Review: Vrai & Oro

Casper for mattresses, Everlane for clothes, M. Gemini for shoes … the list goes on and on. And that’s because the idea makes sense. Buy direct and avoid the mark-up. Designed and manufactured in L.A., Vrai & Oro also commits to ethical manufacturing and transparency around pricing – not unlike the Cuyana for leather goods.

It’s always hard to balance shopping and eating well with the price these necessities sometimes cost. The best most of us can work for is balance.

So what do we think?

Packaging: The boxes and note cards are beautiful. We also saw on Instagram that they did these cute Mother’s Day packaging (center image).

Quality: We’ve spoken several times on this blog about how gold filled jewelry and gold plated jewelry sit side by side with our fine jewelry. Vrai & Oro maintains 14k gold standards for all their jewelry, making this an incredible value for the highest quality.

Designs: I loved the pieces I ordered and purchased a second piece as a gift. They are minimal and delicate. The collection is fairly small and is similar to pieces we’ve seen elsewhere. That being said, I’d been wanting a rose-gold solitaire bracelet and had been holding out because of the prices. At $165, this piece fits the bill perfectly.

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Big Impact Earrings for Less that $75


We LOVE these. Christine Young’s Young Frankk circle earrings are made in Richmond, Virginia but (and maybe it’s just how the look-book is styled) look like they could fit in any European city.

We would wear these with a white shirt or something off-the shoulder in the summer. But could also add the perfect touch to a black ribbed turtle neck this fall.

What a perfect find! What do you think?

We like them in gold plated (which just happens to be the cheaper option at $72. Plus, if you sign up for their newsletter, you’ll get 10% off.