Okay, I know what you're thinking. I can hear you now: "Brandy, you're already married. Why are you featuring Bridal Jewelry?!" Yes, I have been married for almost 4 years to the love of my life. BUT-We never had a real wedding. We couldn't afford to at the time, so we had a very, very small ceremony at of all places, the Reverend's house. There were only 3 other people in attendance: My father-in-law, my sister-in-law, and my son, Kyle. I didn't have the flowers, I didn't wear the dress, and there was no big reception. Of course at the time, we didn't mind. All we wanted was to get married. However, the lack of "real" wedding has bothered me some over the years, and we are planning to have a vow renewal ceremony within the next year. While we may not have the budget to have the Kim Kardashian wedding,(which incidentally may not be a bad thing, considering how brief Kim K's marriage ended up being) this time we plan to have more family and friends present, have a reception of sorts, and you guessed it: I will be wearing the dress. First I have to FIND the dress, but that's an entirely different post altogether!
One thing a bride wants on her wedding day is to feel beautiful and glamorous like a princess. We women go to great lengths to do so. From having the perfect updo to the right make-up and manis, and of course the all-important dress, a bride wants to look her best on that special day. After all, you only have one wedding day! (Unless you're like me and have had 2. I'll chalk my first marriage up to being young and incredibly stupid,haha.)
Aside from the dress, hair, nails, and make-up, there is another wedding essential that totally completes the look: Bridal jewelry!
I have been scouring the internet looking for beautiful, yet affordable bridal jewelry. That's when I stumbled across Anna Bellagio. This online retailer offers a huge selection of absolutely stunning bridal jewelry and accessories that are sure to make any woman feel like a princess. They even offer Prom Jewelry, Flower Girl Jewelry, and even great options for Bridesmaids! While the look of these pieces is celebrity-worthy, the prices are fantastic making them affordable for those of us who don't live in Beverly Hills. (Which let's face it, is most of us!)
All of the pieces at Anna Bellagio are made from high-quality faux materials that are extremely convincing looking. They use only the best Cubic Zirconias, Swarovski Crystal, rhinestones, lustrous glass pearls, and some of their bridal jewelry features genuine freshwater pearls. Anna Bellagio also utilizes sterling silver, electroplated white gold, and rhodium-plated brass, giving these pieces a high shine, durable finish that won't turn you green. I happen to LOVE rhodium plating, by the way. It gives the look and feel of Platinum for a fraction of the cost!
I was thrilled to receive the Fallon necklace and earring set from Anna Bellagio for my review. The Fallon Set is absolutely stunning, and arrived in a beautiful gift box adorned with a feminine pink ribbon. Take a look!
The Fallon Set is absolutely gorgeous. Flirtatious and playful, yet still plenty sophisticated, this statement necklace and earring set is made of a wonderful melangé of quality cubic zirconia. The findings are brass with a brilliant rhodium plating so it has a fine jewelry look and a lasting finish. Each necklace measures 16" with a hidden closure in back for a seamless look. Earrings measure 1 inch long.
The first thing I noticed, other than the sparkle, is that these pieces are extremely well made. This is not a flimsy set at all. The CZ's are expertly set and are very secure, making these pieces very durable. The Fallon necklace closes with a very convenient clasp, which is surprisingly strong. As a matter of fact, my 2 year old daughter tried to yank the necklace off of my neck, and she couldn't pull it free! I suppose she's like her mama and loves things that glitter! Can't blame the kid for trying, though!
And of course, I'd love to point out the obvious: The Fallon set is absolutely beautiful. The quality of the cubic zirconias is second to none, giving this set a realistic appearance. This is not your typical costume jewelry at all. The folks at Anna Bellagio take great pride in the quality of their pieces, and I am thoroughly impressed. As a matter of fact, I plan to wear this gorgeous set when we have our vow renewal ceremony! Now I just have to find a dress that is worthy of being paired with the Fallon necklace and earring set! Now THAT might be a challenge!
Overall, I would absolutely recommend the amazing jewelry at Anna Bellagio. Their pieces are expertly made from high-quality materials, are durable enough to wear more than once, and will last for years to come. And the best part? The pieces are affordable! You don't have to skimp at all on style when shopping at Anna Bellagio, and any of their amazing pieces are sure to make any woman look like a million dollars. These pieces would make a wonderful Holiday gift for that bride to be, as well as for any woman who likes things that sparkle and shine. (Think prom or even a fancy date night!)
You can purchase this and other drool-worthy bridal jewelry on the Anna Bellagio website.
You can also follow Anna Bellagio on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
Guess what?! One of my lovely readers will be receiving the Fallon necklace and earring set! This is valued at $210.00! Woo-Hoo! Thanks so much to the generous folks at Anna Bellagio for such a fantastic giveaway!
Please use this handy Rafflecopter form to enter!
This giveaway will be open to US residents 18+ until 12:01AM EST on 12/22/2011. Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced here, tweeted, shared on Facebook, and contacted via e-mail. The winners will have 48 hours to reply and claim their prize. If I receive no response, I will be forced to draw a new winner.
***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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