Bed Bath & Beyond surprise: Score 'Downton Abbey' Collection jewelry and other high-end bling
I've scoped out or purchased lots of things from Bed Bath & Beyond over the years: Kitchenware, wall art, cabinet storage contraptions, bathroom decorations, candles, bed linens, an electric toothbrush and even a pair of $5 jeggings I once bought on a whim.
But today, I learned that the "beyond" in the store's name goes even further than I thought.
From kids' watches to $2,500 wedding rings, the home furnishings retailer is also in the business of bling. And it most recently added jewelry inspired by the popular television show Downton Abbey to its repertoire.
Four seasons in, I've never tuned into this Emmy Award-winning British historical drama. But the great reviews that fill my Facebook newsfeed from the unlikeliest of fans have left me as curious about the series as I now am about the jewelry collection.
The gold- and silver-toned pieces include brooches, hair pins, earrings, bracelets and necklaces that feature crystal and sapphire (my birth stone!) accents and give off a very old-timey feel (which would make the perfect accessory for any elegant affair, especially a night on the town to the 1920s-inspired Ciro's Speakeasy and Restaurant in Tampa).
Check out some of the pieces in the slideshow above and let us know whether you're a fan or not!