Today is the day that I finally admit: even though I love wearing silver in real life, there is no arguing with the fact that gold looks so much prettier in photos. Such is the case with this Burberry Gold Etched Paisley Necklace. I love the concept, because the rectangular danglies are very Art Deco, but the paisley pattern makes it much more amenable to pairing with softer, romantic looks. I think I would have preferred it more if it was more of a damask pattern (aside: I loves me some damask), but since it’s heading on spring/summer, why not?
The only possible hurdle, and one that should be expected when you see over-toted brands like Burberry, is the price. I feel like if I tried hard enough I could find something similar in some sordid Chinese alley for approximately 10% of the current price, on top of which the real thing isn’t even made of real gold. It’s made of brass! Somehow, I don’t think the price justifies the product.
Bottom line: if you’re OK with buying this overpriced piece of jewelry for $358 (down from an even more asinine price of $895), then feel free to head over to Gilt.