Rachel Zoe Jewelry Collection

Posted on August 01, 2012

Darlings, Rachel Zoe has launched her jewelry line at Neiman Marcus and it’s all so very Zoe. Chunky, declarative, and hard to ignore, it’s just like the jewelry she favors for herself. Big, bold and glam, these pieces show design elements from the ’20s through to the ’80s, with some tips of the hat to modern sensibilities. We love it. Jewelry for the gal who just doesn’t do “delicate.”


Chain Tassel Necklace

Collar Necklace, Black Quartz

Tassel Pendant Necklace, Red Quartz

Long Tassel-End Necklace, 54″L

Love Me Knot Collar Necklace

Square Drop Earrings

Rhinestone Tassel Drop Earrings

Rectangular Clip Earrings, Red Quartz

Rhinestone Tassel Earrings

Love Knot Post Earrings

Teardrop Earrings, Black Quartz

Square Ring, Green Quartz

Rectangular Ring, Green Quartz

Three-Row Chain Bracelet

Chain-Maille Bracelet, Red Quartz

Wide Crystal Bracelet

Love Me Knot Bracelet, Wide

Deco Crystal Cuff

Tassel Bracelet



[Photo Credit: neimanmarcus.com]

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  • Squarah

    Yikes, looks dated in the worst way. Old lady jewelry from JC Penney.

    • Yeah, I got the same feeling. The knots and chunky chains read really 80s to me. Wouldn’t mind trying it on to see if I could pull any of it off, but I hope the prices reflect the way these look a lot like old costume jewelry.

    • Griffinqueen

       Well Said!

    • TonyGo

       I was thinking Sarah Coventry.

      • mskgb

        The black quartz collar necklace resembles Trifari pieces from the 1970s-1980s (I originally linked to an eBay image of a vintage Trifari necklace that could have inspired Zoe’s collar necklace, but my comment went off to moderators). Her jewelry also has a Kenneth J. Lane vibe.

  • Lovely. Deco 70s!

  • ringthing

    Kenneth J Lane redux.

  • Definitely nothing I’d wear there.

  • newleaf1

    Some of the styles are pretty, but that heavy gold color reminds me of Dynasty, shoulder pads, heavy eye makeup…1987 all over again.

    • dress_up_doll

      I swear, I was thinking late ’80’s as well. I like some of the pieces, but could never, EVER pull this shit off.

      • Rachel’s always given me a more 70s, Halston, Helmut Newton. Basically, she saw Eyes of Laura Mars at a very formative time.

    • Ok, glad it’s not just me.  

  • filmcricket

    The only thing that appeals is the Deco bracelet. Good thing I’m not in a position to buy the stuff, I guess.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      Yeah, that’s the one that caught my eye too. I’m kind of digging the green square ring too, but I think it would only look good on a woman with large hands.

      • librarygrrl64

        That was the only piece I liked.

  • Kirsten Henry

    i want it all!

  • Jellybish

    WANT that square ring.

  • I’d like it better in silver. Quartz, crystal and onyx, are these actually somewhat affordable? Do love the balance and symmetry.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Pretty.  But not pretty enough to justify the prices. 

  • Some of it’s ok, but I just can’t get the 1980’s out of my head.  I know it’s coming back.  I feel like I’ve seen a lot of this before. Nothing extraordinary. 

  • Excellence_and_Elegance

    When I think of Zoe, which is fortunately very rare, I often think of the word “chunky.” More frequently, however, I think of words that I will not write down for fear of litigation.

  • kittenwithaquip

    I don’t do “delicate” either, but I only like a few pieces. I like the rings (I’m a statement ring kind of girl) and a couple of the Deco looking pieces, but the tassels and more ’70s looking pieces do nothing for me. She and I lived through the same decades, but her nostalgia/affection for the ’70s is lost on me.

  • meowing

    Wow, does this mean I can go through my 1970’s-1980’s stuff in the jewelry box again?  And, as tiny as Zoe is, could she raise her hand if she worse these bracelets and rings?

    • She has an assistant raise them for her.  What’s his name…Joey? 

      • Little_Olive

        It’s Rodger 😉

  • This jewelry looks cheap and flimsy in the pictures.  I can only imagine what it looks like in real life.

  • emily mcginnis


  • nannypoo

    This stuff is way overpriced for gold plate and rhinestones. Tacky.

  • Kayceed

    Bananas! I really love almost all of it, but then I like biggish jewelry. The deco designs are wonderful, and I like me a tassel in almost any form.

    • KateMaryC

      Me too! I am surprised at the response. I think it’s stunning and unusual, and I will stalk them in the hopes of a sale. Gold is no longer 80s. It’s just not.

