Our experience with jewels
For a long long time, adornment by way of jewels has been a creative and therapeutic outlet for Gwen. She is fascinated with the big impact that small things such as jewelry has on your mood and your look.
Gwen has a particular affinity for luxe fashion jewelry, which makes for the perfect complement to our apparel. Fashion jewelry (sometimes referenced as costume jewelry, but we prefer fashion) affords you so many options. Because of accessibility, in large due to price point, you can enjoy a wide assortment of designs.
What we carry
A collection of sourced and Gwen Beloti designed pieces. Most of our pieces are 14kt gold filled or dipped and have a base metal of brass or copper, and select pieces over sterling. Gold filled is much thicker than traditional plating. These pieces wear like 14kt gold over it's lifetime and are an affordable alternate. Our pendants/charms are 14kt gold filled or raw brass. Raw brass pieces come with polishing clothes so you can polish your pieces back to their shine and luster. Details about each individual piece can be found on the product page.
Before making our jewels available for sale we test and wear every style and get to know them, become familiar with how they wear. We only carry pieces that we believe in.
We invite you to shop and enjoy our assortment of accessories. Please note that everyone’s skin can react differently to various metals like brass, gold-filled, vermeil or plated finishes. It is best to know if you have any allergies to metals prior to purchasing your items, as Gwen Beloti Collection is not liable for miscellaneous skin reactions.
Over time, certain metals and plating can fade / tarnish (specifically gold plated) with exposure to chemicals, moisture, and sometimes due to an individual’s natural skin pH levels. This can happen sooner or later depending on various factors.
We want you to enjoy your pieces long-term so we’ve shared some care tips below that you can employ. When we talk about caring for your jewels it’s from both a long-term consumer perspective and that of a jewelry designer'.
Overall, the goal is to have stylish fun with our jewels and we want you to have a long-term relationship with them, not just a fling. To foster this healthy relationship, we need to be attentive to their needs. Okay maybe that metaphor was a bit much,.. but you should care for the things that you care about, right?... So here are some of those care tips:
Caring for your pieces
1. Don’t get them wet (water, perfume, chlorine, sunscreen, any other harsh chemicals).
2. Keep them away from oils, lotions, and soaps.
3. Try putting your jewelry on last to minimize contact with the chemicals listed above.
1. Take them off at night and store them away.
2. Store your GB jewels in a cool, dry place to avoid oxidation. Don’t store them in humid areas.
3. Put them in the jewelry box.
4. For your dainty and delicate pieces, store appropriately to avoid tangling or damage.
Anklets are delicate bracelets, careful to avoid tugging when dressing, don't wear to bed or in the shower. Store them away and enjoy them when you want to add a little glam to your ankle.
*Measure your ankle before ordering. Add a 1/2" to your ankle circumference and order the size closest to that measurement, rounding up.
With all of that said, wearing your luxe accessories is meant to be fun and carefree, as should tending to them. So simply put, don’t shower, swim, sleep or treadmill with them. Treat them with care and they should bring you joy for a while.
Please Note: Gwen Beloti Collection is not responsible for damaged merchandise, wear, tarnishing, or any miscellaneous skin reactions that may occur by foregoing our above Care and Storage recommendations.
Our wrist-wear measurement guide:
Our sizing is based on the inner circumference of our bracelets and bangles. You can measure your wrist simply by snugly wrapping it with a measuring tape. Where the ruler meets the other end of the ruler once wrapped, is your wrist measurement.
For our bracelets:
wrists between a 6.25 and 6.75 - we recommend the 7"
wrists between 6.8 and 7.75 - we recommend the 8"
For our bangles:
In most cases your bangle should be approximately .5 to .75 inches larger than your wrist. If your wrist measures 6.5 to 7 inches (give our take .25") our 7.5" bangles should be a good fit.
For our cuffs (open bangles):
Your cuff should be a little looser than your wrist measurement but not too lose since a cuff is an open bangle. It's intended to loosely grip your wrist and drape slightly. Our cuffs fit 6.25' - 6.75" wrists. They can additionally be adjusted slightly by gently opening or closing it for the perfect fit for you. Be gentle, so not to damage your piece.
Our ring size guide:
There are a couple of ways you can determine your ring size.
Measure your best fitting ring:
Measure the inner diameter of your ring (distance from one end to the other), in mm (millimeters). Use the chart below to determine your size based on the diameter measurement.
Measure your finger:
Use a strip of paper or string and wrap it around your finger snugly (on the finger you’re buying the ring for). Measure in mm (millimeters), use a ruler or measuring tape. Use the chart below to determine your ring size.
• We don’t carry half sizes, we suggest sizing up if you are in between sizes
• Measure your finger in cool temperatures. Our fingers tend to swell in the heat and they shrink in the cold, somewhere in between is good!
Ring Size Chart
|Inner Measurement of ring (in millimeters)||16.5||17.3||18.1|
| Base of finger circumference
All other jewels are one-size fits all.