eBay Finds: Rhinestone Collar Necklace

7 May 2012


eBay is like a treasure hunt to me. I know there's good stuff out there I just have to find it. I've got to admit I waste a lot of time searching through the endless array of other people's unwanted items and the cheap junk straight from China that you just know will fall apart within a week! Once in a while I hit on something that makes it all worth while though.

I'd had a crappy day at work today, one of those Monday's you just will to be over. It doesn't help when I know all my friends and family in England will be enjoying a nice bank holiday today either. On returning home my spirits got lifted though when I saw that a package had arrived. 

Cue excitement! 

It could have been any number of things (lately I've been doing a lot of treasure hunting - usually on my phone in bed when I should be sleeping!) but I was surprised to find it was this necklace that wasn't due to arrive for another two weeks. 

Unlike most things I buy on eBay, this necklace didn't spend any time on my Watch List. As soon as I spied it I had to get it, even if it was coming from Shanghai. 'Buy It Now'... click!

I knew the quality wouldn't be great especially since the price tag was under $20 but the mix of cream enamel, rhinestones and cute collar design won me over. Despite loving the look of the detached collars that are everywhere at the moment, for some reason I just feel ridiculous whenever I try one on. Does anyone else feel that?! 

This necklace is a great alternative to those but still has a similar aesthetic. I love how it looks a little bit vintage but the chunky cream enamel keeps it bang on trend. As expected the quality isn't great, the chain seems a little lightweight, but I think it'll survive the summer at least. I can't wait to wear it! Collar necklaces are already available in a lot of different stores and I'm sure they're going to be huge by summer.

Here's a few more (not from eBay) that I wouldn't mind wearing:

If you like then one I found on eBay you can click here to see the listing. They also sell it in black and the postage is free worldwide.

Have you found any treasures on eBay? Tell me where, I'm always on the hunt for more! 
What do you think of collar necklaces, do you own any?

45 comments:

  1. it's beautiful! i love your lipstick xx

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    1. Thanks :) I'd forgotten I had this lippie, but I love the colour too. It's Clinique 'Super Petal'

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  2. Oh wow! #1 and #8 really caught my eye, as well as the one you are wearing... Love the look.

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    1. Yes, I love those two as well. Actually I quite like them all :) Typical me!

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  3. Love that necklace, you look so cute!
    xx



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  4. Love the necklace! :) I didn't think I would like it so much on me but I checked the link you bought it from and I love the white one too! I'm trying to wear more gold and light colors since for the past 4 years I've been wearing black most of the time. This is such a great find. I've only recently gotten into buying from eBay (this past month) so thank you for sharing these love things, as it's sometimes hard to find something with multitude of things. As for the holiday, I understand how you feel. In the state that I live I sometimes don't get the days off that I had in my other state, and it sucks! At least you have that awesome necklace to make up for that! :D

    Cheer up and enjoy the rest of the week, and hope you wind the Next award! ;)

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  5. Beautiful post, you have a lovely blog. enjoyed looking through it.
    http://blog.carleenallen.com/

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  6. that's a really cute necklace, ebay is amazing!! xoxo

    http://www.madeinkayla.blogger.com

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  7. thats beautiful hun! you look gorgeous and flawless {as always!!}

    xoxox

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  8. I also love eBay! I always just browse the vintage sections and sometimes I come across something worth bidding on or buying... It's sort of like thrifting via the internet.

    These collar necklaces are so cute!

    (itsgreeds.blogspot.com)

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    1. Yeah, I guess it is. I never really thought about it like that. Either way I'm getting a bit addicted :)

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  9. Great find, I always find ebay a bit overwhemlming and rely on posts like this to find the treasures!!! I hope your week gets better :)

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    1. Yeah it can be totally overwhelming. Thats why I end up on their for hours, just searching and searching, it's endless though!

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  10. What a great find. That's why I love eBay! :)
    Ps. You look gorgeous!

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  11. i love these collar necklaces. I keep seeing the beaded topshop one in pink and wanting it! Perhaps I'll treat myself next time lol x

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    1. I saw that one when I was trawling the internet for them. It's really cute, go on, treat yourself I say! ;)

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  12. It's beautiful, I really like it!

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  13. This is really cute, love e-bay finds! x

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  14. I can spend so long on ebay, I love the necklace, I clicked on the link to it and ended up buying 4 things off various other ebay sellers it's a bit of an addiction. xxxx

    A Scholar Life

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    1. haha, I'm sorry for influencing you to go on eBay. I'd buy 4 things if I could find 4 but it takes me ages on eBay!! You're clearly a pro!

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  15. Ahhh, collar number 5! Would kill to be able to afford it ;) The one you bought is awesome, might just have to get one myself! Thanks for sharing it :)

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    1. You can say that again! I would love to own number 5, its my fave one! sadly it's just not going to happen!

      I'll make do with the one I have :)

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  16. Wonderful!


    xx
    http://www.eugenemarseille.com/

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  17. I love this one! I don't own one yet but I did see a super cute mint green one in H&M!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    http://fiveminutestyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oooh mint green sounds nice. I bet it's not a bad price either if it's from H&M! :)

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  18. They look so pretty set onto a plain tee!

    The doll on fashion

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  19. I love this collar on you, it's so cute! Loving number 3 and 7 best, they are so gorgeous!

    I've got a giveaway on my blog if you fancy checking it out.

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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    1. Thanks :) I like all the ones I selected. But if I could afford it I'd buy 5, love the neon!

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  20. This looks so pretty! Really adds a nice touch to a simple outfit :) x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Awe..such an adorable necklace, love!
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  22. I'm recently a MASSIVE fan of ebay. I discovered two lovely tops a week ago and they arrived today. I'm so happy with them! x

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    1. Oooh that's great! I find it hardest to trawl through the clothes so I mainly stick to accessories instead. eBay does rock though! :)

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  23. wow! such a beautiful necklace.. i love it! wanna follow each other1

    http://preciouslovestyle.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! :) Yes, of course we can! x

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  24. Hola! Adoro tu blog y desde hoy te sigo:) Espero que te pases por mamaartista y si te gusta no dudes en seguirme para estar en contacto. Un saludo L+

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  25. I love ALL OF THEM!!!!!!!!! <3 It has been so fashionable recently, you know very well what are the trends!
    xoxo from
    http://style-smile-shine.blogspot.com/

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    1. I try my best, haha. Everything I know I learn from reading blogs though since I can't really get hold of magazines in English very easily out here! I owe it all to them :)

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  26. I'm a HUGE fan of Ebay! I've gotten so many great items for nothing on their website! I think my fave is number 6!!

    X

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  27. Nice necklace :))

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  28. Fab post! All those necklaces are so cute especially yours :D I found you through lillylougosling.blogspot.co.uk , i was one of her nominated versatile bloggers aswell, followed you via GFC, please check out my blog when you have the time :)

    http://beautybysarahleanne.blogspot.co.uk/

    Sarah xxx

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  29. This posting is gorgeous! You are like the 3rd person I've seen this week blog about detachable collar accessories. I think I need to get on board this trend! Love your style girl! Love Barbie xxxx

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  30. IM GOING TO BUY IT!!! <3

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