Swarovski jewellery?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Your thoughts on Swarovski jewellery?
    Overpriced : (19 votes)
    18 %
    Decently priced : (14 votes)
    14 %
    Fashion jewellery : (19 votes)
    18 %
    High-end jewellery : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Middle of the range jewellery : (12 votes)
    12 %
    Superior quality : (14 votes)
    14 %
    Average quality : (16 votes)
    16 %
    Poor quality : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I own a piece/pieces of Swarovski and will not buy more : (7 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    My FMIL has bought me a few pieces as gifts and I really like them. I have worn the necklace almost daily for the past couple years and the metal still looks brand new. She found me the matching earrings a few months ago and they are also great. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    980 posts
    Busy bee

    Mmm I’m not a fan. I think for the same price, or cheaper, you could get something that isn’t faked. I don’t really like their extravagant designs either. I’d have issues with their posts as I can only wear gold without my ears getting infected but that may not be an issue for you.

    Those pieces you’ve posted are pretty though, particularly the top pair but I’d probably put the gift card towards perfume if it was mine. Happy spending!

    Post # 5
    Member
    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Arshim:  i have owned a lot of swarovski jewellery.  i received them all as gifts.  my ex’s parents used to give me jewellery every birthday and xmas.

    the jewellery is nice and i found that it lasted and wore well.  keep in mind that i never wear jewellery in the shower or to bed.

    one of my favourite pieces is a double chain starfish necklace that my son gave me.  i have 2 bangle bracelets from there too.  i wear those often.  again, a gift from my son.

    i love the earrings that you posted.  i really like the top pic.  i had a pair of simple bezel set studs from swarovski and loved them.  wore them all the time.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2289 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @Arshim:  I have lots and while I would agree that it’s overpriced and essentially costume jewelry, I like the designs and I think they’re fun.

    I’ve never had any visible wear and tear on any of my pieces.

    As it so happens, I just packed my carry on to make sure all of my jewelry would fit (barely) and a good deal of it is Swarovski.  (I do have fine jewelry, but that is mostly in pouches and the swarovski boxes take up plenty of room.)  

    🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    849 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    FI bought me these earrings (not the pendant and necklace) on impulse because there was a GREAT groupon deal out on them. I’d get more, they wear well and they sparkle like mad.

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I have a few pieces.

    It is no secret I like glittery things… more so than my budget will allow (Diamonds)

    So my whole life I’ve been attracted to whatever has been available at a decent price…

    First it was White Quartz – then Rhinestones – then White Sapphires – then CZs (when they became “a thing”)… and in recent years Swarovski Crystals

    I KNOW that NONE of these are Diamonds, but I still enjoy the sparkle

    AND I can get a piece that shows better (is bigger) for not a lot of money.  (I think at some point it is quite obvious that something isn’t Diamonds, strictly because of its size)

    As for costing.  I don’t find them ridiculously expensive.

    I mean I will pay anywhere up to $ 100 for some costume jewellery from other sources (Home Parties, Jewellery Counter at the Dept Store, local Craft Fairs etc) and Sterling Silver if you are so lucky) … so paying $ 80 to $ 150 Dollars for something that looks so terrific and is Sterling, or Gold Plated IMO is acceptable.

    Lol, mind you… a good lot of my jewellery comes as gifts from my Beloved Hubby… as he knows it is something I like.

    I have a few pieces… a Bracelet (Swarovski beads) – a Fashion Pendant – a Charm – a pair of Earrings – and a Watch.

    Sparkle IMO is fun… and I enjoy occasions when I “can shine”… a Wedding would certainly be one such occasion.

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    1389 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think you have way too many poll options.

    Post # 11
    Member
    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Arshim:  I’ve never actually purchased swarovski pre-made jewelry, however I frequently use swarovski components when making my own jewelry and they are very high quality.

    Post # 12
    Member
    15 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I own several pieces of Swarovski jewelry.  It is my favorite costume jewelry line.  Although I feel like it is slightly overpriced, however, the quality is awesome and it wears very well.  If I ever had an issue with crystals falling out they are really good about exchanging it out or fixing it if the item is retired.  I love sparkly jewelry and it is a great alternative to the much more expensive diamond jewelry!  I also make jewelry and Swarovski is the only crystal component I will use because it is a great quality and nothing else sparkles quite like it!

    Post # 13
    Member
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I own several pieces of Swarovski jewellery received as gifts, though I don’t think I’d purchase any myself. I have a few pendant necklaces, a bangle, two rings, and several earrings. I wear the jewellery on special occasions and I do like how the pieces I have look much more expensive than they are. When I do wear them, I get tons of compliments, so I guess they’re eyecatching though simple pieces. Regardless, I’d like to stop receiving Swarovski as presents because most of their stuff simply isn’t my style. I collect/wear JCrew and Kate Spade jewellery since I dress very simply everyday (think Jil Sander), so I like statement costume jewellery. Statement pieces from Swarovski would be must too expensive and sparkly for my taste.

    Also, I can usually only wear 18k+ gold or platinum earrings, but Swarovski studs are find since they tend to be surgical steel.

    Post # 14
    Member
    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I love Swarovski. My husband bought me beautiful earrings from there. I bought my BMs bracelets from there. I’d have more stuff from Swarovski, but I do feel they are overpriced. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    1367 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have a tennis bracelet from there (present from ex.)  A coworker of mine who was shopping for engagement rings for his very well-off girlfriend grabbed my wrist and went “My g-d is that real?!

    I started laughing…anyway, the stuff sparkles like crazy.  It’s way better quality than the cheap ‘crystal’ plastic crap that is so easy to find.

    That bracelet is 10+ years old and looks as good as the day I bought it.

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