There are two types of people in this world: The people who refuse to acknowledge Christmas until at least after Halloween has passed. And the people who start singing Christmas music during or before October 1st.
No matter which type of person you are, you might recall that the holidays are coming up. You’ve started looking at different jewelry sites and wonder what Uncommon James jewelry is all about.
Well, we’re here to help! Today we’ll discuss the quality and makeup of Uncommon James jewelry and throw in some need-to-know facts about the company.
When did Uncommon James Jewelry open?
Uncommon James is relatively new to the fashion scene. It was launched in the summer of 2018 by American television personality Kristin Cavallari.
Cavallari earned her fame through acting, her career beginning in 2004 when she was still a teenager. After years of appearing in various supporting and leading roles in several reality television shows, she announced her own show in the spring of 2018.
This series—Very Cavallari—was set to follow Kristin as she opened the flagship store of Uncommon James in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee.
The company represents Cavallari’s fashion and lifestyle brand. Products are meant to be sophisticated and versatile, worn at work during the day, or while out and about at night. They are geared toward women with active lifestyles.
Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and other accessories which are listed as gold—and may appear to be at first glance—are actually gold-plated.
What’s the difference?
We’re so glad you asked!
Rather than craft jewelry entirely out of solid gold, it is often more cost-effective for a business to use an alternative metal for the bulk of the piece, then cover it with a thin film of gold. Such jewelry is typically stamped with the sign “GP,” which stands for gold-plated.
In the case of Uncommon James, plated jewelry is made using brass. Then, gold of a certain karat number is applied.
In the long-run, gold-plated pieces do not hold up as well as pieces made of solid gold. But they look just like gold without costing enough to wipe out an entire bank account.
While some products sold by Uncommon James are made in Tennessee and Arizona, not all items are produced in the United States.
Customers who take pride in purchasing items made in America will find it disappointing that all jewelry products sold by Uncommon James are manufactured in China.
India also supplies manual labor in the making of these pieces.
Pieces are available for sale at the company’s two brick-and-mortar locations in Nashville and Chicago. Shoppers wishing to see the jewelry in person before they buy can shop at many Nordstrom retail locations.
Customers can also view and order pieces online at uncommonjames.com from the privacy of their homes.
What is the value and worth of Uncommon James jewelry?
The company’s website claims that the price of pieces in the collection ranges from $29 to $74.This range does represent the majority of pieces.
However, several items are for sale to the tune of $200+ with the most expensive item—a 14-karat necklace with embedded mid-quality diamonds—holding a price tag of $508 at the time of this article’s writing.
The brand also carries home décor and appliances of the copper variety. A set of copper straws is currently on sale for $9, and a copper tea kettle has a discounted price of $114, down from $147.
According toGlassdoor, an Uncommon James assistant manager’s average hourly wage ranges from $17–$19.
This dollar amount is also just about how much warehouse associates get paid per hour.
The annual salary for a director of customer experience is reported to be $52,000.
Uncommon James is geared toward women seeking affordable choices. Not unlike our products here at Blush and Bar, pieces from Uncommon James are styled to be timeless yet trendy, effortless yet sophisticated.
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