I probably don’t need to tell you how intimidating (and stressful) jewelry shopping can be. From the plethora of options to the prices to the varying qualities, it’s hard for everyone—including us. However, one thing that I have found always helps when I’m in the market for something is recommendations. Right? It never hurts to get a second opinion (or eight).
So seeing as fall is finally upon us and some of you might be in the mood to spice up your selection of necklaces, bracelets, rings, and more, I figured I’d reach out to my fellow editors to share their favorite affordable jewelry brands as well as spill a couple of my own for you, too. To read about and shop all 13 labels that made the cut (and that we actually always wear), just keep scrolling.
I sometimes layer up to five necklaces at a time, but the one I always get complimented on is by Adornmonde. People are always so surprised to hear that it's actually affordable.
Stella and Bow
While it's since added fine jewelry to its offerings, Stella and Bow has been one of our team's go-tos for under-$100 trends and classic pieces for years. I especially love its Indigo Ring.
"Mejuri is one of my go-tos for fine jewelry (which I'm making a point to invest in more) that won't break the bank. These earrings are definitely going to be my next jewelry purchase. I think they'll look so cool side by side in double piercings."
Kenneth Jay Lane
"I always turn to Kenneth Jay Lane when I'm looking for chic everyday gold hoops that don't break the bank."
"This might come as a surprise, but Mango has a really amazing jewelry section. All its pieces look designer but are incredibly affordable."
"I can't stop collecting Roxanne Assoulin pieces. They're colorful, fun, and mostly under $200—basically all I could ask for. I don't have my ears pierced—shocking, I know—so I wear the brand's delicate necklaces."
"For everyday staples, I always turn to Missoma. Each of its pieces is made with super-high-quality materials, which is perfect for a low-maintenance gal like me who can't be bothered to take off my jewelry even to sleep/shower/swim."
"Cinco is my hidden gem for affordable jewelry. Every time a wear a piece from the brand, I get stopped by strangers and friends to ask where I got it from. Whether you're in the market for gold layering necklaces, anklets, or bracelets, this should be your go-to brand."