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Trollbeads Skeleton Necklace Review

Today brings a review of Trollbeads most limited and eclectic release  to date …. the Skeleton Necklace. Whilst this was released back in 2010, I have only just managed to become the lucky owner of one, with many thanks to a lovely lady called Sharon!

Trollbeads Skeleton Necklace

In the UK, the release was limited to 25 pieces, and each skeleton came with its own coffin-style black presentation box. Limited numbers were also released in other parts of Europe and the US, though from what I understand, the presentation case was UK only.

Trollbeads Skeleton Necklace

The necklace comes with a 50cm silver chain and plain lock.

The Skeleton is comprised of the following parts:

The Head

The head features a skull on one side, and a human-like face on the the other.

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The Trollbead stamp (925S LAA) is on the underside of the chin.

Trollbeads Skeleton NecklaceThe Neck

The neck comprises of two parts, the silver bones and an 18ct gold neck decoration, a small sun circle , which slots into the neck.

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The Rib Cage and Arms

The ribs cage and arms come in one piece. The arms are jointed at the shoulder, elbow and wrist.

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The Spinal Column

The spinal column consists of five individual vertebrae, which have each been numbered 1-5.

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The Pelvis and Legs

The pelvis and legs come in one piece, and as with the arms, the legs are jointed at the hip, knee  and ankle.

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This is a truly exceptional piece,  and the attention to detail is amazing. Despite the eeriness of a skeleton, this one is actually very endearing. The way it hangs and dangles seems to bring it to life and give it a character of its own.

The Skeleton is a focal piece and beautiful in its own right, however there is the option to add beads along the spinal  column in between the vertebrae. Whilst just a couple of beads can add a lovely splash of colour, too many detract from the beauty of the piece itself.

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Trollbeads Limited Edition Skeleton Necklace 2010

1st October 2010 saw the release of a very special limited edition.

Trollbeads stock image - please do not reproduce without crediting.
Trollbeads stock image – please do not reproduce without crediting.

Designed by Søren Nielsen, the Skeleton is 14.5 cm / 5.7 inch in length.  The Skeleton Necklace includes a 50 cm / 19.7 inch sterling silver necklace with Plain Lock, and comes in a luxury presentation box.

The Skeleton is sterling silver with 18 carat gold decoration around its throat.

The head is two sided, displaying a skull on one side and a face on the other. The head itself can be worn separately as a bead on its own.

The torso and arms are one piece, and the shoulders, elbow and wrists are all jointed.

The vertebrae are represented by five numbered silver discs.

The pelvis and legs are then also in one piece, again with fully jointed hips, knees and ankles.

Glass beads can be worn where the vertebrae are to add a splash of colour if wanted.

This release was very limited, with a price tag that made it out of the reach of many a collector. Due to the nature and size of the design, it will appeal to some collectors but not to others. That said, nothing can detract from the exquisiteness of this piece.