Gorjana Jewelry Review
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About gorjana Jewelry
I love classy, quality jewelry as much as the next girl, but the high price tag that comes with it makes me want to keep it locked inside my jewelry box.
gorjana is a jewelry company “inspired by the natural beauty of Southern California”, made primarily for women. Known for their casual yet sophisticated pieces designed specifically for layering, gorjana jewelry is for everyday wear. But more importantly, its gorgeous line is actually affordable.
gojana has been featured on notable sites like Forbes, Modern Luxury, Well + Good, and The Chalkboard. Their jewelry was also recommended by Michelle Obama in People Magazine. I’m inclined to trust the admirable former First Lady, but still, I want to know more.
In this gorjana jewlery review, I’ll give you a comprehensive look at the brand and their jewelry, including the quality, some of their bestselling items, what customers think, and more to help you decide whether they’re worth a second look.
Overview of gorjana Jewelry
gorjana makes jewelry that “you’ll live in, love always and layer every day.” Founded in Laguna Beach in 2004 by a husband and wife team, Gorjana and Jason Griffin Reidel, gorjana started as a wholesale jewelry company.
The couple used their individual strengths to grow the business into a multi-million dollar company with their jewelry in over 1,000 retail stores and 18 of their own retail locations.
Designing all of their jewelry at their HQ in Laguna Beach, California, the brand captures a spirited style of laid-back charm. Ready to see what it’s all about? Up next in this gorjana jewelry review, I’ll walk you through the pros and cons:
- Mid-range prices
- Gold jewelry is always 18k gold plated
- Free domestic shipping
- Free returns
- Offers jewelry repairs
- gorjana warranty to replace or repair damaged items
- May not be ethically sourced
- Some items break easily due to their delicate nature
The older I get, the more obsessed with jewelry I become. And even though I seek out thoughtful, quality pieces, I don’t want to spend a fortune. gorjana certainly fits the bill.
Coming up in this gorjana review, I’ll take a look at some of their jewelry to give you a feel for what their pieces are like, as well as some background on the designs. Quick note before I start: For all gorjana jewelry, be sure to avoid contact with anything containing derivatives of alcohol to keep your item looking its best.
gorjana Necklaces Review
From their dainty to statement pieces, gorjana’s contemporary yet vintage vibe shines through. With layering sets, chain links, astrology coin necklaces, gem necklaces, and more, I loved the wide range of gorgeous styles to choose from. In this gorjana jewelry review, I’ll showcases some of their bestselling necklaces.
With one look, I already know the gorjana Parker Necklace is extremely versatile. Its wide link chain has a casual but edgy vibe that can be dressed up or down. The necklace can also be shortened and worn as a lariat, which is perfect for that little black dress you’ve been waiting to bust out.
This pretty pick is sold on its own, but I saw that you can also get it as part of a trendy layering set.
The gorjana Parker Necklace is made in both gold (18k gold plated brass) or silver (silver-plated brass) and measures 18” with a uniquely designed hinge closure. You can get it on its own for $65, or go for the Parker Layering Set for $108.
Pristine Coin Necklace
The Pristine Coin Necklace is the perfect sparkly addition to your jewelry collection. With an 18” chain, I think it’s perfect for pairing with other short necklaces, though with its totally glam pendant, it’s a show stopper all on its own.
I consider it an everyday necklace that would totally elevate casual outfits, or wear it with a plunging neckline on date night to kick up the allure.
The coin charm on this gorjana necklace Pristine glistens with a field of sparkling white cubic zirconia, closes with a spring ring clasp, and measures 5/8” across. The necklace is available in gold (18k gold plated brass) for $65.
gorjana Bracelets Review
Just like their other items, I was happy to learn that gorjana bracelets are designed to be layered. There’s something about the style of their bracelets that, to me, are familiar and modest but edgy, trendy, and highly desirable. Check out a few of the most popular gorjana bracelets to see what I mean.
Gorjana Laguna Adjustable Bracelet
The small textured beads on the Laguna Adjustable Bracelet make me dream of Ancient Greece thanks to their intricate detail. Adjustable to 9”, I love how easy the bracelet is to get on and off, along with the fact that it can fit higher on your wrist if you’d like to wear it with a watch or other pieces.
