Carolyn Pollack Gardenia Sterling 32" Necklace
On one hand, I'm surprised by some of the poor reviews of this necklace. It looks really stunning doubled up with the white sincerely fab enhancer and also both cascades enhancers. The beads are all well matched and without imperfection. The size of the beads is as expected for me (comparable to the sincerely essential 36" necklaces), so there were no disappointments or surprises there. But I did buy these beads at a discounted price, so that may be the difference. I will admit, I'm not sure I would have been satisfied paying full price for these beads (which would have been around $142 for me with tax/shipping). So I knocked off one star for that. In any event, I'm really enjoying this necklace! I think it can easily be worn year round, but what a great summer accessory!
Just received this necklace and enhancer. The onlt thing wrong---I should have ordered two. I will be ordering the second one. Perfect size and length. I have no negatives but I do have a suggestion for the enhancer--it would make a perfect locket.
Poor value, not up to CP!
Carolyn's collections are pricey, no doubt. However, I have always felt they were worth what I paid. This necklace is very skimpy and would seem right priced at about a third. I'm sending it back. Wanted it to coordinate with white earrings from her line that I really enjoy.
I love CP jewelry, so I thought I would really like this, but it's just okay. As some of the other reviewers have noted, the beads are small. And they're uniformly white--I like a bit of variance or matrix in my gemstones, especially white agate because otherwise the look is a bit fake or plastic. In looking at this necklace around my neck, it just looked like a necklace my grandmother would have worn years ago. Ultimately, it's just not my style. On the positive side, it's well made.
Of all the things I have purchased of Carolyn's design I love this the most. It is simple and elegant/ I know it will be worn a llot.
Beautiful White Necklace
Just opened the package and I love it. I was looking for a WHITE necklace for the summer. While I do love mother of pearl, it has that shimmer to it and takes on different colors. This is a pure white necklace, I can't wait to wear it. I think I am going to order another one for extra layering.
I've waited to buy this necklace (because of the price), but when we had the opportunity of EZ pay, I got two of them. I bought the second one to have it altered into a 17" necklace and a couple of bracelets!! They look fantastic. I sent them to be done by the repair department of Caroline's Co...Very reasonably done...and very beautiful...This way I have what I wanted, enjoy tje beauty, and turned out reasonable... for all that I have!!
Pricey but worth it
I've always wanted a white bead necklace that looked expensive and this is it. I own Carolyn's Cascades collection of pendant, ring, and earrings, and now the "look" is complete. I also own a white agate cross pendant with diamonds that is simply stunning on these beads. Couldn't resist the new white agate earrings either. Now I'm all set for summer. These beads will even look beautiful alone against a summer tan!.
I can't tell you how much I like this necklace. It is understated elegance and look great with CP sterling earings. I like to wear it doubled with an enhancer over a turtleneck or with a v neck top. ( to double it you have to open the clasp, wrap it twice around your neck and then close the clasp) . Thank you Carolyn
Lovely Necklace...but a Bit Pricey...
Found the necklace to very pretty, however if I hadn't purchased it with a gift card I received for Christmas I probably would not have spent the money. I bought it to wear with the Gardenia enhancer and the two pieces together were very nice. The beads on the necklace were a little smaller than I thought...however...when doubled and worn with the enhancer I liked it more - and since I wanted to keep the enhancer I decided to keep the necklace. Just felt it was a bit overpriced.
This is a very pretty necklace. The stones are a true white color. I was looking for a necklace to put the Cascades enhancer on and I thought this would fit the bill. I agree with some of the other reviews that the stones were smaller than I thought they would be when I opened the box. The price is also going up for the bead necklaces, over $100 dollars and if it wasn't on easy pay I probably wouldn't have purchased this. Wore it to work doubled with the enhancer and received a compliment right away. It was very comfortable and looked very nice. I am deducting a star because of the price. I really like to support USA made products.
Necklace Makes a Statement
This necklace makes an awesome statement without having a high price. The beads are pure white and vary in size and shape adding interest to the necklace. I loved Carolyn's Gardenia statement pieces, but was disappointed because I could not afford them. This is a lovely affordable alternative. It looks nice doubled, layered, or worn at its full length. In the winter the color is reminiscent of newly fallen snow. In the summer it is beautiful next to a tan. All year round it provides a striking contrast to colors. The pure white agate contrasts with the sterling silver bead stations and is a wonderful alternative to the mother of pearl that we're used to.