“ Jewellery Galore is an Australian jeweller - specialising in discount gemstone jewellery, fashion jewellery, and unique lacquered flower jewellery. „
Jewellery galore .com manufacturers there own jewellery which is why you pay a lot less for the items on there site. They mine the gems and then not only design the items but make them and then via the Web site sell them .
As well as the basic necklaces, pendents, earrings , bracelets and rings in silver and gold they sell silver jewellery that has been plated in 24carat gold , called Vermeil ( they tell you how to care for this sort of item on site as well )
Not only selling everyday items they have a section for bridal jewellery , birthstone items and they sell unique roses that have been treated to last a life time ( yours not the flowers )
The roses come in a number of colours , all have been carefully lacquered and then coated around the edge of the leaves with 24crat gold . They also come in not just singular straight stemmed roses but as other items .
I must admit they look really stunning and what a way to give your girlfriend an engagement ring or your wife an anniversary ring .
A beautiful red rose such as the ones they sell with a ring slipped over one of the leaves then placed it back into its box , perhaps with a spray of a good rose perfume placed onto a small cotton wool ball which could then be placed at the bottom of the box or hidden somewhere so not to be seem , but when the box is opened the smell would be utterly perfect .
Presenting the box to her on valentines day , well it would be a very different way of giveing a gift or actually giveing an engagement ring to someone and I know I would love to receive a gift like this as I could then keep the beautiful rose by my bedside and look at every night before I go to sleep ( Dreaming of you of course)
When I first found this site in the summer of 2008 I was very sceptical of the jewellery they had for sale , it all seemed so very cheap to me .
Like most people looking at the site you expected it to be either really brassy and trashy or of such poor quality it would fall apart the first time you wore it .
I ordered the blue topaz & diamond v necklace set with 1.25 carats of mid blue topaz and around 10 points of diamond.
The gold work is not 100% gold which is probably why the items are so well priced , the base metal is silver and it has been coated in 18 carat gold .
The cost of the necklace was $59.95 Australian dollars which at the time was a bit less than the conversion now ( today's rate was £27.62) not a huge amount to pay for a nice piece of jewellery I hoped.
The items took around 5-6 weeks before it found its way to my door , so be warned and leave a good time for delivery if you want something for a speacil occasion .
It was packed in a small lightweight box placed securely in a big padded envelope , it arrived damage free in perfect condition . The box the necklace was in was nothing fancy , but then if they want to keep the cost down its to be expected.
When I opened the box I was very surprised as the item was very good indeed and all my worries of being 'ripped off' or buying some sort of tacky looking jewellery .................well woman here can eat her words as it was so well made I stored it away to give as a christmas gift to one of my best friends.
I know that if I received this item ( I bought a new velvet box for it ) from any of my friends for christmas I'd be gobsmacked as it looks well in excess of £50- £60 and not under the £30 that I'd paid for it.
I'm very impressed by the sites lay out , the large array of gemstones that are available everything from blue topaz, ruby , sapphires, emeralds and amethysts to the not so well know gems which have all beautifully cut and presented .
The quality of the items sold is very good , the setting of the actual stones into the jewellery is excellent and of course the price , after all do we really need solid 18 carat gold jewellery to look and feel like a million dollars girls.
In 2009 I will be returning ( funds allowing me of course ) to purchase more items for my many friends birthday , anniversaries and christmas and possibly a few ( cough , cough ) items to add to my own collection.