The Angelou



For the woman who isn't afraid to steal the spotlight.

Jumbo amethyst teardrop anchors the base of this modular necklace, which can be worn two ways as a lariat or dramatically as a back necklace.

Swarovski adorns both side of every circle of the intricate lace design (so as the necklace moves, you always catch the light). Clasp has two teardrop amethyst gems and sterling wrapped chalcedony.

Perfect for the bride who should be the centre of attention or the woman who wants to make a dramatic fashion statement.

Custom colours and sizes available (long or short).
Necklace on model is 30 inches total, excluding tear drop.
Lengths vary when worn as different styles.

Necklace Inspired by
Phenomenal Woman (excerpt)
By Maya Angelou

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Maya Angelou, “Phenomenal Woman” from And Still I Rise. Copyright © 1978 by Maya Angelou. Used by permission of Random House, Inc.

Source: The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (Random House Inc., 1994)

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