Candy necklaces and ring pops look great, but many prefer the nuanced mouthfeel and clean finish of precious gems and metals. Show off sophisticated taste with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of unique jewelry and gifts at Bella Joli, located in downtown Iowa City. Bella Joli hand-selects a variety of artisan baubles to fill jewelry boxes and collections with elegant, one-of-a-kind pieces. Pearls, gemstones, and sterling silver greet customers with sparkly winks, and purses, watches, and handcrafted treasures beckon browsers from atop pink-painted shelves. Tell time elegantly with one of the stylish watches ($29+), or bedeck clavicles with a chunky necklace ($39+). Crown any finger with a cocktail ring ($39+), swing an armful of purse ($89+), or inspire frantic, covetous whispering during girls' night with fancy martini glasses ($29+).
The friendly, knowledgeable, all-female staff at Bella Joli can assist in creating custom pieces. Ideas can come to life with refined concepts, artist selection, estimates, and communication throughout every step of the process. Those shopping for a cause can peruse the Leakey jewelry collection, which provides income for the pastoral people of Kenya by showcasing Maasai pieces of hand-beaded finery.
The artists that handcraft Bella Joli’s jewelry trust only the finest components to bring their designs to life: freshwater pearls, 14-karat gold, and precious stones, to name a few. Though most pieces skew toward classic styles, each necklace or bracelet is completely unique. So whether you don a necklace of layered golden chains, each frosted with white stones and pearls, or a funky silver bracelet studded with blue gems, you won’t spot anyone else wearing it. And the same goes for purses and scarves, cocktail napkins and tea towels, and glassware and serving platters.