27 Under -$500 Pieces of Fine Jewelry That Are Keepsakes For Life


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A beautiful thing has happened in our day and age. Even though gold prices continue to climb, it's easier to find fine jewelry at reasonable prices than ever before. In fact, I wrote an entire story about fine jewelry brands that are almost cheaper than costume jewelry. This is thanks, in large part, to a number of direct-to-consumer brands that make investing in genuine pieces doable. You certainly won't be able to get a massive diamond for under-$500, but you can get diamonds at this price point, albeit smaller ones.

For the most part, under-$500 fine jewelry is usually on the more dainty end of the spectrum, but in my opinion, delicate pieces are the most timeless and beautiful, and you can wear them every single day. I consider myself to be well-versed on the subject of affordable fine jewelry brands, so I put together a little roundup of pieces to treat yourself or someone else to ('tis the season). Scroll to shop with me.

Next up, 9 spring 2021 jewelry trends you'll be excited to wear.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.