      • Gold isn’t 80s but this kind of very shiny gold plate with rhinestones, tassels and knots most definitely is.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Uglyyyyyyyy. Stick to the garments, Ms. Zoe. 

  • kimmeister

    I like a few of these pieces, but definitely not any of the tasselled ones.

  • MinasAunt

    I favor big jewelry but don’l like any of these pieces.  I don’t like the gold plate or any of the design elements. I agree with other comments that it is tacky.

  • Judy_J

    This stuff is way to big and clunky for me.  I can’t wear big jewelry.

    • librarygrrl64

      I love big jewelry (and I cannot lie), but the only piece I would wear is the green ring. Which would probably tun my finger green after a few months.

  • frannyprof

    So do not like. Dynasty, but not in a good way.

  • Little_Olive

    It’s all so… serious. 

  • wisenhar

    Great thing about a big ring… makes your hands look smaller.  🙂

  • Sarah Thomas

    This week on Mob Wives…

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I’m seeing some of these pieces as what the mob wives in Goodfellas would have aspired to as classy

  • sockandaphone

    this reminds me of my grandma’s jewelry, but with a modern twist. i like it.

  • kaycem

    nothing for me here, but i’m sure some will be in love… i am far more enamored with her clothing.

  • Susan Collier

    Craving a hot pretzel in a big way.

  • SapphoPoet

    I’m surprised that I like a lot of these pieces, especially the tassel ones–I love jewelry that has movement to it. The green quartz ring is great, too. 

  • RebeccaKW

    I like the black tear drop earrings, the ring underneath it, and…that’s it.  The rest is pretty ugly, IMO.

  • Except for the Deco-inspired cuff, the rest looks like a whole lotta QVC going on.

  • Fugles!

  • Tamara Hogan

    Sorry, Rach – I don’t wear gold. 

  • Rand Ortega

    Meh. Costume jewelry circa 1970. There’s nothing new to these pieces. No interesting/wink/spin on those fabulous bauble lines like YSL or Dior or Halston from back in the day.

  • michelle shields


  • random_poster

    I love many of these pieces, but I am a child of the 80s.  I don’t love the prices, though.  

  • Those earrings look like they weigh a ton!

  • The earrings and bracelets look very heavy to me. My earlobes and wrists feel sore by looking at them.

  • I don’t really like Rachel Zoe, but boy, I guess I like her aesthetic.  I really love the drop earrings and necklaces, though, as mentioned above, completely out of my price range (especially for costume jewelry).

  • MilaXX

    I love every single piece. I just wish I could afford it. Maybe something will hit the discount stores next year.

  • spooki C

    Those earrings look so heavy my ears winced in pain at the sight

  • RedRaven617

    I don’t think they were photographed well. All the quartz items look flat and plastic, which makes them look cheap. Or they are just plain old ugly.

    • luciaphile

      I like the cuff bracelet but certainly not at those prices. I think you’re right about the photography, but you’d think they would have done a better job on that.

  • Snarky_Amber

    Nothing particularly new here. I like some pieces, but a lot of it is Golden Girls city.

  • alyce1213

    Nothing I haven’t seen and disliked before.

  • snarkykitten

    It looks really dated. Like something my grandma would wear in the 80s

  • turtleemily

    Tassel jewelry (especially the earrings) always makes me wonder how much of your day is spent untangling it from your hair.

  • afabulous50

    My mother makes better jewelry.

  • mila_8

    Nice furniture hardware

  • antheapena

    TG it’s not just me. Dated, cheap looking costume jewelry but am I missing something? I usually agree with T & L’s style choices.

  • save_the_hobbit

    I like them, for the most part. However I can only imagine the disgusting cost of them. And the “quartz” is obviously man made quartz AKA glass. She could have at least used carnelian, jade and onyx, they’re cheap stones.

  • Kind of like the tassel necklace, but the other pieces look more “dated” to me then “classic”. Not so in to yellow gold these days.

  • adnama79

    Looks like stuff that would work well in a work wardrobe or a lady who lunches wardrobe – but you’d need to be careful to make sure that you got the right look for the wardrobe you’re going for.

  • I don’t really do a lot of large jewellery but I hate it. I think it looks cheap.

  • formerlyAnon

    Now here’s a designer who wants to bring back Costume Jewelry in all its glory. There’s a lot to like here if you need jewelry with enough oomph to be an accent.

    I love the long tassel-end necklace.

  • aristida_girl

    I love it, and want it all!

  • As a child of the 70s, and flashy statement jewelry, I love this collection!  The majority of this collection I’d wear right. this. second.

