Let’s talk a little bit about souvenir shopping. The word “bargain” is really a relative term; what you call a bargain, I may call insanely expensive. While jewelry may not generally be regarded as cheap, I really believe it’s one of the best souvenirs you can bring home from a Disney vacation. You’re buying a quality item, often produced using high-class metals like sterling silver and gold, which can last for generations if you take proper care.
See, this $4,000 diamond necklace could be the un-doing of someone’s vacation budget…
There’s a new jewelry designer on the Disney scene, with her creations selling in both park and resort gift shops as well as at DisneyStore.com, for those days when your post-vacation depression leads to a little online shopping. Priced under $150, with many pieces under $100, the cost of her jewelry didn’t cause my Visa card to scream in panic. I therefore call that a bargain, based on prices for other jewelry items (see pic. above) and Disney souvenir costs in general.
Her name is Rebecca Hook, and her designs are understated yet beautiful, with prices that even a cheapskate can afford.
The pictures alone will sell the product…
Who is Rebecca Hook?
Rebecca is a designer based in Kentucky. She spent her early years around her parents’ jewelry business, learning jewelry design and manufacturing. She draws inspiration from colors and textures of her own personal experiences. As her website attests, “Rebecca’s designs are strong in form yet delicate in nature and speak to the romantic spirit in every woman.”
Her jewelry is created by lost wax casting and finished with satin texture and semi-precious gemstones.
I like her designs because I am not always a girly girl, and her jewelry blends in with my entire wardrobe, from t-shirts and shorts to dressing up for work. They are classy without being too in-your-face Disney-ish.
Let’s see what she has to offer you Disney fans in search of a lasting souvenir.
Mickey Mouse Tricolor Icon Bracelet $125
With an arrow functioning as part of the clasp that locks into the Mickey icon on this bracelet, it was crafted in sterling silver with gold and rose gold plating adding color to a beaded design. Available in two lengths: 7” and 8”.
Minnie Mouse ”X” Ring $75
Made of sterling silver, this ring’s contemporary design features Minnie’s iconic image encrusted with cubic zirconia. The band width is 1/2”.
Minnie Mouse ”X” Ring $85
They also offer this ring in rose gold plating, providing a lovely contrast with the cubic zirconia encrusted in the Minnie icon. The band width is 1/2”.
Minnie Mouse Icon Ring $50
They have another version of the classic Minnie ring design, created in sterling silver with Minnie’s signature bow. The ring is 3/8” at the widest point
Mickey Mouse Icon Ring $60
The contemporary design of this ring features a circle of interlocking Mickey icons crafted in sterling silver with rose gold plating. The band width is 1/8”.
Mickey Mouse Icon Ring $50
They offer this same ring in sterling silver, with a band width of 1/8′.’ For more information use this link.
And this ring is also offered in a gold-plated version, with a band width of 1/8′. Use this link for more information.
Mickey Mouse Ring $145
The floral design of this ornate ring appears to be blooming with Mickey icons. Crafted in sterling silver with gold plating, it is encrusted with dazzling cubic zirconia, with a band width of 1/2”.
Mickey Mouse Ring $125
They offer this same ring in sterling silver, with a band width of 1/2.” Use this link for more information.
Mickey Mouse Scroll Icon Bracelet $150
Here’s the iconic Mickey outline added with Rebecca Hook’s own distinctive style to create an elegant bracelet. Crafted in sterling silver, it’s accented with cubic zirconia. The Mickey icon is 1” at the widest point. Use this link for more information.
Mickey Mouse Scroll Icon Necklace $125
Similar to the bracelet above, this necklace’s iconic design has scroll detailing accented with cubic zirconia for an added sparkle. With an adjustable chain link chain (18” and 20”), the pendant is 1” wide. Use this link for more information.
Mickey Mouse Key Necklace $100
Mickey fans will love this dazzling necklace, featuring a Mickey-shaped key crafted in cubic zirconia and encrusted in a sterling silver pendant. The pendant length is 5/8” long, with an adjustable length chain (16”, 18” and 20”) The drop length is 1 3/8”.
Mickey Mouse Necklace $75
This necklace features sterling silver Mickey icons circling a cubic zirconia faceted jewel, certain to add sparkle to any occasion. The pendant is 3/8” wide, and the chain adjusts to 16” and 18”.
Mickey Mouse Tricolor Icon Necklace $75
Three swirling Mickey icons have been given different finishes of sterling silver and gold and rose gold plating. The pendants are each 7/16” long, and the chain adjusts to 16”, 18” and 20” lengths.
Minnie Mouse Necklace $125
Minnie hangs between a little butterfly and a small flower on the pendant of this sterling silver necklace. The pendant is 1” wide by 1 7/8” length. The chain adjusts to 18” and 20” lengths.
Rebecca Hook’s jewelry is electroplated to provide maximum anti-tarnish protection.
Express shipping is not available for these items. They cannot be shipped internationally. You’ll need to ship them to a physical address, not to a P.O. Box, APO or FPO address. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Rebecca Hook sells all sorts of nature-inspired jewelry on her website. Use this link to see more of her non-Disney jewelry.
You’ll be tempted with tons of souvenir items. If you can pick up a sweatshirt and a sterling silver ring for about the same price, which one do you think will last longer?
I have both, and I’m voting for the ring.
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