I have been hauling jewelry in the meantime.
First up are these lovely beauties I procured from Antoinette of
conversationpiece (via artfire).
Left to Right
Green Goddess ($5), Moroccan Mama ($5),
Miss Rosalie ($5), The original Woman ($5), Carribean Kiss ($8) *this pair was a gift.
They were neatly packaged and arrived in excellent condition. I ordered on July 2nd & received my earrings on July 21. Antoinette let me know she is working to improve shipping times. Antoinette has modified the backs. Instead of stainless steel backs, she is using silicone earring backs.
She also updated the layout of her website. It seems easier to navigate.
I have a couple more pairs of earrings from her site on my wish list.
Next, I purchased earrings for my Middle School daughter from beautyonblast101.com
Rhodium and ceramic plated 1/2" pair of curved heart earrings, sapphire/clear crystals.
Post backs. Lead and nickel safe.
My daughter's school requires that they wear uniforms. There are strict policies regarding jewelry.
The earrings cannot be hoop styles. Nor can they be larger than 1".
She had fun selecting two pairs. The earrings arrived wrapped in bubble wrap and in a cute hot pink poly envelope. Shipping time was 3 business days. I was impressed by the speed of Selima's shipping, as well as her personal handwritten note on my receipt. I am looking forward to purchasing other accessories from her site in the future.
Lastly, I purchased 2 pair of Ice Cream Bamboo earrings
for my High School daughter from TheiLLLines
Indoor Indirect Sunlight with Flash
Her school requires that they wear uniforms, however, they are not as strict regarding accessories.
We decided to get the earrings in Orange and Navy. The microbeads are beautiful! The photos simply do not do them justice. I was impressed by the courtesy of the owner, Marcus Earl. He treated me like he truly valued my business. This seems to be a lost art. The pairs of earrings were individually wrapped and protected by bubble wrap inside of a bubble wrap mailer. The total with shipping cost was $15.99.
Shipping time was about 5 business days via 1st class mail. As a courtesy to me re: a Customer Service issue, Mr. Earl sent me a complimentary pair of the Ice Cream Bamboo earrings. I selected a green pair.
I am eager to purchase more of the Ice Cream Bamboo earrings as well as some of the Swarovskis at a future date. If you are interested in ordering anything from his site, he has generously provided a coupon code for your convenience. The code is "savvyshpr". It entitles you to 10% off of your order.
This is an honest review. I purchased all items unless otherwise noted.
I am not being compensated in exchange for a favorable review from the business owners.
My opinions are my own and genuine.
What about you? Have you purchased any jewelry lately?