JAI John Hardy Sterling Slide Leather & Gemstone Bead Necklace
Pretty but overpriced
I have mixed feelings about this necklace. The fit is fine. Unlike other reviewers, I don't find the beaded necklace too short. And I haven't tried the slide on the red agate beads--I would never wear the slide on them. I love the beads, but am on the fence about the slide. It came tarnished and while pretty, it's not terribly special like other JH pendants I have. I do like the leather cord, though. My biggest hesitation is the price. Even at the clearance price and on easy pay, $169 w/S&H and tax is high for this item. Not sure but will likely return.
So Chic, JAI Slide Necklace
I have several pieces of JAI John Hardy jewelry, and I love them all. I purchased the Slide Necklace with the Green Agate beads. It is stunning and can be worn with so many things. I have JAI earrings, a beautiful Lemon Citrine Ring, a domed ring sprinkled with natural colored stones on the top and I own several cuffs of different weights and embellishments. I know there are many wonderful jewelry designers at QVC. The really interesting thing about JAI is that it looks great on its own and mixes in so well with other pieces. If you have some pieces of jewelry that you're not really wearing, add some JAI to those pieces. I think you'll be surprised at how current it makes you feel. Scott, keep the jewelry coming!
I thought I'd take a chance on this necklace, even though the reviews weren't stellar ... but I should have listened. The red agate was a brownish, orange and so tightly strung it wouldn't lay correctly around my neck. The slide was beautiful, but the leather cord was more of a thin choker. Could've been really beautiful!!! :(
I found the sterling slide and the necklaces pretty and trendy. This is a keeper for me.
So VERY Disappointed
I couldn't wait to get this as I have several John Hardy couture pieces and thought it would work great with them. I was so very disappointed when I opened the package! The chain and clasp on the leather cord were so tarnished they were black. I got out a silver cloth and polished it. I wore the slide on the leather cord one day the next day I tried to put it on the onyx beads and it wouldn't fit over the end! Needless to say it's being returned. Once again I'm paying for postage and getting NOTHING!!! I will seriously think about any future orders, the return policy is great but the quality of he products isn't so the shipping gets expensive!!!
I had wanted this ever since the first time I saw it. When it went on clearance, I decided to treat myself. When I saw it, I was not really impressed, and then I wore it! It is so beautiful, and ads the finishing touch to the JAI rings I wear almost daily. My only problem is that I wear it at 16" and the extender keeps coming around to the front. Thus the 4 star rating.
I was looking for a quality leather cord. This one fit the bill. While I agree it was originally too expensive for me, the clearance price and easy pay were perfect! I had no problem with the slide fitting as others did. I was looking for a cord to wear with other enhancers that I own, especially my Carolyn Pollack silver and abalone butterfly. It is exactly what I was looking for and is very versatile. I also love the green agate necklace and slide, and the extenders are of excellent quality which is not always the case.
Not worth the price
I received my necklace today, it will be in the return mail on Monday.
It's pretty and fits well. But it's way over-priced. If it had been $49.95, I would keep it.
The silver slide is pretty....not much weight to it. The leather is very thin and the beads
are very cheap looking and very wrinkled up.
And the silver clasps on both the leather and the beads are completely black with tarnish.
The silver slide has black tarnish on it as well. I'm not talking about oxidation....it's tarnished.
I think I might have gotten someone else's returned item.
I have several John Hardy pieces, which are much more expensive. But there is no comparison in the quality between John Hardy and this JAI line. I think I'd rather pay more
and get a quality item.
Too Small around neck for Comfort
At least that is what my sister said. This was a X-Mas gift for my sister, however, I just had to return it as she said it felt too tight around her neck, even with the extension. I tried to wear it for awhile thinking I might keep it. I am very average size: 5'6" 140lbs & it was comfortable to me. BUT, neither my sister nor I could get the slide off! SO FRUSTRATING! She could have put the slide onto something else if it were to slide off the leather. Overall, the only true craftsmanship is in the slide & end caps. The leather can be obtained elsewhere for very little money and the agate is not a very precious stone & can be obtained cheaply. The beads were just strung on string, not even knotted between each bead, so there is no real "craft" in the stringing except the finishing touch of the end caps. For what you get I have to agree with other reviewers that this piece is far too expensive. I was willing to give it to my sister as a gift because I knew she admired it but I cannot justify the price for myself. The value is not there. If it ever sells for under $100 I may purchase again. My sister will be getting something else. In my humble opinion, for the price of this necklace one can get a better piece of JAI John Hardy silverwork that has more presence to it & better reflects his art.
Not worth the price
Was so surprised when this arrived at how small the leather and beads necklace were. They are way too small. for the price. The silver slide is unique, but just not worth even the sale price. Will return this one.
Pretty, a tad high priced
The necklaces are exactly as presented on TV. Quality is good. Clasps are strong. The full beaded one is wrinklie, needs to relax on your neck...I think it will. I have worn the leather rope with the silver slider for 3 days now. I have not received any compliments. I like it, but I think it is about 50.00 over priced. The price of silver per gram, price of leather, hemotite...factor those in,. I may send it back. Not quite sure.
This necklace is way overpriced for what it is. It looks cheap. Very simple design. It's for the girl who likes plain & simple.