Having never grown out of her childhood obsession with jewelry and all things that sparkle, Melinda Maria debuted her brand in 2005. Based in Los Angeles, the designer is influenced by the effortless cool that the people in the city exude. “People don’t want to look like they tried that hard to be cool. And there is a chic casualness about LA fashion and culture that I love.” The designer likes to keep her eyes open when looking for design inspiration. “Anything can be inspiring if you are open to it and aware."
I waited for months and months on the waitlist for these, all the while seeing if there were any alternatives elsewhere. Nothing came close to these beauties so when they finally restocked, I jumped on 7 of them! They’re so so beautiful but I just can’t bring myself to wear them seeing as they’re so delicate. Wore them once and 3 bent out of shape so I exchanged 2 of them. Wore them once more with the new ones and same thing. I want to love them with my whole heart especially considering how much I spent, but I’m just too afraid to wear them now which kind of renders them useless.
Thanks for your feedback Noelle! I'm sorry to hear about this issue but glad to hear our team was able to help. Reach out to "firstname.lastname@example.org" with any other questions/concerns. XO
I bought this bracelet for my girlfriend this Christmas because she has wanted it forever... the first time she wore it one of the stones fell out. By the third day it was missing 5 stones. On top of that I sent it back as a return and still have not been refunded! I used to buy almost every piece of jewelry for my girlfriend here but I don’t think I will be buying anything else from this site.
Hi Patrick, we are so sorry to hear about this experience! I see that our team has issued a refund and have resolved this issue for you. Please reach out with any further questions/concerns. XO
Beautiful and elegant, I am in love with it!
Not sure these are opals; almost looks like drops of paint instead of stones; otherwise very pretty
Hi Barbara! The opals are simulated, as described on the product page. If you aren't 100% with this, we will gladly look into your return eligibility! Please reach out to "email@example.com". Thanks! XO
The bracelet is beautiful but I got it for my wife for her birthday and it bent out of its circular shape after only a couple of times wearing it. She can still wear it but it is bent and doesn’t sit on her wrist the same way it first did
Thanks for the feedback Anthony! We're sorry to hear the bangle is bent out of shape, please click this link to begin the return process: https://www.localeclectic.com/a/returns Please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Ordered this for a Christmad gift and it's perfect. Shipped quickly, too.
love this bracelet, wouldd buy it again in a heart beat. but I was expecting it to be a little thicker and more sturdy. im afraid if I ben it too much or wear it too much it is going to snap. just a heads up! otherwise its beautiful and does look just like the pic!
Hi Caiti! Thanks so much for the feedback! We have a generous return policy that allows for store credit on purchases within 90 days of the delivery date. Should you experience any issues during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out and we'd be more than happy to help facilitate a return!
It's a beautiful bracelet, and I don't think I'll return it but I won't lie I debated if I should or not a lot when I received it. I've been eyeing this for a really long time and even signed up for the restock emails, so to say I was excited when I finally ordered it is an understatement! When I received it, it was pretty huge on my wrist, and the perfect circular shape was a little too big for my liking. I feel it would've been better if the shape were more of an oval to fit the wrist more rather than a complete circle so it sticks out a lot from your arm.
Hi! The size of the bangle is definitely on the larger side. We'll be adding the dimensions to the product description so there's no confusion in the future. Doesn't sound like you want to return it but if you change your mind, send us an email at email@example.com -- this same style also comes in hoop earrings (https://www.localeclectic.com/collections/melinda-maria/products/isla-opal-hoops) and a ring (https://www.localeclectic.com/collections/melinda-maria/products/isla-opal-ring-in-rose-gold). Might be worth checking out if you like the style!