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Jasper Court Necklace

$65.00 Sale Price:   $39.99

Price: $65.00 Sale Price:   $39.99

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The color palette for this natural jasper necklace was inspired by the range of hues and earthy textures found in the central Chinese countryside. But the design comes from Mandarin court necklaces that were popular during the early years of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911). These elaborate strings of beads and charms were said to be inspired by Tibetan mala beads given to Emperor Shunzhi by the Dalai Lama. This versatile necklace illustrates how something as simple as a strand of beads can connect cultures. Natural, undyed jasper beads and gold-plated brass spacers. Handmade in China.

36"L

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Jasper Court Necklace
 
3.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good length (9)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Stylish (6)
  • Beautiful (4)
  • Unique (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (8)
    • Office (6)
    • Travel (5)
    • Dates / night out (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Classic style (6), Stylish (4), Comfort-oriented (3), Practical (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very pretty - colors off slightly

    This is a very beautiful necklace and it will work well with a great deal of attire.

    I purchased it as a coordinating piece to a red shawl based on the...Read complete review

    This is a very beautiful necklace and it will work well with a great deal of attire.

    I purchased it as a coordinating piece to a red shawl based on the photo.

    Given that photos I had anticipated a bit of garnet in the necklace, but has no garnet and definitely has more of a blue/slate color palette

    It is still a positively radiant piece.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointing dark colors received

    The photo shows an elegant combination of colored beads, and the description of the necklace specifically refers to the color palette as "the range of hues and earthy textures found in the central...Read complete review

    The photo shows an elegant combination of colored beads, and the description of the necklace specifically refers to the color palette as "the range of hues and earthy textures found in the central Chinese countryside." (very romantic) The photo shows hues that have a radiance to them and a variety and balance of delicate hues, brights & darks. The necklace that I received was made up of colors that were dark and dull. The "gold plated brass spacers" appeared thin and cheap. Also, the material used to thread the necklace did not allow the necklace to drape gracefully, instead there was an unsightly kink. Over all the quality was very poor. Granted, I believe it was Jasper, but it failed to live up to the photo and the description. I think this is crucial when someone is trying to find jewelry that will compliment their style and color of dress. I purchased this necklace as a gift for a family member, and returned it promptly.

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    Good Looking Necklace

    By Happy Husband

    from Central Ohio

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Stylish
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Night Out
      • Office
      • Travel

      Comments about Jasper Court Necklace:

      Given to wife as a Christmas gift. She liked the look and the length. I liked the fact that it mirrored the advertisement. Will look good for all but formal events.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      "Welcome piece to enhance my wardrobe!"

      By Small Greek

      from Dearborn Heights, MI

      About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful
      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Stylish
      • Unique
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Night Out
        • Office
        • Travel

        Comments about Jasper Court Necklace:

        I love that the various hues of this piece allow me to wear it with so many different outfits.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Nice Necklace

        By tititina

        from Englewood, CO

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Good Quality
        • Stylish
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Claspless

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Jasper Court Necklace:

        Its gorgeous. But I wished it had a clasp. Other than that is very very nice.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Nothing amazing

        By feed the Spirit

        from San Diego

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Length

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Jasper Court Necklace:

          Bought this as early Christmas present for my wife. She hasn't seen it, but you need a review, so I'm writing.

          If I were to give her 10 gifts, this would be one I'd give her to open 2nd or 3rd (saving the best for last).

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Nice weight

          By Teenie

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Career, Classic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Length
          • Good Quality
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Office

            Comments about Jasper Court Necklace:

            Colors were not as pretty or varied as pictured

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Disappointing dark colors received

            By Cassie

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Classic

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Length

            Cons

            • Not like colors shown
            • Not quality implied
            • Poor Workmanship

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Jasper Court Necklace:

            The photo shows an elegant combination of colored beads, and the description of the necklace specifically refers to the color palette as "the range of hues and earthy textures found in the central Chinese countryside." (very romantic) The photo shows hues that have a radiance to them and a variety and balance of delicate hues, brights & darks. The necklace that I received was made up of colors that were dark and dull. The "gold plated brass spacers" appeared thin and cheap. Also, the material used to thread the necklace did not allow the necklace to drape gracefully, instead there was an unsightly kink. Over all the quality was very poor. Granted, I believe it was Jasper, but it failed to live up to the photo and the description. I think this is crucial when someone is trying to find jewelry that will compliment their style and color of dress. I purchased this necklace as a gift for a family member, and returned it promptly.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Nice, but prefer the one in the picture

            By Debbie

            from Chicago

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Length
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Out
              • Office
              • Travel

              Comments about Jasper Court Necklace:

              I was a little disappointed that the one I received as a gift is mostly dark greens. The photo shows a variety of colors and shades. I see from the comments that everyone was a little mislead by the catalog photo. If the colors reflect the China countryside, it must have been very dreary that day!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful!

              By Rosie

              from Manhattan Beach, CA

              About Me Classic, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful
              • Good Length
              • Good Quality
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Office
                • Travel

                Comments about Jasper Court Necklace:

                This is a beautiful necklace but I wish it had a clasp. A clasp would allow one to use this as a two strand necklace.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not as beautiful as pictured

                By top25

                from Maryland

                About Me Career, Classic, Stylish

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Jasper Court Necklace:

                      This necklace is not as beautiful as pictured online. I don't mind having more greens, but the green colors of this necklace look dull.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Pretty

                      By Babs1940

                      from Georgia

                      About Me Comfort-Oriented

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Good Length
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                      • Not as shown
                      • Too much green in mine-

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Jasper Court Necklace:

                      I would have liked it more if it had been more as shown in picture. I did not need all the green that was in it.

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