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reminder, breathe necklace

by Yayoi Inada $175.00 SALE - $139.99
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  • the story

Take A Breather

Sometimes a deep breath is all you need to regroup and re-energize. But for those days when you need a friendly reminder, wear Yayoi Inada's grounding pendant, conveniently etched with those magic words: "calm down". Made for those who are just a little too busy, who forget to relax and enjoy the simpler things. After all, you can't stop and smell the roses if you're running out of breath. Handmade from sterling silver in Brooklyn.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
20191
Made from
sterling silver
Measurements
Chain: 18", Pendant .375" L X .75" W
Notes
Wipe with a silver cloth. sterling silver weight: 0.2 oz
  • the maker

Yayoi Inada

Born near a small forest in Japan, designer Yayoi Inada expresses her stories and experiences through her jewelry.

Yayoi was raised in Kyoto and Osaka where people lives are intertwined with the nature around them. As a child she was drawn to the calm and complete feeling she had whenever she spent time observing and appreciating nature's beauty.

After working as an account executive for an advertising agency in Tokyo, Yayoi began to have the desire to express her artistic side. She made a decision to follow her passion and moved to New York to study jewelry design at The Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2004 Yayoi decided to turn her passion into a reality by launching her jewelry collection Yayoi Forest Jewelry.

"I like to put the feelings of my childhood in the forest into my jewelry, the smell of rain, the warm touch of tree bark on your skin or sitting on a beautiful old tree stump just thinking up my own fairy tales." All of these memories can be reflected throughout her collections which have a sense of nature and whimsy.

Yayoi believes that her jewelry should be worn as a lucky charm. She often uses birds in flight or the tree of life to symbolize hope and happiness to the people that wear her jewelry.

Working from her jewelry studio in Brooklyn, New York, Yayoi individually crafts all of her designs by hand using 14k gold or sterling silver. She specializes in hand etching techniques and detailed wax carving to accentuate her appreciation for organic shapes and natural beauty. collection

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REMINDER, BREATHE NECKLACE
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (5)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Meaningful (4)
  • Pretty (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (5)
  • Dress up or down (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (3), Comfort-oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6)

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4.0

Meaningful piece

By 

from Portland, OR.

About Me Modern, Not Bought For Me

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Unique

Cons

  • Too Short

Best Uses

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

Comments about REMINDER, BREATHE NECKLACE:

The necklace was a little shorter than I expected, and the "object" a little smaller overall, but it is very elegant and the point (for me) was to remind my Mom of a very significant, one-time occasion so I hope it does that when I give it to her on 8/24. It truly is a unique item.

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

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5.0

Breathe: Beautiful!

By 

from Iowa

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about REMINDER, BREATHE NECKLACE:

    My daughter was promoted to regional president. She can afford anything. I was looking for an uncommon gift. This was of equal quality to her Tiffany jewelry, yet represents a unique side of her.

    She wears it everyday. It was uncommonly great!

    • 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

     
    5.0

    love it!

    By 

    from Long Island N.Y

    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

    Pros

    • Meaningful
    • Pretty
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about REMINDER, BREATHE NECKLACE:

      When my mom passed away this past summer I kept saying to myself... remember breathe ... this necklace couldn't be more perfect ..

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice necklace for a gift

      By 

      from Florida

      About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cute packaging
      • Good Quality
      • Meaningful
      • Pretty
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Chain not adjustable

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down
      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about REMINDER, BREATHE NECKLACE:

      This was a nice necklace for a gift. It really has a handmade look to it, and seems to be pretty sturdy, including the hinge loops. Only drawback is that the chain is attached to the hingle loops so if you did want to adjust it (fortunately I didn't) it might be difficult. Also, the packaging was very cute, came in a box wrapped in a little bag with a tie made out of recycled T-shirt material.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Product was delivered on time, packaging provided good protection and the multiple products were clearly identified in their separate packages. The baggy holding the necklace even had a little anti-tarnish square in it, which was a nice touch.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just what I needed

      By 

      from Dallas, TX

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

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down
        • Everyday
        • Office

        Comments about REMINDER, BREATHE NECKLACE:

        I am an incredibly fortunate person who has a life that is full to bursting with things to do. While the business is my choice and I love it, I sometimes get overwhelmed.

        My husband, my anchor, always tells me, "Just breathe." He is right. Sometimes a moment is all you need to get on the right path and focus.

        When I saw this necklace in your catalog, I laughed and showed it to him.

        When I opened it on Christmas Day, I cried.

        The perfect gift; the perfect message; the perfect guy!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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