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  1. bludiva
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    by bludiva » Apr 27, 2019
    Im not able to capture the differences well in photos but thought some of you might be interested in a comparison of a few cz items from Berricle and Nordstrom Rack. This all started because I saw one item I wanted and then tried to make a coordinating set. Most of these are going back....

    Ok here we go....

    Studs: berricle crown studs 1.68ctw vs berricle swarovski violet cut 1.3ctw

    The swarovski violet cut is cute but the cz has a flatter look compared to the berricle studs to me. The crown setting makes the berricle pair look bigger than I expected in the ears. Both are pretty but I didn't like how either looked on me so they are going back.

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  2. bludiva
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    by bludiva » Apr 27, 2019
    Kenneth jay lane / nordstrom rack (left) vs berricle swarovski czbty necklaces (right)

    The nordstrom rack necklace had great reviews and was less expensive but looking at them side by side berricle was the clear winner. Better materials, feels heftier. The berricle has the swarovskis which i dont think are as nice as their other czs, but still looks better than the nordstrom necklace. They both have msrps north of 100 btw, the nordstrom necklace was on clearance for 30 and still not worth it. The stones flip on both. Leaning towards keeping the berricle.


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    by bludiva » Apr 27, 2019
    LaFonn / nordstrom rack halo pendant (left) vs berricle snowflake pendant (right).

    The berricle cz is brighter and has more depth to it, I also like the fairly petite size. The lafonn is not bad but more obviously cz. I like that the chain is adjustable and the halo is delicate and well done for costume jewelry. It's a bit too large to me. Debating keeping the berricle pendant or sending both back.

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    by bludiva » Apr 27, 2019
    Berricle halo drop earring on the left, kenneth jay lane on the right. Berricle wins again though these didn't have as bright or realistic of a look compared to the czs in the snowflake necklace. The berricle drops are removeable so the earrings can do double duty as hoops or the dangle can conceivably be worn as a pendant. Debating keeping the berricle, taking the other ones back.





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  5. bludiva
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    by bludiva » Apr 27, 2019
    Last one, berricle cluster ring....the first engagement ring i saw and really liked was a chunky floral halo kind of like this but we went with something else in the end. So when I saw this I thought I could scratch the "what if" itch a little.

    I was surprised at how realistic this looks irl. The center cz does seem to have a touch of color in indoor light compared to the halo. It's a bit silly since I don't think I'll wear it much but leaning towards keeping this one.

    Overall I was impressed by most of the berricle pieces. They are pricier than your typical cz and silver and I think the quality varies but some good finds for travel/stand in/costume jewelry needs. Btw they have 30-40% sales every so often, worth waiting for one.

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    by missy » Apr 27, 2019
    Bludiva thank you for your comprehensive comparison and about Berricle I agree completely. I own one faux ring and it is by Berricle and it's very lovely IMO. I don't wear it out but I could if I wanted to. I got it just to see if I like emerald cuts on me. Answer is I do. :lol:

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  7. bludiva
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    by bludiva » Apr 27, 2019
    Very pretty! A great way to test out different shapes and cuts....;)2
     
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    by soxfan » Jul 14, 2019
    Just ordered it:)
     
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    by bludiva » Jul 14, 2019
    :appl::appl::appl: Let me know what you think when ypu get it. Taking mine for its first "travel ring" duty next month ;)2
     
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    by Jujeh » Jul 14, 2019
    I have that same Berricle snowflake pendant and I LOVE it. It's perfect to add a lot of sparkle to a jeans and a T-shirt day without being too 'blingy'.

    I definitely think there are huge differences in CZ quality from manufacturer to manufacturer. I have this marquise cz ring that I bought from ebay that is just atrocious. It almost looks like plastic because it is so cloudy.
     
    


    


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    by bludiva » Jul 14, 2019
    I was wearing the pendant one day, a friend noticed and her face lit up as she asked to take a closer look. I told her it was cz and her face fell so fast :lol-2::lol-2::lol-2:
     
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    by soxfan » Jul 16, 2019
    I just ordered this one to see if I like emerald cuts. I hope I HATE them. :lol:

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    by soxfan » Jul 17, 2019
    It is gorgeous. Their CZ's are amazingly believable.

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    by bludiva » Aug 12, 2019
    i ordered some bands in this last sale in an effort to find one to go with my "fakey" ....i didn't take pics sorry but just as an fyi everything i've seen with small melee sized stones (<2mm) so far from berricle is kind of dull.

    i'm going to keep a couple b/c i liked the designs but they don't have the same high quality look to me compared to the bigger pieces, more of a standard cz look.

    i tried these below and liked the beaded and curved rings best. the beaded one looks best on its own and the curved one i got to pair with my moissy ring, it has the perfect amount of curvature to wear them together. the bubble ring seemed fine i just didn't like it on, the cable ring looked not refined enough for the design if that makes sense.

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    by bludiva » Aug 14, 2019 at 12:06 PM
    Here's the curved band w my moissy ring...it's not so curved that you can't wear it by itself but hugs the ring nicely.

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