Posted by Cassandra T. in Frozen, Necklaces, Pendants on September 26, 2014
Frozen fans, I’m very happy to present to you our newest Frozen addition: The Elsa Snowflake necklace! Isn’t it just beautiful?
Now, some of you may remember that I just launched another Frozen snowflake necklace a couple of weeks ago and may ask:
“So what’s the difference?”
If you are curious, read on to find out!
1) Snowflake Design
The “Let It Go” snowflake design is more intricate, and its overall design more sophisticated compared to the Elsa snowflake. I designed the “Let It Go” necklace for the adult Frozen fan who wanted something more mature and sophisticated compared to the kiddie-themed Frozen jewelry out there. I faced the same problem, being a huge Frozen fan myself, not being able to find any suitable Frozen jewelry for adults. In comparison, the Elsa snowflake necklace is targeted towards the tweens, as it is simpler in design, yet still distinctive.
2) Crystal Quality
While both necklaces sparkle beautifully and both use Cubic Zirconia crystals, there is a difference! Cubic Zirconia is, in a nutshell, a man-made material that is hard, optically flawless, and appears with the same fire and sparkle like a high quality diamond, without the price tag. However, even in man-made Cubic Zirconia, there are different grades of the stone, with the cloudy and soft ones getting an A rating, to the best and most brilliant getting a AAAAA rating. In this aspect, the “Let It Go” pendant uses a higher quality grade of CZ crystals compared to the Elsa pendant, which also accounts for the difference in price. So, the “Let It Go” pendant does sparkle just that much more than the Elsa snowflake one ;-)
3) Plating Finish
Both necklaces were made with the base metal of zinc alloy (to keep prices affordable), but the difference is in the finish. The “Let It Go” snowflake pendant is plated with 18K white gold and rhodium, to give it added luster and shine. The Elsa pendant is plated with an imitation rhodium finish. Imitation rhodium is typically an alloy of copper, tin and zinc used for plating to give a bright white, lustrous finish. It looks highly similar to sterling silver. No nickel is used in our plating to avoid allergies, but again this would lead to a difference in pricing, as genuine rhodium and white gold plating is more costly.
In conclusion: If you are looking for a trendy, affordable Frozen jewelry piece for costumes or casual wear, I would say go for the Elsa snowflake necklace. If you do want something more mature, sophisticated and well-made, go for the “Let It Go” snowflake necklace!
If you have more questions, you can comment below or use the contact form anytime. I’d be more than happy to answer them!
Both necklaces are available HERE.