Necklace is approximately 17 inches long with 2 inch extender
Chain is 14 karat gold-filled and made in the US
Wire and extender chain are made in the US
Clasps made in Italy
Necklace is handmade in Austin, Texas
There's no nickel, cadmium or lead in our jewelry making it low toxic
An option with this chain necklace is to wrap it and use as a bracelet
I named this chain necklace after my grandmother, Marjory (whom I call Pookie). She was my biggest fan growing up. She called me her Little One and I called her Big One. She accepted and encouraged me to be my authentic self, at an age when I felt insecure and sought approval. Where is she now?! ;)
When I had a rough time with other family members, who didn't quite know what to do with this creative, expressive child, Pookie took me to her home and spoiled me with love. I always felt like I didn't need to say what I was thinking to her. She knew.
I have fond memories of us sneaking in Twizzlers (on more than one occasion) to the movie theater (and sharing them). When I was a teenager, Pookie let me sip her white while we'd stay up way past my bedtime, playing gin rummy. Yeast later, after a serious illness, I stayed with her in her retirement community to help nurse her back to health. Of course, we played cards with other residents as I was caught up on the retirement community gossip.
I miss Pookie everyday. I miss her genuine and loving eyes, playful humor, and her maternal touch. The way she loved and accepted me, inspired me to be the aunt I aim to be.