I buckled down and purchased the Cabochon Bouquet Cocktail Ring (Item 92716), when I saw it was on sale from its original price of $65 to $19.99 (plus the 20% off for the sale, plus the cruel shipping fee) at J.Crew the other day. It really is a beautiful ring that I see myself wearing while at a summer party (although it is quite large).
This got me thinking that J. Crew has come out with some really beautiful jewelry pieces over the past few years (besides the standard pearls and solid-color bangles). For instance, check out the Jeweled beehive pendant (Item 90138) which I personally own and love (I wear it all the time!) or the Enameled magnolia cuff bracelet (Item 92709, $150).
Although J.Crew's jewelry is beautiful, it also tends to have quite the price tag (read as expensive) for "partial gold-plated brass" (as oppose to the more valuable gold or silver). It makes wonder if these pieces are meant to last beyond a few years.
What are your experiences with J.Crew jewelry? Have you been disappointed or satisfied with the quality of the jewelry?