JAI John Hardy Sterling Slide Leather & Gemstone Bead Necklace
Just Needs a Little Love
I am impressed with the quailty of this set. I had this set in the bacl of my mind since it was a TSV. When I opened it and i saw the quality of the findings I was very pleased. I was also very pleased with the softness and quality of the leather. i chose the black onyx option and this is also a high quality piece. Yes I had some kinks in the beads but I patiently ran the necklace between thumb and forefinger several times and the kinks came out and as I watched what I was doing I was impressed with the qalality and shine of the onyx. I also can move the silver enhancer from the leather to the beads, it is just a matter of patience and care when doing so. The enhancer is so well finished and very shiny and classy at the same time. I would have liked it if the pieces where a little longer. I am more comfortable with 20 inch necklace. I think that the ratio of value to price is very good on this set and it will be very easy to mix and match with other jewerlry I have.
love the design not the fit
Just my style....cool, edgy, simple. I would have kept this in a heartbeat, but the chain in the back kept flipping around to the front on both of the necklaces. I like the design and would have kept it even though I thought it overpriced. However, the back of the necklace was consistently hanging in the front....so back it goes.
I usually am not a short necklace person but I got this because I love my other JAI pieces and it didn't disappoint. I got the all black beads and love to wear them together and with a longer chain too. Vesritle, beautiful, a good way to try the line. Love my silver.
Purchased the Red Agate
I love this necklace combination and wear it often; separately and together. The sterling silver slide fits nicely over both the leather necklace and my red agate necklace. I find that the necklace, regardless of which one has the slide, stays straight on my neck...it doesn't move around as another reviewer has suggested. I also do not find the clasps to be too fragile. I have several other John Hardy pieces and love them all.
Slide isn't removable
While I love the Jai John Hardy line I was disappointed with this purchase. It is a nice concept and I loved the look but found the slide was not removable and therefore not interchangeable to wear on other necklaces including the beaded one. To me, the beaded necklace served no purpose. In addition, the clasps were tarnished. I could have used a silver polishing cloth but the clasps seemed fragile and cheaply made so was afraid they would break. Come on now, a necklace this expensive should at least have a decent clasp! Also, the slide did not stay in place and I would no sooner straighten than it would be off centered again with the back of the necklace in front. This just wasn't for me because of too many negatives. When it was first put on and straight, which was for a very short time, I loved the look. . .
This was a great buy. You get 3 pieces that you can interchange. Plus you can use either necklace for any other enhancer you might have. I also picked up a JAI cross enhancer and I have used it with the onyx beads. Just outstanding, some of my favorite pieces. The quality is top notch.
This is the second order of this necklace..the first one had a broken clasp and was very tarnished and the one I got yesterday is still tarnished..and looks like it has been hanging around qvc for ages...so i got the Judith Ripka one...I have Michael Dawkins rings and they are beautiful...I have just started to wear silver..So very disappointed with Jai...
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!!!