Perhaps you recall a dog named Hank who ate my favorite necklace almost exactly a year ago. I tweeted about it through my tears. There was no replacement available because the necklace had sold out or been discontinued or whatever. I don't remember the details, only that they hurt.

Well, the person I am married to has had a saved search on eBay for months, and guess what? I'm now the proud owner of a replacement necklace. I think it looks even better than the original.

Seriously, Vince Chao is a saint among humans. Can I get an amen? I think yes. Yes, I can.

When I was in San Francisco last week for my two (awesome) design camps, I noticed Lisa Congdon's lovely neon pink necklace collection, and I was sore jeals. Lisa dresses a lot like she paints -- lots of neutrals like black and white and gray, then BAM! Some big vibrant color. I myself am a fan of this wardrobe method, so it surprises me that I don't already have any neon accessories. I intend to remedy that, and here are some pretty choices I found:

I like the gold on single facets of the wood in the left-hand picture, and I really love the pink + neutral with the gold chain.

Left: FIGUREframe, $18.  Right: A Merry Mishap, $30.99.

This company -- an English joint called Oelwein -- has some really beautiful necklaces in all different shades of neon, hung on a natural leather cord. I want to wear them all together at once.

Wood + paint + gold + neon pink cording = Love. In the end, these both seemed a little long for my purposes, but they are still awesome. And I can't resist things styled with confetti.

Left: Soft Gold Studio, $38. Right: Oelwein, $21.47.

Perfection! This is the one I ended up going with, and I think it is a good combination of all the things I loved about the others: gold, pink, on a chain, unobtrusive, not too long, etc. Just right.

I hope you have been riveted by this difficult decision. Go forth and accessorize, neonly.

THE ONE: Minoux Jewelry Shop, $44.

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