Thursday, November 7, 2013

Silver Jewelry Club

It may seem like a scam, but it's not...at least not in terms of the pricing. I have yet to take the several items I've ordered from Silver Jewelry Club to see if they're authentic gems as they claim to be, but seriously, I couldn't care less. Each and every item I've purchased has been wonderful and has looked great. Obviously, for such an economical price there are going to be some differences or cutbacks like the occasional lab created gem or a back that isn't as finished as the front, but you really can't beat the price for the pieces you're getting.

Now, there have been some changes over the years. For one thing, the jewelry isn't free any longer. They used to charge just $5.99 as a shipping fee for each piece of jewelry, but now shipping is free and you pay for the piece itself at a reduced price. The prices are incredibly reasonable and if you're just looking for a little something, you really can't go wrong.

So, what's the catch? Well, you kinda sorta have to wait for the item you want to appear online. See, the format for the site is that they sell one piece of jewelry (or a set) every 15 minutes. If it's not what you want, you can wait around for the page to refresh, or you can randomly check back to see what's new. Here's an example of an item on the site that was selling this afternoon.


Accurate descriptions are given (it clearly states this item is made with a lab created ruby and the cubic zirconia), but just make sure you check out the photos with the labeled dimensions so you can really get an idea of the size. The pictures are large, so sometimes you might think it's going to be larger than it really is, but if you take the time to pull out a ruler, you won't be surprised when it arrives. One drawback? Sometimes the rings aren't in the size you need and there's not really a whole lot you can do about that except hope it'll show up in your size at a later time...or do you even have to wait?

Here's the thing. The jewelry really comes from a place called Peora. So, if you missed your item, or you'd like to purchase a ring in a different size (or a different ring altogether) than the one offered by SilverJewelryClub.com, you can purchase it through the Peora website, but you'll be paying more for it. The above piece is retailing there for $24.99.

hile I'll probably never venture into the Peora site to purchase something at full price, I will continue to occasionally check out Silver Jewelry Club because I love the pieces I've bought and I don't feel guilty about buying them since they're so economical. So what are the items I gambled on nearly a year ago?


This Marquise Cut London Blue Topaz
Photo from Peora

This Trillion Cut necklace, but in the Green Amethyst. 
Photo from Peora

And most recently, I had an impulse buy with this Garnet and Citrine necklace, which I gave to my mom. 
Photo from Peora


Those are the website grabs, here are the first two items in real life...though the lighting could be better. 


   



The chain is my own, although I did "splurge" on an 18" silver chain when I bought my mom's necklace...it set me back a whole $5. I really don't have any complaints. The items I bought met or exceeded my expectations and I've received quite a few compliments when I've worn them. And if you're worried about spam or having them flood your email with promotions, don't be. In the past year, I haven't received a single email from them other than a confirmation of my order (just make sure you don't check the box to receive promotions and you'll be fine). As for how long it took for the pendant to get to me, well, I didn't even have time to wonder where it was because it arrived rather quickly. It's hard to say how long it would take to get to, say, New York, but since Peora is based out of LA and I'm a mere 400 miles north, it was fast.

Another thing to mention is that when you receive the item, it does come with a box, but the jewelry inside is also in a small plastic bag. So if you're planning on giving it as a gift, I'd make sure you remove it from the bag and also take off the product number tag that is affixed to it. Well, what are you waiting for? Go check it out and see if the next item on the site tickles your fancy. 

xoxox
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