Review: “Privateer” and “Ghost Pirate Ship” Pendants

Rating: ★★★☆☆
Ghost Pirate Ship
www.ghostpirateship.net

For any pirate looking to enhance their look with a piece of definitively nautical jewelry, Ghost Pirate Ship offers two tallship pendants that would be equally at home around the neck of buccaneer or law abiding merchant alike.

“Privateer” and “Ghost Pirate Ship” are both large sterling pendants, each over an inch and a half in height. Both are rugged, and feature a fixed loop on the back for affixing to a strap or chain. But aside from their definiteve similarities, each ship also boasts one striking difference.

“Privateer” is a squaremasted ship under full sail, complete with cannons along the bulkheads. It’s cast in sharp 3D relief, making it appear to be sailing directly out of your chest (but not in an “Alien” way.) “Ghost Pirate Ship” is nearly identical in concept and form, with the exception of its ragged sails, making it appear to hail straight from Davy Jones’ Locker itself. Ghost Ship also differs, less strikingly so, in that it features a small snippet of surf and waterline around the bottom of the hull (Privateer features no water.)

Both are fine pieces of jewelry. Despite its skeletal appearance, even the Ghost Pirate Ship is sturdy and rugged. Either piece could be matched with a wide range of outfits – the only thing to set one apart one from the other as a better buy would be the pirate’s own preferences.

Note: “Ghost Pirate Ship” is currently available for purchase through the manufacturer’s website. The first 500 “Privateer” pendants, however, must be purchased through Pirates Magazine, where proceeds will help benefit Jean-Michael Cousteau’s “Ocean Futures.”