Our curated edit of affordable jewellery brands means you can treat yourself (and others) without breaking the bank. Guilt-free gold? Right this way…
Fellow magpies, you’ll know that feeling. When something shiny catches your eye and sparks true joy. Yep, there’s nothing quite like a new ring or delicate drop pendant to set the heart racing. But if you’ve resolved to spend less and save a little more in 2021, splashing out on a dazzling diamond might not be the best way to go.
Fear not. Our curated edit of affordable jewellery brands means you can treat yourself (and others) without breaking the bank. Guilt-free gold? Right this way…
Taking its cue from Dante’s Divine Comedy, Alighieri brings drama and dreamy decadence, with “modern heirloom” jewellery that’s designed to command attention. Looking to complete day-to-evening looks with a little flair? Then you definitely need the brand’s unusual hair pieces.
Shop Here: alighieri.co.uk
Bringing a touch of whimsy to contemporary designs, Mars is an indie label bursting with statement charm. Each piece is handmade by founder and designer Holly Marbeck in her Auckland studio. This approach means that every piece is totally unique – from the deliberately mismatched earring pairs to the cuff bracelets.
Shop Here: marsofficial.co.nz
Structural shapes and pared back simplicity rule at Maria Black, a Danish brand that champions both traditional techniques and cutting-edge craftsmanship. Look out for the bestselling Mio chain necklace and Ripples ear cuff. We love them for their unisex appeal and minimalist Scandi cool.
Shop Here: maria-black.com
London-based Otiumberg describes its jewellery as “everyday, elegant essentials” and we couldn’t agree more. Chunky gold hoops line-up alongside pearl-encrusted alphabet pendants and chain necklaces in a stylish mix that’ll elevate the simplest tee and jeans ensemble.
Shop Here: otiumberg.com
A Central Saint Martins alum, Anissa Kermiche’s namesake label is unapologetic in its celebration of femininity. Graceful style lines combine with boldly sculpted shapes (see: Le Derrière necklace) for a collection that’s as witty as it is polished. Safe to say, we’re obsessed.
Shop Here: anissakermiche.com
A fair-trade brand, Wald Berlin prides itself on supporting and empowering women in its native Germany. Classics including the pearl anklet, shell necklace and chain-link bracelet are all finished by hand, staying true to the founding ethos of sustainability and sophistication.
Shop Here: wald-berlin.de
A name needing no introduction, Missoma were definitely responsible for making jewellery layering a thing. Collections pay homage to the power of creativity, fitting given that Marisa Horden started the brand after leaving a corporate job. In case you missed it, the Molten cuff bracelet and Interstellar drop choker are much-loved bestsellers.
Shop Here: uk.missoma.com
Hailing from Norway’s far north, it’s no surprise that Bjørg Nordli-Mathisen’s roots play a central role in her collections. Picture irregular shapes and textured finishes, evoking the mountains and seascapes of her childhood. With understated pieces as well as more impactful designs, there’s plenty to choose from here.
Shop Here: bjorgjewellery.com
Eponymous jewellery label Laura Lombardi fuses the founder’s Italian heritage with her NYC upbringing. Think intricate art motifs and industrial design elements. We’re particularly enamoured with the brand’s eclectic brass and silver blend. Perfect if you’re aiming for a mixed metal vibe.
Shop Here: lauralombardi.com