April 6, 2017 at 9:43 am EST #313368
I’m not sure I would be able to find some of the designs that Michael does in cz elsewhere. He understands that and works especially hard to make his designs different. I would however love to see him expand into an additional line with real color gemstones next year, for viewers who prefer the real thing
I love almost all of these designs, but my one suggestion would be to see something other than rings and other than CZ. I’m not going for the diamond look in rings. I have those. Though I also acknowledge diamonds are something Michael has been somewhat famous for in what he gets for the celebs, so that may be part of the popularity here.
While I do think it can be a bit high for costume jewelry, it is definitely not run-of-the-mill costume jewelry. It’s well made, with incredible detail. It reminds me of the Xavier line at HSN, and even though they used lab rubies and lab sapphires in the designs (with other stones), they were stunning pieces priced reasonably, evoking vintage pieces most of us cannot afford. Bella is nice too, but I don’t quite see the same detail that I see with these.April 6, 2017 at 10:12 am EST #313369
I compared prices. The lowest 2 ring CZ wedding set on JTV.com was $49.95 . I can get more choices and lower prices with my Wholesaler. I can also find similar rings by designers at my wholesaler for less. Again, it is just branding and social status. I can sell the wholesaler rings by doubling the price, but I could never sell “name rings” for twice what I paid. Like I have said before , JTV is good if you are buying a present for someone or yourself, but it would be hard to resale most of their jewelry. I might be able to resell Moissanite because it is harder to find items in Moissanite. Maybe some of the Pearl items too. Any “real” gemstone items would have to have certification for me to resale here. People here don’t believe you , they want proof it is a real stone.April 6, 2017 at 11:04 am EST #313370
Unique designs aside… we’re retail buyers… can’t really compare to buying as resellers from wholesalersApril 6, 2017 at 11:55 am EST #313372
I’m envisioning wearing the ring with outfits like these!
I ordered this vintage-y ring tonight after its debut! Time for me to get a red mani!
I like these 2 ring that they just presented… http://www.jtv.com/michael-o-ft-connor-for-bella-luce-r7.68ctw-diamond-simulant-rhodium-over-sterling-eterno-tmring/1897162.html Sale Price: $65.99 + Free Shipping today Love the art deco feel!April 6, 2017 at 6:07 pm EST #313378
I consider the LC wholesalers, their prices are better than wholesale sometimes and close other times. JTV will say dealers welcome on some items. If you get appraisal from JTV it is $50 extra and it take an additional week or two to receive item. I have bought items from bidz.com with appraisal and resold the item at a profit Like $500 Gold Men’s ring and sold for $1200. It is harder to do than sell a sterling wedding set you paid $17 and get $50. Now I am too scared to put really nice Jewelry in showcase after the break ins and theft.April 6, 2017 at 9:35 pm EST #313382
Break ins and theft? Eeek! So sorry to hear that, Gary! Be safe!April 14, 2017 at 8:56 am EST #313629
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Michael asked his customers to post photos of themselves with their favorite pieces from his line.April 14, 2017 at 9:12 am EST #313631