NAGS HEAD, NC (August 11, 2016) – Yo, ho, matey! Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry are touring this summer, rocking out as the Hollywood Vampires band. On July 22 they were playing in Rohnert Park, CA, and meeting VIP fans backstage, when Johnny Depp received a "Pirates" necklace created by Nags Head designer Gail Kowalski.
When Jewelry by Gail customers Rhonda and Dwight Ayscue knew they would be meeting Johnny Depp they decided to present him with a necklace that would speak to his rocker image, his Pirates of the Caribbean film character, and his family. They immediately thought of their favorite jewelry designer Gail Kowalski who has created a number of originals for them through the years. Following a spirited design consultation with Gail, it was decided to select a number of vampire and pirate theme charms as well as charms for his children Lily Rose and Jack. A sterling silver lily, a rose, a jack-in-the-box, a sparrow, two bats, a large skull with flowing hair medallion, a skull and dagger, and a compass rose were positioned on a sterling silver rope style chain, with the skull medallion front and center.
Following the concert, when Rhonda met Johnny Depp backstage, he was more than happy to be photographed with the necklace. He told Rhonda he loved it, and later as they left, Rhonda noticed that he was wearing it.