Hi Elegant Readers,
The weather has been all over the place. One minute I am in a sweater the next minute I am going out of the house without a coat.
Isn’t that what fall is all about?
Well with fall brings bright hued colors in are clothing and what better way to top it off than a piece or two of jewelry.
I am an avid collector of all types of jewelry, it doesn’t matter what type. I plan my outfits around jewelry and I always have on a jewelry because to me it finishes my look.
Berricle.com an online jewelry store contacted me and asked if I would like to select and review a piece of jewelry with a maximum of a $50.00 price range.
I looked at the website and saw that they have a wide selection of jewelry in the finest cubic zirconia set in silver tone and precious sterling silver. In addition, they offer a great collection of men’s jewelry.
I accepted the offer and chose an Oval Cut 1.86 Ct Emerald CZ 925 Sterling Silver Fancy Cocktail Ring.
Why did I choose this ring?
Emerald is my birthstone and the gem in a setting can be quite expensive. Also, I have found that even the expensive gems can have more inclusions than I would like, so when buying emeralds I have to be selective. The Berricle emerald ring was very affordable in a precious metal at only $48.99. I can wear this ring when I travel and do not want to wear my expensive wedding set or it can be my right hand ring.
The ring was shipped promptly and packaged well. When the box arrived it was in pink tissue paper. Here’s a picture of the beautiful pink box with the ring royally positioned inside. This ring looks like it costs so much more. Love it!
This ring literally leaves me speechless that it’s so beautiful.
Picture below I am wearing the ring as a right hand ring and the green is pulsating and vibrant. This emerald CZ is what a true emerald dreams it could look like. This Emerald CZ, up against my red cashmere sweater, is flawless and the setting is done well in sterling silver.
Wearing gems in a wedding setting is unexpected and out of the ordinary. I went for it in the picture below. It is gorgeous with my sterling and diamond band. This set looks like it cost thousands of dollars.
Ring as wedding set
I wanted to show another angle of the ring to show how the setting looks so regal and shines. The emerald and diamonds around it are not real. However the ring is beautifully well made and looks believable. It’s real to me at an affordable price and reasonable.
Berricle.com has made me smile and I appreciate them so much for giving me the opportunity to sample one of their products. Please check out Berricle.com because there is something for everyone.
November is citrine month so check out the lovely selection of jewelry at Berricle.com.
* I was given this sample however this is my honest opinion. I would purchase jewelry from Berricle.com *
Hi Elegant Readers,
In the photograph below, I am at the park modeling my new Sikkim jacket handmade by Nirmaan from MarketPlace: Handwork of India.
Marketplace of India
MarketPlace: Handwork of India recently asked if I would collaborate with them, to review one of their new must-haves for fall. I previously worked with this wonderful company when I was featured in its Fall 2012 catalogue. CLICK HERE to read about my professional modeling debut.
I support MarketPlace’s mission wholeheartedly, so I gladly accepted an opportunity to work with them again.
JT enjoying a beautiful fall day in the Park.
“MarketPlace: Handwork of India is an innovative fair trade, not-for-profit organization which combines the experience of running a business with a variety of support programs designed to effect real, meaningful, and lasting change in the lives of low-income women in India. We work with 480 artisans who are organized into 14 independent co-operatives which produce high-quality women’s apparel and home decor. Being in charge of their own businesses, the women learn valuable skills and are able to earn a living and support their families. In addition, programs offer educational and enrichment opportunities designed to help the artisans overcome personal, cultural and financial obstacles.”
To read more about the mission of MarketPlace: Handwork of India, click here.
I was given several amazing options to review; and I selected the Sikkim Jacket. Isn’t it beautiful! The description in the Holiday 2013 catalog reads,
“With easy oversized kimono styling, this Jacket artfully combines elements of bold ikat and kalamkari vegetable print.
Hand embroidery adds a pop. High hip length, three quarter sleeves.”
This intricate ikat design pattern of the jacket caught my eye because it was different and looked like a workhorse in the wardrobe. The Sikkim jacket is versatile enough that it can worn 12 months out of the year. See how the intricate pattern goes around the neckline, along the lower hem of the jacket and around the cuffs.
Pairing the jacket with red pants made it a cut above because it goes beyond the norm. A bold punch to an outfit is a must for fall.
MarketPlace: Handwork of India
The jacket works well with the red turtleneck top and red pants. I added a different spark of color with the turquoise handbag.
Behind the scenes for the photoshoot.
1.First, I selected Forest Park for the location.
JT looking for a great spot.
2. I make sure that I take my jewelry case with me so I can change my accessories to show the versatility of the jacket.
The wind was brisk a it was great to be able to catch some sun because it was cloudy earlier in the day.
JT getting ready for photo shoot
I had so much fun styling this jacket.
I would like to thank MarketPlace for giving me the opportunity to style this lovely jacket.
Hi Elegant Readers,
I recently was asked by The Snugg to review one of its products. I chose the Snugg iPad PU Leather Case Cover with Built-in Stand and Keyboard in black.
I really did not know what to expect so I was anticipating receiving it because iPAD covers with keyboards can be quite expensive. I am really excited to receive the iPad cover with the keyboard for review.
I wanted to show how the keyboard is set up and how it sits on your lap if you are sitting in a chair or on the couch. The keys are so smooth and feels good when my fingertips touch the keys.
I had to charge the keyboard before I could use it. A USB cord comes with the case so it makes it easy to charge it. It took maybe a couple of hours to charge. After the keyboard is charged I followed the directions to pair the keyboard with the case and it was ready to use.
The case that holds the keyboard is portable and the iPad piece can be taken off because it is secured by velcro can be rotated to be portrait. When I put it back to horizontal I had to make sure the camera on the iPad is line up correctly. I don’t know if I would use it in the portrait way often, but it is nice to have an option.
iPAD PU Leather keyboard case
The footprint of the case is good. My friend liked the case so much she is planning to purchase one. I have had people inquire abut the keyboard and really like how it looks how easy it is to use.
I recommend the Snugg iPAD PU leather case with wireless keyboard it retails for $49.99. The design is sleek, the keyboard is really user friendly and not hard to use, automatic shut-off and cover for security. I will continue to use it and give you an update on a pretty cool project.
Thank you Snugg for giving me the opportunity to review this product.