Saturday, 24 January 2015

Drakul's Mirror Necklace by Alchemy Gothic

Firstly, I would like to apologise for the lateness of this post (as always!). I have been busy settling into my new university, working on my various assignments, and learning to drive. I seem to go through phases of having very little to do, and then having times where I have almost no spare time. I really ought to learn to plan my time so this doesn't happen, but I seem to be completely incapable of being remotely organised.

I purchased Alchemy Gothic's Drakul's Mirror necklace a few months ago. I recently dyed my hair red, and I have since been leaning towards red jewellery a lot more than I was previously when my hair was black. I had been lusting over Drakul's Mirror for quite some time, and I was torn between this one and the Marie Antoinette necklace. In the end I went for Drakul's Mirror because I feel that it is a little more intriguing aesthetically. I purchased this necklace from The Gothic Shop.



The Drakul's Mirror necklace features an ornate and detailed mirror framed by the wings of a bat. Two droplet red gems hang from a double chain suspended either side of the bat. The bottom of the necklace features another red gem set above another smaller bat. I also think the bottom of the necklace resembles a wolf from certain angles, which is a wonderful touch, and very appropriate when considering the necklace in comparison to Bram Stoker's Dracula.



It's very elegant, and feels incredibly sturdy. I adore the engravings on the mirror. It's an intriguing and beautiful piece. It is also not as large as some of my other Alchemy Gothic pieces, so it feels a little more understated. I can wear this to university without feeling too overdressed.

My only complaint with this necklace is that the chain is far too long for me. I adapt most chains anyway, but I have to hang the necklace just above one of the red gems to ensure that it fits properly on me. I would prefer a shorter chain. I have also found that other people have quite a peculiar habit of looking at themselves in the mirror. I have worn this to university several times and whenever I am on the bus I catch people looking into it. It is really odd! Although it is certainly an eye-catching and unique piece, so I can see why some people are curious!




Overall, this is a beautiful necklace, and it is incredibly unique. It's a pity that the chain is so long, but it is only a minor complaint. It's a wonderful piece, and complements red hair perfectly.

I ordered this quite some time ago, but I think it cost around £23.50, so whilst it is still quite pricey, it is somewhat cheaper than other Alchemy Gothic pieces. I purchased mine from The Gothic Shop, but it doesn't appear to be in stock, so I will update the link on this post when it is available again. It is available on several other websites, such as Glitter Goth.

Disclosure: I bought this necklace myself.

17 comments:

  1. Loving this piece, the mirror is definitely a master idea, it gives a lot of elegance to the whole piece!
    And it looks gorgeous on you, Claire. Specially with your bright red hair matching the little blood drops ♥

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    1. Thank you lovely! It's one of my favourite pieces at the moment, and it looks wonderful with dark hair too!

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  2. Oh wow, it looks so amazing! Very jealous! I love Alchemy Gothic's designs!

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    1. So do I! I also very rarely have any issues with quality with Alchemy Gothic, so they are one of my favourite jewellery brands.

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  3. Wow gosh!! It is so beautiful!
    I <3 your collection

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    1. Thank you! My collection has ended up a little out of hand recently!

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  4. Very lovely, such pretty detailing. I think I'd get a bit freaked out at people staring in it!

    I've had a hankering for the Marie Antoinette necklace for a while, but it's a little large for me - there's a shop in Newcastle sells quite a lot of Alchemy jewellery so I tried it out for size (actually, it's shop heaven, so many beautiful gems and beautiful wooden chests to keep them all ... I have to stay out of there!) . I do like their stuff but I'm also quite petite and it can overwhelm me sadly :( (though that piece on you looks perfectly proportioned).

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    1. The staring into the mirror thing is really quite strange. I'm never sure what to say to people so I either pretend I haven't noticed or stare at them until they realise that they are actually peculiarly.

      I'm also very petite (I'm only 4'11) but for some reason I have always loved large jewellery! Luckily I don't find this one too large. The only necklace that I have found to be too large for me is the God's Acre necklace, which just looked a little large and silly on me.

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  5. It is superpretty and the details make it even better.

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    1. The detailing is my favourite aspect of Alchemy Gothic's pieces. This one in particular is lovely. I adore the etchings on the mirror.

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  6. I love the details on this piece! It is extremely beautiful and elegant. I can imagine it looking gorgeous in any combination of outfit! <3

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    1. It's so pretty. It looks great on almost anything, I've worn it out for dinner and I have worn it to university several times!

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  7. What a lovely necklace! I don't have a single item from Alchemy gothic. I have a few rip offs from Restyle but the problem with those is that they contains nickel and what not...

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  8. That necklace is beautiful, you have helped me decide to get it for myself! One question though, how exactly do you "adapt" the chain so that it is shorter?.

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    1. I bought some little hoops and attached one onto the chain, so that I could attach the fastener to it instead of the hoop at the end of the chain.

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