain which we were unable to correct. I will have to go out and buy a new chain for it. Not likely to shop with Uncommon Goods again. This was suppose to be a special gift for a friend and I was extremely dissapointed.

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

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very nice necklace

        By 

        from Ashland, KY

        About Me Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Elegant
        • Meaningful
        • Pretty
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about TWO-PIECE MARATHON PENDANT NECKLACE:

          I know my daughter will love this necklace to commemorate her first full marathon.

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

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Made a great gift

          By 

          from Minneapolis, MN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about TWO-PIECE MARATHON PENDANT NECKLACE:

            These were the perfect gift.

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

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Necklace Review

            By 

            from West Chester, PA

            About Me Classic, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Unique

            Cons

            • Lacks Luster
            • Too Delicate

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about TWO-PIECE MARATHON PENDANT NECKLACE:

            I was really looking forward to this because I just started running and I plan to do a half marathon in March 2013. I was expecting more for the price. I found the piece flimsy and cheap looking.

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

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            My wife loved it

            By 

            from Phoenix, AZ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Meaningful
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about TWO-PIECE MARATHON PENDANT NECKLACE:

              Very unique gift for my wife who is a runner and this is her first full marathon.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Gift for a Runner

              By 

              from Spokane, WA

              About Me Career, Classic, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Elegant
              • Good Length
              • Good Quality
              • Meaningful
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Can't add any additions

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Office

              Comments about TWO-PIECE MARATHON PENDANT NECKLACE:

              I bought this to commemorate my first marathon. I chose this one over many that I saw at expos because of the runner on it. It's unique and meaningful. I have had many compliments on it everytime I wear it.
              The only thing I dislike is that I have now done a half and if I wanted to add anything to it... I can't.

              Service and delivery comments:

              It got here when it was supposed to and in great condition. In fact, I loved the packaging.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great gift for someone hard to buy for

              By 

              from drums pa

              About Me Practical

              Pros

              • Meaningful
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about TWO-PIECE MARATHON PENDANT NECKLACE:

                My daughter-in-law started running and just completed her first half marathon...Bought this for her birthday and she loved it and is getting many compliments on it....

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                Q and A

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

                274votes, 25 comments

                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                Jeff Ryan's Marathon Pendant design isn't just lovely, it's also symbolic. We think this is a great way to celebrate the victory of completing a 26.2 mile race! Would you show off your love of running with this design? What other milestones would you like to see commemorated in sterling silver?

                Mallory
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Sooo...is it a custom piece or no? Nice idea, but not worth it.

                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                Thanks for voting, Mallory! How would you like to see it customized? This pendant includes the '26.2' stamp, but we're wondering if voters would be interested in other milestones, like '13.1' or '5K'. Are you thinking more along the lines of name and date? Or different activities (swimming, bike race, etc.)?

                Cheryl
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                I would like it better with a different figure for the image. I feel like the casual look of the piece would work better with the engraved pendants that are popular now rather than a photographic image. I would consider something similar for the marathon runners I know.

                Christina

                It would be great if you could send an image of yourself running and have that image transferred onto the pendant. Many marathons give you a necklace when you finish, so I don't if anyone would purchase a necklace that doesn't commemorate a specific race.

                Alyson
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                This product would be great if the runner could put their best mileage and time completed on there, or a time and mileage they are trying to accomplish as a goal reminder.....That would be way more meaningful than just 26.2

                Linda G
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I'm the one that suggested the marathon pendants to Uncommon Goods. I love this style. So many other providers of these type of necklaces have a real "industrial" feel to them. This is very lovely with the runner on one side. Can I have a 13.1 freebie for my suggestion. (LOL)

                Christina
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I'm not a runner, but I could see giving this as a gift at the right price - under $25

                Jenn
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Simple, strong looking. Nice.

                Bonnie
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                This looks like a great way to honor someone's accomplishment!

                susie
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                the runners know what they've run. maybe they'd like a date and time on that as well. how many marathons are run on beaches? just askin'.

                Amy
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                What if the marathoner is female?

                sally
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                would be nice for the first time merathoner

                Marina
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                T

                donna
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Very nice!

                Jillian
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Would also be neat if you could have your own photo on one side then on the smaller disc have a wedding date, birthdate, memorial date

                Lora
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                There's enough space to get a date engraved on the back, too, which I think would really make the piece.

                Gayle
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                great as a keepsake for a HARD RUN

                sheila
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                like it IF it can be personalized with date of race, time, etc. Nice momento for someone who's doing their first marathon/race.

                Elena
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I hate running but this is really pretty and I could see buying it as a gift. If I knew someone who ran.

                Sheila
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Not relative to me or anyone I know.

                Vicki
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                If I ever got the motivation to actually RUN a marathon I would love this memento.

                Shan
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Love it!

                Vicky

                Would buy this and have it engraved with name of marathon and date

                Karen

                I like it, but the style looks a little feminine to me and the person I would buy it for would be my husband, the marathoner. I think male/female versions would be nice. I would prefer a more stylized/line drawn runner, and the option to customize the back of the 26.2 portion of the medal with date, time, location name/abbreviation (3 lines.) Very nifty idea, though.

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