I discovered jewelry designer Joan Boyce quite by accident. I was flipping through the TV channels one day when I landed on Home Shopping Network. A piece of jewelry caught my eye and I was lost forever.
I would personally equate Joan Boyce to the Cocoa Channel of jewelry design. Her designs are very sophisticated, yet classic. Whatever you purchase of hers today will still be in style 20, 30, or even 40 years from now.
Also like Channel, Boyce believes that a woman should stand out in a crowd and garner the attention she deserves. That is why her jewelry pieces are loaded with “bling.” No woman wearing one of her designs will ever fade into the background.
Specializing in oversized pieces, Joan’s Better By the Bunch Multi-Row Beaded Necklace speaks to her ability to mix the old and the new to build something utterly unforgettable. Like the designer herself, this 10 row necklace is vivacious and sassy without losing any of its class.
It combines the timeless look of pearls with the romance of the Faberge egg and some of today’s most popular beadwork. The end result is a one-of-kind looking necklace that a woman will never be able to abandon.
Joan believes that jewelry should be worn, not hidden away to only be used for special occasions. For that reason, she has established a fashion jewelry line that allows women from all walks of life to enjoy some of the pieces chosen by their favorite movie stars. Who needs diamonds and pearls when Joan can provide the exact same look for a fraction of the cost?
A wonderful thing about Joan’s Better by the Bunch Multi-Row Beaded Necklace is it can easily transition from the daytime office to a nighttime party. It looks just as good with blue jeans and a t-shirt as it does with that perennial Channel favorite – – the little black dress.
The Better By the Bunch Multi-Row Beaded Necklace layers 10 strands of beads that look like onyx, turquoise or angel skin coral. Then pearls are woven into each strand for a touch of classic beauty. To finish the look, stunning clear crystal pave eggs add to the necklace’s mystery and romance. It’s the best of all worlds rolled into one.
Wear the necklace with pearl earrings for a more demure effect. Add matching clear pave crystal dangle eggs for punch and pizzazz. Either way there is no way to miss with this beautifully designed masterpiece.
The black and white Better By the Bunch Multi-Row Beaded Necklace comes with silver tone metalwork while the coral version is done with hematite colored findings. The turquoise combines touches of both silver and gold tone.
The necklace measures about 19″ in length and 2″ in width. It comes with a 3″ extender, allowing the wearer to drop it down as far as 22″. A clasp made like a lobster claw helps hold the necklace securely in place once the desired length is achieved. Beautiful textured findings complete the look.
All Joan Boyce jewelry comes with a limited lifetime warranty. It comes boxed perfectly and ready to give or keep for yourself.
Joan’s jewelry can be found at her exclusive boutiques in Aspen, the Hampton, Los Angeles and New York City. It can also be purchased at HSN. Prices vary according to the design.
Here is my summary review:
Quality: 5 stars. Joan’s jewelry is first class all the way. No other fashion jewelry designer can touch her on that respect.
Appearance: 5 stars: This jewelry is stunningly beautiful. You won’t be able to take your eyes off of it and neither will anyone else.
Relevance: 5 stars. It doesn’t matter if you like antique jewelry or modern jewelry, the Better by the Bunch Multi-Row Beaded Necklace just works. That is probably because it encompasses so many different mediums.
Packaging: 5 stars. Joan’s jewelry comes in a classic black box.
Ease of storage: 5 stars. You can store the necklace inside the box or in your jewelry chest as desired.
Availability: 5 stars. Joan has boutiques in Aspen, Los Angeles, New York City, and the Hamptons. Her fashion jewelry line like the Better by the Bunch Multi-Row Beaded Necklace is also sold on Home Shopping Network.
Price: 4 stars. Compared to similar designers, Joan’s jewelry is a bargain. Plus on HSN, you can often get flex pay for the more expensive pieces like the Better by the Bunch Multi-Row Beaded Necklace. Either way, trust me when I say the jewelry is SO worth it!
Product purchase probability: 5 stars. My husband has already purchased another piece of Joan’s for my Christmas present. I couldn’t be happier.
Final rating: 4.9 stars. Joan is now my favorite designer and the Better by the Bunch Multi-Row Beaded Necklace is my favorite necklace.
5 stars – outstanding
4 stars – good
3 stars – average
2 stars – below average
1 star – poor