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    40 Delicate Pieces Of Jewelry That Won't Drain Your Bank Account

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    1. A dainty necklace featuring your pet's name and a paw print so you can keep them close to your heart at all times.

    DaniqueTrends / Etsy

    You don't have to wait for your pet to be gone (LET'S NOT EVEN TALK ABOUT IT) to get a piece of jewelry in their honor. I would happily wear one of these precious pendants any time! You can customize the disk with whatever words you'd like and choose whether you want both sides engraved. There are a variety of font options and chain lengths available.

    Get it from DaniqueTrends on Etsy for $34.99+ (available in three styles, three chain lengths,

    2. A colorful stud earring for anyone who has been wondering what is actually in the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.


    Get it from Gorjana for $20.

    3. A circle pendant you can layer with other jewelry or wear by itself for a minimalist look.


    Delicate necklaces are kind of my ~thing~. I have tons of them and never get tired of receiving them as gifts. This circle pendant would be a perfect addition to any jewelry lover's collection — even if they already have a bunch of similar items.

    Promising review: "I love this necklace! Just what I wanted! It is dainty, but not a weak chain. I wear it alone or layer it with other jewelry...either way, it is classy. I love the way the light reflects off of it. I also like the way there is a built-in extension to the chain so when I am layering it, I wear it a bit tighter than when I wear it alone." —burkehart

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in three styles).

    4. A quirky necklace featuring a T-Rex charm everyone who encounters you will say is simply dino-myte.


    Promising review: "I purchased this necklace as a gift for a friend who loves dinosaurs. It was super cute and the little saying on the paper is nice too. The T-Rex itself is a little small but I liked that about it because it makes it more subtle when its worn (I tend to like nerdy jewelry that is more subtle until people really see it up close). The recipient loved it and put it on right away too." —melrom

    Get it from Amazon for $13 (available in three styles).

    5. A stunning pair of hoops that'll act like a cuff and hug right onto your ear — no extra unwanted space!, Amazon

    I have three piercings on each earlobe (plus a cartilage piercing) and am always on the prowl for a cute set to add to my collection. After spotting these simple but pretty hoops, I'm definitely adding them to my Amazon cart.

    Promising review: "I got both the white-gold and rose-gold hoops; they’re gorgeous and just tiny enough to wrap around your ear. I also have extremely sensitive skin and have had zero problems with these. Amazing earrings for the price. Will most likely buy again at some point." —Amanda Hasselman

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in three styles).

    6. A dazzling necklace with 21 baguettes made of plated gold and white cubic zirconia to fool everyone into thinking you're wealthy.

    Stella and Dot

    Promising review: "This sparkly little number looks great alone or layered. I love to throw this on for some pizzazz!" —Yenta Y

    Get it from Stella and Dot for $52.

    7. A leafy ear crawler can be worn a bunch of different ways, making it one of the most versatile pieces of jewelry you'll own.

    Not only does this ear crawler look very cool, but it's also hypoallergenic. It's ideal for anyone who wants to test out this trend without having to worry about unpleasant reactions.

    Promising review: "I love these versatile earrings. I have had so many compliments on them. I like to wear one in my cartilage and the other side in my lower lobe. I have found several different ways to use them and I bet there are more I haven't discovered. I wear them most of the time now." —Tommie Kessler

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $17.99 (available in silver and gold tones).

    8. A trio of necklaces for layering in case you're usually indecisive and can never decide which accessory to wear. News flash! You can wear 'em all!


    Promising review: "The chain is dainty and good quality, as are the pendants. Does not look cheap — worth the price!" —GoldenBear19

    Get them from Anthropologie for $58 (available in two styles).

    9. Or a cool choker set, because every '90s kid can probs use an upgrade to their original fave accessory.

    Free People

    I'm not saying don't wear your stretchy black tattoo choker to your cousin's christening, I just think your grandma might appreciate one of these delicate ones instead.

    Promising review: "Just as pictured. Very versatile. Can wear several different ways and I’m different combinations. This does come with four separate necklaces. I like that you don’t have to mess with untangling one necklace with several different stands." —AshiX

    Get them from Free People for $35 (available in four styles).

    10. A gold-plated triangle necklace that'll impress even the pickiest of fashionistas.


    Looking for something understated you can wear every day? This triangle beauty is right up your alley! It's nickel-free, lead-free, and hypoallergenic, so even if you're sensitive to certain metals you can rock this necklace.

    Promising review: "Really like this necklace. I always wear simple, understated jewelry, and this necklace is great for adding a little splash of color without being a focal point. It's also well-made. I fidget with it a lot and never take it off, and it's holding up really well." —B mueller

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in three styles).

