Happy Monday! If you’re dragging this morning, there are two things that are guaranteed to perk up the start of the week: a Venti coffee (of course) and a new piece of jewelry at a wallet-friendly price point. I’m into bold conversation-starting pieces lately. (How amazing is that pin?! It looks even better when paired with this pout.) Here are nine of my favorite gems that all come in at under $75.
Who would have thought that Rebecca Ravenel’s oversize bauble earrings would cause such a stir among the fashion crowd with affordable lookalikes popping up everywhere? It probably shouldn’t have come as a surprise, of course, knowing that statement earrings are topping everyone’s must-have jewelry list and lightweight designs are a godsend for keeping our earlobes from drooping in old age! I’ve recently become obsessed with these Bauble Bar beauties — so much so that I keep looking for additional earrings with thread-wrapped baubles for my collection! Below are some of my favorites. (And if you’re already tired of these, it looks like Rebecca Ravenel might just spark a new trend. Look at how gorgeous these wooden earrings are!)
1. Kate Spade Second Nature Short Necklace, $38.40 (on sale) | 2. Marc Jacobs Champagne Brooch, $25 | 3. Nordstrom Signet Ring, $14 | 4. Shashi Ball Drop Earrings, $50 | 5. Elizabeth and James Torrens Pinky Ring, $38 (on sale) | 6. Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Plated Necklace, $45 (on sale and just one left) | 7. Gorjana Chloe Mini Stud Earrings, $32 | 8. Shashi Sidney Earrings, $50 | 9. Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Plated Cuff, $33.75 (on sale and just one left) | 10. Rebecca Minkoff Triple Tier Chandelier Earrings, $48 | 11. BIKO Dot Ring, $32 | 12. Madewell Winking Hinge Cuff, $32
These and more baubles under $55 below!
Maybe it’s just me, but every now and then I daydream about being bedecked in gemstones the size of my palm. This fantasy usually crops up when we’re traveling and admiring the royal jewels of a country, but now it’s becoming closer to reality with Anna Davern’s jewelry. Sort of.
Australia-based Anna Davern is one of the most innovative jewelry designers I’ve come across recently. She creates trompe l’oeil earrings that resemble staggeringly expensive, oversize precious gemstones by using a sublimation printing technique on old biscuit tins and tin trays. The end results are unexpectedly gorgeous statement earrings that don’t need to be reserved for special occasions – or protected by armed guards!
SHOP THE BAUBLES
Double Pear Diamond Earrings | Double Blue Diamond Earrings* | Double Yellow Pear Earrings | Double Heart Earrings | Double Brilliant Diamond Earrings | Round Blue Pear Diamond Drop Earrings
*These are my favorites. They’re replicas of the Oppenheimer blue diamond, which became the most expensive jewel ever sold at auction.