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Friday, November 5, 2010

JewelMint's Bauble of the Month

A custom-style piece of jewelry delivered to me based on my personal tastes every month.  How can someone not be tempted by that?   The project is the collaboration between actress Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist Cher Coulter.  For a subscription fee of $29.99 each month, you will receive a stylist-chosen piece of jewelry for you that would normally be worth over $100.

I admit, I was a little skeptical about this when I first received the announcement.  There are plenty of celebrity collections out there and anyone can state that a piece of jewelry is worth a certain amount subjectively....right?

I decided to see the collection in person.  I see a lot of jewelry at all different price points.  The pieces here really are substantial and well made.  I can honestly say that the weighty creations I picked up are in the same caliber of quality that I see at much more expensive boutiques.  How is this possible?  Well, Kate Bosworth has family ties to fashion.  Her father is CMO of Talbot's Clothing, giving her a professional perspective.  Cher Coulter has always designed.  The pair personally oversee the design and production of each piece of their collection.  They are also selling directly to the consumer.

I loved the chic gift boxes that every delivery arrives in.  New members take a thorough survey to determine their jewelry tastes.  I also appreciate that you're not committed to purchasing anything you don't like.  If you don't find the right piece for you, you simply won't be charged.

The boys can have Beer of the Month club.  I'll take my baubles any time.

UPDATE 4/15/12:  
While the jewelry at the showroom was very cute, the actual experience of buying from this site was MUCH less enjoyable.  After I purchased a single item from the site, I found out AFTER the fact that they automatically start charging you the $29.99/month for the rest of eternity, (WITHOUT your consent).

I had to jump through many hoops to have my account cancelled, and finally received written confirmation on 2/18/12 that it was closed.  Since then, my card was continually charged not once, but twice (most recently on 4/9/12).  Not once did I receive an email that I was still in the program, so therefore I was unaware of the charges until I reviewed my bill.

This is a fraudulent company (I'm not the only one who thinks so...the internet if full of official complaints against it:).  Consider yourself warned.

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