Melissa Gorga can now add jewelry designer to her resume! The Real Housewives of New Jersey star will launch her first jewelry line, the Melissa Gorga Collection, on HSN in July.
"I have always loved fashion and styling with accessories. Since I was a girl, I would spend hours playing with my mother's jewelry," the author of Love Italian Style exclusively tells Us Weekly. "With this collection, I wanted to produce something fresh that was luxurious and bold, but accessible for stylish women at any age."
True to her New Jersey nature, Gorga, 35, created a line of 24 affordable baubles including earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces that intend to make a splash. "I've always admired one-of-a-kind statement pieces so I wanted to create a collection of my own," the mom of three tells Us. "When designing the collection, I was looking to create those 'wow' pieces that people would stop you and say, 'Where did you get that?'"
And while her husband, Joe Gorga, has been known to spoil the "On Display" singer with lavish jewels, her trendy collection ranges from just $20 to $100.
Also important to Gorga: making sure the pieces were wearable with any look. "The collection is very versatile and features high-fashion statement pieces that are trendy and take you from day to night," she says. "The overall tone of the collection feels like a mix of sexy and sophisticated where you can wear a piece with a blazer or a black dress and a killer heel and rock it either way."