  • TSkot

    Like the lady herself, most of this is repulsive.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    could be worse, i guess. very 80s. more sarah coventry than kenneth jay lane, truly & unfortunately. the same people who like her other stuff will probably like this stuff. in two decades it will line the counters of the salvation army.

  • LocMama

    Completely off topic.  I spent the end of June & some of July in the hospital after having open heart surgery.  I wasn’t able to keep up with my TLo but I’ve been playing catch up.  The fabulous posts from TLo and hilarious comments of my fellow PUFs have been helping my recovery and also have me clutching my new scar as I guffaw.  I thank you all so much for getting me out of my head & getting back to judging dated jewelry that I couldn’t afford when it first popped up in the 80s.

    • formerlyAnon

       So glad  you’re well enough to rejoin the gang!

  • guest2visits

    I remember this. My grandmother and my mother both had some gorgeous and tasteful costume jewelry; so not like this.
     It’s hard to imagine jewelry any louder or larger (wait; is this off QVC?).  Very Dynasty looking.  I prefer the tiny stuff.

  • ccm800

    I cannot tell you how much all of this looks like the Parklane jewelry my mother used to sell.

  • LauraWL

    I am surprised by the response but I grew up loving estate jewelry & don’t see the 80s. C’est va. I’m sure I couldn’t afford it anyway.

  • MK03

    Those prices are a joke, right? ‘Cuz I can find the same stuff at my nearest Goodwill for less than $10 a pop.


    It all looks very vintage. I LOVE vintage. I think it’s awesome.

  • Beardslee

    Kudos to Rachel Zoe and her educated eye.  You can tell a lot of thought went into these and that all the details have been worked out.

  • RzYoung

    Looks quite heavily inspired by Shaun Leane I think

  • Le_Sigh

    I think if it was SO encrusted with the white diamonds and favored the metals, I’d be more ooh la la about it. 

    They are gorgeous though – I think on a “I need to feel like Elizabeth Taylor in a White Diamonds commercial” day – I’d totally wear any one of those pieces.

  • Scarlet39

    There is a trend towards big, 80s style jewelry, but this is too literal an interpretation.  Actually, it’s not an “interpretation”.  These are straight out replications that don’t look modern in the least.

  • tereliz

    I feel like the pics of the earrings need a coin in there for scale. Or possibly a door knob. 

    I could see many of these with very minimal, monochrome or black and white outfits. This is statement jewelry, pieces you choose first and then dress around. I do love the Deco cuff, though. I’d dress around that any day. 

  • Some of it is nice, the rest looks a little too much bedazzle.

  • Eeeeeeek Not refined enough.

  • oohsparkley!

    I love the tassel bracelet and some of the other pieces.  The earrings are pretty but I’m concerned they might be too heavy, depending on their size.

  • sweetlilvoice

    I like it even thought most of it looks like it came out of the upholstery section at JoAnne Fabrics. 

  • Cold Fire

    I would wear that in a heartbeat. I think people need to stop with the looking dated comments. Beautiful things are timeless whether today or 2000 years from now. If someone else can find the beauty in it, then the designer’s mission has been accomplished. 

  • librarygrrl64

    Ugly, cheap-looking, and tacky. 1980s Avon jewelry.

  • margaret meyers

    Nothing new here.  Obvious stuff pretending to be luxe stuff.

  • bethannstamps

    i think i have some things very like this stuck deep in my closet, cuz i just can’t throw too much stuff out. so 80s in the worst way

  • MarissaLG

    As weird as she is, BITCH KNOWS WHAT SHE’S DOING. 

  • Rachel Zoe basically made her career as a designer through plagiarism. Nothing is original, it’s all referential. 

  • LilyPad

    Anyone who wears those earrings is going to desperately need to rush order the As Seen On Tv Ear Lift Invisible Ear Lobe Support Solution (3 easy payments of $19.99 plus shipping and handling).

  • PeaceBang

    Yea, I love a big, bold accessory, but not these. Because as many other BK’s have noted, this is totally dated 1980’s stuff. I tried to like the long tassel necklace but in the end I just couldn’t muster real lust.

  • LOVE. I want that three row chain bracelet so badly!

  • Edward Gorey!

  • splix71

    Trifari and Monet, 1985.

  • lucasuk82

    I simultaneously like a lot of these and feel like they’re really derivative of Cartier in the 1920s.  I just can’t with the omega chains, though. So Boca.

  • Maggie S

    The long tassel necklace is amzing but it broke on me the 2nd day I wore it. I returend it to NM and just got another one but the rhinestone rope is glued into the tassels. If you look (not even close) you can see the glue ball in each tassel. So bummed and WTF that she would glue jewlery and charge $650.00.