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by Maryann Dolzani
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  • the story

Affirmative Fashion

Tossing coins in a fountain may just be wishful thinking, but wear these handmade, coin-like pendants and you're making a more meaningful declaration of your essence and desires. One of the pendants is embossed with the words I AM, and the other is custom embossed with a word or name of your choice (up to 8 characters each). Add as many additional pendants as you want, to express the whole range of your nature.

A special way to keep your personal truth, hopes, or mantra front and center in your life, this necklace resonated powerfully with our Voting Tool users, many of whom submitted their own "I AM" affirmations: I AM thankful, I AM present, I AM enough, I AM learning, I AM strong, I AM unique, I AM fierce, and more. What will your declaration be? Handmade in Connecticut.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
22052
Made from
sterling silver, gold
Measurements
Pendants: .75" dia each. Chain: 18" L
  • the maker

Maryann Dolzani

As a kid Maryann was always drawing and taking pictures. She was at such peace when creating. That said, time goes on, things happen and we sometimes forget those things that feed our soul. Maryann recognized she needed to feed her soul again. Maryann was listening to a song her husband wrote (who is a very talented musician). In the song some of the lyrics are 'I am broken....I am learning'. She realized how we all have are 'I AM' statements. Some that hold us back and others that keep us present and help us move forward. She envisioned a way to share that message through jewelry and photography. I AM MARYANN was born. Each I AM MARYANN piece is created to provide you with your own personal mantra. Some of you will have one word that resonates for you and others will have many. It's a wonderful process that people go through when they are thinking about and picking out the words they feel, want and need in their lives. I AM MARYANN is much more than jewelry to Maryann. It's about the message. Jewelry is the vehicle to share and connect with others. The intent is for you to wear this beautiful design and be reminded each day of your 'I AM' statement.

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CUSTOM I AM...PENDANT
 
3.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (7)
  • Meaningful (6)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Pretty (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (7)
  • Dress up or down (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (5), Modern (4), Stylish (4), Career (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6), Yes (3)

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5.0

I plan to order another one

By 

from Silverton, Or

About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Difficult To Clasp

Best Uses

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

Comments about CUSTOM I AM...PENDANT:

A great reminder of who I am and the power I have over myself.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No, No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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5.0

Wonderful gift!

By 

from Chicago, IL

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dress Up or Down
    • Everyday

    Comments about CUSTOM I AM...PENDANT:

    This was a gift and the recipient loved! It is a beautiful and personal piece. Happy with my purchase.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Excellent Gift

    By 

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Career, Classic, Modern, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Great way to personalize
    • Meaningful
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Pendant good for men too

      Comments about CUSTOM I AM...PENDANT:

      Bought the pendant as a personalized gift. Was very well received.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Came even faster than promised.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      quality is so-so

      By 

      from Virginia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Meaningful
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Poor Workmanship
      • Too Delicate

      Best Uses

        Comments about CUSTOM I AM...PENDANT:

        I should have gone with another reviewer's word-- this is sort of cheap looking. The 'stamp' (the word on the charm) pokes through a bit to the back... the quality is not impressive. I hope the grad I bought it for appreciates the gesture more than the item itself.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I AM HAPPY

        By 

        from New York, NY

        About Me Classic, Modern, Stylish

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful
        • Pretty
        • Unique
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dress Up or Down
          • Everyday

          Comments about CUSTOM I AM...PENDANT:

          Love this customized necklace. Positive and inspiring.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          3.0

          I AM TOO SHINY

          By 

          from westchester, ny

          About Me Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Made just for me
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Too shiny

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about CUSTOM I AM...PENDANT:

          Too shiny

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Think Twice...

          By 

          from Vancouver, WA

          About Me Career, Classic

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Workmanship
            • Too Delicate

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about CUSTOM I AM...PENDANT:

            I like the idea of this necklace and was pretty happy with it when it arrived. However, the chain is VERY FLIMSY. I put the necklace on at 9:00 a.m. this morning, and the clasp broke at 2:00 p.m.! Unfortunately, I can't return it so now I have to pay to have the necklace fixed--very disappointing considering it cost over $100.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            LOVE IT!!!

