Today’s review features the Love And Madness x Star Wars Yoda 3D long necklace. I am always interested in adding new styles to my wardrobe, and bringing a bit of balance to the Force – it can be a little harder finding specifically Jedi themed jewelry. So many companies focus on Darth Vader, Stormtrooper and R2-D2 – so it is great to see Love and Madness including Yoda in their range as well.
Initially priced at US$50.00, the necklace is now priced at US$40.00 each – Love And Madness can ship internationally, which is great!
Star Wars 3D Yoda ‘doorknocker’ long necklace – US$40.00 each
The necklace came packaged in a black satin drawstring bag, with the Star Wars and Love And Madness logos printed in silver on both sides. This is a lovely presentation, perfect for giving as a gift – or as a little treat for yourself! The necklace itself features a long silver-tone chain, with a 3D sculpted pendant of the famous Jedi Master Yoda.
The pendant sculpt is absolutely stunning – it really captures the calm wisdom of the character. There are some horrendous Yoda jewelry sculpts out there, but Love And Madness have really excelled with their version. The Jedi Master is instantly recognisable, I can almost hear his voice looking at this pendant. The detail is accented with black antiquing, which shows off the sculpt even more. The tips of the ears are pointed, but not sharp.
The pendant measures approximately – 4cm wide (including ears), 2cm high and 2cm deep. I had been a little worried about how heavy this pendant might be – but it is a great weight. It feels sturdy and solid in your hand, but still comfortable to wear. You need a little bit of weight for a long chain necklace, and this pendant has just the right balance. The necklace hangs well, and doesn’t fly around or bounce as much as I thought it might. It has certainly sold me on the long chain necklace style!
The pendant is made in 2 parts, so there is a small seam line around the back – this isn’t really seen when worn, and certainly doesn’t detract from the fantastic sculpt. The underside features the standard Lucasfilm copyright mark ‘© LFL’, noting this is a licensed item. The silver-tone finish is quite shiny – it picks up nearby colours (you can spot some green reflected on the surface in my photos).
The necklace chain measures approximately 81cm in length, with a further 7.5cm of adjustment chain. The clasp is a silver-tone lobster-style clasp – I really like the shape Love And Madness uses for their necklace clasps. The adjustment chain features 2 small silver-tone pendants – a small ‘heart’ shape pendant with the letter ‘M’ (the logo for Love And Madness), while the end of the adjustment chain features a small Star Wars logo pendant.
The Star Wars pendant measures approximately 14mm by 6mm, while the heart pendant measures approximately 11mm by 9mm. The heart pendant is double sided (same on both sides), while the back of the Star Wars pendant is flat, with the Lucasfilm copyright stamp ‘© LFL’. Both small pendants also have a touch of black antiquing, to match the Yoda pendant. While the end of a necklace isn’t usually very visible when wearing, I always appreciate little extra details like this.
Like other Love And Madness necklaces, the chain is adjustable in length, but not in the usual way – instead of having a short additional length of wider loop chain, this necklace has 3 rings evenly spaced at the end of the necklace chain. This is quite unique, I have not seen this detail from other Star Wars jewelry brands. The chain between the rings is slightly larger than the necklace chain – while I technically can fit the clasp on the adjustment chain, it is intended for you to use the 3 larger rings.
With a necklace of this length, you don’t need a lot of adjustment – set it to your favourite length, and you’re good. The chain length is more than you need to fit it over your head without undoing the clasp (useful if you’re like me and often struggling to do up small clasps in a hurry!). You can also wear the chain around your neck twice, for a shorter, double necklace look – it is always great to have more than one way to style your accessories!
The more I wear this necklace, the more I love it. I throw it on with so many outfits, it is great to have a reminder of Jedi Master wisdom with me during the day. The sculpt is absolutely fantastic, and the long chain style is fun and versatile. Love And Madness continue to impress fans with their creative designs and quality products – I can’t wait to see what Star Wars jewelry they will release in the future!
Disclaimer: this item was supplied by Love And Madness for review purposes. The Kessel Runway stands by the position that this, and all of our reviews, are an honest analysis and opinion regardless of whether the merchandise was purchased or supplied by a manufacturer/retailer.