Lunch At The Ritz Puts The Charm In Charm Bracelets

by fitzcharming

Lunch at the Ritz jewelry is colorful fun and unique. These charm bracelets will turn heads and are a surefire conversation starter.

I'm a charm bracelet fanatic and when I came across these gorgeous Lunch At The Ritz enamel charm bracelets I had to have one. Believe me I wasn't disappointed. All Lunch at the Ritz charm bracelets are hand enameled and some include genuine Swarovski Crystals, Czechoslovakian glass and semi-precious beads. They are over the top delicious and dripping with glitz and glam.

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Lunch at the Ritz Jewelry Company History

The Lunch at the Ritz company has been around sinced 1982. It was started by two friends, Esme Hecht and Zander Elliott. They began making wild and funky earrings for women that wanted to wear something different, something that nobody else was wearing. The idea was to break out of the traditional and current fashion jewelry trends and create a jewelry line that expanded the rules of jewelry design.

The first designs were called Chinese Takeout, Seafood, and Moonstar. The earrings caught on like wildfire and women everywhere were buying them up.  Since then their pieces have developed a cult following with devoted collectors that search out every type of design ever made. Once a new series is introduced it sells out very quickly, as the supply doesn't keep up with demand for new pieces. It's no wonder that women drool over Lunch At The Ritz Jewelry, with all its sparkle and pizazz.

When asked how they came up with the company name Esme and Zander reply, "Our jewelry is an expression of our beliefs. It's a state of mind, not a place or body type. Picture something perfectly elegant and expensive, yet at the same time sunny and delicious. Whether you are dining in Paris or at the laundromat, grabbing a number a the deli counter or dinner dancing on a cruise, you can still be enjoying Lunch at the Ritz."  Not sure about the laundromat part, but the designs certainly are eye-catching. 

The founders admit that their jewelry isn't for everyone.  "Women either love it, or they just don't get it, and that's okay. The reactions to our creations are pretty extreme. We have women who own hundreds of pairs of our earrings, and there are women who wouldn't dream of buying even one."


Lunch At The Ritz Uses The Best Materials In Their Jewelry


Since the early earring designs the company has expanded their line of jewelry to include pins, necklaces, rings, and these sparkly spangly charm bracelets that I adore.  They make their jewelry in compatable themes. That means for every holiday, animals, springtime, or sealife charm bracelet you will be able to find coordinating pins and earrings. They are so fun and creative, you can wear them with casual and dressy clothes and always be assured they will be a conversation starter.


These bracelets are considered high end costume jewelry and are made from the highest quality materials, with hand enameling and polishing.  They come in either silver or gold heavy duty plated finishes, and have lots of colorful charms and crystals to jingle around on your wrist. 


Another nice feature is that there's no such thing as "retired" Lunch at the Ritz. If you want an item that's no longer in production they will order it specially for you and have it shipped from their Hudson Valley New York factory. How's that for great service?  Speaking of the Hudson Valley factory, you can take a tour if you're in the area and contact them in advance.

Buy Ready Made or Create Your Own

In addition to the assembled bracelets featured above, you can also buy bracelet chains and add a toggle clasp and charms to create your own style.  The toggles become the centerpiece of the piece and are pretty enough to stand on their own.  But it's fun to add different charms to bling it up.  All the elements are interchangeable so with one starter bracelet you can mix and match the toggles and charms to create lots of different looks.

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Updated: 07/09/2013, fitzcharming
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Lunch at the Ritz Jewelry - Perfectly Lovely or Over the Top? What Do You Think?

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fitzcharming on 06/07/2013

Thanks kimbesa, they've been a favorite of mine for a long time.

kimbesa on 06/07/2013

I can see why these are so popular. Lunch at the Ritz are bold and charming at once.

fitzcharming on 06/06/2013

Thanks for visiting kinworm. I love the plain silver ones even more actually. Those you can wear every day. These - I wear mine once in a while.

Marie on 06/06/2013

These are really colorful and fun charm bracelets - nothing like the one I had as a child which just had plain silver charms on. I would wear these - I don't wear much jewelry but I like bracelets.

fitzcharming on 06/06/2013

Thanks KathleenDuffy - They are very eye-catching.

KathleenDuffy on 06/06/2013

They look really good fun! Good enough to eat!

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