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penny necklace with personalized year

by Beatrice Matiash $90.00 - 95.00
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  • the story

Cents of Style

"See a penny, pick it up. All day long you'll have good luck. Give that penny to a friend, and your luck will never end."
Knock cents into style with this richly constructed necklace that suspends honest Abe from a gold plated or sterling silver chain, featuring the year of your choice. Pinch a penny from any year to instantly add a piece of Americana, and a bit of luck, to your neckline. You choose your year! Handmade by Beatrice Matiash in New Jersey.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
21192
Made from
reclaimed steel, copper, gold plate
Measurements
Chain: 18" L; Pendant: .75" dia., Chain is not removable.
  • the maker

Beatrice Matiash

Designer Beatrice Matiash is motivated by unconventional sources of inspiration. "I am in part a collector," she said. "Everywhere I go, I feel drawn to the color combination on anything from a flyer to a tea set, and to the history of things like a twig or a penny. I collect all these things that influence my jewelry designs." She fondly recalls collecting pennies as a child and immediately checking the year so she could dream up a story about the owner who dropped it.
While managing a trend-driven jewelry boutique and apprenticing for the head designer, Beatrice earned her B.A. in Fashion Buying and Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She then joined the Federated Merchandising Group in product development for accessories and simultaneously began to develop her own jewelry design craft. Moving to DKNY as merchandise manager for handbags, she gained insight into the accessories business essential to starting her own company.
In the spring of 2000, Beatrice launched Tashka by Beatrice with a small collection sold in local neighborhood boutiques. Her offerings now include five jewelry groups available nationwide. collection

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PENNY NECKLACE WITH PERSONALIZED YEAR
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (21)
  • Meaningful (18)
  • Good quality (17)
  • Pretty (16)
  • Good length (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (16)
  • Dress up or down (12)
  • Going out (8)
  • Office (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (13), Comfort-oriented (10), Practical (10), Stylish (9), Modern (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (19), No (11)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (7), Other (6), Mother (4), Child (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (8), Other (7), Christmas or hanukkah (4)

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1.0

Looks cheap

By 

from Philadelphia, PA

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Workmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about PENNY NECKLACE WITH PERSONALIZED YEAR:

      Was disappointed in the price-thought it would be better quality, but it looks like something you get out of a candy machine.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Remember that year? It was great!

      By 

      from Half Moon Bay , Ca

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

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about PENNY NECKLACE WITH PERSONALIZED YEAR:

        This was a memorial gift i got for my mom , my grandma pasted away and i had the penny stamped with her birth year cause she was the number 1 grandma and best friend. Since she has past every time me or my mom have a fork in the road or a bad day some how a penny will show up in places that there was no penny before. Or in the middle of a ' i dont know what to do' thought a penny will catch our eyes either on the ground , the counter . So this was a very meaningful gift for my mother now when ever she has doubts or a bad day she has her penny to guide her the way!

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

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Loved it!!

        By 

        from Texas

        About Me Classic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Elegant
        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Pretty
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dress Up or Down
          • Everyday

          Comments about PENNY NECKLACE WITH PERSONALIZED YEAR:

          I purchased this necklace for myself, with the year 2014, As a symbol of how much I finally accomplished this year! I am proud of myself!!

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

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Absolutely Amazing!!!

          By 

          from Texas

          About Me Classic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Elegant
          • Good Quality
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dress Up or Down

            Comments about PENNY NECKLACE WITH PERSONALIZED YEAR:

            I gave this beautiful necklace to my wonderful boss (who is the owner of the company). The date on the Penny was the year she started her company. I told her that for some a penny was a sign of hope and I wanted her to know that the year she formed her company, she gave thousands of people (associates) and all the patients we serve, hope. I told her that let this penny be a symbol of all the hope, love, and joy she brings to others and may God continue to bless her greatly for it!

            She is not an emotional woman, but she became teary eyed, and said that was one of the most thoughtful gifts anyone has ever given her. She LOVED it and was extremely grateful for the gift.

            • 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

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            3.0

            Great concept

            By 

            from Hudson Valley. NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Meaningful
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about PENNY NECKLACE WITH PERSONALIZED YEAR:

                The penny is so polished that it's almost impossible to read the year. The year was the most important part of this gift. It's a nice piece otherwise.

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

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Pretty and Different

                By 

                from Silverdale, WA

                About Me Comfort-Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Unique

                Cons

                • Difficult To Clasp

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Office

                Comments about PENNY NECKLACE WITH PERSONALIZED YEAR:

                The penny itself was great. The chain could have been nicer. The clasp is odd and took awhile to figure out. Really don't care for the clasp.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Ordering was a cinch. Delivery was fine after I was notified that it was shipped. It took a couple of weeks to even get that notification. Would have appreciated being told the time line involved not that it would take a little longer to ship.