    11. A set of nine lotus-inspired earrings for the look of a cuff but the feel of a simple stud.


    This style of earring is so fun! I love that they are styled around lotus flowers and how unique each pair looks. Definitely need these in my life — and so do you.

    Promising review: "This set was an incredible value for a beautiful selection of earrings. It’s cool how you put the post in your ear, then a dangle, then the earring back — it’s such an elegant look. The assortment is lovely, including some earrings that are fancier and some more casual. Excellent collection! Highly recommend! A+." —J. McKeon

    Get a set of nine from Amazon for $11.99.

    12. An expandable Alex and Ani bangle covered in glimmering beads you can wear on its own or stack alongside your current line-up of arm candy.

    alexandani / Via, Alex and Ani

    I'm a long-time fan/customer of Alex and Ani so I can happily attest to how lovely their bracelets are. One like this is great for adding into your jewelry collection; it's dainty, shimmery, and a neutral color that'll go with everything!

    Get it from Alex and Ani for $28.

    13. A Y-necklace to play up any V-neck or dress you already have in your closet.


    When it comes down to it, this necklace is just a simple Y-shaped chain. And honestly, that's all you need when you're already wearing a shirt that makes a bold statement!

    Promising review: "I did not expect too much based on the reviews, but was pleasantly surprised. I accidentally wore this into a pool and it did not fade or tarnish. Have worn in several times. The necklace is sturdy, subtle and very sexy when paired with a low cut top." —Me

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in seven styles).

    14. A delicate initial necklace, in case you prefer simple jewelry you can wear every day., Amazon

    ...or so you can scream-sing the Taylor Swift lyrics "I want to wear his initial on a chain 'round my neck not because he owns me but 'cause he really knows me." Either way! Fab purchase.

    Promising review: "This is a great necklace not only for the price but in general. I’ve purchased jewelry that cost almost 10x as much that was faded after a few months this is light but weighted enough to feel a little luxurious. I like dainty jewelry and this pendant is a little bigger than I’m used to it is pretty and last long." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in 26 styles).

    15. A pair of open hoop earrings Jiminy Cricket was probably thinking about when he sang "When You Wish Upon a Star."

    Maison Miru

    I have these earrings and they're so lovely! I like that they're a bit different from my other pairs but still have a delicate, refined look to them. If you're looking for something even more spectacular they're also available in sterling silver and 14K gold.

    Get them from Maison Miru for $39.

    16. A MantraBand bracelet featuring an inspirational message you can glance at when you need an extra push to get things done.

    mantraband / Via

    Promising review: "I just adore this company. So positive and my bracelets always look great! They stand up to a ton of wear!" —Andrea R.

    Get it from MantraBand for $35 (available in six styles).

    17. A lotus necklace that symbolizes new beginnings for a fresh start each morning when you clasp it.


    The sentiment behind this piece of jewelry is so refreshing. Whether you're looking for a symbolic accessory or trying to find the perfect gift for your yogi friend, this necklace is certainly lovely.

    Promising review: "Omggg! I love this dainty little necklace. It is the perfect length and size. I am super picky, and have been looking around for something like this for a while. This necklace is so simplistic yet stylish, goes with anything — 10/10. I would 100% buy this for myself again and as a gift for jewelry-wearing loved ones. ALSO this packaging is the freaking cutest. I don’t think I have ever seen a company put this much thought in to their packaging ever." —Florina

    Get it from Amazon for $28.95.

    18. Stackable eternity bands that'll make you want to jump around and perform the "Single Ladies" dance like Beyoncé.


    Add some glitz and glam to your digits by purchasing these stackable rings in every style!

    Promising review: "I purchased two of these rings to surround my engagement ring. I wanted to try these to see how they would look with my diamond ring before looking for, 'the real thing.' These are really quite nice and I don't feel the need to replace them. I've worn them every day since I got them and haven't removed them to do the dishes, etc. and they are holding up perfectly. " —Dawn

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 5–9 and four styles).

    19. An initial necklace for the couple who are still in their lovey-dovey, PDA-filled honeymoon stage.


    This necklace can be personalized with two cursive initials separated by a heart or an ampersand, perfect for the lovebirds in your life.

    Promising review: "I love it! Very delicate and cute. I love all the customizing options and how quickly the product arrived. I wear necklaces every day and love to wear things that are unique and special to me. This was an anniversary gift for myself to represent my love for my husband. I would recommend this necklace to anyone!!!" —Danielle Rosario

    Get it from Amazon for $22.50 (available in three styles).

