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The Jewelry Insider

June 17, 2010

As promised, here are a few of the incredible deals you can steal on JewelClub for the next few days. I wrote about their Vault Sale on Monday but wasn’t privy to the styles they are featuring. They published the 18 pretties today and here are a few of my favs:

Diamond Studs. They’re like a good bra – every girl needs ’em, right? These were originally priced at $229 and are $51.09 until Monday. ‘Nuff said.

Bridal Bling. Anyone shopping for an engagement ring/wedding band combo would be loathe to miss this offering. White gold is ‘in’ and the 1 and 3/8 ct. design has a vintage feel to it. The price is what’s really incredible: $804.41 down from $3949.

Finally, I’m loving these chocolate diamond hoops. Combining two trends in one (hoops and colored diamonds), JewelClub is crazy to give these away for just $295 (down from $1429).

But then again, “Crazy sells”, according to NY Housewife, Kelly Bensimon.

You usually have to have an invite to shop the sales, but if you follow my lead, you can get in on the savings with all the rest of the JewelClubers:

1. Click on any piece in this announcement: JewelClub Vault Sale
2. Enter your email
3. Use the Access Code: INSIDER

And you’re good to go.

I think I’ve said enough, but I will leave you with these two parting words: Shipping included.

Get on it, jewelry hounds!

Jill Zarin Book Launch Jewelry


Jewelry and The Real Housewives series go together like a Bravo! marathon and a rainy day.

We gawk at their outrageous diamond purchases. Squawk when yet another Housewife decides to launch their own jewelry line (Ramona Singer, Kelly Bensimon, and Lisa Wu Hartman are just three I can name off the top of my head). So when New York Housewife, Jill Zarin, celebrated the launch of her new book this week, Secrets of a Jewish Mother, I was more than ready pull out the popcorn.

Two Jersey Housewives made a red carpet showing – both walking the fine line with the “class or clash” police. (No tables were flipped during the making of this program)


Ramona Singer complemented her trademark bug-eyed stare with tasteful diamond swirl earrings and a diamond and blue gemstone bracelet. Not bad, sister.


And Count-less Luann worked the hoop earring trend in a tan not worthy of April.

But what is a Jill Zarin event without an eye-rolling fabric clash and a garish display of ice, right? To that end, jewelry hounds, I give you Jill Zarin.


Bless you, Jill, you’ve never met a busy print you didn’t wear or use for wall covering. She is working the season’s turquoise trend, though, with a fun cocktail ring to match the pumps.

But I hate to say it – a Real Housewife red carpet event isn’t the same without a little Bethenny, right? I’m just sayin’.

What do you guys think of the Housewife bling? Glam, gauche or gaudy?