Style on Trial: Vera Wang’s rhinestone snake collar

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We’d have said your opinions on this snake collar by Vera Wang would probably depend on whether you love snakes or hate them, but the truth is, we neither love nor particularly hate our slithery, scaly friends (OK, we wouldn’t want to find one in bed with us, but you know what we mean…) and we still can’t quite decide how we feel about this piece. We can kinda see Net-a-Porter’s point about it making a “statement”, but we’re just not sure whether that statement is one we’d really want to make. We are, after all, Gryffindor House all the way…

The £455 price tag would be the deciding factor here either way, because that’s just a little out of our price range for snake-inspired jewellery, but even if it wasn’t, we think that snake is probably just a little too chunky for comfort. What do you think readers? Would you wear it? If so, you can buy it at Net-a-Porter.

16 Comments

  • December 11, 2008

    Rachel

    I love it! I can’t see myself ever wearing it, but if I somehow found myself in the possesion of a spare 455 pounds, I’d buy it just to admire it! I love “statement jewelery”, or really anything that makes people do a double take, and this definetely fits the bill 🙂

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  • December 11, 2008

    gokarm

    ahm…no, I don’t have enough neck for it, but If I did, I would definitely wear it. It appeals to my aesthetic.

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  • December 11, 2008

    Mousy

    I really like it, but have a hunch it would be a little chunky for someone of my small stature. It’s not a choker, at least; thick choker-style things tend to look ridiculously huge on my neck. I certainly wouldn’t pay the price for it but I do think it’s very gorgeous. It helps that I love snakes!

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  • December 11, 2008

    Michelle McCormack

    I’m usually really into somewhat extravagant costume jewelry, but this doesn’t work, especially on what the manaquin above is wearing. Let me think… what would this work with? Maybe something very tight and low-cut, but honestly it’s just too big. Yes, if this was 1/2 the size it could be cool with something. Anyway, I really don’t like rhinestones.

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  • December 11, 2008

    Arielle

    I have no problem with snakes, as long as it isn’t the poisonous variety – but this particularly piece of jewelry is just too clunky for me – also, maybe it’s just the picture, but this choker looks like something you’d find for $5 in a US flea market.

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  • December 11, 2008

    Ella

    The idea to make a necklace that looked like a snake was sitting on your shoulders was actually really cool. If only the snake were thinner and more elegant looking, though.

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  • December 11, 2008

    Holly

    Butler and Wilson are doing very similar, arguable nicer, necklaces for around the £100 mark.

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  • December 11, 2008

    lorrwill

    Yes! My Slytherin heart likes this! Not enough to buy it of course. I agree with the ‘looks awkward and clunky’ comments.

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  • December 11, 2008

    Anna

    Yeah, it does look a bit awkward and clunky. The idea’s pretty cool and I have no real issue with snakes, but I don’t really like this collar.

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  • December 12, 2008

    J.

    My aunt wore a necklace like this (it was a bit longer) and it looked gorgeous. So I am, in fact, supportive of the piece.

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  • December 12, 2008

    Celeste

    I like the idea, but this one is weird and lumpy, and if you hadn’t told me it was a snake it would have taken me awhile to figure that out on my own.

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  • December 12, 2008

    Natasha

    Nah, I’m Ravenclaw all the way… Actually, I usually like big jewelry, and I have nothing against snakes, but this just doesn’t work somehow…

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  • December 12, 2008

    nrgizme

    I actually really like it, and can see myself wearing it. Of course, I love snakes and have an extreme fondness for jewelry that stands out. I do agree with some of the other comments that it might look more… hmm, graceful? elegant? if it were a bit thinner. However, if the price were not so high I would still go for it as is.

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  • December 12, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    I think it’s really cute, though I’d like it even better if the ‘stones’ were darker / less shiny.

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  • December 13, 2008

    Kathleen

    I bet Rachel Zoe would wear something like this, but I’m sure she’d prefer it in gold.

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  • May 30, 2009

    Diandra

    I think it’s gorgeous! I think it’d look lovely on a simple blue dress, like the model seems to be wearing, but I can’t see the rest of the dress, so I dunno.

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