Name necklaces have become a trending style over the past several years, being loved by people of all ages. Stephanie will review and express her thoughts on this Soufeel's best-selling item below. Don't miss this review if you're not sure if it's worth buying, or if you would like to get inspiration from it for your gift ideas.
If you’re looking for a name necklace, Soufeel is the leading source of high-quality custom jewelry. The TV show Sex and the City 📺revolutionized a huge jewelry trend: the name necklace. This is why the “Carrie” Name Necklace is one of Soufeel’s best-selling items. Which is why I ordered one for myself.
On their website, the necklace has over 4,000 reviews and currently holds a 4.9-star rating. The 14K gold-plated necklace option is the most popular, but Soufeel also offers the necklace in different materials.
I’ve been wearing the necklace for several days straight. Here are my thoughts.
Soufeel’s ordering process is very straightforward. They’re by far one of the most user-friendly online jewelry stores. Creating your necklace is very easy and they offer many customization options.
Customizing the Necklace
The first step of customizing your necklace is entering your name. Soufeel supports names up to 12 characters long. I have a long name—Stephanie. I usually don’t go by “Steph” or other shortened versions of my name, so I was happy to know my full name could fit in the necklace.
Simply enter your name in the text box. This is common sense, but double-check the spelling of your name before continuing with the order process. The last thing you want is to receive your Carrie name necklace and not realize there are spelling errors.
After typing your name, Soufeel shows a preview of your name in the Carrie font. I think that’s pretty neat—you can get an idea of what your name necklace looks like before even receiving it.
The color of the name preview also changes, depending on the type of metal you select. Gold was originally selected, so my name appeared in gold.
Out of curiosity, I turned on the rose gold option. My name appears in rose gold.
When you type your name, choose which material you want. The 14K gold-plated silver is the most popular option. But Soufeel also offers these materials:
- Rose gold-plated silver
- Antioxidation silver
- 14K gold-plated copper
- Platinum-plated copper
- 14K gold-plated colored silver
When selecting a material, think of your preferences but also think of the necklace quality.
Gold and silver are malleable materials, perfect for forming the necklace into the unique font. But they’re also not the strongest metals, which is why it’s recommended you combine these metals with other alloys.
After choosing your metal, you can proceed with the checkout. 💁🏼You can also opt for an extra 90-day warranty for $5.99.
The checkout process is also quick and easy. All you need to do is review your order, enter your shipping and payment information, and approve the order. You can also create a Soufeel account and save this information, making checkout even faster for future orders.
I submitted my order on March 11 and received the necklace on March 30. While this seems like a long time, take some of these factors into consideration:
- Soufeel is creating the necklace from scratch, which takes extra time
- Looking back at my shipping confirmation, they had to transfer my necklace to a different warehouse before shipping it directly to me
- As I’m writing this, we’re currently in the COVID-19 pandemic, and many businesses are experiencing shipping delays
The order confirmation email that Soufeel sent said it will take between three and five business days to create the necklace; sure enough, it was completed in three business days.
I should also note that I’m based in the U.S. Looking at Soufeel’s “About” section, their headquarters are located in New York. There’s a good chance this necklace was made in the U.S., so that could also be why I received the necklace so quickly.
It took me 19 days to receive my necklace but it could take longer to receive yours, especially if you’re outside of the U.S.
With all of that considered, a 19-day shipping wait isn’t too bad. Soufeel does offer other shipping options. If you need your necklace to finish quickly, 👉🏻you can choose an expedited shipping option.
This goes for all handmade jewelry items and any item you’ll buy from Soufeel.
I, fortunately, had no issues with the necklace and didn’t have to speak to customer service. But I will say they were very communicative during the shipping process.
They immediately sent me an email when my necklace shipped. They also informed me when my necklace reached their shipping warehouse and when they shipped the necklace to my house.
What I found helpful was how they emailed me when my order was delivered. Sure enough, I checked the mail and there was my necklace!
The necklace is exactly how it looks in the pictures on Soufeel’s website and social media. I see my name carved in the beautiful Carrie font, the yellow gold shining. There are no scratches or other imperfections.
The necklace is a little smaller than I expected, but overall it’s very high-quality.
Wearing the Necklace
The necklace has a small clasp in the back. I can take the necklace on and off with ease, though I know some people struggle with them. There are four hoops to attach the clasp.
The only thing I will say is the necklace is relatively short. If you attach the clasp on the top hoop, the necklace will end a little past your collarbone.
This is fine for me because I prefer relatively short necklaces. But this could be problematic if you were expecting a longer chain.
