Splurge or Save: Evil Eye Necklace

Hello & welcome to Splurge or Save! The game where you test your style skills. The last round was all about the chunky boot. It seemed pretty even; some of you were fooled & others got it right. You smarties! This round we're talking about evil eye necklaces. The evil eye has been a symbol of protection in various cultures for thousands of years.

Can you pick out the $510 gold evil eye charm necklace by Sydney Evan versus the more affordable $29 evil eye pendant from Accessorize? Can you determine which is the Splurge piece? Take a look at the photos & make your decision. Hey hey, no peeking! 

evil eye necklace

The Sydney Evan 14k Gold Tiny Evil Eye Charm Necklace retails at $510. This luxurious pendant charm necklace is made from 14-karat yellow gold, white diamonds, & bezel-set blue sapphire center. Talk about classy. Phew. That sounds pretty fancy to me!

Meanwhile, the Accessorize Evil Eye Pendant Necklace retails at $29. The pendant is exclusively designed by Zara Simon as part of the Z for Accessorize range. It's a gold-plated chain necklace with an evil eye amulet. The deep blue & clear cubic zirconia stones give it a hint of shine.

So which is which? The Splurge Sydney Evan Necklace is on the right. These are just so similar that I wouldn't have been able to decide. I do like the delicate & dainty nature of the Sydney Evan one, but I'd prefer to pay for a plane ticket with that kind of money. How about you? Which do you prefer? Did you guess correctly? :] 

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46 comments

  1. Hey I guessed right! Haha ;)

    I do, actually, prefer the more expensive one. I just find it less complicated and less busy. But I wouldn't buy it because I have other places to spend $500.

    Erin
    http://sexycardi.blogspot.ca

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  2. This is such a great idea for a post! I, too, think the expensive one is prettier! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

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  3. I guessed right!! :) yay!! Both necklaces are pretty. But I like the cheaper price tag. ;-)

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  4. I didn't guess, but at least my favourite is the cheap one :))

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  5. I guess the right one is from Accessorieze :) x

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  6. I actually guessed wrong, sadly preferring the small and dainty one :( Maybe if the lottery plays to my favour I can splurge!;) Lovely idea for a post <3

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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  7. I guessed right surprisingly! I really love evil eye jewellery, I just can't put my finger on why!

    Musings & More

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    1. There's just something funky & cool about them. :]

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  8. Oh hell no, I actually much prefer the one on the left, I find it to be more 'me' and much prettier too.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  9. Wait, what?! The one on the left looks sooooo much more expensive and prettier! I'd defo go for the Accessorize one, then!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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    1. Nice choice, May. Save that money for something relevant. :]

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  10. Love love love....
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  11. Really love evil eye jewellery - It's so fastidiousness!!

    Sasa // MissyDress

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  12. That's so crazy! The one on the left looks so much more expensive and honestly looks far better~ Zara here I come <3
    xxx
    She Will Be

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    1. Good pick, especially for your wallet. :]

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  13. These are both so pretty *u* I prefer the more expensive one as well, but I really like both!
    ~Kiyomi from kokorosasa

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    1. They're pretty similar, so it's hard to choose. :]

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  14. I definitely prefer the one on the left!

    www.wunderbliss.blogspot.ca

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  15. I would literally not have been able to guess haha. They're both lovely, but I would totally buy the less expensive one!

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    1. I know right? How could I actually guess?! :P

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  16. I also dont want to go for that expensive one.. So a cheaper and more practical is always my preferred item :)

    xoxo
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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    1. It just makes no sense to spend $500 on a necklace unless you have a disposable income. :]

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  17. It's kinda expensive I'd rather pick the lower priced one. They look similar except for a few crystals

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  18. I guessed right. I like both.
    The cheap one is a great copy if you don't want to splurge.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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  19. Nice

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  20. I think the first is the most expensive one, because the chain looks like real gold you know... Hmmm, hard one.

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    1. You're wrong! The expensive one is actually the one on the right. :]

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  21. Ooh what a good find! I think I even prefer the cheaper one! xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. It's got a cool look to it, doesn't it? :]

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  22. I think the one on the right is so much prettier!

    Agnes x

    http://www.blvckbee.com

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  23. Ugh that's a cool post. I literally couldn't tell which one is which just by looking at the pictures. But I guess if you see them for real the quality of the material would show through. However I really like the cheaper option too. This is a great post idea! :-)
    xoxo Carina

    www.iammetalheart.com

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    1. That's true. Seeing it up close & in person may have an affect. :]

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  24. I would never have guessed which one was the pricier one! Both are gorgeous!

    xo Lacey
    www.myboringcloset.com

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  25. I guessed completely wrong, I would have gone for the cheaper piece either way though, since they are so similar and I have no obsession with these designs, so it's not super important that it looks exactly how I want it to be xx

    kinkx.blogspot.com|EliseOlsen

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  26. say you on a comment in the Looks like Rein blog (Cherein). Love your site. I'd post a link to her blog but that's not the intention.

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