            By 

            from Lee, NH

            About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful
            • Good Length
            • Good Quality
            • Meaningful
            • Pretty
            • Unique

            Cons

            • A little bit heavy
            • Tangles Easily

            Best Uses

            • Can wear it anytime
            • Dress Up or Down
            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Office

            Comments about CUSTOM I AM...PENDANT:

            I absolutely love it! I haven't taken it off since. I like the sound it makes when it jingles. Right now it looks very shiny and new...I wish it looked a little distressed. The words aren't terribly easy to read, but that's okay because the words are really for me (not for the cashier at the grocery store to read). Came really fast and in a little brown sac. I think it's beautiful and very meaningful. I bought a couple extra charms to put on it. It's a little heavy but I love it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Q and A

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

            548votes, 82 comments

            Julia, Community Organizer

            Maryann Dolzani was selected as a semi-finalist in the Uncommon Jewelry Design Challenge. Her necklaces can be personalized with an "I am" statement. Let us know what you think about her emphatic designs!

            Beth
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            This is a wonderful necklace. I receive more compliments and have been asked where to buy one more times than I can count!!

            jonette
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I AM PRESENT!

            Lisa
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            These necklaces are so sweet, inspired and inspirational! LOVE!

            michelle
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I AM LOVED!

            Pia
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            This is my favorite necklace!!

            Jennifer
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            My personal I am Maryann design reads "I am Fabulous". I love putting on my beautiful necklace everyday, not only because it's very fashionable, but because it reminds me to be my personal best! As a mother of 3 young children, owner of my own preschool and a wife for 13 years, I have try my very best to be as FABULOUS as I can! Thanks Maryann for inspiring!

            Lauren
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I AM CALM! This is so much more than a piece of jewelry!

            Will
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Maryann has clearly come up with an elegant way for people to express their strengths and feelings, and to wear them in a self-empowering way for all to see. In this time of economic challenge and as we face the emotional chellange of the 10th year Anniversary of 9/11, everyone can use a positive emotional lift. Go Maryann!!

            Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

            We're loving all of the great feedback that's already coming in for our Jewelry Design Challenge semi-finalists! How would you fill in the blank: "I am..."?

            Lynn
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            These 'conversation' and 'mother's' and 'grandmother's' charm necklaces are everywhere, overdone and let's move on, shall we?

            Toni

            I love the "I am Maryann" pieces - they are beautiful and different and personal, and they are designed and made by Maryann, who is one of the nicest and most genuine people I know. The inspiration for her design and pieces is very touching and comes from the heart and is evident through her work and life.

            Michelle
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            "I am" something different every day - and this necklace is such a simple and powerful way to symbolize that. It is an engaging, impactful message for people to participate in. Everyday is something different - and that is ok. That in itself is a powerful thought. The jewelry designs really touched me deeply, and have made me reflect on my daily thoughts - what do I want my manta to be? And does that mantra reflect my daily actions? I AM THANKFUL.

            mary
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            I agree...these stamped jewelry peices are overdone and tired.

            Amanda

            I like the "I Am Lucky," but could do without "I Am Sweet."

            anthony

            Good Luck Maryann!

            Brian
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            These pieces stand for more than any typical stamped charms that you've seen before. I AM AWAKE.

            Maryann
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            The beauty is YOU determine what your I AM mantra is. It's your choice. Some popular choices are: I AM FEARLESS, I AM LEARNING, I AM ENOUGH, I AM CALM AND some have picked just I AM. Very powerful. XO

            Mallory
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Great idea! I would definately buy this!

            Michell
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Love this necklace.

            Dianna
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            What a super way to re-enforce affirmations!

            caren

            I am lucky to have a cousin named Lisa who wears her "I Am " necklace proudly. I will be doing the same soon! Good luck MaryAnn!

            Alyssa
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            I really dislike gold filled jewelry it always ends up looking cheap

            Megan
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I really love this necklace and the idea of having one or many words to live by. The price does seem high and I don't think this is an "uncommon" good and there are so many statement necklaces.

            jennifer
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            The meaning behind the creation of this necklace is beautiful. I likey!

            jen
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            These look like animal ID tags!

            Seneca
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            cool

            unseenbyu
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            Overdone. Not centered.

            Jessica
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            boring.

            Stephanie
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Very pretty! Price may be a little steep.

            mindy
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            I like it, but the price is very high, even though it is personalized.

            Manreet
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            nothing unique about it

            Cortney
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            These kinds of necklaces seem to be everywhere, and I've never liked them. They always look a little cheap to me. No thanks

            jenn
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            perfection, love that it's customizable

            Fannie
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Simple and elegant

            Sharon
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            I agree that this has been overdone and not original

            Jan
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            There are just too many of these around. Enough inspirational jewelry, paperweights, bookmarks, etc.

            Ann
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            These are cool but i've seen it before, so why is it on this website?

            Akiko
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            It would be perfect and on trend on a long chain that hits a little below the bust.

