Hey girls! A little over a week ago, I made my first purchase at JewelMint.com. If you don't know what JewelMint is or how it works, Here is a quick rundown-
1. JewelMint is an online jewelry shop created by Kate Bosworth and Cher Coulter
2. You go to the site and take a style quiz - this is free
3. Based on your quiz results they recommend personalized jewelry for you each month
4. Each piece of jewelry costs $29.99
5. After you make your first purchase, your credit card will be automatically charged $29.99 each month unless you "skip the month"
Anyway, I signed up for this site a couple of months ago, because I heard a lot of good things about them around the internet. However, I never saw anything pretty or at least interesting in my showroom, so I never made a purchase. Then, I saw this 'Here To Eternity Set'. It looked really dainty and feminine. I also loved the use of mixed metals. On top of that, I had this 50% off coupon code, so I finally -finally- made a purchase.
After I placed my order, the set wasn't shipped for 4-5 days. I wanted to know what was going on, so I sent them an email, but they didn't answer until a week later. It seemed like they didn't even read my email and copy/pasted the information they had as a reply. But that was still okay, they said that they had some issues with their site yadi yadi yada...
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After it was shipped from Santa Fe Spings, CA, it only took 2 days to get to SF - So it took 7 days total. I guess the shipping's not that bad. The packaging was really nice, the set came in a pretty mint green box with a black bow tied around it. The jewelry was nicely placed and I don't have any complaints about their presentation. Here's a look at the set. Pretty, huh? Pretty, but honestly, I felt like the necklace was a little chunkier than I thought. Not to mention the rose gold part being a bit too red, too, but that was okay as well. You know how that kind of stuff often happens when you shop online.
Then, I took a closer look and this is how it was. Can you see how the metal is already rusty? I haven't wore it once and this is how it is. :( So disappointing, right?!!! The chains (gold ones) are also rusty here and there and it's not even antique themed. I'm seriously afraid of wearing this necklace, because I have semi-sensitive skin.
Overall, I think the quality is totally CRAP. You can't really see in the pictures, but the chains look really cheap and I think I can get something much cheaper + better quality jewelry at Forever 21. Totally not worth $30 or $14.99!!! I can stand bad customer service at some degree, but getting bad quality products? Not for me.
Although I heard that JewelMint stuff are usually a hit or a miss, I don't think I'm going to make another purchase any soon. Thanks for reading my review/rant, you know I usually don't post things like this, but I really wanted to give you a heads up. Hope this was helpful and have a great week! This necklace is going to the garbage can :).