J47573 - RLM Studio Sterling "Believe" Necklace
I purchased this necklace some time ago. I really like the sentiment but did not really care for the cord. I had an O ring put on it so that I can wear it on a chain; I do like this look better. However, as others have stated, the pendant does not lie flat due to its curved design. It has a tendency to turn sideways making it hard to read "Believe" without turning it back. This is the only reason that I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. Otherwise it is a beautiful, heavy piece.
I have had this pendant for a few years and while I own many RLM pieces, this one missed the mark for me. I like the sentiment but the pendant is too curved. It does not lie flat and turns on the cord. The contour makes it difficult to read and the back of the pendant (that 'displays' when the piece turns on the cord) is not appealing to the eye. The cord is nothing special. I tried putting this on a chain, but the 'bail' is very narrow. I had even thought of putting an 'O' ring on the pendant but because of the curve of this piece and its inability to lie nicely (and still be readable), I gave up, deciding that it just would not be worth the trouble.
I bought this as a graduation gift for my son a couple of years ago He wears it alot , so many people have complimented on it to the point he had copied and enlarged and had it tatooed vertically on his upper arm! Now I'm not one for tatoos but this is an exception! It's a message that more people need to see and be reminded of !
I'm ordering one for myself.
I love this piece, and wear it often. the silver is substantial and the cord fits the whole design well. great value for the price.
I was a little hesitant to purchase this piece since the only other piece of RLM that I ever owned fell apart after a couple of wearings but this piece is very nice. Yes, the cord does come a bit bent and it takes awhile to get it to straighten out and it doesn't lay "perfectly" flat but I really don't think it was intended to. It's an organic, inspiring piece. I think I'll be picking it up frequently to wear.
I received this yesterday and am very happy! I took it off the cord and put it on a silver chain. It looks amazing and hangs just fine. I was worried because of the shape that it might not, but, so far I haven't had a problem. I went back online to order one for my sister who had a stroke a couple of years ago but they are on backorder so will unfortunately have to wait until they come back in stock. Thank you Robert for a wonderful necklace!
I'm a Believer
Love this necklace. When first put on it did flip to the side, just pulled up on the knot a little and it stays flat. Thought at first that it hung too high- but probably me because I do not wear necklaces. But now that I am used to it- it's perfect. I will wear this everyday. Will be ordering more for Christmas.
This is a wonderfully tactile piece of heavy silver that you will find yourself touching all throughout the day. I know when I wear it, it makes me feel good too. I love all of RLM's message jewelry (actually I just love all his jewelry) You can definitely feel the spirit in this one.
Beautiful necklace and message
I am surprised by the negative comments about this piece. I've had it for 2 or 3 months and wear it a lot. It never flips over as others have mentioned and I love the length. First time I've worn jewelry with a cord and really love it.
Nice, substantial pendant.Purchased it last summer. To correct the problem with it flipping, I brought it to my neighborhood jeweler and she just put a bail on it while I waited! Now I am able to wear it with any of my chains, or the cord--and I can even use my sterling omega. Get many compliments.
It CAN hang flat
I wanted to chime in that I had the same problem as some of other reviewers at first... the pendant wouldn't hang flat and I was disappointed. But the rope's knot somehow slipped down around the top edge of the pendant and Voila! It laid flat hence forth. It took me just a minute to get used to the new look... and you can still read the "Believe" so I'm very satisfied. FYI.
I OWN SEVERAL RLM PIECES THAT ARE FABULOUS, HOWEVER, THIS PENDANT DOES NOT SIT STRAIGHT ON THE CORD. THERE IS NO WAY TO FIX IT TO SIT STRAIGHT. ALSO, THE CORD IS VERY THIN & ARRIVED "BENT" ON 12-18-07. TO DATE, IT STILL HAS NOT STRAIGHTENED ITSELF OUT, SO ITS GOING BACK. DO NOT LET THIS PIECE DETER YOU FROM PURCHASING OTHER RLM JEWELRY, IT IS THE EXCEPTION, NOT THE NORM.