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

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                5.0

                Exquisitely Intriguing

                By 

                from Plano, TX

                About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dress Up or Down
                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out

                  Comments about PENNY NECKLACE WITH PERSONALIZED YEAR:

                  I am a "penny believer" - I believe if you see a heads up penny - someone that has passed on is thinking of you. When I saw this necklace it looked so beautiful - when I saw that you could choose your date I was sold. I believe my father is with me when I find a penny - so I chose his birthdate for my penny. I wear it all the time - with many different styles. I have received many compliments on it.

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

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By 

                  from Sammamish, WA

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

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about PENNY NECKLACE WITH PERSONALIZED YEAR:

                    My penny necklace arrived last week every time I wear it I get compliments from people, young and old.

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

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful Piece

                    By 

                    from Virginia Beach, VA

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

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Length
                    • Good Quality
                    • Lustrious
                    • Meaningful
                    • Pretty
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dress Up or Down
                      • Sentimental

                      Comments about PENNY NECKLACE WITH PERSONALIZED YEAR:

                      Given as a memorial piece to a dear friend, the penny featured her deceased father's birth year, and was a personal and long lasting. I know she will treasure it for the rest of her life.

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

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Meaningful Anniversary Gift

                      By 

                      from Northern Virginia

                      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dress Up or Down
                        • Everyday

                        Comments about PENNY NECKLACE WITH PERSONALIZED YEAR:

                        My husband got me this necklace for our 7th anniversary with the year of our wedding on it. I thought it was especially appropriate because one of the traditional gifts for this anniversary is copper. The clasp is unique - I like it so far, but I'm curious to see how well it holds up over time.

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

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

                        213votes, 42 comments

                        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                        We're lucky to have great buyers like Erin! She found these fun copper and gold plated penny necklaces. We love the design, but does it get your vote?

                        elena
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        A penny that costs $92?

                        Marilyn V.

                        Would be nice if buyer could specify year.

                        Dawn
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Adorable for a friend who could use a little luck this year!

                        Dianna

                        Great birthday gift, or to mark the year (s) your baby was born!

                        Jennifer

                        I have my birth year and I love it!

                        michelle
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        BEST GIFT EVER!!!!!!these are such an adorable gift!!i have my own and its awesome, perfect for any occasion

                        michelle
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        BEST GIFT EVER!!!!!i am going to get these for all of my holiday presentsi have 1 of these myself and it is so adorable :)

                        michelle
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        so fashionable and cute :) getting this for all of my holiday presents!

                        Mary
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        I think coin necklaces have been done before, not really a unique necklace

                        Selena
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        These are so fun and unique. Love it!

                        Liane
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        I couldn't justify spending that much money.

                        denise
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I would buy it! Love it but hate the price.

                        Jennifer
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Very cute idea, but way too expensive...

                        Tracy
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Just really not special....

                        Jesharelah
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Loved the necklace, but the price is too much for me!

                        Roberta
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        I love the idea and if it were priced lower I would have definitely bought it.

                        Wendy
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Too expensive...would buy it if I could specify year and it we $50 or less

                        Adrienne

                        Like it, but not worth over 50 bucks.

                        Trixie
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Couldn't justify the expense...

                        Lindsay
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Love the option to choose the year as well

                        carol
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        This is just not my cup of tea and the price seems a little high.

                        Lisa
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        coin jewelry is kind of yucky

                        Jennifer
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        I really like this design, I just can't imagine paying $92 for it.

                        Alyssa
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        A little pricey, but i like the idea and would make a great gift

                        Emma
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I LOVE these, especially since you can choose the year you'd like. So cute!!

                        Alyssa
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        This would be a neat good luck charm. A bit too pricey though.

                        Daria
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Pretty but already out there; too pricey.

                        Sarah
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Love being able to pick the year! Brilliant idea!

                        Meredith

                        love the dainty chain, and the good luck penny idea....beautiful and has meaning!

                        Debbie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Love this "prety penny". I think this is such a great idea and I can see it mathcing with just about anything I wear.

                        Sheila
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        $92? Really?

                        Jenny
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        to easy to make on my own...not unique enough. who wears money in this economy?

                        Molly
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        This is absolutely ludicrous. Why would ANYONE buy one penny on a chain for almost a hundred dollars?!? Colossal waste of money! You could make one for under 4 dollars.

                        Christina
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        It's only a penny; why on earth should it cost so much?

                        CC

                        Fun and stylish, worth every penny!

                        Kay
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        What a waste of $92.

                        Lacey
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        To pricy for a penny...

                        Danielle
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Love it! Being able to choose a year makes this a very special gift..

                        John

                        You kidding? I have a half dozen of these in my pocket!

                        Jean

                        This idea is as old as the hills! Why would anyone spend that much on it?

                        MLA

                        I think it's a clever and unique present

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