Splurge or Save: Dreamcatcher Necklace

My infatuation with dreamcatchers blossomed after I got one from an Indian reservation in Arizona from my travels on Route 66. I put it up next to my bed & I swear I never had a nightmare while it was there. Perhaps I should invest in one again because those late night premiers of Dateline scare the crap out of me.

Today we have a nice little game of Splurge or Save, where you get to test your fashion skills by determining which item is which. Our featured products are the Aurélie Bidermann Long Dreamcatcher Necklace for $727 & then we have the Charlotte Russe Turquoise Dreamcatcher Pendant Necklace which retails at $6.

Can you determine which is the splurge pendant? Choose now & scroll to find the answer.
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The Charlotte Russe necklace has a long golden chain. The dreamcatcher charm features a turquoise centerpiece, etched feathers, & turquoise-like beads. Aurélie Bidermann's $727 Long Dreamcatcher Necklace is made of 18k gold. It has a long chain with a paperclip fastening, a red & turquoise cotton thread detail, small turquoise stones in the center & a hanging gold feather. 

The $6 Charlotte Russe necklace is on the left; Aurélie Bidermann's $727 dreamcatcher is on the right.

I much prefer the look of Aurélie Bidermann's pendant. The red & turquoise thread detail is irresistible along with the intricate centerpiece. I'm also a big fan of the knotted chain. So chic. Want  one for yourself? These dreamcatcher necklaces are $20 or less: Shagwear  Long Dreamcatcher PendantLureme® Ethnic Bead Feather Dreamcatcher Necklace, & Bohemian Dreamcatcher Necklace.

Did you guess correctly? Which did you think was the splurge dreamcatcher necklace? Which do you like better? :] 

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58 comments

  1. What a beautiful concept - combining both dream catchers and jewellery! I would certainly wear something like that. Great idea to compare luxury and budget versions, by the way :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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  2. Ooh I thought the Charlotte Russe one was the designer necklace! They're both so beautiful though x

    Josie’s Journal

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    1. So crazy, right? Can't really be sure which is which. :]

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    1. That's a good thing. Means Charlotte Russe is doing a good job. :]

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  4. I must say that I've done my research a little well since I guessed correctly, but I love dreamcatchers! :) the one on the right looks really chic, but something I don't think I can fork out the amount - though the one on the left is a great alternative for a broke college student.

    Lee
    Last Night with Lee

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    1. I agree Lee. I love the one on the right but couldn't justify $700 for it. :]

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  5. I guessed correctly! Ugh, why must I always choose the more expensive option? haha
    Some of my favorite jewelry are pieces that I have gotten from Indian reservations in Arizona, too! Such beautiful craftsmanship, and I can't ever say no to turquoise!

    http://amateandarottweiler.blogspot.com.ar/

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    1. It's another level when you buy something authentic & can help preserve their culture. :]

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  6. The one on the right is more intricately detailed, but they're both pretty! It's good to have a portable dream catcher in case you have to take an unexpected nap ;)

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. Hahaha, your comment had me giggling for sure! :]

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  7. Cute! The Aurelie Bidermann necklace definitely got some nice details going on.

    And LOL late night Dateline nightmares. I've never really been exploring on the mainland yet, but I definitely want to go on an adventure like that! (Not late night Dateline, but I mean Route 66, haha.)

    http://littlegrimoire.com/blog

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    1. Route 66 is fantastic. Dateline is scary. :P

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  8. Wow ! They look so similar!! I'll go with SAVE!!
    Thanks for sharing. Xoxo

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  9. I guess correctly, yay! I love the look of the $6 one though. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  10. I am in love with the dreamcatchers! I have tattoos,tshrtst,wallets and pretty much everything with them! these two are so beautiful:)

    #GIVEAWAY! win 2 pieces from my Belle Noir collection & a watch

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    1. Woohoo! We have a true dreamcatcher fan over here. :]

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  11. Ah how cute!!! I love dream catchers - I used to have one when I was little but I love these necklaces haha….so sweet! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. I know. It's the new way to carry a dreamcatcher around with you. :]

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  12. I guessed right :) what a fun necklace!

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  13. I have been finding some good stuff at Charlotte Russe! Love this post and now I need this necklace. Lol!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  14. Seriously these are my favorite posts to read!!! I usually 9 times out of 10 go with the save piece! Love those necklaces they are spot on!

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    1. I'm with you girl! Why pay $700 when you can buy one for $6 & use the other $694 for something like rent, bills, or travel? :]

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  15. I've been obsessed with dream catchers since I was a child! They're such a lovely piece for your home and I have been looking for a way to incorporate it into my outfits!

    be the plebeian

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    1. Necklaces are the way to go, my friend. :]

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  16. wow! $700! so pricey! great comparison find!
    kelseybang.com

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  17. I honestly like the charlotte russe one more! What a steal at $6.

    Mili

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  18. I didn't guess correctly and thought the one on the left would be more!

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    1. So crazy, right? You never really know. :]

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  19. wow - i totally thought it was the other way around!! mind blown.

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  20. I got it wrong! I love how real to authentic dreamcatchers Aurélie Bidermann's looks x

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  21. Oh, I'll save on this one! I like the less-expensive option better! xx


    ALLURE OBSESSED - BEAUTY BLOG // BLOGLOVIN'

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  22. I absolutely LOVE these! Such a bargain too! I'm still tempted to get the Aurélie Bidermann one if I ever win the lottery though. Ha!

    - Elodie x
    www.elle-yeah.com

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  23. I absolutely love dreamcatchers! And those necklaces are so cute, though I guessed those two wrong, I actually like the left one a bit better :)
    xx Ama

    PHUCKITFASHION

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    1. So cool. It's funny how nice it looks yet it's $600+ cheaper. :]

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  24. They are both so cute! Thank goodness I love the save!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  25. The one on the right looks amazing. I think I prefer it over the more expensive necklace.

    Thank you for all your comments on my blog. I think trying American candy is so popular amongst us brits that I felt it necessary to also give it ago. I'm not the biggest fan of the chocolatey treats, but I do love the M&M peanut butter and Reece's.. I prefer the Jelly type, retro sweets from across the pond :) Wonka, etc. xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  26. I love these necklaces! So cute! I'll have to check the Charlotte one out!

    flirtingwiththedays.blogspot.com

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  27. Wow, love the idea. Definitely want to catch one!:)

    CityFashionFood

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  28. These necklaces are both amazing!!! Love the splurge or save idea, if I was rich I could own both
    xo Chckgeek.com

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  29. Bad news is I got it wrong.
    Good news is the one I liked most is the cheap one :))

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  30. Thats crazy, they're both so beautiful!

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  31. So pretty!! Such a nice idea for a necklace. They are both nice wouldnt have thought there is that much in the difference... though fake jewellery makes my skin go green.. I'm such an allergy snob ;)

    Ash | Liakada Travel

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  32. How cool- I actually like the Charlotte Russe necklace a bit better! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com/romp-em/

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  33. How beautiful Carmen! Absolutely crushing on them both <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  34. Pretty necklaces! I got it wrong, but am relieved to find I like the less expensive one better for once!

    Natalie
    www.babesandbaubles.com

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  35. Both necklaces are beautiful (although not beautiful enough to pay 700$ hahaha).

    There's a store called, Parfois, which has inexpensive and very similar necklaces to these ones! :)

    Dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    Xoxo Jessy

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  36. I guessed correctly but I still liked the left one better, haha x

    http://increddyble.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. I must have poor taste, I prefer the 6$ one ^^ They both look great though, I need to buy one!
    Thank you for visiting my website and writing a comment! I love your design!

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