Well, I definitely noticed ! The designer creates not just romantic, intricate, classic pieces for special occasions and brides, she also creates trendy pieces inspired by what’s being worn on the red carpet. What struck me about MsBellezza Jewelry when I first visited the user friendly web site, is that while there are incredible, ornate necklaces that cost over $1,000, there are also lovely pieces ,such as the “Secret Garden” earrings shown above, at just $40.00. I think they’re just perfect for a bride. Both delicate, but with an impressive, fantasy cut dangle that catches a rainbow of light every time you move. The Secret Garden earrings are 14k white gold plated with Swarovski crystals and large Austrian crystal dangles. And, even though they are budget-priced, they don’t look or feel inexpensive. The stones are nicely bezel set with open backs to let the light shine through. The main body of the earring is designed to set nicely on the ear without buckling or bugling, while the dangle is the perfect size to show off an updo or a bridal veil.
I also liked these “Mirror Mirror Earrings.” These remind me of something a wealthy woman would have worn during the Victorian age. The delicate stud features two graceful curves with a tiny, sparkling Austiran Crystal, and from this pretty post, a large, fantasy cut Austrian crystal dangle captures the light, topped by one more tiny crystal. I am not sure why, but these 14k white gold plated earrings manage to make a big statement, without being so big or gaudy that they are uncomfortable to wear for parties and other special events, but they’re still blinged out enough to wear for more formal occassions like holiday parties and weddings. They big surprise? These intricate, bling-y, expensive looking earrings are just $50.00!
Bellezza is the Italian word for “beauty.” But is MsBellezza jewelery really beautiful in person?
One of the reasons I insist upon real samples, is that no matter how good something looks on a web site, the item has to look as good in person. I didn’t see the $1,180 “Venetian” necklace up close, I just loved the design so I couldn’t resist adding it to this review. And, while the cost is quite a lot, in real gold and diamonds, it would be a veritable fortune. I did, however, see the Secret Garden and Mirror Mirror earrings up close and personal. Oh Joy! The quality and beauty really exists! The earrings didn’t look as good as the photos here, they looked much better in person!
The web site is easy to negotiate, and very user friendly. And, when the order arrived, my earrings arrived in attractive, shiny black boxes with gold lettering, and they were fitted out not just with large, disk backs to keep the flat against the ear, but also with an additional “stopple” to place over the sharp tip of the earring post. I’ve only seen that before on extremely expensive jewelry. I was impressed!
If you want to purchase MsBellezza Jewelry for holiday gifts or for yourself, a bridal party, or just because you love beautiful things, you will find lots of drool-worthy items on the MsBellezza Jewelry Web Site. You can also check out their FaceBook Page and their Blog.http://www.msbellezzajewelry.com/
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