No need to be ashamed: Here at Be U Weddings, we freely admit that we indulge in the guilty pleasures of reality television (c’mon, the awkwardness of those rose ceremonies is just too good!). And while by and large, we are overly thankful our lives are not remotely similar to the likes of the Real Housewives of this or that… sometimes, a girl’s gonna get outfit and accessory envy. From the red carpet-like attire to the dripping, dazzling diamonds of Orange County to New York, you can’t help but ogle the style of these women. So, what if you could get your hands on their glamorous accessories without the hefty price tag?
Photo courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter
Meet Nancy Rosen, creator of Housewives Jewelry. She originally built her brand as a collection of “travel jewelry,” replicas of her upscale clienteles’ costly pieces that they wouldn’t dare risk losing–but still wanted to show off–while on vacation. When Ramona Singer of “Real Housewives of New York” fame took notice, the line began to evolve. Soon many of the other “housewives” began donning Rosen’s designs, often filmed wearing her pieces. The secret? These faux diamonds have become a girl’s best friend! Each piece is constructed of sterling silver plating, high-quality cubic zirconias, 24-karat gold electroplating, rhodium, and Swarovski elements. “You’ll be hard-pressed to distinguish these designs from the real thing,” Rosen notes. The great news for our Chicagoland brides-to-be? The price! The jewelry defines bang for your buck. Read on to pinpoint which housewife style you could channel while walking down the aisle!
“Money Can’t Buy You Class” earrings; photo courtesy of www.housewivesjewelry.com
The New York bride is classic in the most modern of ways. Clean sophistication and style rules her (and her bridal party’s) look.
For the Bride: “Money Can’t Buy You Class” Earrings ($68)
For the Bridesmaids: New York City Teardrop Necklace ($54) in smokey quartz
Villa Blanca Necklace; photo courtesy of www.housewivesjewelry.com
The Beverly Hills Mrs. simply exudes glamour and Old Hollywood inspiration. Vintage elegance is the name of her game.
For the Bride: Villa Blanca Necklace ($289)
For the Bridesmaids: Red Carpet Earrings ($79)
Newport Beach Necklace; photo courtesy of www.housewivesjewelry.com
The Orange County bride-to-be isn’t afraid to break the mold. She reflects cool, casual style, perfect for a beach theme.
For the Bride: Newport Beach Necklace ($89)
For the Bridesmaids: Gold Starfish Earrings with Swarovski Crystals ($44)
Vintage Beverly Hills Necklace and Earrings; photo courtesy of www.housewivesjewelry.com
The Atlanta gal oozes Southern charm. Her look remains feminine and sweet, even on her wedding day.
For the Bride: Vintage Beverly Hills Necklace and Earring Set ($85)
For the Bridesmaids: Petite Antiqued Hearts Bangle ($48)
Black Tie Bangle; photo courtesy of www.housewivesjewelry.com
The New Jersey housewife boasts big and over-the top (are you surprised?)! Her style is glitzy, gorgeous, festive, and fun!
For the Bridesmaids: Python Crystal Bracelet ($89)
Hollywood Bangle; photo courtesy of www.housewivesjewelry.com
The Miami woman goes for gold, even on her wedding day. Bold and beautiful, she screams opulence.
For the Bride: Perfect Housewife Earrings ($72)
For the Bridesmaids: Hollywood Bangle ($89)
Whether you fancy yourself to be as sophisticated as the Countess of New York or as bold and blinged out as Atlanta’s NeNe Leakes, channel your inner reality star housewife to doll up your look. Rest assured you won’t break the bank, especially thanks to an additional 20% off with the Be U Weddings promotion code, BeU.
What “housewife” jewelry speaks to “u” the Chicago bride? Let us know your favorite pieces below.