I’m so excited that this fabulous American accessories export is now available to ship to our little Island of Jersey! I’ve been an avid fan of Stella & Dot from trips to the US, UK and from following the brand as it pops up in fashion magazines and adorning celebrities from Katy Perry to Jennifer Aniston. It therefore followed that I’d jump at the chance to wear the jewellery collection (all at once) to explore the range and build myself a shopping wish list…
A harborer of a substantial collection of costume jewellery, I heavily subscribe to the motto that “bigger is better” which is only now slowly evolving to incorporate more delicate items with age, making Stella & Dot a collection made for me! What makes Stella & Dot stand apart from other mid-price rivals is the quality and workmanship, with each piece hand crafted to give a boutique style finish.
Affordable style allows you to have fun with the latest trends and snap up key pieces with more than half the collection being under £40. Featuring a selection of semi-precious gemstones, hand-finished in sterling silver and gold vermeil it also means you can wave goodbye to eventual tarnishing and invest with confidence that these pieces will last and stand the test of time.
The Stella & Dot brand has already met with phenomenal success in America and is rapidly expanding the jurisdictions in which it operates, now including the Channel Islands. It appeals to a wide range of people with chunky statement pieces to more delicate gold and silver signature items which can be personalised or inscribed. There are even colourful friendship bracelets which would suit a younger clientele and make ideal gifts for special occasions.
The jewellery reflects worldwide influences and I could see inspiration from Art Deco, Mondrian, and Grecian art with ranges suiting beach and bohemian styles. There is an equal mixture of fierce and feminine to compliment a fashionista’s varied wardrobe.
Just as exciting as the jewellery is the message behind the brand which promotes a lifestyle for strong stylish women. Stella & Dot’s founder, Jessica Herrin, started the brand to create an innovative shopping concept that would allow the modern women a career opportunity to develop their own business. The collection is sold exclusively through online platforms and stylists; allowing women the opportunity to put their own take on the brand and build a network of clients.
You can be your own boss and let the brand do the work for you, holding trunk shows to showcase the collections and earning commissions and free jewellery as you go. It opens doors to meet a community of creative and innovative women in similar positions, with a network of stylists and mentors at hand to provide advice, support and guidance as you start your journey. The sales model behind Stella & Dot has been seen before, but with this brand there is no pressure of sales targets or timescales, you simply work the hours you want to make it fit your lifestyle.
Bringing the brand to Jersey increases the number of stylists promoting the Stella & Dot dream to over 20,000 and adds a new dimension to our small Island style. Ordering couldn't be easier with quick delivery and the opportunity to return your items for free if they don't suit you. I can't wait to snap up half the collection and hold a trunk show at my house. I have my eye on this beauty of a pendant! (click on image to link to website).