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A couple of years ago, I saw a photo of American TV star Nicole Richie wearing a little red apple necklace in one of the gossip mags, and instantly fell in love with it. I have a habit of ripping out pictures from magazines when I like them, and my then-boyfriend must have seen it because he surprised me with it for my Christmas present.
I don't know where he bought it from, it would have been rude to ask then (and even more so now!) but they are currently available for £32 on the online shop, truffleshuffle.
It is a Kidada Jones for Disney Couture design. Kidada is the daughter of Quincy Jones. She has worked as a model and celebrity stylist, and in 2005 Disney hired her to design a jewellery line based on their films.
As you can see from the picture the necklace features a red apple, inspired by the red apple in Snow White. I'm not usually a fan of gold jewellery but I think the gold and ruby red go really well together here.
The apple charm is 14mm across. The back is gold plate, and there are little gold plated leaves above the apple. The red colour is provided by either an enamel or resin poured onto the gold. It looks really glossy.
The gold chain is strong, it's 22 inches long, and fastens with a classic lobster clasp. There is also a 4 inch extension chain attached which has a "Love Kidada" 5 pronged crown shaped charm on the end of it.
The packaging is described on the truffleshuffle site as a beautiful Disney Couture branded silk bag. Honestly, it doesn't really feel luxurious and like real silk, but there is no label in the presentation bag so we have to take their word for it!
The bag is dark blue with the gold Kidada Disney Couture design printed on the front, and it has a light blue lining, and pink drawstrings. There was no other packaging, it was just loose in the bag, which would be fine except for the messy machine stitching inside the bag which can catch the chain if you are not careful.
So, I'm obviously not impressed with the pouch, but I still love the necklace to bits. The matching earrings are on my wish list, along with the Cinderella Glass Slipper necklace, and the Magic castle pendant, and the Think Of A Wonderful Thought bangle.....