Paparazzi jewelry is just $5 per piece. But how long does Paparazzi jewelry last? What kind of quality do you get for $5? Will it turn your skin green? It’s okay. Go ahead and ask those questions because we have all thought them! Let me answer some questions for you and show some physical evidence as well.
First of all, the jewelry retails for $5 per piece. Obviously, this is not meant to be heirloom jewelry passed down from generation to generation. Fashion jewelry is intended to be worn throughout fashion trends, for special occasions, and as timeless “go-to” pieces. Generally, fashion jewelry is purchased when you need “just the thing” for a vacation dress or date night. I’ve had many brides purchase fashion jewelry for their bridal parties or as gifts because it is gorgeous and saves them money. (May I suggest Love Story?) Your Paparazzi jewelry will not last you forever but you should definitely get a good amount of wear from it.
Below is a picture of the very first Paparazzi necklace my mom gave me 4 years ago and is the reason for me embarking on this whole journey. This necklace is from before Paparazzi gave names to their jewelry – that tells you something! 🙂 Oh, I loved this necklace. I thought it was so gorgeous and I wore it pretty much every day the first couple months after I received it. Although it doesn’t get worn quite as frequently now it is still one of my favorites. I love the mixture of the pearls and the crystal beads and the heavier chain. (Seems silly to gush on about a necklace but at the time . . . it made me feel so pretty and I desperately needed that feeling.) I took this photo with my phone and did not edit it so you can see truly how well it has held up for over 4 years!
Fashion jewelry has the reputation of causing breakouts or turning your skin green. Paparazzi jewelry can stand out in this department, however! The jewelry is lead and nickel-free. I have many team members who have sensitive ears and began selling the accessories just for the discount. They had never been able to wear fashion jewelry prior to Paparazzi! I cannot guarantee that you will not break out. You know your body better than anyone. I generally recommend people just try a simple pair of earrings or a necklace and wear it for short durations of time to see how your body reacts. However, if it is lead or nickel you are allergic to, then you should be fine. If you are extremely sensitive you might want to try some of our ribbon necklaces or cord closure necklaces as the metal portion would not be on your skin. The urban line would also be an option.
Will it turn you green? Most likely not. 😉 Whether or not our skin turns green in reaction to jewelry is actually primarily dependent on our individual body chemistry. You may even notice different reactions depending on where you are at in your menstrual cycle. To prevent discoloration you can apply a thin layer of clear nail polish directly to the metal wherever it will touch your skin. Keep the accessories dry (avoid sweating and swimming in them).Personally, I have only ever had a couple rings slightly discolor my skin but that is because I was not careful in keeping them dry.
When you see the jewelry in person you will automatically notice differences in styles, chain links and attachments. If a necklace is very long with a dainty chain take extra care to not snag it on something. As a consultant we can return items to Paparazzi that arrive broken in our new orders. I have only had to do this a handful of times in nearly 4 years. If something “breaks” it is more often than not simply an o-ring that has jostled loose and this is a very easy fix.
How long will Paparazzi jewelry last? If you take care of the accessories, they will take care of you. Avoid sleeping, swimming, showering and sweating in the jewelry. If you have any problems with the jewelry be sure to contact your consultant.
Now that you know what to expect from Paparazzi jewelry come join me in The Parlor for first dibs on new accessories and unadvertised promotions. 🙂
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