Help me put a great big smile on my mother's face Christmas morning please!
December 3, 2012 2:21 PM   Subscribe

Could you help me find a necklace for my mother?

A year or so ago my mother (unusually) commented on a necklace worn by a television presenter (Bargain Hunt auctioneer Anita Manning). I've searched off and on ever since but having suddenly realised I need to start Christmas shopping, this would be the perfect gift.

Except I still can't find one. And it's now complicated by the fact that I've found images of her wearing two different necklaces - this with square glass tiles (the one I've been searching for), this with circular beads? tiles? I suspect that she would love either one so if you know of anywhere selling either necklace that would be able to ship to the UK before Christmas, that would be swell.

I've just contacted a few Etsy sellers with the details so would also be happy for recommendations for sellers you've used and been happy with.
posted by humph to Shopping (11 answers total)
Here's one on Amazon. The beads are multi-colored. But it's still very pretty.

As is this one.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 2:27 PM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

I should have said that I'm in the UK but happy to order from elsewhere. Those two necklaces are lovely, thank you Ruthless Bunny, hoping to get something even closer to the originals.

Amazon UK are now stocking this necklace which will be great as a fallback but ideally someone out there will know of a closer match.
posted by humph at 3:08 PM on December 3, 2012

You could email her auction house and ask if she can tell you where she got her necklaces.
posted by essexjan at 3:11 PM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

Heh, I tried that earlier in the year but alas, no reply.
posted by humph at 3:13 PM on December 3, 2012

What about this?
posted by tealcake at 4:02 PM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

Ask this lady if she will make one for you:
posted by michellenoel at 4:12 PM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

I meant to add that I don't know her and am not her. I just did an etsy search and it seems she makes necklaces in that style.
posted by michellenoel at 4:26 PM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

After looking at michellenoel's suggestion I poked around on Etsy for a bit. THIS seller also has pieces with a similar esthetic.
posted by turniphead at 6:31 PM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

Thank you all for such great ideas - next week's askme will be "How do I decide between these lovely necklaces for my mother..."!
posted by humph at 5:56 AM on December 4, 2012


Taking essexjan's advice, I emailed Ms Manning's auction house again last night and have just had a reply - the necklaces come from the Nancy Smillie collection.

If I had unlimited funds I'd be buying a selection from your links, as well as about 26 items from the Smillie collection.

Many thanks everyone.
posted by humph at 6:05 AM on December 4, 2012 [2 favorites]

Follow up: Ordered the necklace from the Nancy Smillie shop, very fast delivery and a delighted mother. Will definitely be ordering more for birthdays, etc.

Thank you everyone!
posted by humph at 3:19 PM on January 3, 2013

« Older Men's Hair Salon needed Palo Alto area   |   Or, for the same price, we can get a 1977 Dodge... Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.