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If you’ve watched “Laguna Beach,” “The Hills,” or better yet, “Very Cavallari,” you probably know who Kristin Cavallari is. The mother of three is a former reality-TV star turned entrepreneur with an ultra-successful jewelry brand called Uncommon James that’s received a ton of praise for its quality, affordability, and on-trend styles over the years. The brand’s only been around since 2017, and yet, it embodies the ferocity of a brand that’s been around for decades with its great reputation and timeless style. UJ pieces are described on its website as “feminine with an edge, classic yet trendy, and simple — with a pop of personality.” Personally, I’ve been a fan of the brand ever since watching “Very Cavallari” in 2018 — a genius marketing tactic on Cavallari’s part. But nevertheless, is UJ worth the hype?
There’s a difference between the hearsay praise of something versus actually trying it out for yourself. Rather than wondering if the approvals of UJ are true, we put our editor-backed knowledge to the test. Three shopping editors (who, mind you, try lots of jewelry) gave three Uncommon James bestsellers an examination to ensure the brand is worth your money. Lo and behold, it seems to hold up to its hype. From a modern necklace with bars that can layer easily or be worn on its own to a dainty necklace that shimmers and shines in the light and even an ear climber that gives the illusion of two linear stud earrings, these unique jewelry pieces can be worn from day to night. The brand’s said to be a reflection of Cavallari’s personal style, which might be why our editors love it so much. Keep reading to check out our honest reviews of UJ ahead.