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Sterling silver pendant necklace, 'Book of Kells' - Book of Kells Initial Necklace Curate

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Book of Kells Book of Kells Initial Necklace

The eighth-century Book of Kells is an ornate, hand-copied illuminated... more

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The eighth-century Book of Kells is an ornate, hand-copied illuminated manuscript of the gospels--one of the most important pieces of early Celtic art in the world. These sterling silver pendants are inspired by the highly decorative capital letters, called initia, that begin each section of text. Each is cast from sterling silver and finished by hand in a family-run Dublin studio. The pendant centers a classic sterling silver cable chain.

  • 20 grams
  • 0.71 oz
  • Chain length: 45.7 cm L
  • Chain length: 18" L
  • Pendant length: 2.5 cm L
  • Pendant length: 1" L

  • 925 sterling silver
  • Spring ring clasp
  • High polish finish
  • Cable chain
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? No
  • Made in Ireland.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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09/01/2017

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"This will be a cherished gift"

Absolutely beautiful! Extremely pleased with this purchase!

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Can be worn anytime

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: Christmas

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11/15/2017

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"Beautiful necklace"

I purchased two of these as gifts and was very happy with them upon arrival. They are of good quality and were presented in a nice gift box. I know my sister and niece will like them

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  • This was a gift for: Sister
  • Occasion: Christmas

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12/26/2017

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"Nice piece of work"

The only problem is the length of the chain. It was to short for my daughters neck so I had to order a longer chain or buy another complete product and use the secon chain to enlarge the first chain. If buying this item be sure to make the fit.

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05/30/2013

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"Pretty!"

Bought 2....one for me and one for my granddaughter for her birthday. Even the chain sparkles. Very pleased with my purchase and I was lucky enough to get it on sale.

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12/07/2010

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"Letters not as expected"

The surprise of receiving two of these necklaces in lower case was based upon some letters cannot be distinguished easily in lower case. No description indicates anything but capital letters when ordering.

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08/15/2015

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"Disappointed"

Quality and font were what I expected. However, the piece was so tarnished that I would have been embarrassed to give it as a gift. Thank goodness I did not have it shipped directly to the recipient. I had to purchase silver jewelry cleaner and a better quality gift box. After cleaning and re-packaging I felt comfortable presenting it to our granddaughter. I also had to find my own on-line documentation about the Book of Kells to give with the gift. I expected that something along those lines would have accompanied the necklace. Our granddaughter loves it, but because of my experience with this purchase, I will not buy from this vendor again.

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06/08/2012

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"True to Kells Art"

As an artist and Celt, wearing my necklace daily for 3 years it still looks new & no breaks! Compliments aside, I adore my petite Kells 'initial' & am buying 3 for each Celt daughter!

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08/19/2014

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"Good Quality and Stylish"

I love my necklace as it is very stylish and good quality. Exceeded my expectations

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11/25/2011

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"Purchase only what is shown."

I purchased this as a gift. If this had been shown in the catalog or on line I would not have purchased it as it does not in any way look like a "d" - looks like an "o" with a small tail on top. Also, very flimsy. I called NG and was told I would have to pay return shipping as the letters are different than our alphabet. Perhaps they should mention that fact. Will not purchase from NG in the future as I am disappointed in customer service policy. Also, will not continue my subscription to Nat. Geo. Magazine when my subscription expires.

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12/11/2010

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"Very disappointed in this product"

The catalogs gives the size of the initial as one inch. It is not. It is a disappointment. I will be very reluctant to order from NG again

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06/07/2016

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"Beautiful but...arrived super tarnished"

I really love the necklace but when I opened the box when it arrived I was really disappointed to see a heavily tarnished necklace and charm. I contact NG customer service and they refunded me a portion of the cost which I very much appreciated. The clasp is really touch to fasten - I will likely have my jeweler replace it. In spite of that, I love it.

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11/03/2013

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"She loves it!"

My daughter doesn't usually wear necklaces so I wasn't sure about this gift but she loves it and only took it off once when she had surgery. Looks lovely on her.

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06/06/2011

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"Initial P was very nice."

The initial P was much nicer than previous reviews would have you believe. I would recommend the purchase of this item.

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05/19/2015

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"Great Gift!"

It was a surprise high school graduation present! She loved it and wears it everyday!

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12/12/2013

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"Nice Necklace but..."

I purchased this necklace to give as a gift. It is very pretty and seems well made. I expect it to be received gladly. My only complaint is the lack of information accompanying it. It is in a typical nondescript black velvet necklace box. If I hadn't ordered a gift box for it, there would be no way of knowing that it came from National Geographic. There is also no discernible stamp indicating that it is sterling silver, although it does bear a stamp indicating its country of origin on the back. A card or a small piece of paper explaining the significance of the style and the Book of Kells would have been nice. I am going to copy some information from the product description to print out myself and give with the necklace as I think that will heighten the enjoyment of this gift upon receipt.

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08/20/2014

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"too flimsey"

I bought two--for each of my daughters. Looked good in catalog, but was disappointed as It looks very cheap. I at least feel I donated to Natl Geo

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01/22/2012

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"Wife loved it!"

Until she received this necklace, my wife alternated between several other styles. She is a calligrapher and this was a great choice for her.

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04/13/2015

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"Cool Gift"

My wife and daughter love their necklaces. I printed out the discription/history from the shopping site because I knew my wife would be fascinated with the origin of the letters. (She's a McDunnough)

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06/12/2013

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"I would buy this as a gift as well"

Very unique, thinking about buying others as gifts for family members

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10/21/2018

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"for my granddaughter"

very nice exactly as described

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