I like the thought of wearing it all on its own, paired with a black wrap dress and loose curls. The gorjana bracelet Laguna design comes in gold (18k gold plated brass) or rose gold (rose gold plated) for $50.
While this style isn’t currently available on gorjana’s site, I recommend checking out the Chloe Bracelet ($50) for a similar style.
Gorjana Ana Coin Bracelet
Remember when I mentioned how thoughtful this brand’s collection is? Well, this is why: gorjana CEO, Gorjana left her homeland of Serbia as a child, returning in 2018. During her visit, she was so inspired she created the Ana collection, reminiscent of her childhood and the rich culture of her country.
I love meaningful jewelry, so I quite fancy this collection—especially this bracelet. I think the light jingle and look of the detailed coins on this Ana Coin Bracelet is very gypsy-like and boho, adding a little art to your look.
The Ana Coin Bracelet is 7” long with a lobster clasp and comes in gold (18k gold plated brass). Each of the coins on the bracelet measures 5/16″ for a light, delicate movement. This gorjana bracelet costs $55.
gorjana Earrings Review
gorjana earrings are designed for everyday wear. After scanning a few, I came to realize that the sleek and lightweight designs may mean that you never want to take them off. You can choose between stylish studs, huggies, hoops, and climbers, and next in this gorjana jewelry review, I’ll now give you a taste of their top sellers.
Gorjana Ana Coin Huggies
The Ana Coin Huggies are part of the Ana collection Gorjana designed when returning to Serbia in 2018. These earrings combine the old world with a modern edge and feature a small hoop that hugs your ear with a Serbian coin that hangs below.
The Ana Coin Huggies measure 1/2” in diameter with a 3/4” drop and include surgical steel hinge closures. Pair these gold earrings (18k gold plated brass) with other Ana coin pieces for $45.
Gorjana Parker Huggies Earrings Review
The light, retro Parker Huggies are great for daily and nightly wear. I think the elongated design is very “cool-girl” and the high-shine finish brings a fresh sophistication to any outfit. Pair them with the Parker Necklace for a beautiful put-together look.
The total drop of these earrings is 7/8” and they feature a hinge closure. The Parker Huggies are available in gold (18k gold plated brass) and silver (silver-plated brass) for $50.
gorjana Rings Review
But wait, there’s more and the best part is that gorjana rings are just as simple and elegant as the brand’s other pieces. Some have small precious stones, while others are designed to be engraved. Check out a few of gorjana’s most coveted rings.
Bespoke Gold Signet Ring
The Bespoke Signet Ring gives you room to make your own statement. Featuring a flat panel on the top of the ring, you can customize it with whatever words you want (though I read the brand won’t engrave bad language). I think its flat, round panel would match a bar necklace really well.
This classic signet ring is available in gold (18k gold vermeil) and silver (silver-plated brass). The Bespoke Signet Ring comes in Sizes 3-7 for $55, and get this: engraving is offered at no extra cost.
Gorjana G Ring Set
Delicately hammered, the G Ring Set is a set of three rings, suitable for stacking or for wear on three different fingers depending on the look you’re going for. I’d say wearing on individual fingers is a more modern, elegant look, while stacking is classic.
These gorjana rings come in gold (18k gold plated brass), rose gold (rose gold plated brass), and silver (silver-plated brass). The elegant G Ring Set is available in sizes 3-9 for $45.
gorjana Jewelry Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
I scanned the official gorjana website and found reviews on each of their products. Many of the products received 5-star reviews across the board. For example, the Parker Necklace and the G Ring Set have some pretty stellar comments. I’ll dive into them below.
For the Parker Necklace, one 5-star gorjana review said, “I love the clasp and the unique links and the fact that it will layer with other necklaces without being overbearing.”
The brand also scored high on Influenster. With an overall score of 4.3/5 stars from 54 shoppers, take a peek at how that breaks down and then I’ll jump into the comments:
- 5 stars: 63%
- 4 stars: 24%
- 3 stars: 4%
- 2 stars: 2%
- 1 star: 7%
One gorjana jewelry review read, “Customer service was extremely nice, understanding & helpful. As for the huggie hoops, they are perfect. Exactly the size I wanted (8mm) and color. They hug my ear lobe exactly how I hoped they would. I wanted petite & dainty earrings that I could wear everyday without being uncomfortable & without irritating my super sensitive ears.”
