As some of you know, the collection of Temple St. Clair for Target jewelry arrived in stores today. These pieces are replicas of the high-end jewelry Temple St. Clair designs using semi-precious stones and 14k gold. Temple St. Clair for Target is made with colored cubic zironia and 14k gold plated brass. Most of it looks good enough, but I would say, not outstanding. I bought the charm necklace pictured above for $49.99 and I’m still debating whether or not I will keep it. The charms are a bit bigger than I would like, but they are pretty. Here’s a close up look of the stones.
Here is a view of all the pieces that my Target had on display. There are pretty drop earrings, and tear drop necklaces. My local store didn’t have any of the bracelets and only one ring for me to look at. Below is the entire selection of what I saw.
I was really interested in getting the ring with the little red hearts but they didn’t have it. When the cashier looked through the stock at the jewelry counter, she noted that there were not many pieces sent to the store for sale since this store was now focusing more of stocking groceries. She urged me to check for most of the Temple St. Clair collection online at target.com/temple. That proved true as I went to a second Target store and they didn’t have any of the pieces in the store. I then came home and looked on line. The charm necklace I purchased and the ring were both sold out. I’m not surprised, the pictures of the pieces on Target online are beautiful looking. In person, the jewelry is pretty, but it does not live up to the high-end, luxury look of the pictures in the Target advert. I have better looking costume jewelry to be sure. My Jacqueline Kennedy jewelry from QVC is better looking. However, given the price for Temple St. Clair at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, her Italian renaissance inspired jewelry line is out of reach for the average consumer (approx. $2,000 US and up for some pieces). The Target trinkets are worthy replicas, but they ain’t the real thing and they don’t look like it in my humble opinion. But, if you’re looking for a taste of Temple St. Clair for under $50.00 US, then Target is the place, and it’s the only place to find it. What do you think readers? Were you able to find any Temple St. Clair at your local Target store today? I see some of the pieces are already turning up for sale on eBay.