Last year I certainly took a pause shopping for clothes, but recently I've been eager to add to my ever-growing jewelry collection. Whether it’s a nod to minimalism with stacked signet rings or a more maximal look wearing statement chokers layered with ornamental pearl necklaces, I've been piling on the jewelry more than usual. Perhaps it’s because I’ve discovered so many amazing online jewelry brands that design affordable pieces under $200 that look much more expensive than their price tags.
The brands and designers I’ve been shopping are based all around the globe—from London and New York to Paris and Mumbai. Their fresh takes on jewelry tap into all of the season's trends and are a sound investment if you're looking for unique, quality pieces on a budget. Each is also well-worn among the celeb and influencer set who are constantly photographed wearing their designs. Below, see the 8 brands I think are worth adding to your list, and shop my picks from their collections.
Hailey Bieber is among Fallon's fans (you can often spot her in its herringbone chain) and it's easy to see why. The brand's stunning designs have a look that at once feels glamorous and modern.
Ten Wilde is definitely a name to know. Created by Tenisha Wilde in 2016, the brand has a wide range of designs that all take inspiration from her California roots. You'll spot its pieces on everyone from actress Vanessa Hudgens to model Bella Hadid.
A former accessories director, Jessica Tse created Notte with playfulness in mind. Each piece is made by hand and incorporates an element of whimsy–from smiley face earrings to a daisy charm necklace.
The eponymous jewelry line is beloved by editors for its trend-forward elegance at affordable price points. While the brand's chunky gold hoops lead the charge in reviving our gold hoop obsession, its current collection, featuring heart and cross motifs, is equally as gorgeous.
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London-based brand Daphine was founded in 2017 and focuses on beautiful, uncomplicated jewelry. Its Oli rings and Daphine necklace are two styles I'm itching to add to my personal collection.
If you're looking for the unconventional, count Justine Clenquet as one to add to your list. The French label first popped up on my radar after seeing its chain mismatch earrings a few years ago–the pair comes in contrasting lengths that swish when you walk. You can find a lot more of its compliment-inducing pieces like large hoop single earrings and edgy chokers on celebrities like Charli XCX, Jorja Smith and Lady Gaga,
While Missoma has some demi-fine jewelry with higher price points, it also has a collection of under-$200 pieces that tap into the same design sensibilities as its more expensive items. Standouts include the Lucy Williams collection, a collaboration with the influencer featuring heirloom-inspired pendant necklaces and elevated gold hoop earrings.
A few seasons ago you couldn't escape the single earring trend, and SVNR was the brand to help propel its domination. Known for its bead and shell designs, each style is handmade with upcycled or reused materials. SVNR started as a side project for publicist Christina Tung, while also running her own PR Firm, House Of, and now the brand has expanded to a collection of silk clothing and vintage home goods.
Founded by Suhani Parekh, London and Mumbai-based label Misho is one on the rise. Parekh hand sculpts each design before its cast, adding a sculptural, organic edge that intensely captures the eye. The current collection is brimming with unique architectural details and finished with 22k gold plated bronze and silver.