I’ve been seeing jewelry by Jewelmint showing up more often in magazines, and finally decided to give it a try. At first, I was a little put-off by the fact that it can only be purchased on-line, but the pieces were unique enough for me to take the plunge. Jewelmint is a collaboration between actress Kate Bosworth and stylist Cher Coulter.
When you first get started, you’re given sets of pictures and asked to choose your preference to narrow down what styles might appeal to you most. You then receive personalized items in your ‘showroom’ that you can choose to purchase. You can also browse the entire line and add/delete items to your showroom, so you are not limited by only items that are suggested to you. All pieces are $29.99 and new items are added often. It is monthly subscription service, but you can opt out any month you’d like.
I purchased three pieces to start with to check out the quality. I was very pleased with the packaging. All pieces came in a sturdy box tied with a ribbon, that would be great for gift-giving.
First up is the Sanskrit necklace.
It’s a substantial brass-toned piece with very solid enamel beads – it does not feel cheap at all. These are colors that I don’t often wear, but I thought it would be a nice addition to a neutral outfit – and it looks great for spring and summer.
Next up are the Eros earrings.
These have a very whimsical feel and are quite large and funky, which is something that my jewelry box has been missing.
The last item I chose were the Western Dream earrings.
I wanted something that was sizeable, but not overwhelming. These have a little boho-hippie vibe happening, which make them not really everyday, but would add a touch of fun to the right outfit.
Overall, I am very happy with the quality of the jewelry, which was the biggest leap of faith when it comes to ordering sight-unseen. There aren’t that many other pieces that are must-haves for me in the current selection, but I like the fact that there will be new offerings soon and frequently.
Check it out for yourself at www.jewelmint.com