Belle Etoile Press Preview

Thursday, October 27, 2011

On Tuesday, Oct 25, I was invited to Belle Etoile's press preview. The lovely ladies of Belle Etoile walked me through multiple collections of the jewelry line which included: Color Stone, Italian Enamel, Italian Resin, Italian Rubber, and Seashell Pearl.
My favorite pieces from the Color Stone collection - click images to enlarge

The Color Stone collection showcases CZs and synthetic stones. What I did not know prior was that CZs also have different cuts. Sometimes CDz can be rare, high-quality, and more expensive than genuine stones. The stones in the Belle Etoile collection are either hand-cut or laser-cut, then polished with the finest tools & technology available. They're also carefully set into jewelry and never glued in.
The pieces from their Italian enamel collection are all hand-painted. It's amazing how intricate some of the designs are & the stunning array of colors the pieces come in. Belle Etoile uses a state-of-the-art cold enameling technique as opposed to the traditional hot or baked enamel process. It allows the enamels to remain thick and gives the coats durability and color consistency, which can last owners a very long time. I had the pleasure of even receiving one of the enamel pendants, and it's absolutely gorgeous (shown on the left)!


I was very intrigued with their Italian Resin collection. Just the shapes of the pieces are interesting! The resin is carefully sculpted in a special molding process that gives each jewelry piece its unique & remarkable shape. It's surprisingly very light and comfortable.
Their rubber material are all imported directly from Italy. It provides superior smoothness, flexibility, durability, color consistency, and comfort. It currently comes in colors of chocolate brown, copper brown, adobe brown, jet black, winter white, and royal blue.

The Seashell Pearl Collection (a few pieces shown in the first image of this post) features onyx, mother of pearl, and the finest seashell pearls. The inner nucleus of the Belle Etoile seashell pearl is carefully carved & polished from giant fossilized deep sea oysters. It's then coated with a mixture of crushed mother of pearl and pigment to give the pearl its luster, hue, and sheen.

Belle Etoile is French for "beautiful star" and they create jewelry with the utmost quality provided for every type of woman of any style and price point.

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16 comments :

Jewellery Bijou said...

Beautiful pieces!

Phuong said...

pretty jewelry!

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Slamdunk said...

Sounds like lots of fun Audrey. I am sure you will have lots of jealous readers who wish they were there to see the sparkles.

Isabel said...

those are some very cool pieces!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. I will pass this along to some friends as well. Great gift ideas for the holidays.

Fashion Tales.... said...

Beautiful pieces. I love the bows of course! -xx

catwalk criminal said...

love the jewelry ♥

Alana said...

Oh my goodness these are so stunning!! And beautiful!! Found their website. www.belleetoilejewelry.com. My girls and I are going to have fun!! Thanks for the share!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Omg thanks for the eye lust!! Sigh.

janettaylor said...

Love those multicolors!

Grace said...

The polka dot bows are just adorable! It's all very pretty, though.

Kavery said...

Beautiful pieces - the black and silver ones in particular

J. said...

Very nice pieces! My faves are the enamel ones.

Heidi said...

Gorgeous jewelry! :)

Kimberlee said...

Gorgeous stuff - love the polka dot bows!

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