Be Jeweled with
Collette Marie Jewelry

Bridal and Special Occasion Jewelry

Specially Priced Jewelry Sets for Bridesmaids.

Many More Styles in Store

Wedding and Bridesmaid
Tiaras and Hair Accessories

Affordable and Beautiful

Pearl Jewelry

Cultured and Swarovski Pearls

Everyday Elegance Jewelry

For Fun and Whimsey!

Welcome to Collette Marie Jewelry

I am a NYC jewelry designer. My passion is to create head-turning jewelry that shimmers and dazzles, kind of like NYC itself! 

I have recently partnered with Arlene's Bridal Salon and Lamar Wedding Center in Bloomfield, NJ so that brides can try on jewelry with their dresses. (See more about Arlene's Bridal and Lamar Wedding Center below.)

 All jewelry comes beautifully gift boxed and is reasonably priced. Have fun exploring my collections -- and Be Jeweled!

Collette Marie Jewelry

Some of the jewelry in the store
Rose Gold Cubic Zirconia Wedding/Special Occasion Bracelet Cubic Zirconia Bridal Wedding Bracelet Glamorous AAA CZ Wedding and Special Occasion Bracelet Beautiful Bridal/Special Occasion Cubic Zirconia Bracelet Pearl and Cubic  Zirconia Wedding Bracelet

Brand new

Drop-Dead Gorgeous Bracelets

Check out our dazzling , high quality Wedding and Special Occasion Bracelets

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Lamar Wedding Center

Lamar Wedding Center

Collette Marie Jewelry is the resident jeweler at Lamar Wedding Center. Lamar is a one-stop wedding studio that has all wedding services under one roof, including wedding day make-up, hair, and additional jewelry and tiaras. We also have a personable all-denomination wedding officiant. Call if you have questions/requests.

Lamar Wedding Center

343 Bloomfield Avenue

Montclair, NJ 07042

(973) 746-8699

Lamar Wedding Center
What is the Difference Between Cubic Zirconia and Crystal

What is the Difference Between Cubic Zirconia and Crystal

Cubic zirconia (also known as CZ) is similar to a diamond with its brilliance and crystal clarity, but it is a synthesized (man-made) crystalline material that is colorless, hard, and flawless. It is an affordable alternative to diamond. Cubic Zirconia is more expensive than rhinestones or crystal, even Swarovski. Cubic zirconia is set with prongs, like diamonds. Crystals and rhinestones need to be glued into jewelry and when you turn the piece over you can see the difference. CZ will not have any coating.

What is the difference between natural, cultured, freshwater and shell pearls?

What is the difference between natural, cultured, freshwater and shell pearls?

What is the difference between natural, cultured, freshwater and shell pearls?

    A natural pearl is formed when a small irritant or parasite penetrates and lodges in the mantle tissue of a mollusk. In response, the "invaded" tissue secretes a protective substance called nacre, a combination of crystalline and organic substances that builds and eventually — after a few years — develops into a pearl. Natural pearls are rare and require serious persistence to find.
    A cultured pearl results from the process by which a pearl farmer induces pearl formation by inserting an irritant into the mollusk and then "cultivating" the pearl. Cultured pearls are real pearls that were not formed by accident of nature. Most pearls sold today are cultured. 
    Freshwater pearls come from oysters that mature in non-saline water (from lakes or ponds, as opposed to saltwater from the sea). Freshwater pearls are usually not as round as saltwater pearls and therefore less expensive. However, the past two decades have seen a huge increase in their quality for a number of reasons, but mostly because in the mid-1990's the pearl-farming industry changed the type of mussels they used and lowered the number of grafts inserted in the mussel, and thereby the number of pearls produced. Freshwater pearls today are a favorite of jewelry designers because of their lower cost and improved quality and availability.
    Shell Pearls are made from the inner lining of oyster shells, also known as Mother of Pearl. The substance is ground to a fine powder, shaped, dyed and coated with natural pearl nacre and then a protective coating to give it lustre. Shell pearls, like most everything, vary in quality but may be quite beautiful and much less expensive than saltwater pearls. In addition, the industry's strict quality control ensures shell pearls will keep their color and shine and will not be affected by sweat and perfume. Indeed, they are more durable than cultured and freshwater pearls.

What are Swarovski pearls?

    Swarovski pearls have a leaded crystal core with an iridescent, lustrous coating. Each pearl has the same consistency, uniformity and flawless finish. They have the same weight as a cultured pearl and are a favorite with brides because of their luminosity, elegance and beauty.