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Personal Shopper: An itch-free bib necklace for Sarah R

Sarah R. wrote, "I have my eye out for a bib necklace but of course it can't be just any bib necklace. First of all, I'm allergic to most metals so I stick to sterling silver mostly. I suppose white gold, platinum, etc. would be fine but sterling is more in my budget range and I'm not much a fan of yellow gold.... My other issue is that it needs to be at least 18" long... 20" would be better. Seems like I'm always seeing cute necklaces that are either too short or are yellow gold or some metal that makes me break out in hives just looking at it. Can you help? Itching for a cool necklace.... Sarah"

Sarah, this was a toughie - lots of necklaces are silver-plated, which is helpful, but many inexpensive necklaces are simply made from rhodium. We did find a few, plus a few that didn't specify sterling silver but did say they were nickel- and lead-free, but would also encourage you to consider stone and/or ribbon bib necklaces, plus necklace extenders like this multi-chain set for $25. Enjoy our picks below!

1 - Alexandra Beth Bib Necklace in Silver ($75)

2 - Silver Designs by Tinah Sterling Silver Multirow 17" Bib Necklace ($90 on sale)

3 - Low Luv Cut-Out Bib Necklace ($113)

4 - Vintage .925 sterling silver turquoise bib NECKLACE FILIGREE tear drop ($75)

5 - Cara Accessories Ribbon Tie Bib Necklace ($78)

6 - Guess? Mesh Bib Necklace with Jewels ($35)

7 - Dereon Crystallized Fringe Bib Necklace ($34)

8 - Elle Jewelry ELLE Sterling Silver Cluster Bib Necklace ($224 on sale)

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Comments


Jennifer

Posted on 10.27.10 at 3:31 PM

#3 is really unusual, love it!

Rhea

Posted on 10.27.10 at 10:55 PM

Adore the Sterling and Elle necklaces. The Elle necklace is quite unique with the circle shape design.

Caitlin

Posted on 10.27.10 at 11:41 PM

I have a severe nickel allergy, and I just want to point out to Sarah R. (and others) that white gold and even yellow gold (if less than 24k) often contains nickel and/or copper. It is possible to get white gold or yellow gold alloys that do not contain nickel, but be sure to check.

Danielle

Posted on 10.28.10 at 7:20 AM

#3 is great! I almost bought it for myself and I don't wear necklaces or have $113!

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