The best online shops for unique, affordable statement jewelery
An eye-catching statement necklace, a unique pair of earrings that catch the sunshine just right or an arm party of bracelets is our favorite way to transform a simple T-shirt or make a sundress feel brand new again. A fun collection of jewelry and statement pieces can stretch and personalize your wardrobe, rotating throughout your closet. (Good investment, yes?)
We’ve scouted out some fun (and unexpected) shops on the web that curate a gorgeous collection of jewelry (the kind that will have strangers stopping you on the street to ask “where did you find that?!).
- Cost Plus World Market: Best known for global home decor, this home good store has a treasure trove of unique and worldly jewels. We’re amazed at how well they’re priced, too. While there is an in-store collection, there’s a much bigger “online only” selection. A few standouts: Gold and Labradorite Drop Earrings (pictured) made in India are elegant and handcrafted from brass and labradorite are just $7.48, and a Mayan Friendship Bracelet for $3.99 that is handmade in Guatemala and has three authentic worry dolls wrapped around the wrist. The Gold Sharktooth earrings for $2.48 are a playful accessory. (Hey, Shark Week is just a couple months away. Just sayin’). Money-saving tip: Earn 4 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com.
- Anthropologie: Our heart skips a beat every time we check out the new arrivals in their jewelry section. Again, you’ll finds some global inspiration and some unabashedly bold statement pieces. A “right now” look that will make fancy any T-shirt in your closet: The Tandava Bib Necklace, on sale for just $14.95, with striking summer colors. The bib necklace is made by Ranna Gill, a designer from India, who is known for unique color combos and her “penchant for unpredictability.” Another fun summer trend will look familiar to anybody who remembers saving up their allowance to buy thread from the craft store. Friendship bracelets are back, friends. (If only Mom would have invested in your start-up braiding business as a kid). This time around, they’re glitzed up with sparkly accents and metal hardware. We found a grown-up friendship bracelet, the Wide Maravilla Bracelet, $58), with some beading and cording.
- Ann Taylor: While we love some statement jewelry, a well-rounded jewelry closet also has some classic staples that are ready to dress up our business suits or sheath dresses. We’re turning to Ann Taylor’s jewelry collection where you’ll find a 40 percent off sale right now. Pineapple drop earrings incorporate classic pearls mixed with crystals and shimmery sea treasures are charms on a nautical rope necklace.