Other shoppers agree. Shoppers love the brand’s style, but more so how affordable its jewelry is.
Reviews on Amazon were decent as well. The Women’s Compass Coin Pendant Necklace received a 4.6/5 star score from 238 buyers. One 5-star gorjana review said the jewelry is “Good Quality. Looks expensive.” Another noted that the “metal is good quality” and one reviewer said, “have also worn it in the water/beach/shower with no effect to the necklace.”
But like every other jewelry brand I’ve ever come across, it wasn’t all positive for gorjana. Some customers said that jewelry broke after the first wear while others complained about how short their necklaces fit.
But even so, there are thousands of 5-star reviews for gorjana that speak of the jewelry’s quality and the fact that the pieces do not tarnish easily. When there was an issue, gorjana customer service replied promptly and resolved the problem. All in all, it sounds like a great brand to shop with.
Is gorjana Jewelry Worth It?
While I did find some negative comments for this gorjana review, the majority of customers love the brand’s jewelry. The fact that gorjana is so popular truly speaks for itself, although some of the negative reviews leave me wondering, is gorjana good quality? Well, let’s get to that.
Although I saw from some sources that gorjana items may not be the best quality, there are many many more that believe it is. If you do have issues with gorjana jewelry quality, the company has a gorjana happiness guarantee. This guarantee promises to replace or repair any damaged items, depending on what happened to your jewelry.
In terms of customer service, reviewers state the ease and fast rate at which their complaints are addressed. With any business, there will be unhappy customers. But with gorjana, the happy reviews outweigh the unhappy ones. My final verdict of this gorjana review? I highly recommend this brand’s very reasonably priced, beautifully designed jewelry.
gorjana Jewelry Promotions & Discounts
There are a few deals you can cash in on with gorjana. They currently offer:
- Free jewelry case on purchases over $150
- When you gift your friends $20, you get $20 after they place their first order. It’s basically like giving a free present. They’re happy. You’re happy. Everyone wins.
- Free shipping & returns
There is currently no gorjana discount code available on the website.
Where to Buy gorjana Jewelry
You can find gorjana jewelry in over 1,000 retailers across North America. Their jewelry is carried in big gorjana NYC retailers like Bloomingdale’s, gorjana Amazon, gorjana Nordstrom, and in gorjana Canada retailer The Bay. The brand also has 18 brick and mortar locations across California, New York, and Arizona.
Is gorjana ethical jewelry?
In my research for this gorjana review, I was unable to find exactly where the company sources their metals and precious stones but I did see its name pop up on ethical jewelry lists. I also saw that they donate packages for auctions, raffles, and jewelry pulls for charitable causes.
Is gorjana real gold?
One of the most common questions people want to know is: Is gorjana jewelry real gold? gorjana’s gold pieces are all plated with real 18k gold. They ensure all of their pieces will maintain their luster for years.
Is gorjana nickel free?
The 18k gold, rose gold, and silver plating is nickel-free. But the brass they use for the base of the item can carry traces of nickel.
How long does gorjana take to ship?
Free shipping locations include the US and Puerto Rico, with orders arriving in 3-7 business days. Tracking is currently only available within the US. Once orders are processed, customers receive a tracking number for USPS shipping.
gorjana also offers international shipping for a flat rate of $15 which takes 14-30 business days. For international orders, you’re responsible for any taxes or duty fees your country may have.
Note that all orders take around 1-3 business days to process before they are shipped out.
What is gorjana’s Return Policy?
If you need to return your order for any reason, returns are accepted on all unworn items within 30 days of purchase. You can do this by heading over to gorjana’s online return portal. The gorjana exchange policy is the same.
When your return is authorized within 1-2 business days, gorjana will send you step-by-step instructions on how to return your order and a free prepaid shipping label via email. Your refund will be processed in 1-3 business days, and if you are receiving a credit card refund, you will see it back in your account within 10-15 business days.
I need to note here in my gorjana review that your refund does not include any shipping fees you paid. gorjana sale and final sale items do not qualify for returns.
How to Contact gorjana
If you need any other information I didn’t include in this gorjana review, you can get in touch with the brand by using any of the following methods:
- Call: 866-829-0030
- Email: [email protected]
- Chat: Use the live chat by clicking the speech bubble at the bottom right corner of your screen.
Customer Service hours are Monday-Friday 6 am to 5 pm PST.
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