As the accessories start rolling in (a gift from Maris), I’ll feature them here, giving a little love to the vendors responsible for the bling.
It’s necklace time! It’s necklace time! When I saw this necklace online over at Virginia Geiger’s Etsy shop (Elegant Jewelery Design) I knew it was going to be perfect. Perfect I say! But of course I waited, because $95.00 seems a lot to me for any accessory. As you know, accessories pretty much freak me out. I generally have no idea what to buy or how much is acceptable to spend.
But, since this was the wedding gift Maris was hooking me up with, her excitement and assurance that it was totally reasonable won me over. Plus, fresh water pearls! And a little crystal flower off to one side? Ugh, how could I not, right? Virginia Geiger’s store is full of amazing wedding day gems. Like this fabulous hair comb, and this amazing flower necklace, and this necklace which I almost bought, but could NOT justify the $160 price tag.
And the thing is, I wish I could say that all of those adorable pearls, and the little bits of sparkly crystal are worth it. But the necklace is completely made out of, and secured by, wound wire. It’s how she is able to make these whimsical looks without it costing $500 dollars, I’m sure. BUT! It is incredibly fragile, and bends so much that I could ball it up in my hand and it would be forever ruined. I am perplexed on how to get it to Seattle without squishing it to death, and terrified I’m going to bend it out of shape and then break off a section every time I try it on. You can see that a little piece is bent up in the back in this last photo below. Although, how adorable is that dangling crystal?
So, I wish I could whole-heartedly recommend Virginia Geiger Jewels, but I can’t. I feel like this necklace is a one time use necklace when what I wanted was something I could wear for special occasions to come and think back on how I had worn it on my wedding day. I really will be surprised if it makes it through the whole day without catching on something and bending totally out of shape or needing to be constantly adjusted and smoothed down. So is it worth the hundred bucks? I don’t think so. But that design sure is breathtaking. Whew.