Hola! Hope you had a relaxing weekend. I took Thursday and Friday off to unwind and it was just what I needed. Now I’m refreshed and ready for this week!! A few months ago I purchased 2 pairs of affordable pearl sunglasses chains that looked identical in style but differed in price. I had initially seen this chain from Revolve but laughed at the $58 price tag and quickly started searching Amazon LOL. Based on many positive reviews, I ended up purchasing this chain from Anthropologie which was close to 30 bucks and this chain from Amazon which was 10 bucks. I wanted to see what was so different about them besides the 20 dollar difference! Can you guess which one I decided to keep and which one I returned? Keep reading below to see which pearl sunglasses chain I recommend buying!
There are 3 MINOR differences between the two besides the price: the size of the pearl, the color of the pearl and the length of the chain. As you can see, the Anthropologie pearls are slightly bigger and a liiiiitle whiter and brighter than the one from Amazon. Also, the Amazon chain is longer by like an inch which doesn’t make too much of a difference when you wear them as you will soon see!
How It Works
Attaching the chains to your sunglasses is simple. All you do is slip the elastic rubber grip through the arms of your sunglasses. Both the grips on the Anthro chain and Amazon chain are very similar. There was no difference when I put them on my sunglasses and neither of them slipped off (my sunglasses already have a grip on them, so this might differ with different styles of sunglasses). The Amazon chain comes with 2 replacement rubber bands and the Anthro chain does not come with any! The only difference between the two is that the Amazon spring is slightly longer.
How It Looks On
Here are front and side views of the chains when I wear them. The only 2 visible differences in my opinion are the length of the chain (but that could also be because of positioning and the way it sits on my hair) and the size of the spring/rubber band. When it comes to the quality and sturdiness, the Amazon chain compares similarly to that of the Anthro chain which is 3x the price.
All in all, both of these pearl sunglasses chains are affordable and stylish. It all comes down to personal preference. The Anthropologie chain definitely looks more expensive but the Amazon chain does the job and is only 10 bucks! Also, since these chains hang around your neck and chest a lot, if it were to ever break I would have no problem purchasing a replacement from Amazon. Replacing a $30 Anthropologie chain would probably hurt my heart a little!
So the obvious winner for me is the Amazon chain! I’ve personally loved wearing this chain on my sunglasses because I lose things ALL THE TIME – especially my sunglasses and wallet LOL. So having these around my neck prevents my sunglasses from getting lost or caught in my hair while still looking stylish! Are you a fan of pearls and would you wear them around your neck holding your sunglasses? Let me know know in the comments below if these chains are your jam or if there is another style you are loving! I would love to know 🙂