Luxe Or Less: Tiffany Key Necklaces



I first read about Tiffany's new key charm necklaces in the Globe and Mail style newsletter. They struck me as being so pretty in their vintage inspiration--a hybrid of delicate snowflake and skeleton key. Made of sterling silver, yellow or white gold, platinum, and diamonds, their prices start at $230, with platinum/diamond versions beginning at $3100.

With such frighteningly high prices, I turned to Etsy to see if I could find key necklaces in similar styles. They're not diamond-encrusted or made of gold or platinum, but they're no less sweet or vintage-inspired than their Tiffany counterparts.

Sterling silver key necklace by kiskastyle, $32


Key charm necklace by CherylDeRose, $72


Royal key necklace by stuffbykate, $22


Locket and key necklace by SpellboundWings, $17.99


'Keyed in' necklace by bobbikins, $33


Sterling silver key necklace by TracieNicoleDesigns, $53


How do you feel about key necklaces? Which one is your favourite?

36 comments

  1. My fave one would have to be the third one!

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  2. I like the top one. I really should explore Etsy more.

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  3. I love the bottom one and I LOVE etsy!

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  4. I prefer your picks to the Tiffany versions, lady. And not just for price-related reasons!

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  5. I like the first one! It reminds me that I found a couple of old skeleton keys somewhere along the line and kept them because they look neat.

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  6. I love them! The locket and key is my fave!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  7. Oooh, I really like the second one, and also the one with the locket! So cute! Etsy has so much great stuff... so tempting...

    I don't really like the term "skeleton" key, though... have you ever seen that terrible movie with Kate Hudson? It's awful and scary and I shouldn't have watched it, because I ended up having nightmares about voodoo dolls for three weeks.

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  8. Hey good job on the new header!

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  9. I love how regal some of the keys are! They detailing & swirls on them is delightful.

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  10. Cute, but I don't feel particularly compelled by them. Don't expect the WendyB version any time soon. Of course, now that I've said that I'm sure I'll develop a strange passion for the look.

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  11. The Spellbound necklace is lovely. It really has the feel of a vintage charm bracelet, and has a delicacy to it. The price is right, too!

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  12. I love that you gave different options. The first is my favorite. I just feel a skeleton key should look a bit antique/old looking.

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  13. Oh I love them all, they're gorgeous!

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  14. I agree with everyone - i like your picks more design and price-wise.

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  15. I love this! I also love your new header.

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  16. Lovely finds Lisa!

    I've got a soft spot for Tiffany's but those alternatives definitely are a great substitute!

    <3 blackpatentstilettos.blogspot.com

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  17. Vanessa found a lovely vintage key necklace at Portobello West, you should try there too!

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  18. They're all so pretty it's hard to choose! Maybe the locket one, or the CherylDeRose one if I had to choose, don't make me narrow it further!

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  19. Wow what a great alternative find! I really love the key and locket combination, it looks so beautiful.

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  20. I love Tiffany and own a few pieces and couldnt wait to see that line..but right now economy is too hard to pay for one :(
    I have a small key with a chain that came with a juicy couture cuff, which i like....from the ones on etsy..i like the one with the cameo locket and i will check it out

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  21. mmm I love the key necklaces AND your new header! Very nice!

    Trisch xo

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  22. Oh my I really love that locket and key necklace with the cameo!

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  23. Great finds! I really love the "Keyed In" piece from bobbikins!

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  24. Shay, thanks for the tip! I'll have to look into key necklaces at the next Portobello West.

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  25. I like to make my own! Blue Moon Beads (easily found at Jo-Ann, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, etc.) has a few great sets involving locks, keys, hearts, etc. that are really easy to add jump rings and findings to to make your own custome jewelry.... I made an earring/pendant set that I'm really proud of. Also, you can't beat buying vintage! I just bought a gorgeous hand-carved cameo at an antique store for only $45! ^^

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  26. These are so pretty, I have a key charm that I don't wear enough.

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  28. I went to NYC Canal street and bought a sterling silver replica for .... $15 - beautiful, delicate. Things are hard out there, so buy smart!

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  29. The old fashioned skeleton key one. So pretty.

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  30. These are really cool! Theres a new cute brand - little purple cow designs - thats selling key necklaces and spoon rings which I haven
    t seen in years. Much cheaper then tiffanys too.

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  31. I love them. But I'm looking for a gold-coloured version. Has anyone out there seen one?

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  32. I love the keys! There is a pretty one on www.estherfinkjewelrydesigns.com

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  33. Amazing collection of key necklaces, I enjoyed your post very much.

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  34. I do have to agree, those keys are lovely. I need some of this very unique handmade jewelry!

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