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A few months ago, I reviewed my very first Lily Nily children's jewelry product: an owl bangle. This was a raving review as I really liked the design, construction, and visual aesthetic that the bangle has. After that review, my daughter wore that bangle to her uncle’s wedding, in which she was the flower girl. It was the perfect accessory for the day and it really held up throughout the excitement of the celebration.
The only thing that was missing from Tink’s ensemble was this giraffe pendant by Lily Nily . Indeed, if we had had this necklace in time for the ceremony, she would have been wearing it as well. It matches everything she wore perfectly—which is why she is wearing the dress in the photos I took for this review.
To start, this necklace is simple and elegant. It is a long, thin gold chain, which, at first seems a little daunting for a little one just under three years of age. Surely kids this age would break it! At least… this is what I thought, especially after Tink wore my own necklace and broke a link near the clasp. It was fixable, but it still made me anxious about giving her such a beautiful necklace of her own!
I should not have worried. First, Tink treats this thing with great care not only because I warned her against pulling on the chain, but also because she has never been able to wear a necklace quite so beautiful before. When I told her that it was her own, her face lit up with excitement and she could not wait to get it on.
The pendant itself shows great craftsmanship by Lily Nily. On top of it being 18k gold-plated grass, it is small, about the size of the top of my thumb, and sturdy. At first glance, it might look like a simple giraffe with purple, hand-painted spots. After a closer look, you can see fine details down the giraffe’s back and its eye is inlaid with a pretty crystal. No diamonds here, but I would never expect it!
Rather than a series of connective hoops keeping the pendant on the necklace, Lily Nily has worked two semi-circles onto the back of the giraffe so that it is at once hidden and far more sturdy than the usual hoops. This minimizes the chances of the pendant breaking away from the necklace. It is important to note that not all pendants are free of these hoops, however. Rather, there are choice pendants from which to choose that have this feature.
At the same time, the giraffe can slip easily off of the chain. This is both a warning and a praise. The former because one needs to take great care when unclasping the necklace to ensure the pendant does not disappear. The latter because—yay!—Lily Nily has an assortment of pendants from which to choose!
Tink has now worn Lily Nily’s giraffe pendant a number of times (mostly for “special” occasions) and it has always come away unscathed. I plan to bring it with us to my in-law’s house so that she can wear it around for Christmas. It will make for the perfect complementing jewelry on a special day!
Find this pendant and so many more wonderful children’s jewelry options on Lily Nily’s website.