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PeaceLove&Carats carries a gorgeous line of diamond replicas, made from high-end cubic zirconia, and set in 925 sterling silver, which is then dipped in rhodium, platinum, yellow or rose gold. Their goal is to allow the savvy shopper to wear chic, high-end jewelry without the high-end price tag. They sell earrings, necklaces, bracelets, bangles, and rings of all sizes—from a more modest look for Shabbos all the way to large simcha-wear designs and bridal jewelry.
Ayala Friedman, PeaceLove&Carats’s creator, is the gold standard when it comes to customer service. Her passion is not only about the gorgeous jewelry she creates, but about making her customers feel beautiful. Many women come to her looking for a piece to wear to a specific simcha, but she makes sure that their purchase is not a one-time wear—she works with them until they have something that they absolutely love and would wear again and again. Although she carries a huge selection (many of which aren’t even listed online), Ayala also only makes a limited amount of each item, as she wants women to feel that they own a unique and special piece, and won’t bump into twenty others wearing the same thing. She also customizes ring size, necklace length, etc., to get the absolutely perfect piece for her customer. If you have something in mind, you can direct message Ayala, and she will send you photos of items that are not listed.
Ayala was an absolute pleasure to work with, and she helped me find the most gorgeous ring and necklace set for my sister-in-law’s wedding (I don’t have my ears pierced—gasp!). Like most women, I have very specific taste in what I wear, but I have the additional “challenge” of having a husband who actually has an opinion on what I wear as well! Ayala worked tirelessly to find pieces that we both loved, and I was so happy with what I ended up with!
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While growing up, Ayala Friedman’s mother taught her how to make and repair jewelry, through a family Sterling Silver jewelry business. She is thrilled that her own son now finds excitement in jewelry as well. Friedman’s grandmother expanded her taste in diamonds, taking her to NYC’s diamond district and sometimes buying her something classic and stylish that she would cherish for years to come. “When my mother taught my then 3-year-old son the names of the gemstones, my son said, “My mommy ONLY wears diamonds.”’ After getting married, she struggled to buy jewelry for herself, “each diamond piece of jewelry I picked was so expensive, I could only think of our other expenses and my husband and I would walk out disappointed.” Thus starting her mission to source magnificent jewelry, which looked like diamonds set in gold but didn’t have the high price tag and anxiety factor that goes along with owning such an expensive piece. High-end cubic zirconia is set in 925 sterling silver dipped in rhodium, platinum, yellow or rose-gold. PeaceLove&Carats is known for being the savvy girl’s chic way of getting a real diamond look without spending the money.
Peace Love & Carats has a phenomenal team behind the scenes that will help you find something you love: from checking a larger inventory to customizing ring size, necklace length, dipping the jewelry and performing repairs. Since many of Peace Love & Carats’ customers live in the same communities, they stock a large variety of items but not in high quantities, keeping your new purchase unique. To maintain low prices, many items are not available on the website but can be viewed in person in our Passaic, NJ showroom or via private message with no obligation.