    20. A personalized necklace of a baby's heartbeat in case you've been hoping to bring the soon-to-be parent in your life to tears.

    DaniqueTrends / Etsy

    Just thinking about gifting this to someone is making me choke up. This necklace is so special — it features the actual transcription of your (or your loved one's) baby's heartbeat from an ultrasound. It doesn't get much more emotional than that.

    Promising review: "I received one when I was pregnant and loved it. I got this one to give to a coworker who just found out she was pregnant. She LOVES it!!! Has thanked me multiple times and says it’s her favorite piece of jewelry!" —Lauren Levine

    Get it from DaniqueTrends on Etsy for $24.99+ (available in multiple styles).

    21. A simple opal choker that'll help provide sustainable water in Africa (yes, really!).


    This necklace is so much more than it appears! It's sold by Benevolence Los Angeles, which promises to contribute $5 of each purchase to a sustainable water system in Africa through their charity partner H4O. This is a wonderful gift for someone (like YOURSELF) who loves dainty jewelry and giving back.

    Promising review: "I'm not a big jewelry person but this necklace is something else... I wear it everyday! The colors are so beautiful! I really don't like gold but I absolutely love the combo of gold with the opal!" —Alee

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    22. Midi rings, because why should the middle of your fingers be left out of all the accessorizing fun?, Amazon

    If you're too cool for regular ol' rings, give these trendy midi rings a try!

    Promising review: "Beautiful rings, great quality. I bought these to wear as midi rings. My wedding set is multi-toned so I wanted something to go with that as well. These rings are thin but strong. They are true to color and so far have not faded, chipped or scratched. They are comfort fit so you forget you are wearing them at all. Even though I have only had them for a short time, I have worn them in the shower, washing dishes, collecting chicken eggs... etc. " —Greenwald

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 3–10 and three styles).

    23. A pack of 21 fabulous earrings you can mix 'n' match, ideal if you have multiple piercings.

    Free People

    If you're indecisive about what earrings to wear, this is a fabulous set for you! It comes with 21 different pairs, so you can rotate through them all week long.

    Get then from Free People for $68 (available in 11 styles).

    24. A crystal point necklace for anyone who might enjoy an extra dosage of *good vibes* in their day-to-day accessory line-up.

    SimpleDaintyJewelry / Etsy

    Get it from SimpleDaintyJewelry on Etsy for $25+ (available in 8 stones, 2 chain styles, and 11 chain lengths).

    25. A tiny Mickey-shaped ring so you can bring a sparkle of Disney magic into your life without having to wear sequin-encrusted ears every where you go.,

    Promising review: "I bought this in silver. It's really nice and looks more expensive than I expected. The size of the Mickey is perfect — big enough to be noticeable but not too big so as to be tacky. ;) So far the finish is staying shiny too, though I do avoid wearing it while cleaning or showering." —wdwfan1

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49+ (available in sizes 6–9).

    26. A lunar necklace that is a must-have if you're one of those people that shouts, "Look at the moon!" no matter what phase it's in.


    This necklace is delicate and comes in a variety of moon phase — definitely Neil Armstrong–approved.

    Promising review: "This is so perfect for me. It's small, delicate, dainty, and very simple. I don't normally wear silver, but this really looks lovely. It didn't twist around my neck all day, I was in very warm weather (sweating and walking around a golf course for several hours) and it wore beautifully. Such a wonderful piece to add to my collection." —KDelo

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    27. A mountain ring to represent your love of adventure and to take your jewelry collection to ~new heights~.


    This adjustable 'lil guy can be worn on any finger, making it the ideal ring to go with any of your current jewelry. You're welcoooome.

    Promising review: "The ring is not heavy and bulky — so I really like wearing it as a casual ring! It easily fits on top of my other rings. It sits comfortably on my finger and doesn't pinch, even on my thumb where it doesn't fit all the way around. It's a good size and such a cute design. I LOVE it! :)" —Christina

    Get it from Amazon for $9.80+ (available in four styles).

    28. Or a set of mountain studs, so you can really pay tribute to the wanderlust you've been feeling.

    miaandmac / Etsy

    Whether you live for the great outdoors or you simply love to travel, these tiny mountain earrings are sure to bring a smile to your face. They're about a half-inch long, making them perfect for incorporating into your everyday looks.

    Get it from miaandmac on Etsy for $10 (available in gold and silver).