Something I love about this necklace is how the pendant is attached to the chain. I have so many necklaces with a detachable pendant. I usually lose the pendant or the chain gets tangled up in the pendant😅, so I don’t have to worry about that with this necklace.
Otherwise, the necklace is comfortable and the chain doesn’t snag on your skin or your hair. If you’re wearing a top with a high neckline, just be sure the necklace doesn’t tuck inside of your collar. That happened to me a couple of times while wearing t-shirts with the necklace.
I chose the 14K gold-plated colored silver. This necklace is a more brilliant shade of gold compared to the standard gold-plated silver. It looks more like pure gold and is sure to attract attention.
Because of the combination of metals, the necklace is pretty durable. I’ve been wearing it for several days straight and have had no issues with the metal tarnishing, breaking, scratching, etc.
I will say I take the necklace off when I exercise, shower, etc. I suggest all buyers do the same. If you would rather wear your Soufeel necklace constantly, opt for a more durable material such as copper.
The pendant is approximately 1.75 inches across (4 cm) and 0.25 inches long (just a little over one centimeter).
This is pretty deceiving; on the website, the pendant looks huge. But mine could also be smaller because my name is longer. Maybe they had to make the pendant smaller to fit my whole name.
This still wasn’t a big deal for me, just shocked me a little bit when I received the necklace.
The “Carrie” font is a subtle cursive font with round letters. It’s very bold but feminine, versatile enough for all women.
I think the font used on the show was more flashy and exaggerated; from the photo, you can see the curved “C” and “e.” My necklace has those same stylistic qualities but they’re not as exaggerated.
This font is perfect for those who want a name necklace with a little more subtlety. If you want a necklace that’s true to the show, Soufeel’s “Carrie” name necklace is still extremely similar but not an exact replica.
Velvet Bag and Cloth Included
I really love how Soufeel includes a velvet bag.👍🏻 I’m a little bit unorganized with my jewelry; with the exception of fine jewelry pieces, I tend to throw my jewelry in a drawer and lose them rather quickly.
When I take off the Soufeel Carrie name necklace, I place it in the bag so I can always find it.
They also include a cloth to keep the pendant clean and shiny. Proper maintenance is essential for all gold jewelry, so this was a nice token to include.
Compliments From Others
I’m currently writing this during the COVID-19 pandemic, so I haven’t been out of the house much. Therefore, I haven’t received many compliments.
I did show the necklace to my mom and my boyfriend. They both loved it. My mom especially appreciated it; she is a huge Sex and the City fan and recognized the necklace immediately.
I love how gold matches with everything, so just about every color outfit matches with the necklace.
I was curious to see how patterns and yellow-based colors look with the necklace, so I wore a leopard print sweater while wearing the necklace. The sweater has a high and rounded neckline, so I also wanted to make sure the necklace didn’t hide under the sweater.
As you can see, I wore the necklace longer. It didn’t hide in the sweater too much but the gold did clash a little with the leopard print. For an outfit like this, be sure to wear the necklace shorter.
You can also choose a leopard print with a V-neck or low-cut neckline. Lighter-colored animal print will also look better with this necklace, as opposed to the yellow leopard print sweater I was wearing.
Here’s a camisole I found online to use as a reference.
I personally think gold looks best with purple and blue. I next wore my necklace with a low-cut purple dress. You can see a little bit of the dress in this picture.
As stated previously, I think gold looks great with all shades of purple. This sweater stood out to me, not because of this lovely dusty purple color but also because of the necklace. This off-the-shoulder look will show off the necklace without hiding it.
I recently purchased a blue dress with this unique criss-cross neckline. I was curious to see how the necklace looks with it. It actually stands out well but it might look too loud.
But I love the way that dark navy shade looks with the necklace. I found this dress that I think will look lovely with the necklace.
The dress on the website is similar in color to the dress I wore, except the neckline is solid and higher up. As long as you wear the necklace shorter, it will look lovely on a dress like this one.
I had to pay an extra $1.99 for shipping insurance. That wasn’t a big deal for me, but they didn’t explain what shipping insurance is and what it covers.
Every order has a 90-day money-back guarantee and you can order an extra 90-day warranty for just $5.99. My necklace arrived with no signs of damage, but it does feel comforting that I’m covered for three months if the quality degrades.
The Carrie name necklace from Soufeel is high-quality. Ordering from Soufeel is easy and they offer different metal options for all preferences. Even for the production requirements, the necklace shipped to my home rather quickly.
Soufeel has the best quality name necklace, especially when compared to its competitors. And if you’re still not satisfied, you’re protected until their 90-day warranty.
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