When Holly Golightly gazed at sparkling gems and dripping pearls at Tiffany’s, she probably would have loved to take a few pieces home with her, try them on, and see if they were worth the hype. This may have been wishful thinking decades ago, but now, in the age of e-commerce and express shipping, there’s a jewelry site making it possible.
Recently launched, Memo provides a complimentary loan for any of the pieces it offers, meaning you can wear the designs you’ve been coveting before making the full commitment. According to Memo, the site offers a three-day test drive to see if those statement earrings or that dainty gold ring works for you IRL. And with shipping costs covered both ways, the experience is like a fitting room for jewelry in the comfort of your home. That’s right—you can try on luxurious jewelry in your pajamas if that’s your thing.
This concept was launched around a tradition that many jewelry stores have been offering for years—only lending pieces “on memo” to their top clients. However, founder Debora LaBudde says she wants every woman to be a valued client by receiving a personal connection to the jewelry and its designer.
Scroll down to see some of the gorgeous pieces Memo offers from designers like Lalaounis, Foundrae, Bahina, Gurhan, Pippa Small, and Nicole Landaw. Then feel free to take a few special pieces for a spin before deciding which are for keeps.
Ancient Greek columns inspired these classic gold hoop earrings.
This magical opal ring is fit for a queen.
Memo says this design is an “ancient symbol of protection,” but if nothing else, it’s also super pretty.
This can make for a pretty wedding band… or any band at all.
This 18-karat gold-and-hematite necklace was handcrafted in Rajasthan, India, by a team of skilled goldsmiths and gem cutters.