            Tara
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            A little pricey, even with the cost of silver these days.

            Carol

            just too symple

            Renee
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            This is awesome. I want one! I love the story behind it. Very simple, but meaningful...perfect!

            Kelly
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            A little pricy but cute. I like how it is personal.

            Maryann
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Thank you all for your support and feedback. The personalization is what makes these so special. It's YOUR piece not mine. I AM _____. I AM LIVING.

            susan
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I love the simplicity of the jewelry and the powerful message that you choose for yourself. On my xmas shopping list!

            Jami
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            These are unique! A great conversational piece. I AM HONEST

            Peggy
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            If it came in silver I would absolutely consider buying it.

            Maryann- the designer :)
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Hi Peggy. The charms come in both sterling silver and gold filled. There is a picture you can click on above to see what the sterling looks like. I also offer leather cord options. Thanks for your support. I AM GRATEFUL.

            Elizabeth
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            It's not that unique and the sayings are smarmy, sorry. Also too expensive for what it is.

            Maryann- the designer :)
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Elizabth- thanks for your feedback. The I AM statements (saying) are yours to pick. Here are some examples of others: I AM ENOUGH, I AM HEALING, I AM GRATEFUL, I AM LIVING, I AM CALM and I AM LEARNING. It's up to the customer to search for their own personal mantra. I AM____. I AM CURIOUS (what yours might be?)

            Alan
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I AM COUNTED

            kelly
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            A bit expensive but cute

            Maryann
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I am fortunate to hear wonderful stories from my customers on what these 'words' mean to them. I thought I would share a few... One customer has Stage 4 Cancer and wears her 'I AM HEALED' necklace to her Chemo appts. Another came out of a bad relationship and has found strength to move on 'I AM STRONG'. Another survived cancer and proudly wears her 'I AM ALIVE'. There is UNIQUE story behind each personal mantra I create. I AM HONORED. XO

            Ariane
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Good luck Mary Ann! So proud of you!

            Jane
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I am now.... (good luck Mary Ann!)

            Mary
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I love my charms. After being sick for years and now cured, my I AM ALIVE charms are daily reminders to enjoy life to the fullest. Sometimes I hear them make a little jingle sound and it just give me a happy feeling. I have received so many compliments on my charms!

            MIRIAM
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            Waaaaay too common. Go to any crafting website for something like this!

            nancy
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            This jewelry line reflects it's designer so well. It is my pleasure to know her.

            jennifer
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            beautiful necklace with a beautiful message designed by a beautiful woman!

            Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

            Hello, Voters! Your friendly Community Moderator here! We've been reading through the hundreds of comments that came in during the first week of our Uncommon Jewelry Design Challenge and it's great to see so much wonderful feedback. Remember, the jewelry designers are also reading through your comments and taking your feedback into considerations. In the end, the designs with the most "thumbs up" votes will move on to the next round, so don't forget to show your favorites some love!

            cindy
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Love Maryann's design! So different and makes a special statement about whoever wears it!

            dayna
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Very cool!!!

            Monique

            Love,love,love!!!I am...an angel!

            Bernadette
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I love these and have never seen "I am" statements before. Good luck Maryann :) I am inspired...by you!

            joey
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            my wife and daughter both love them!

            Maryann- the designer :)
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Thank you all for your support and thoughts. Many of your comments reflect what makes the designs UNIQUE... the individual and their personal story. I AM GRATEFUL.

            Betsy
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I very much like this as a bold personal statement! I can also envision myself wearing more than one statement charm at a time... I AM SWEET FIERCE UNIQUE! :)

            Marie
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            price is a little high, but cute piece

            Michelle
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            love it!

            angela
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            love it but it could be stamped a little more and maybe a different font

            Maura
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I agree this has been done before, sort of. I love that you can make it yourself but wish the discs were a little smaller.

            Wendy
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I love that you've given me food for thought... I AM STILL figuring myself out!! Good luck Maryann!

            lucy
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Beautiful!

            moshe
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            amazing product with so much soul

            Mary
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            tired design

            cathleen
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            love them

            susan
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Lovely and sweet, just like the designer who creates them!

            Kelly
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Love the philosophy behind the line, the I AM .... it leaves alot of doors open to possibilities. But it looks delicate and priced too high. If it was 40/45 I would so get this.

            Neva
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I love these necklaces, so beautiful and meaningful! Definitely a new twist on what some claim to be "overdone."

            Dana
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            Expensive version of something that came out of a gumball machine

            tel

            Love this!

            Elizabeth

            Like ok.

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