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Tatty Devine Name Necklace
Member Name: Clurbur85
Tatty Devine Name Necklace
Advantages: Fun, unique, top quality item.
Disadvantages: No returns, so get your order right!
Tatty Devine is boutique jewellery store based in London. The company hand crafts quirky pieces of jewellery and the company has become famous for its bespoke collections and the name necklaces that you can buy all year around.
I stumbled across the Tatty Devine website almost by mistake... I was looking for a name necklace, but I wanted something different from the typical 'Carrie necklace', Google directed me to the Tatty Devine and I soon decided to invest...
The 'name necklaces' are made out of acrylic and each one is handcarved. The necklaces have a section of their own section on the website and when you click on the link (that is located on the left hand side of the homepage), you are directed to a name necklace web page.
A standard name necklace is £27.50, however there is also the option to upgrade the necklace in a number of ways... more on this later...
*** Choosing your design ***
There are lots of ways you can make your name necklace person and individual to you. Firstly you're asked to choose the writing style of your name necklace. You can opt for a bold 'Billboard' style; a Halloween-esque 'Bloody' style; retro 'Ladybug' writing; the 'Original' style that has been available since 2004; or swirly 'Sundae' writing. If you hover on a particular letter of the alphabet (which is listed under every style description) then you'll be able to see an example of a name necklace which starts with that particular letter.
You then have to choose your colour - there are eighteen in total - red, blue, green, yellow, pink, gray and black are all an option. Or you can pay £10.00 extra to get a glittery colour; or a necklace with a mirrored gold or silver effect.
Next you have to decide if you want a heart, lightning bolt or star charm; and you have the option to make your name BIGGER for another £10.00 surcharge.
You then have to choose your chain colour (gold or silver) and although the standard chain length is 36cm you can get a 10cm extension for free (although you won't get the famous Tatty Devine plectrum if you take this option). For those that are unaware, the plectrum is a little Tatty Devine metal label that is attached to the end of every necklace.
Finally, customers are given the option of ordering earrings that match your necklace charm (for an additional £15.00).
*** My opinion ***
Tatty Devine state that each necklace takes two weeks to produce. I ordered mine on-line (at: http://www.tattydevine.com) and it was delivered approximately two weeks after I made my order [note - you can also order a name necklace directly from the Tatty Devine store on Brick Lane in London].
I ordered my necklace three years ago as a birthday present for myself. After much deliberation I opted for my name - Claire - to be written in pink Sundae writing, with a star pendant, on a silver chain with matching pink star earrings.
When my Tatty Devine necklace arrived it came in a little gift box and there were sweets and sparkles within the package - as well as a Tatty Devine pencil. I thought this was a lovely personal addition to my order.
When I first saw my necklace I was made up with it. It had been carved out perfectly and it was just how I wanted it to look - which is lucky because these custom-made items can't be returned! However, ten months after I made my order the earrings broke, I returned them to Tatty Devine, because they accept faulty items back up to twelve months after purchase, and they sent me a brand new pair, no questions asked, with a hand-written sorry note, sweets and sparkles.
I find that my name necklace can dress up any outfit - like a boring black work dress, or I wear it casually with jeans and a t-shirt. Every time I put the necklace on somebody will comment on it and ask me where I bought it from.
I think this is quite a fun, unusual accessory and even though I purchased it three years ago it's still in perfect condition! I always keep it in the little box it came in and so far I've had no problems with it - it hasn't tarnished at all.
I love my Tatty Devine name necklace and I can't recommend it highly enough.
Five out of five stars!
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