Rated 1 out of
not the same chain as original quality drop
The reviewer who said she was disappointed in the quality of this necklace was exactly right. Here is the reason. This is not the same chain link as the original JAI by John Hardy 5.3mm necklaces. The original chain was better constructed, with a more elegant, puffier link. The link was also more compact with less air in between the links; it had a weightier look and feel. The finishing was also far superior in terms of removal of casting lines, smoothing edges and surface and oxidation. The original necklace was very slightly wider as well. I measured it with my calipers.
I own the original link in all of the lengths it was offered in at the time (when the line was introduced) so comparison was easy for me. This new version is a generic bulk chain from Taiwan (or mainland but I am fairly sure it’s Taiwan). I have seen it in the store where I buy bulk chain. I make necklaces for myself in lengths I cannot buy. I considered buying this generic link at my dealer because it was less expensive, even when buying the swivel end caps and having them soldered on then buying the JAI (original) 5.3mm chain. I wanted to make longer lengths then JAI was selling at the time as well. I decided against the generic chain because the JAI original chain had a much more beautiful shape and was more beautifully finished. It felt and looked designer. The generic one did not. It was cheaper but it also looked cheaper.
QVC IS NOT BEING HONEST WHEN THEY SELL THIS NEW 5.3mm CHAIN AS THE ORIGINAL. THEY ARE WELL AWARE IT IS NOT. They are charging the same as if it were. I was very disappointed when I received this 24mm chain and saw the switch. I called corporate and was given a bit of a run around. I wasn’t allowed to communicate with the powers that be in JAI and the woman who was the interface never got back to me on their feedback in spite of me emailing her asking her to do so. THIS IS THE FOURTH TIME I HAVE ENTERED THIS REVIEW. IT HAS NEVER BEEN LISTED.
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 3 out of
QUALITY HAS CHANGED!
I AM SO DISAPPOINTED....I HAVE A JAI 20 INCH SILVER CHAIN THAT I PURCHASED A YEAR AGO. I LOVE IT SO MUCH THAT IT RARELY LEAVES MY NECK. I WANTED A 24 INCH, SO I ORDERED IT DURING THIS LAST PRESENTATION. ....THERE IS NO COMPARISON TO THE ONE I HAVE HAD, AND THE ONE I JUST RECEIVED! I TOOK IT OFF TO COMPARE....THE OLDER CHAIN'S LINKS ARE CLOSER TOGETHER SO THEY DON'T SPIN AND SHOW THE SOLDER SEAMS....THIS NEW ONE SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE CUTTING CORNERS...MANY OF THE LINKS DON'T STAY PUT.... ON THIS NECKLACE THEY ARE FARTHER APART COMPARED TO THE OLDER VERSION. .....AND YOU SEE THE SEAMS ON SOME OF THE LINKS.....YOU MOVE THEM AROUND BACK INTO PLACE, AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW THEY ARE SHOWING AGAIN... IT SEEMS LIKE SOME OF THE LINKS ARE MORE ROUNDED....FOR THIS KIND OF MONEY, I EXPECT BETTER...SPECIALLY SINCE I KNOW HOW THE QUALITY USED TO BE....I AM GOING TO TRY FOR AN EXCHANGE AND HOPE I GET A BETTER ONE...
Date published: 2020-07-02
Rated 5 out of
I purchased this necklace in the navy color. It's beautiful and I plan to give it as a gift. It's a nice necklace and great for a man's gift which is what I plan to do with it. Thanks for bringing this necklace to the Q. Highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2019-10-22
Rated 5 out of
I purchased this necklace and the color is beautiful. It’s warm and very flattering against the skin. It really does look like 14k rose gold. I also purchased 2 bracelets one in average to wear and one in XL to extend the length of the necklace. I am very pleased with my purchases. Great Job Jai! Thank you for bringing this color to the Q.
Date published: 2019-10-17