Post # 1
Hey everyone, my aunt had her thyroid removed about 2 months ago and even since she’s had very little confidence in her appearance. She’s embarrassed about her scar and she always tries to hide it whether with a necklace or high necked shirts.
Well, because it’s summer, it’s too hot to wear turtleneck’s or anything like that, so I wanted to get her a nice choker-like necklace for her birthday this month. Does anyone know of any nice on-line catalogs for jewelry? I’d like it to be a little nicer than something I would get off amazon. I know she likes David Yurman if that helps. Thanks in advance.
P.S. If anyone knows of a specific necklace I might be interested in looking at, that would be even better! 🙂 Thanks!
ETA: Something like this. This is my aunt. Her scar rests at the base of her neck.
Post # 3
My mom actually has a scar from having her thyroid removed as well, as has the same problem! Your aunts is rather small, my mom’s along her whole neckline – its own necklace! Granted, she had her’s removed about 30 years ago, so I’m sure that has something to do with the difference.
My mom never used to be a necklace wearer- she would just cover it up with shirts, but recently she’s been wearing more and more of Lia Sophia. I’m not sure if you can order online with them, or if it has to be through one of the parties, but thought I would throw the idea out!
Also – did you think about trying ebay for maybe something a little nicer?
Good luck, I think this is a great idea 🙂
Post # 4
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I would do a search on Etsy! You can always find tons of really cute and unique necklaces there!
Post # 5
Try Etsy. You can get something made in a custom length.
I was going to suggest some of the bridal-y necklaces but they’re probably not what you’re looking for in a necklace.
Post # 6
Thanks JenandChris, I will check it out. I will also try Esty. Thank you so much you guys, I’m just trying to get a few ideas.
Post # 7
I also had part of my thyroid removed, and my scar looked very much like your aunt’s for the first couple of months. Now, about two years later, it looks so much better – the redness has almost disappeared and the scar just looks like a kind of neck crease. Honestly, I just don’t notice it anymore. So, she may just need to give it some more time to fade. My doctor told me the best thing to do was to keep it out of the sun, so for the first year or so I was religious about putting sunscreen over the scar every single day.
That said, I found skinny scarves to be a cute way to cover it up when I was feeling self conscious – the ones that you can buy for headbands (if they aren’t pre tied) were great for covering it up a bit but not dominating my outfit.
Hope this helps!
Post # 8
Oh I have the perfect necklace. I got these necklaces as part of my bridesmaids gift and they will wear it to the wedding. I had them custom made with varying color pearls to match the wedding. Beautiful. I am sad I didn’t buy one for myself.
Lauren is great to work with and will work with you through it all.
Post # 9
My mum has a thyroid scar like jenandchris’s mum. Even though it’s very long, she’s no longer self conscious about it as it’s faded a lot. Your aunt’s will probably improve over time too.
If she doesn’t particularly want a choker, another idea is a necklace in a ‘y’ shape. That means the shorter part will cover her scar but she’ll also have a longer necklace overall. By ‘y’ shape I mean this sort of thing:
Googling y necklace or searching for it within etsy will find you lots of options.
You could also try a necklace with several strands – one shorter, and some longer. Seaching ‘strand necklace’ will help you find this sort of thing.
I like liltwinstar’s idea of a scarf too. There are plenty of light weight scarves that won’t add heat in summer but work as great accessories. Something in silk would be light and elegant. Something that’s designed just as a skinny sash could be great too, as she could wear it around her waist or to tie up her hair instead. That means it might not be as obvious that you’re trying to help her cover up her scar (if she’s a bit sensitive about the topic).
Post # 10
Oooh I do like that idea of a scarf. Maybe I will search for various colors and just give her a box of nice summer scarves for a gift?
Post # 11
@miss.skinner, that necklace is beautiful but I want something a liiiitttle more casual. Plus, I don’t know how she feels about pearls. 🙂 thank you though.
Post # 12
On top of a perfect necklace, do you think her makeup artist can touch it up? Maybe that could be an additional option for her!