J143825 - Judith Ripka Sterling 18" Fleur-de-lis Station Chain
WAITED FOREVER ON WAIT LIST...
and glad I did! Much heavier than I thought. Wear it every day. Glad I waited on waitlist...it is really beautiful!! Love Judith Ripka :)
FIT FOR A QUEEN
I was on waitlist for this necklace for a long time. By he time it finally arrived, I thought that I might not want it anymore. I was wrong. Wow. This necklace is unique. I feel very special wearing it. It is not overly flashy, but it is very classy. It looks great with the white agate Fleur-de-lis earrings and ring. I did not get the white agate FDL enhancer, but this necklace really completes my set. I feel very put together wearing these pieces. As one reviewer said, if one was to put an enhancer through the clasp on this necklace, then the Fleur-de-lis' would be upside-down. That is a drawback. The clasp is certainly gorgeous with the diamonique stones on it.
I have bought quite a bit of Judith Ripka. This is the best! Subtle and elegant. This is a great gift for a wife, girlfriend, sister or mom.
Pretty Chain however...
I wish the diamonique was on both sides of the Fleur-de-lis Stations because they turn over on my neck a lot. The chain itself looks like another Ripka chain I have with oval stations. I will keep this as I have always loved the Fleur-de-lis.
I received this necklace a couple weeks ago after being on waitlist since it became available. What can I say? Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! The chain is much weightier than I expected it to be and the fleurs are substantial. I have worn it every day since I received it changing out different JR enhancers, the only problem that I find is when the enhancer is worn on the front of the necklace it slides all the way over to one of the fleurs and I find myself constantly adjusting it back to the center. I prefer to wear it with the beautiful clasp in front and the enhancer hanging from it, that way it stays put but the only problem is the fleurs are upside down that way. I'm going to take it to a jeweler to see if they can switch it around for me since I probably will wear it like that most of the time. I might purchase another chain to wear without an enhancer and to double with my enhancer chain. That will give me lots of options. Either way this is a beautiful necklace!!
first of all i feel the need to APOLOGIZE for taking a star away on the mabe' round pearl ring!! while it may not be the easiest for me it is absolutely gorgeous and looks more balanced on thin fingers with the matching bangle!! i should have tried together before posting. sometimes a coordinate takes any awkwardness away. i think i may even order for myself now.
this necklace is gorgeous as well!!! as soon as i opened box i thought keeper!! should have listened to first instincts but did return this chain. thought maybe a little light toned for my face and chain didn't have shine (though the dmq gave balance and lots of sparkle) this would be great addition and is especially nice for younger girls, though not exclusively!! it's about your style and preferences. very pretty and possible i'd reconsider;)
i love this line!!:) there's always something new and exciting to discover and take look in a whole new direction. i am happy to have saved on wardrobe with pam dennis to wear with my ripka. great possibilities!!
This is my new signature piece! I am so glad that Judith is expanding her fleur de lis line. It is weighty, substantial, and so many of my JR enhancers look lovely on this chain. Vive la fleur de lis!
I agree..more lengths and mixed stations!
This necklace is great! It is substantial without being to heavy, and the fleurs are beautiful. Can't go wrong with this one! More lengths, please Judith, and sprinkle in some of your other fabulous stations, too!! (pearls, carved sterling balls, diamonique trinkets...you get the idea!)
Every Attention to Detail
I received the fleur de lis station necklaces today - yes, 2 of them! And I have to agree, they are INCREDIBLE, FABULOUS, AMAZING!!
The intricate detail of the fleur de lis is amazing with 3 dmq stones on one side & more silver detail on the other. The sparkle is very small, just enough if you need the sparkle but not much for those who rather no dmq. Even a little dmq was included in the heart on the clasp. The weight of the chain & the piece as a whole is substantial, strong, & definitely able to support the heaviest of enhancers. I love the 6 stations b/c I intend to wear this chain w/o an enhancer. I do feel that the 18" length is a bit short for me to wear with an enhancer. I love the fdl design, so I purchased 2 of these chains & now have the option to wear alone & short or together long or doubled.
I am very picky & have sent back many recent items due to quality/workmanship defects, but I can attest to the quality of this piece - substantial, intricate, EVERY ATTENTION TO DETAIL - NO SKIMPING was done on this piece! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
Would love to see this chain in more length choices as well as mixed with stones or pearls - would be lovely!!!
better than expected
this is a substantial chain with loads of visual interest. if you are a collector, will be fine addition. if it is your first and only Ripka chain, will stand heartily and gloriously on its own. buy it; you'll be a happy camper. and a well-dressed one too!
I'm very happy with my 18' Fleur-de-lis station chain. I love how there are diamonique stones on one side - plain on the other. I have already worn this chain with the JR large fleur-de-lis & pearl drop enhancer. I will also wear it with the agate fleur-de-lis enhancer as well. As an avid lover of New Orleans and the fleur-de-lis symbol, I would be happy to collect this chain in additional lengths. I will be wearing it throughout my week long vacation to N'awlins in October.
I love this necklace and it is perfect with the new key. This one fits me a little shorter than an 18" and I love that too. With the drop of the key, this is a great length. Love this one.