Those Real Housewives, they certainly are filled to the brim with that entrepreneurial spirit! Four Real Housewives from different franchises have taken jewelry design as one of their passions and they’re putting their name, face and “brand” behind the bangles, bracelets and bling.
So which designing mom/reality star has the most stunning pieces?
Real Housewives of New York City
Kelly Bensimon has let the owl fly free, opting to going down a more native American, nature road with her recent collection. Her Navajo inspired pieces in the form or rings, necklaces, and bracelets feature tiny crystal designs that have a simple rustic American Indian feel. She also has included snakes, lots of snakes. The blue crystal necklace is available for $100 here, the Navajo cuff is $500 here, the snake earrings are $170, and the snake ring is $90. She’s also been feather charm earrings that you can pick up at Intermix here (for $65 and $75).
Of Real Housewives Of New Jersey (but has since left the show)
Dina’s collection was made in conjunction with the jeweler Thad Cline. The line includes Brooches, earrings, necklaces and rings made from 14gold, Swarovski crystals and fresh water pearls. And most of the pieces include her signature ladybug which pays homage to her Project Ladybug organization and charity, with a portion of the proceeds going to Project Ladybug as well. Prices range from $157.50 for the earrings, to $294 for the Coco Sunset Ring, $252 for the flower Silver Hoop Necklace and $37.80 for the Black/Beige Flower Brooch.’
Real Housewives Of New York
Ramona married into the jewelry biz. Her husband runs True Faith Jewelry which specializes in religious jewelry for all sorts of occasions. Ramona’s collection is full of diamond like cubic zironia stones, crystals and silver. Ramona’s 24k gold finished sunburst necklace above sells for $119, the sterling silver iron cross sells for $89.95 Sterling Silver Heart Necklace sells for $129 and the sterling silver bow cross earrings go for $89.95 here. She also shills her good on the Home Shopping Network, you an check out that art deco style line right here.
Real Housewives of Orange County
Lynne was seen working her cuffs in the last season of the Real Housewives of Orange County. She specializes in great big wrist cuffs with things like crosses, peace signs and fleur de leis boldly embellished on the front. Her cuffs range from $130 to $155 and you can check them all out here. and the big cross ring is available for $78.
And not to be left out, Teresa Guidice of Real Housewives of New Jersey sells kids jewelry and a variety of watches of unknown origin on her website, plus she designed a line of very Teresa-ish hair accessories which you can check out here. And Atlanta housewife Lisa Wu Hartwell was working on a line called Wu Girls Design but it has been “recently scaled back so she can focus more on her growing family.” And ex- Real Housewife of Orange County Lauri started BellaRoche with her good pal Lorelei, the line was featured on the first three seasons of the show.
And not only is it good to make some money on the side, but it’s cool that they’re hopefully – teaching their girls a bit about having your own business and brand…and of course bracelets.
Which housewives jewelry would you wear?