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starfish and bird lockets

by Catherine Weitzman $165.00 - 190.00
Handmade
Recycled

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Treasure Boxes

Handmade from real branches cast in recycled sterling silver, these lockets by artist Catherine Weitzman are enchanting, elegant and a beautiful tribute to nature.

Starfish Locket: Keep the magical allure of the sea close to your heart with this locket featuring a glass window that bows out slightly to hold a tiny 18 karat gold vermeil starfish and a group of apatite gemstones that float freely inside the glass.

Bird Locket: Delicate and sweet, this locket features a miniature 18 karat gold vermeil bird with rubies floating inside the glass window. Branches cast in sterling silver and then coated with gold vermeil.

Handmade in Hawaii. Magnetic closure opens and shuts to hold your own keepsakes.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
16910
Made from
glass, apatite, 18 gauge mild steel, recycled sterling silver, 24 kt gold vermeil
Measurements
chain: 18" L, pendant: 1" dia
Notes
sterling silver weight:0.29 oz 18 karat gold weight: 0.29 oz
  • the maker
Catherine Weitzman

Catherine Weitzman

Catherine Weitzman's inspiration emerges from her own innate sense of organic style, her love and respect for the ocean and her extensive world travels. It was during these travels that Catherine started honing her design skills and had the good fortune to study hand-in-hand with traditional artisans from many of the exotic locales. In addition to apprenticing with metal smiths at the Scuola Lorenzo di Medici in Florence, this group of mentors included the silversmiths of the Sahara, bamboo whittlers from Indonesia and the creators of precious metal clay in Tokyo

Drawing equally from each of these experiences, Catherine developed her own unique process and style of glass fabrication. She designs much of the work with her husband, Scott Diamond, and is blessed to produce the jewelry with an extremely gifted handmade production team in their California and Hawaii studios. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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STARFISH AND BIRD LOCKETS
 
4.1

(based on 86 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (59)
  • Good quality (52)
  • Pretty (52)
  • Good length (40)
  • Meaningful (28)

Cons

  • Too delicate (10)
  • Poor workmanship (8)
  • Tangles easily (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (48)
  • Dress up or down (37)
  • Going out (26)
  • Office (21)
  • Formal occasions (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (33), Practical (32), Stylish (32), Classic style (29), Modern (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (53), No (23)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (6), Wife (6), Self (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (10), Birthday (4), Other (4)

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5.0

Enchanting

By 

from Boston

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

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Pretty
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Office

    Comments about STARFISH AND BIRD LOCKETS:

    I bought the starfish for myself and the bird for my sister. We both love it. I wish there was another unique design that I could purchase for my mother.

    • 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

    Beautiful Piece, Sturdy

    By 

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Modern, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Pretty
    • Unique
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Office

      Comments about STARFISH AND BIRD LOCKETS:

      Gave this to my wife for her birthday. We were married on the beach and this is a perfect piece to remember our day! Very sturdy clasp and the locket itself can be opened yet has a very tight closure! Over time maybe I'll get some loose diamonds to add to it. I feel comfortable doing so since the locket stays tightly closed!

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

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Starfish Locket

      By 

      from New Jersey

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Length
      • Meaningful
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about STARFISH AND BIRD LOCKETS:

        It does look nicer online, but it is pretty in person. More importantly, the main reason I picked this necklace is because you can get to the charms/stones and do what you want with them. I got this for my mother-in-law, who has 7 grandchildren, so I was able to leave the starfish and 7 stones in the locket (put the rest in an envelope for her in case she loses some or wants to add stones for other loved one). It's hard to find non-traditional grandmother necklaces for 7+ grandkids, so I recommend it or the other for anyone with the same idea/need.

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

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Gorgeous Starfish Locket

        By 

        from Katy, TX

        About Me Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Unique

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about STARFISH AND BIRD LOCKETS:

        I bought this to go with the Jellyfish earrings. They are unique and of great craftsmenship. My friend alread has everything so this little gift from the sea was perfect.

        • 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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simply beautiful!

        By 

        from Herndon VA 20170

        About Me Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Elegant
        • Good Quality
        • Unique
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about STARFISH AND BIRD LOCKETS:

            once I realized it was a locket as as a unique necklace.I have some tiny shell I gathered in Australia that I will add to the locket.

            • 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

             
            4.0

            Darling necklace!

            By 

            from Plantation, Florida

            About Me Comfort-Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Length
            • Meaningful
            • Pretty
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Difficult To Clasp

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about STARFISH AND BIRD LOCKETS:

            The necklace is precious! The long necklace is nice however it could be more versatile if the locket was able to be removed to put on a shorter chain when the neckline required it -but the bale does not slip over the end of the necklace. However the good thing about this is that by having the locket NOT able to slide off the end of the chain IS a safety factor so that it doesn't accidentally fall off when you are removing the necklace. The latch does not open widely enough on the chain to make it easy to attach. I returned one necklace that was worse than the one I kept but I decided the necklace was too original and lovely not to keep and I figured it must be a flaw (although not a fatal one)in all of them. I am getting much use from it as I live in Florida and I love the seashore theme. I bought the earrings to complete the set as well.

            • 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

            Pretty, versatile

            By 

            from USA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Meaningful
            • Pretty
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dress Up or Down

              Comments about STARFISH AND BIRD LOCKETS:

              My wife loves it and it is indeed versatile. Our only surprise was that the components on the inside Are actually loose such that when you open the locket they can fall out and be rearranged. This isn't a good or bad thing - just unique.

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

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Perfect!!

              By 

              from Rochester, NY

              About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Elegant
              • Good Length
              • Meaningful
              • Pretty
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dress Up or Down
                • Going Out

                Comments about STARFISH AND BIRD LOCKETS:

                Perfect for my friend who loves the ocean and water!

                • 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

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Terrible

                By 

                from Murrells Inlet

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about STARFISH AND BIRD LOCKETS:

                      My mother bought me this. It wouldnt stay closed even with the new design.It was also small.. and the glass was wiggling all around. It was a cute idea but not sturdy. It isn't something that you could wear for a while - I like things that I know will be nice for life.

                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Self
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Buyer beware!

                      By 

                      from Boulder. CO

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor Workmanship

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about STARFISH AND BIRD LOCKETS:

                          This "locket" does not stay closed. It falls open with only the slightest touch allowing the contents to spill out. If you want this necklace, I suggest removing it from the packaging very, very carefully and then super-gluing it shut.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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