    29. Matching necklaces for you and your BFF to share (because how PRECIOUS is that?).


    This sweet set of necklaces will remind you and your best friend to be a guiding compass for one another, no matter where you are. Excuse me, I just have a little dust in my eye....

    Promising review: "I bought this as a birthday gift for my niece who lives in another state. I can't tell you how much we both love it. It's pretty high-quality considering the cost, and I love the 16'' length of the chain. I have the silver one and I've been wearing it literally 24/7 (I only take it off to shower) with no change to the color. Super happy with this purchase!" —B. Mills

    Get it from Amazon for $26.

    30. Playful dangling earrings to give you an excuse to channel your inner–Tyra Banks and belt out "shine bright shine far don't be shy, be a star!" whenever you wear them.

    They're not overpowering at all and definitely will add the little splash of extra glamour you're looking for.

    Get them from ModCloth for $12.

    31. A thin resin ring that'll have your friends showering you in compliments and peppering you with questions about where they can get one.

    livinlovin / Etsy

    Get it from livinlovin on Etsy for $14 (available in sizes 5.5–12.5 and four styles).

    32. Or a rainbow ear cuff in case rings aren't your thing and you don't want to commit to another piercing.

    Maison Miru

    Get it from Maison Miru for $39.

    33. Handmade stacking bracelets made of glass beads, so unique you'll actually want to brag about them to anyone who will listen.

    ToccoDiLustro / Etsy

    How fantastic is this accessory? Sorry in advance, you're going to want to wear this bracelet every single day and will likely purchase enough to fill up your entire wrist.

    Get it from ToccoDiLustro on Etsy for $29+ (available in sizes 6"–8" and in five styles).

    34. Minimal threader earrings to flawlessly accent your Ariana Grande–style ponytail.


    If you often finding yourself without time to intricately do your hair (and who DOES have that kind of time?), you might as well pick up expensive-looking earrings like these to make your look still feel classy.

    Promising review: "These earrings look really elegant, but in a modern, non-fussy way. They don't look cheap. I receive numerous compliments when I wear them. I was concerned that they would tangle in my hair (I have long, thick, curly hair), but that hasn't been an issue even when I wore it down." —dropdeadmediocre

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97 (available in three styles).

    35. A nameplate necklace so, just like on Cheers, everybody will know your name.


    Nameplate necklaces never go out of style, so order yours now and get ready to have a new favorite go-to accessory! This version of the classic accessory is very elegant and will definitely go with any outfit. You can choose from over five chain lengths and eight font styles — so customizable!

    Promising review: "I purchased this for my girlfriend. For the price, this was great quality and we were both very impressed with it. The font was just like what was specified. She's been wearing it for a month now and it still looks just like new, with no signs of wear." —J.T.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98+ (available in four styles).

    36. A hammered chain anklet that'll add a lil' extra flair to your favorite summer outfit — you know, the one with the cute denim cut-offs.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $3.99.

    37. A gold necklace you won't beelieve how much you'll love it until you try it out.


    Promising review: "I LOVE this necklace. Not only do I get tons of compliments on it, it is still as nice today as when I bought it and I wear it every day. I bought four of these and me and my girls where it daily. We never take them off, even when we shower. They haven't lost their coating or tarnished or anything. They look brand new. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a perfectly sized, not overbearing, necklace." —Crysm11

    Get it from Amazon for $44.

    38. A glamorous set of ear crawlers that'll have anyone seeing stars when they catch a glimpse of 'em in the mirror.


    Promising review: "These are just the right size for my ears and stay 'climbing' without much pressure and no pain. I also like that they don’t bang on my earbuds when I walk. It’s worth noting that the stars are shiny and sparkly but the small size of each individual rhinestone keeps them from being too flashy." —1277529

    Get it from Amazon for $19.89.

    39. A clever necklace to show the world how you feel about being forced to interact with others all the damn time.

    peachtreelane / Etsy

    Ugh, can't we just be left in our solitude?

    Get it from peachtreelane on Etsy for $25.20.

    40. And an evil eye necklace to help you fight off any negative energy that comes your way while also acting as a simple, gorgeous accessory.

    CustomBrites / Etsy

    Promising review: "I bought this necklace to ward off any negative energy while I'm studying for the bar exam. It has been SUCH a powerful piece, I touch it every time I get a doubtful thought. It has been a LIFESAVER during this experience to help me with anxiety and it is absolutely beautiful! A necklace I will cherish forever." —amanda Paladino

    Get it from CustomBrites on Etsy for $16.80+ (available in five lengths).

    Remember that paycheck you were going to put in your savings account? Nope, me neither.

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