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Alessandra drop CZ 18K gold plated earrings c/o Cate and Chloe

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. This means the hunt for meaningful, lasting gifts that won’t break the bank in on. This review examines Cate & Chloe earrings as a potential gift idea.

  1. What Made Me Want to Try these Earrings?
  2. My Honest Reaction When I Hold Them in My Hands
  3. Technical and Design Details
  4. Value for the Price
  5. For Whom Is Cate & Chloe Jewelry a Perfect Gift?
  6. How I Wore the Alessandra CZ Earrings in My Everyday Life
  7. Cate & Chloe Earrings in a Nutshell


Disclosure: Ad. The pair of earrings is a sample of my choice from Cate & Chloe. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.


What Made Me Want to Try these Earrings?

When you are in the work force, there is little time to let your inner fashion guru shine. However, you can add a little glamour to an everyday look with classic, timeless accessories. Cate and Chloe is known as an easy place where you can find such work appropriate pieces – even on a budget. They are also known for their vision that to hand-selected every piece to ensure it meets their standards of stylish design. They impressed me with the beautiful design and outstanding price-value ratio of their pieces a couple of years ago. Since Valentine’s Day is approaching fast, I wanted to see whether their jewelry is still a good recommendation as a stylish, yet affordable evergreen gift idea. Which they were more than seven years ago, when I was gifted a C&C VIP box.


My Honest Reaction When I Hold Them in My Hands

… was to try to play with the reflected light. Moving the beam up and down the wall. You know, like we did with our glasses in middle school. The white zirconia crystals have such a great sparkle! Like diamonds! The photos below can’t even catch the full beauty. Despite endless tries on my side. Imagine how they sparkle on the dance floor or in the Sun in summer!

When my hubby saw them, he said

Wow, these earrings look like they are from the Red Carpet.

I responded that the design reminds me of the diamond earrings Kate Middleton got from her parents as a wedding gift.

Cate and Chloe black gift box with satin bow
The pair comes in a beautiful, elegant gift box


Speaking of gifts, this drop earrings make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift.


Technical and Design Details

You may have seen these ALESSANDRA 18K GOLD PLATED INFINITY DROP EARRINGS WITH ROUND CUT CZ CRYSTALS on the Today Show. They are available in 18k white gold (as shown in the photos), 18k rose gold and 18k yellow gold plating on brass. Most important for me, they are lead & nickel-free. They are (9 mm) wide, (1.9cm) long and have a (1.7cm) long hook drop with leverback closure. I prefer this type of closure as it seems to be a bit safer than just a hook.


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Showing how the drop earrings look when worn


leverback closure
Back view to show the leverback closure


The right and left piece of the pair are actually different. Take a close look at the featured photo of this post. Do you see that on one earring the overlapping of the band of small CZ is from the right to the left and on the other one from the left to the right? That’s what’s typical for high quality, expensive earrings. It guarantees that the look is symmetric when you wear them.

If it weren’t this way, your face would look out of balance!

The CZ crystals are an AAA grade round cut. This AAA grade means that the gemstones are “being near perfect.” Even though AAA quality gemstones show some marginal variation in color, they are clean, well cut and polished.

That’s what I expect from being hand-picked.

The Alessandra comes in a C&C gift box that is included in the price. This means you can have them send directly to your sweet Valentine. Doing so may solve your problem how to get the gift to the recipient when you are locked down.


Value for the Price

Jewelry – no matter whether real or not – is a long-term investment into your wardrobe. This pair is currently on sale marked down from $150 to $24.99. This means you save 83%! I think this speaks for itself! Thus, you get a huge value for a low price during their New Year’s Sale. Since they offer free shipping and returns in the USA, that’s all you pay (plus tax if your State has sales taxes).

Cate & Chloe strives to ship orders out asap. Thus, you can expect that your order arrives within 5-10 business days after placement, if not otherwise noted. They accept returns up to 45 days after your purchase.

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Earrings up an outfit


influencer posing in dance dress and costume ear jewels
Outfit details: Unbranded dance dress, fishnet tights, Very Fine Dance Shoes leather dance sandals, Hermes collier de chien bangle, crochet bun net (all own) and drop ear jewelry c/o Cate & Chloe


For Whom IS C&C Jewelry a Perfect Gift

These earrings add the perfect touch of interest to any special evening occasion – no matter whether it is date night, a dressing for a military ball or a visit at the opera. When you go to such type of events a lot, they are an inexpensive accessory about which you don’t have to worry to lose it.

They are also perfect for all who have Glamour or Romantic personal style, but have to wear corporate style at the office. This ear jewelry is short enough to fit the dress code. Zirconia looks very professional as well.

Of course, all (ballroom) dancers will love them. The gemstones’ sparkle draws attention to their face.

It’s a perfect gift to buy and give, when you are on a budget. Aren’t we that all?


How I Wore the Alessandra CZ Earrings in My Everyday Life

These photos show the first look with these pieces. I wore them for dancing.

Would I recommend them to a friend? Definitively, unless I know they don’t like gold plated jewelry.

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Cate & Chloe Earrings in a Nutshell

Cate & Chloe offers very affordable simple, versatile, elegant 18K gold plated jewelry pieces that complete every woman’s personal collection. Their expensive looking designs can take the wearer from the office to the red carpet. Browse their collection now.

C&C pieces let you flaunt the look from the Red Carpet this Valentine's Day. #giftideas #CateandChloe Click To Tweet


P.S. Did You Know the Cate & Chloe Have a VIP Box

The Cate & Chloe VIP program is a working option to build a jewelry collection fitting your style needs. I tried it and my experience with their online personal stylist for the jewelry subscription box was very positive. Their stylists works with you to find out your style and taste. Then s/he creates a monthly offering of new jewelry that you get in the mail. You do not spend time to hunt for the pieces and/or to ensure to stay within your budget. Of course, an important pre-requisite is that you convey the stylist your style and taste preferences. Note that you also can pick your pieces yourself online. It doesn’t matter whether you go the route with a stylist or DIY, you will you feel like a Star with Cate and Chloe jewelry.


Photos of me: G. Kramm
Other photos: N. Mölders

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  1. angiediwann

    Thank you for your post. I am going to check them out.