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.
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!
I started “Baubles on a Budget” because there are so many pieces of inexpensive jewelry that, well, look cheap. But that’s not always the case. It takes a fair amount of time to sift through pieces online to find costume jewelry that looks more expensive than it actually is. I know that setting the cap at $75 might even be too expensive for many budgets, especially if you’re not as heart-eyed for jewelry as I am, so I’ll always try to include a range of price points in this monthly roundup. You’ll also notice that I typically stay away from jewelry that’s overly trendy. Those pieces are unlikely to get much love after one season and I believe that anything you buy — budget or not — should be something you’ll want to wear for more than one season. With that in mind, here are the wallet-friendly gems to add to your collection this month:
1. J.Crew Beaded Tassel Earrings, $65* | 2. Lele Sadoughi Solstice Earrings, $55 (on sale!) | 3. Elizabeth and James Bea Ring, $49 (on sale!) | 4. Serefina Fringe Drape Earrings, $66* | 5. Madewell Beaded Charm Necklace, $38 | 6. Bauble Bar Vida Crispin Drops, $34 | 7. Tuckernuck Petite Mixed Lantern Earrings, $48 | 8. Jenny Bird Ariel Earrings, $65* | 9. Rebecca Minkoff Palm Tassel Hoop Earrings, $68 | 10. Meg Carter Pearl Blossom Stud Earrings, $65 | 11. Noir Jewelry Linear Drop Earrings, $56
*My top three!