Don’t bring your fine jewelry when traveling. Take these dazzlers from Carolee Jewelry instead
We all know that jewelry makes a statement. It can transform a little black dress into something spectacular, or add that finishing touch to a bridal party. But it’s foolish and risky to bring fine jewelry when you’re traveling. If it’s not stolen from your bag or suitcase, did you know that even the digital hotel safes are not really, well, “safe?” But there is no need to bring badly made or cheap looking bling to dress up your outfits. Carolee Jewelry, for example, offers a wide range of costume jewelry that looks expensive, but is still reasonably priced. Whether you’re going to be a guest at a destination wedding, or in the bridal party, or you’re just traveling for pleasure or for any reason at all, even one piece of Carolee Jewelry will finish your look. Here are some we particularly think are great for weddings and other special events:
A pearl necklace is always an appropriate way to dress up, but a plain strand of pearls is just kind of boring. That’s why we love this Carolee High Line Tassel Necklace,(Style#:CLN00317G830 – $75.00) which is available in peach, white and gold. We selected the peach because this color adds life to every complexion with a soft, feminine tone. This High Line Peach Pearl Tassel Necklace features faux pearls with a softly glowing luster, in graduated round sizes with tiny pearl spacers in a 30″ strand. At the bottom are larger oval shaped pearls that combine with six 6″strings of pearl “tassel” tied in a knot. A romantic touch is a heart-shaped lobster claw clasp with a tiny golden heart dangle. You can double this and wear it as a flirty choker, or let it hang loose and swing-y, the 20’s revisited. This necklace has a Worldwide Lifetime Guarantee and it goes with almost everything. If you are daring, you can even wear it backwards to show off a bare back. With a show-stopper like this, small pearl earrings or a small pearl bracelet works fine. Carolee has plenty to choose from!
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. If you’re a bride who wants to add that lucky touch of blue to her bridal ensemble, or who wants extra luck by letting her bridal party wear the blue and bling for her, the Prospect Park Collection By Carolee, featuring sparkling crystals and big, beautiful, teardrop-shaped blue stones, will make anyone feel like a princess,. These look like royal jewels, but they are affordable. Start with the dazzling, Prospect Park Blue Teardrop Pendant Necklace (Price:$85.00 or buy 5 for your bridal party for just $72.25/each – Style #CLN00367S450). The big 11.3 carat cubic zirconia is 1″ wide and 1 3/8″ long, surrounded by crystals in a delicate, silvertone setting, suspended from a dazzling chain of tiny crystals that can be adjusted with a lobster claw clasp from 16″-18, A nice touch is a tiny, round crystal dangle near the clasp. It is just so elegant, the photos don’t do it enough justice. It’s not too much to also wear the matching Prospect Park Teardrop pierced earrings ([rice:$80.00 – Style #CLP00348S450 or buy 5 sets for $68.00/each). The design mirrors the pendant and the stones on this are about the size of a large thumbnail, at 23 karats of cubic zirconia, total, length 1/2″ width “3/4.” The ear wires are delicate, bedazzled with tiny crystals, and the teardrops will swing a bit as you move or dance. These pieces are also available in clear crystals. You could wear just the earrings or the pendant, but together, they really look beautiful. For wedding guests or for the bridal party, either/or piece would make your outfit for a special afternoon or evening event. We have worn these to dress up a simple sun dress, with pants, with cocktail dresses and even with a jumpsuit. No matter what you wear, Prospect Park will elevate it to “regal.”
There’s nothing quite like The Hamptons Pendant Necklace by Carolee (Price:$125.00 – Style #CLN00158G970). When we saw this, I knew it was “the one” for all occasions. Let it make its debut at your friend’s wedding, and then turn heads at all the parties and special events that follow. Or maybe, if you’re like the Advice Sisters, you’ll just wear it any day of the week because it’s pretty and fun. This necklace goes to a formal wedding, but still works with a white linen tunic or any light color that shows off the pastel gems. The special pendant (drop is 2″) features genuine semi-precious turquoise, with resin and glass stones that are reallly eye-catching (an aquamarine that size would cost a fortune)! The 22-24 Inch Adjustable Length gold-tone chain is reminiscent of some I have seen in Renaissance paintings, with substantial, oblong links and a lobster claw clasp featuring a little heart dangle. The Hamptons may be the playground of the rich and famous, and this pendant will make you look like you fit right in! There are several earrings and bracelets that match this pendant. Go to the Carolee Web Site and see which ones are your favorites.
Pins went out of fashion for a while, but The Enchanted Dragonfly Pin that we selected from Carolee’s pin collection is so beautiful, it sold out. Pins are making a big comeback, although not always on your lapel or a coat. These days pins are used as hair jewelry (pin one right through a thick braid, on a ponytail, or a half up/down style). You can add something special to a hat, headband, to hold a scarf, and so much more. Carolee’s pins are substantial. They are, like the other pieces we’re showcasing on this feature, statement jewelry. The butterfly pins, for example, could be attached to ribbons for your bridal party, or if you are a guest and traveling, take some headbands and scarves and you can add some pizazz to them instead of just draping them any old way. A pin can also help dress up a neckline that’s just a bit too low or too open. There are so many things you can so with a pin, or several pins. And yes, you can pin one on a collar, too!
Carolee has so many more earrings, bracelets, pins, rings, pendants and necklaces to gift or to treat yourself. In person, many of these pieces look like they could be fine jewelry and they’re beautifully crafted. You’ll be amazed and delighted! Go to the Carolee Web Site and pick out a few before your next trip, or find Carolee in many fine department stores as well.