For some, owning luxury jewelry might be a dream well out of reach. Not everyone can (or wants to) part with the cash required for it. But never fear, you can still have beautiful jewelry with a touch of luxury, and for a fraction of the cost. There are a ton of amazing jewelry brands that skip the hefty price tag but still bring you stunning pieces that will take your outfit to the next level. But where do you start when there are so many brands out there and you need to know they’re affordable but high quality? In this post, I bring you the 14 best affordable jewelry brands to shop in 2023.
14 Best Affordable Jewelry Brands to Shop in 2023
Mejuri, loved by celebrities like Selena Gomez and Cara Delevingne, brings us understated yet striking jewelry for everyday wear. The brand was founded in 2015 by Noura Sakkijha, who wanted to redefine the way jewelry was made and marketed – inspired by women and advertised to women (instead of the men buying for them). Mejuri offers high-quality earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets and more at affordable prices, starting from $30, with a huge range under $150. Their jewelry is made from sterling silver, recycled gold, 18k gold vermeil, ethically sourced diamonds and AAA-grade gemstones.
British-based Missoma is fast becoming a must-have brand and you may well have spotted them all over Instagram. Some of their jewelry has been designed in collaboration with British influencer Lucy Williams, (like the Square Malachite Necklace in 18ct Gold Plated Vermeil for $127). Missoma uses recycled gold and silver and offers delicate, distinctive demi-fine jewelry. The most affordable pieces start at $38, with hundreds of products under $500. Pieces are designed to be worn solo or stacked. Missoma is a real go-to brand for modern, yet timeless jewelry.
3. Monica Vinader
Monica Vinader is one of the best affordable jewelry brands and is a favorite among Royals, like the Duchess of Cambridge. They offer many high-end pieces but loads that are incredible value for money – I’m a huge fan of their super affordable diamond jewelry selection. There are both dainty pieces and chunky pieces to suit everyone, from pendant necklaces and stylish chains to dainty earrings starting at $27.50. They also sell cute friendship bracelets, pendent charms and jewelry boxes. Monica Vinader is big on sustainability and uses recycled sterling silver and gold vermeil, as well as sustainably sourced diamonds, gemstones and pearls.
4. Aurate New York
There is no question that Aurate brings you all the luxury without the price tag with their beautiful selection of stackable and pinky rings, chain and diamond necklaces, aura bracelets and much more. Aurate also sell items made to order, such as the new and trending Toi et Moi Gemstone pieces, where you can choose from more than a dozen gemstones in emerald and pear cuts as well as vermeil, 14k or 18k gold and a classic or vintage setting. Overall, Aurate prices range from $40 for a pair of earrings, with loads of gorgeous bracelets around the $100 mark, and many more super affordable and stunning pieces below $500.
5. Miranda Frye
Instantly elevate your look without breaking the bank with Miranda Frye’s fine and demi-fine jewelry collection. Miranda Frye has a simple, minimalist vibe with delicate bracelets and dainty layering necklaces to create your unique style, as well as rings, earrings, and charms. Products are gold-filled, gold-plated or sterling silver. Prices start from around $40 for charms, $70 for rings, $50 for earrings and $99 for necklaces, with many eye-catching pieces available for under $150.
6. Laura Lombardi
Laura Lombardi is a New York City-based jewelry brand specializing in minimalist, handcrafted pieces at an affordable price. Her designs balance an industrial aesthetic influenced by NYC with Italian classical art motifs, and use up-cycled and recycled materials. From oversized hoops to chunky chains and minimalist designs featuring clean-lines, most prices range from $100-$250 and are easily styled with all outfit choices, from knit jumpers to formal wear.
PDPAOLA started back in 2014 when siblings Paola and Humbert quit their jobs in Architecture and Finance to pursue their dream to create an industry-changing jewelry brand with the focus on contemporary jewelry specifically. Their designs represent their values, which are built on creativity, confidence and boldness. Choose from chains or charms, from chunky, dainty, edgy, fine or fashion – PDPAOLA offers simple yet effortlessly cool designs which you can stack to create a unique style. Prices start from around $40 for earrings, with many cool chain bracelets around this price too.
8. Adina Eden
Founded in 2015 by Adina Eden Kamkhatchi and her brother, Mayer, the Adina Eden is probably one of the most renowned affordable jewelry brands on the list. Boasting a cult following, with many celebrity fans, incl. Ariana Grande and Bella Hadid, the brand is known for creating high-quality jewelry at affordable prices. At Adina Eden, each jewelry piece is created with perfection in mind. Say, for example, their gold-plated sterling silver tennis bracelets that will look good on just about anyone. Those are also priced at just $75, by the way!
9. Catbird NYC
Have you seen those fine bracelets that you permanently weld around your wrist, causing a sensation on social media? Well, Catbird NYC is home of the original ‘Forever Bracelet’ and the brand that launched this interesting new trend. Popular among Gen Z and Millennials, Catbird NYC is truly one of the best affordable jewelry brands on the market today. They bring you stunningly individualistic low-cost jewelry for everyday wear. From rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets, to anklets, personalized jewelry, charms, lockets and chains – Catbird has it all. Prices start from as low as $14 for a set of studs.
10. Jenny Bird
If you’re not already familiar with Jenny Bird, listen up. Their Nouveaux Puff Earrings have been seen as a good alternative to the popular Bottega Veneta drop earrings, at a fraction of the price ($118 vs $820). This is a Canadian brand that offers contemporary wearable designs and has a super impressive collection of hoop earrings. Jenny Bird has a cool-girl vibe, keeping their jewelry simple and chic with a fun edge to take your everyday look up a notch. Starting from $40 for a pair of classic Huggie earrings, with most prices being under $200.
11. Astrid & Miyu
Astrid & Miyu specialise in dainty, feminine stackable designs, including stunning earring stacks, necklaces, bracelets and rings. The brand was founded by Connie Nam in her Notting Hill flat in 2012 after being unable to find a go-to jewelry brand that didn’t feel stale and uninspiring to her. Talk about ‘if you build it, they will come’ – her successful brand brings innovative jewelry designs with a personal touch. Astrid & Miyu prices start from around $40, offering pieces that really look way more expensive than they actually are.
12. Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott has a huge range from demi-fine jewelry, including baroque rings and statement earrings, to smart watch bands, accessory organizers and even home decor. Kendra Scott is one of the best affordable jewelry brands and became popular for its unique, innovative and trendy pieces after its launch in 2002. Crafted with natural materials such as pearls, shells and gemstones, with many pieces priced under $100. Kendra Scott has something for everyone with their versatile collection and is a great choice to find an affordable statement piece (or two!) to complement your wardrobe.
Gorjana’s founders, Jason Reidel and Gorjana, started their brand by creating jewelry pieces together in their apartment in Laguna Beach. A few years on and they have multiple stores across the US. Gorjana brings classic, affordable pieces all under $100. Known for their fine finishes and minimalist, light-weight designs from chain link bracelets to dainty gold necklaces and delicate rings for stacking, Gorjana is a real go-to affordable jewelry brand.
14. Alexis Bittar
Born and raised in Brooklyn, it was in 1990 that Alexis Bittar bought a block of Lucite to try and figure out how to make jewelry by carving into it. He was accredited for reviving the art costume jewelry movement back then and is now a leading name in the fashion industry. Since then, the brand has branched out into many designs offering semi-precious stones and the Lucite now comes in edgy, colourful designs including chunky and skinny rings, bangles and earrings. Prices start from around $100.