I have had a long-time, secret love-affair going on with Banana Republic's jewelry collection. I have featured pieces on here and waxed poetic about how on-trend, affordable and gorgeous their jewelry is. Major kudos to their buyer for nailing it season after season, bringing their customers necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings that look much, much more expensive than they are, are great quality, and are superbly current. Just last week, I bought a massively oversized necklace with huge rectangular stones set in gold tone with tiny crystal accents. It think it was only about $59 to begin with, and I got it on sale for about $25. ($25!!) It plays directly into the prominent everything-needs-to-be-stark-white trend this spring, but also came in a vibrant, saturated orange for anyone not quite ready to take the white plunge in early April.
So I thought I'd visit the retailer's website to check out what else they had that I might just have to add to my please-more-white jewelry wardrobe for summer...and I found not one byt two other amazing necklaces. The first, the "Bold Gem Necklace," is quite similar to what I bought, just with round stones instead of rectangular. So because I've gotten so many compliments on the one I got, this is definitely something I will be buying as a perfect gift (who wants one?!), especially at $59.50! And again, if you're not ready for the white movement, this comes in bright yellow, super-trendy mint green, and that gorgeous orange.
But the piece I think is a must-have for me personally is the "Delhi Delight" semi-precious bib necklace...with the palest, almost-white milky aqua calcedony stones, 10k gold-plated finish, and incredible, I-found-it-at-a-bazaar-in-India vibe, this one is worth the $225 pricetag. You can wear this all year long, with so many different looks that I can't even begin to list them all. Easily becoming your "signature" piece, this piece's whole collection is only available for a limited time, so you don't have to worry that every other woman you pass on the street will also have it!
Banana Republic also currently has really pretty, fun earrings, bracelets and rings in various shades of white...so make sure to check out the whole line. And you're welcome...sometimes I don't like to share my secrets ;)