I haven't worn it in shower so the tarnish is just from contact with my skin and perhaps sweat as it is hot right now. Very disappointed that I've only worn it a handful of times and it already looks yucky. Luckily the gold compass part is ok but the silver part with words looks cheap and old.
This is a great gift for milestone experiences and teenage to adult.
Loved the symbolism since it was a college graduation present. My daughter also spent a lot of time on her grandparent's boat so the compass had a double meaning. It was totally her style and I loved the two layered look. The only thing I would do different is make it a hair bigger so that you could read the saying easier! But besides that, it was perfect for her!
Bought this in late 2011 or early 2012, so a while ago! I bought one for me and one for my mom. She and I both still wear them all the time and I love the meaning behind them. The inscription is from one of my all time favorite poems. Even after 5+ years the necklace is still intact and looks great. The gold/silver combo allows me to wear it with almost any other color earrings/bracelets.
It's a perfect, elegant, subtle reminder that you can do anything you put your mind to. You wear this with everything because of the silver and gold accents and it's classic so it's a perfect addition to any outfit.
Virginia Beach, VA
I bought four of these for graduation gifts this year. The girls called/texted me immediately that they loved them and already had them on! I was concerned ordering this because I don't like to give jewelry that I haven't seen in person because so much can go wrong. However, they loved them. I talked to my friends (their parents) and was told they did not look cheap and the girls thought they were so cool! Couldn't be happier!!
New Braunfels, TX
I am returning this necklace. I was disappointed with the quality. It is such a perfect idea and if it were priced better I probably would have kept it. I showed a couple of people and they thought it was really a neat necklace but both were surprised by the cost to value ratio.
Seeker of Unique Gifts
Grand Rapids, MI
Someone recently asked me where I got the awesome "master of my fate" necklace. So I checked my receipts and was surprised (but happy) to see it was still available. Figured I'd pass along my feedback as a 5-year owner of this cool necklace. Still looks great. Had to polish it a few times because it got tarnished over time. Cleans up nicely. Only tiny, tiny con was the compass and the quote twist a lot. Not sure how and it's easy to fix but unexpected. Even the chain still looks great.
I've had my eye on this necklace for years-I mentioned to my mom this year that I wanted it and it was my Christmas gift. I love it-the words are meaningful and it's such a beautiful piece of jewelry. It's definitely going to be on my neck daily. ❤️
Lake Geneva, WI
I obviously liked the image reflected online but was somewhat disappointed in the quality when I received it.