Temple St. Clair Jewelry for Target Review

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 Pictured: I was at Target early this am, and snagged this Temple St. Clair charm necklace which is already sold out online. (photo: M. Hall)

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.

 Pictured: A up close look at the charms on the  Temple St. Clair charm necklace: the Amulet and the Yellow teardrop. (photo: M. Hall)

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.

Pictured: A at the Target jewelry counter this morning displaying a limited collection of the new Temple St. Clair pieces. (photo: M. Hall)

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.


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  1. Rebecca

    September 1, 2010 at 6:56 am

    True, it looks brighter and more expensive online. I bought the gold w/ pear shaped green stone ring today for $30, and when I left the store I debated on going back to exchange it for the cuff. The stone isn't cold to the touch, and I see some defects in the 14 K over brass. The girl behind the counter said it was the last one and she had sold three cuff's already.

  2. Anonymous

    September 2, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I tried to buy the multi charm necklace and bracelet at our store, but they were already sold out. I know they won't actully look identical to the several K pieces St. Clair makes, but for Target's pricing, it's a fun way to have something new and sparkly to wear that I can afford! Sold out online, too, so I guess that leaves me with Ebay, where I did see some of the pieces for Target's pricing. Wish me luck!

  3. Target-Addict

    September 3, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Hmmmm….I guess you and I disagree on this one. I thought that everything I saw in store looked great, and I've ordered 3 items online (but haven't received them yet). I'll let you know if I change my mind once I have them in hand. I think it does look good for the price point. I walked by an Edwin Pearl store the other day, and they have a very similar collection to the Temple St. Clair one (I think it's called St. Tropez) and I noticed that their prices started at $100 and went updwards from there.

  4. Anonymous

    November 13, 2010 at 12:48 am

    I am a huge fan of Temple St. Clair and I own many real pieces which I have purchased over the years. I went to target to check out the knock offs as I thought it would be nice to have a few to where to work. When you have the real thing, these look cheap and they are….my advice save your money and buy yourself a real Temple St. Clair.

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