How You Can Wear Designer Jewelry for Under $30 a Month

Welcome to our New Website series, where twice a month, we’ll be featuring an e-retailer that we love and know our readers will too. Whether it’s an old but under-the-radar favorite or a newly launched label, you’ll want to report back to your friends with these finds (or maybe keep them to yourself)!

Earlier this summer, WWD reported that jewelry has become the fastest-growing accessories category of 2016, beating both bags and shoes thanks to the rise of jewelry in e-commerce, where it once was largely left out. While this made it clear to us that jewelry has become more accessible than ever, what it failed to do is suppress our nerves about making such a big investment on something we’ve neither seen in person nor really had the chance to test out. Conveniently, around the same time as this report was published, Los Angeles–based brothers Adriel and Elliott Darvish provided a solution with their website: Switch.

Through their experience in the jewelry business (thanks to their mother’s line Chains + Pearls), they saw firsthand the hesitation that comes along with trying to buy jewelry online and on a whim—not to mention the high price tag. That’s why Switch lets you rent designer jewelry (including Chanel, Hermès, and Balenciaga) for as little as $29 a month, without the commitment of buying and made easy with prepaid shipping labels. That’s less than $350 a year, which is comparable to a reasonably priced piece of designer jewelry, and still less than the average price of Switch’s jewelry options for you to choose from. If you think it sounds too good to be true, just wait until you see the pieces.

Scroll through to read more about how Switch works and see our top picks for renting now!

Would you rent jewelry? Tell us your thoughts in the comments, and if you would, take half off your first month with promo code WHOWHATSWITCH!

Opening Image: A Love Is Blind