Post # 1
Didnt know where to put this thread so I stuck it in Rings. Is there anyone here who likes VC&A designs? Show me your VC&A jewelry if you have any, or show me some pieces you’d like to get at some point. And of course, anyone who has a bad opinion of this brand is certainly free to post and tell me why! I’d never heard of the brand until my daughter went off to school and she told me people were wearing VC&A necklaces and earrings.
Post # 2
I don’t own any, but as a jewellery lover have been following them for a few years now. I am SHOCKED at the cost for such simple items! Like the alhambra necklace being $3000+. I have also seen a huge uptick in fakes though, so the college kids could be wearing replicas. They obviously lack the refinement of the VCA and the chain is hideous, but from a distance could be mistaken.
But anyways, I’m way too poor to buy these haha. Not something I’d spend my money on, but some of the diamond encrusted items are crazy fun to look at.
Post # 3
I’m not a fan of their designs but that’s just personal taste. I went to the website to see if they had anything new and omg the prices! 🤯 They are ridiculous!
Post # 4
Yes, very popular in a certain young well off demographic and I see older women wear it too. IMO the Alhambra is a very pretty design. I think it has almost become a bit too recognizable, though. I hear they do hold value on resale.
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2022 - Edmonton, AB
I have lusted after a few VCA items for many years. I just find them to be a hard pill to swallow, when for that price of some of them, I could get a loose diamond and mount it into something fun. I think my tastes have also changed and I’ve been getting simpler jewelry that I wear every day and don’t really change out.
Wedding set… solitaire diamond pendant… DBTY bracelet from BGD… I don’t really change it up anymore. Maybe that’s a covid thing now though haha, since I don’t go anywhere.
Post # 6
I love their wedding bands, same ball park as Cartier and Tiffany and Co
Post # 7
I had quite a crush on the Paradis ring for a while but they only made it in white gold (I’m allergic) and I don’t think they offer it at all any longer.
Post # 8
I’m curious as to which college students can possibly
afford this kind of thing…..
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle
I learned of VC&A from Pricescope. Definitely not my style, but I’m very boring when it comes to jewelry; outside of my wedding set I’m totally fine with costume jewelry. I don’t go anywhere that commands anything more. Interesting that it’s big among the younger crowd! That to me seems like a clout chasing thing.
Post # 10
My absolute favourite! As a wedding gift, my parents gifted me a rose gold set for our pre-wedding dinner (sweet alhambra earrings, vintage necklace, bracelet) — when I went to work, I’d wear them every day. I also have the small perlee ring from dh.
Post # 11
I love looking at them! Their pieces look well crafted and impeccable, which I love. Not a fan of ALL the designs, but hey, I could say that about any brand. Never wanted to buy anything personally because I just haven’t been into wearing jewelry other than my wedding set, but I can definitely see why other people go for it.
Post # 12
The site ate my response – and the photo I attached. Then I tried to post again and it logged me out. Between this and the constantly reshifting page, this site just keeps getting buggier, even with an adblock browser. Maybe there’s someone sitting at his computer cackling at all the non-working code he’s put in.
My daughter went to a well known school that had its share of rich parents. I was too poor to be buying VCA jewelry at that point – I was sending my kids to school lol. I have since bought her two single motif Alhambra necklaces. I have the Alhambra mother of pearl set and I wear the pieces all the time in the summer. I just got some Frivole earrings. Their pave pieces are hellishly expensive so I don’t go there. The one saving grace is you can resell the pieces for nearly what you paid – I’ve done it. Just try that with a diamond….sure. But everytime I get something I think of the story, The Emperor’s New Clothes.
That sounds lovely, photos please!
I’ve never seen that!
The prices are a hard pill to swallow indeed!
I would love to see how those compare with the real deal. And who would know? I got these for my son’s wedding next year.
Post # 13
I was invited to a Christmas party at the home of very successful specialist I work with. His wife had on a two pairs of the Alhambra earrings in both ears. They were in different sizes, the sweet and the vintage. They were the ones that were the red carnelian and she had the smaller one on top of the larger one. I told her how much I loved her idea of stacking them and she’d told me she’d seen a woman wearing them that way in cannes so she made a mental note and sought them out to copy the look. She said it was a good way to cover her three piercings in her ear from her younger days that she now regrets because the second piercing wasn’t done properly and weren’t even on both ears. Googled it when I got back home that night and found a few pictures of it on pinterest and saved them. Now all I need is the second ear piercing and the ability to push through a mental barrier to spend that much money on a piece of jewelry that is really just a name and not actually value by way of gold and precious stones. Carnelian is a pretty plentiful and cheap stone and they really don’t have that much gold content or detailed workmanship to justify the 4k price tag per pair for me personally! If I was going to drop 8k on earrings, I’d do some amazing quality pearls or diamond studs! 😬
Post # 14
That looks fabulous! I have the Vintage carnelian ones myself. It’s such a good look to pair them with the Sweet. When I was in Cannes I didnt see anyone wearing cool jewelry. Instead I saw some boorish American shouting about how great Trump was. Some people have all the luck.
Post # 15
I love the necklaces but would worry about the durability of the bracelets.