Wabi-Sabi Necklace

Inspired by the Japanese concept of beauty, this bracelet is made by dropping molten silver into water.
created by

Margaret Solow

$74.00

Margaret Solow created by

Margaret Solow

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Beautifully Flawed

For centuries, the Japanese culture has cultivated a concept of beauty far different from the West. Instead of the idealized, "perfect" form, they prize things for their imperfections, and their unadorned simplicity. This kind of humble beauty is called wabi-sabi.

This necklace is a perfect example. The tiny pendant is created by dropping molten silver into water. The process is spontaneous and never creates the same shape twice, and its "flawed", asymmetrical form is an inherent part of its elegant appeal. The charm is suspended from a red thread, which symbolizes protection and good fortune. Handmade by Margaret Solow in Los Angeles.

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Made in California

Margaret Solow

created by

Margaret Solow

location

California

Margaret Solow's fine jewelry is informed by the world around and inside of her, drawing inspiration from her travels, art, philosophy and nature. Embracing the imperfection found in nature, her stones are chosen for their individual beauty rather than uniform flawlessness. Integral to her work is a respect for people and the environment. Margaret uses responsible manufacturing practices, sustainable elements, and non-conflict gems in her designs.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
sterling silver, nylon cord
Measurements
Length 18"; pendant size approx .25"
Care
Do not wear in shower or while swimming.
Item ID
24918

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UncommonGoodsWabi-Sabi Necklace
 
3.4

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (1)

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    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (5)
  • Elegant (3)
  • Good length (3)
  • Good quality (3)
  • Meaningful (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (4)
  • Dress up or down (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (3), Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6), No (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (4)

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

The photo is an enlarged image of the actual product

By 

from cayman islands

About Me Career, Classic, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • too small

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Wabi-Sabi Necklace:

      I ordered this necklace for myself and my coworker. The product arrived and the circle is smaller than the top of a thumbtack. I am a retail buyer by profession and in my opinion, there is no way this necklace is worth the amount charged for it. It is very small, I would be embarassed to give this as a gift. It looks like a little girls necklace, the size, not the idea behind it. I returned both pieces.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, Yes
       
      3.0

      Very Pretty, but...

      By 

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Elegant
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Lacks Weight

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Open-Neck Shirt

      Comments about UncommonGoods Wabi-Sabi Necklace:

      I bought one for my husband and one for myself. I guess I should have paid closer attention to the measurements (totally on me); it's a very delicate, small necklace, and hangs short- definitely too feminine for a male, especially with the clasp closure, so he's using the piece in another way. The length isn't too long, which makes it nice for an open-neck shirt, but it's soo light (the cord is a piece of thread), that the clasp in the back tends to pull it backwards, so you kind of have a choker effect throughout the day. It's a beautiful piece and sentiment, but I think a heavier cord and different closure might make it a bit more wearable for all.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Very awesome service. Richard was able to change delivery to sooner after I placed the order and I got my entire order on-time as promised.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah
       
      5.0

      I love this necklace. It is my go to gift!

      By 

      from Michigan

      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Meaningful
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about UncommonGoods Wabi-Sabi Necklace:

        I wear mine everyday. I have bought them for friends and family. The Wabi sabi sentiment is priceless!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday
         
        4.0

        Lovely!!

        By 

        from NYC

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about UncommonGoods Wabi-Sabi Necklace:

        My daughter was thrilled with her birthday gift, along with story that goes with it. I'm hoping the "thread" has a long life. The silver charm is lovely.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        smaller than represented

        By 

        from scottsdale az

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Wabi-Sabi Necklace:

            very tiny. better scaled to children

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wonderful Wabi-Sabi

            By 

            from Chicago, IL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dress Up or Down
              • Everyday

              Comments about UncommonGoods Wabi-Sabi Necklace:

              I've been looking at this necklace for a long time and finally decided to buy it. Recently, I have struggled with the whole idea of perfection, in everything. This necklace reminds me of the perfection of imperfection. It has helped me appreciate life as it is. Wabi-Sabi reminds me to stay in the present and enjoy what comes my way.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Simple elegance...goes with everything

              By 

              from Malibu, CA

              About Me Modern, Practical, Stylish

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about UncommonGoods Wabi-Sabi Necklace:

                So comfy you don't notice that you're wearing it, until you get 10 compliments in a row on it!! I like how the concept of Wabi-Sabi helps me keep in mind that perfection is found in imperfection. Beautiful, and mindful. Great piece.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No, No
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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