Forget diamonds—I want to be dripping in noodles.
Pasta solves all problems, and you can't convince me otherwise. I've never met a food that gets along so well with all kinds of people, and can quell differences by providing common ground: universal enjoyment. Pasta is one of the easiest things to cook for yourself, there are myriad combinations and versions to try, and it's hard to completely mess up.
If you're not a pasta lover, you're at least a pasta super-liker, and whichever end you're on of this spectrum I've made up, you'll appreciate a line of dainty, stylish necklaces that treats the food like the gem it is. The brand behind the noodle necklaces is aptly named Delicacies and describes itself as, "The world's first and only full-line of jewelry for epicureans."
(I had to Google "epicureans;" it means "a person devoted to sensual enjoyment, especially that derived from fine food and drink." Ugh, Google knows everything.)
Launched at the end of 2015, Delicacies features a wide array of foods in its charming bracelets and pendants, and playfully prompts you to "choose your ingredient," with options from vegetables to shellfish, and everything in-between. The line of pasta jewelry, called Al Dente, launched this past October. (To buy: Amazon).
The company categorizes its necklaces with correlating personality characteristics, so you can glean some insight into what your noodle of choice, or "spirit food," suggests about your personality according to "ingredient mythology." I'm a big fan of penne rigate, which Delicacies says stands for creativity, focus, and passion. I mean... I'll take it.
Last week, Delicacies released its newest product in honor of Mother's Day, the fitting "Add-an-Elbow" necklace. Macaroni is such a classic vehicle for childhood creativity (I really hit my artistic stride with macaroni-paper-plate-faces), and many of us had our first foray into both pasta-loving and gift-giving by making macaroni necklaces for our moms. The is basically an adult version of the OG noodle necklace, with a fancier elbow macaroni instead of Kraft.
The Al Dente line, which you can find under the pendants section, comes in either solid 14-karat gold or 0.925 sterling silver. For a sterling silver pasta necklace, prices start at $45 for a solo Elbow pendant (with a chain, it's $70) and go up to $99 for the Cellentani, Farfalle, and Rotini necklaces (chains included).
The 14-karat gold pendants are pricer, ranging from the Penne Rigate Necklace at $500 to the Diamond Farfalle, adorned with 13 diamonds, for $980.
For the cherry, or basil, on top, Delicacies donates 10 percent of all proceeds to hunger-related causes. Where each item's price is displayed, the site even tells you how many meals you'd be providing with a purchase. So, go ahead, wear your love for pasta proudly by your heart where everyone can see it.