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    22 Nice-Ish Pieces Of Jewelry You'll Wear Every Day

    Mid-priced picks (including gold plate, fill, and vermeil) that'll stand the test of time, all in classic styles you'll get a heck of a lot of wear out of.

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    Before we begin, I just want to give a quick rundown of the difference between gold-plated, gold-filled, and gold vermeil:

    Gold plating: When a base metal (like brass) gets dipped in a gold solution and covered by a thin layer of gold

    Gold vermeil: A type of gold plating, where the base metal is sterling silver, and the plating is a bit thicker

    Gold fill: With the thickest gold layer of the three, when a piece is gold filled that means the piece has gold mechanically bonded, and it has to have 5% gold by weight

    And of course unlike solid gold, the layers will wear off over time depending on their thickness.

    Anyway, now that's over with — on to the jewelry!

    1. A customizable necklace with letters dangling from the delicate chain to spell out your name (or anything you'd like, really) for a unique and special gift to yourself...or someone else I guess.

    A reviewer wearing the necklace at choker length

    Just click "customize now" and enter the word you'd like (maximum eight letters). And you can adjust the length of the necklace from 13-16 inches!

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95+ (available in sterling silver, rose and yellow gold–plated silver, and gold vermeil silver).

    Promising review: "This necklace is gorgeous! I love it so much I’ve been wanting one for awhile and it’s exactly what I wanted. I love it so much I’m ordering one for my daughter!" —Rebekah

    2. A pair of 14-karat gold-plated teeny snake hoops (the ones in the middle of the photo BTW) who are dying to take a bite out of your earlobes — just look into their cubic zirconia eyes and you can see it's true.

    An ear with three earrings in it: the middle a small hoop that looks like a snake biting the middle of the lobe

    I got a pair of these recently and have been keeping them in my ears pretty often to add a little style to my work-at-home PJs (and I'm trying to get my ears more used to wearing earrings). I have very sensitive earlobes that (sorry this is gross) get low-key crusty when I wear earrings too long or too often — but these haven't bothered me AT ALL.

    Get them from Studs for $64 (or a single earring for $32).

    3. A keshi freshwater pearl pendant necklace that'll make you feel like ~the world is your oyster~ every time you wear it.

    The delicate chain with a thumbnail size irregular pearl hanging from it

    Choose between14K gold fill or sterling silver.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $78.

    4. A trio of 18-karat gold vermeil and cubic zirconia stacking rings you can mix and match with other statement rings to great a ~handscape~ that'll become your daily go-to.

    A hand wearing three thin gold bands with rhinestones all the way around

    Get them from Baublebar for $68.

    5. A simple sterling silver chain available in eight different lengths so you can feel like Connell from Normal People on a daily basis. Am I the only one who thinks of him when I see a silver chain??


    Get it from Amazon for $18.91+ (available in lengths from 16 inches to 30 inches).

    Promising review: "I bought two. One to gift and one for myself. It's dainty enough to wear a sterling cross yet strong enough that I have confidence that it won't break. It's shiny. Has a lobster claw. Doesn't tangle. I can wear it alone as it's pretty enough. It arrived in a timely manner. What have you got to lose? It would make a perfect gift. My only disappointment is that it didn't come in a box for gifting." —Satisfied Customer

    6. Gold-fill threader earrings you can wear in one piercing or thread through multiple — they're just cool enough to make a statement but subtle enough to blend with any outfit.

    A model with the earrings threaded through two lobe piercings

    Get it from Bychari for $50 (also available in solid gold for $200).

    Bychari is a Black woman-owned business based in Los Angeles. Everything is handmade, and you can even get custom pieces with initials and diamonds. PLUS they make the vote necklace Michelle Obama wore during the Democratic National Convention!

    7. A gold vermeil signet ring with white sapphires in the shape of your zodiac sign's constellation.

    A model with the signet ring on their index finger
    Mejuri / Tyler Hayward

    Get it from Mejuri for $70 (available in ring sizes 5–9, in white gold and yellow gold, and in all zodiac signs).

    Promising review: "I bought this for a friend, she hasn’t taken it off since she put it on. It hasn’t lost any quality at all, beautiful ring!" —Rebecca F.

    8. A classic pair of two-carat cubic zirconia studs so clearly a jewelry box staple, I challenge you to find an outfit they *don't* go with. I'm waiting.

    The two studs: one viewed from the top, the other from the side

    Get them from Nordstrom for $46 (available in sterling silver with platinum or 14-karat gold plate).

    Promising review: "These earrings are gorgeous! here's a tip...clean them often with a jewelry cleaner and they seriously sparkle like crazy! They are very very realistic. I seriously doubt ANYBODY but a jeweler could tell the difference between these and a real diamond. I love them! FYI: i have extremely sensitive ears and these have been wonderful. great for people who can't handle nickel and who have sensitive ears." —melicious

    9. A mixed metal chain link necklace (14-karat gold-plated sterling silver and solid sterling silver) for anyone who simply can't decide which color is their favorite.

    The necklace with elongated oval links, with alternating gold and silver

    Get it from Intermix for $108.

    10. A chunky gold vermeil band with a cool, stripe-like texture that catches the light for a classic-cool look that's anything but ordinary.

    The textured ring on a hand

    Get it from Aurate for $120 (available in ring sizes 4–10, yellow, rose, and white gold, plus solid 14K and 18K gold for $950+).

    Promising review: "I wear it everyday. I'm thinking of getting the solid gold version, I'm so in love!!" —Chloe M.

    11. 18-karat gold vermeil safety pin earrings that are just plain cool. There's really no other way to put it!


    Get them from Baublebar for $54.

    12. A snake chain necklace with a Swarovski crystal drop pendant for a look that just exudes Old Hollywood glam. In the words of the 2003 classic How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, "Frost yourself."

    Ora Ana

    Get it from Ora Ana for $79.

    Ora Ana is a Black woman–owned brand making super-glam jewelry but mid-priced jewelry, and all their pieces are designed in New York and 100%18K gold plated and hypoallergenic.

    13. Square huggie earrings made with 14-karat gold fill and cubic zirconia for a geometric twist on a classic. Talk about finding your angles, amirite?

    An ear with the square hoops with rhinestones

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (available in nine shapes and styles).

    Promising review: "Super cute, dainty little huggies. I have to wear masks all day while working and I was pulling the backs off my traditional post earring when putting my masks on and off. So I switched to huggies. These are perfect. I wear them 24/7, even in the shower, and so far no tarnishing or stones missing and it’s been about a month." —Mrs. Eunice

    14. A 18-karat gold-plated link bracelet for all the fashion of a vintage watch without the whole...telling time thing. We have our phones for that anyway.

    Model with the thin watch band-like yellow gold bracelet
    Oma the Label

    They make it a little big so you can get adjusted to fit your wrist — like you do with a regular watch!

    Get it from Oma the Label for $89.

    Oma the Label is a Black woman-owned brand founded by Neumi Anekhe, a New York-based stylist to fill the need for more brands representing people of color — and to help make women feel more confident.

    15. Crystal-encrusted Gold vermeil suspender earrings that hug your lobes (aw!) for a stud-meets-ear-jacket-meets-hoop combo you're sure to get oodles of compliments on.

    Maison Miru

    I have these too and they're SO pretty on — and such a cool twist on a hoop.

    Get them from Maison Miru for $119 (available without the crystals for $99).

    16. 14-karat gold-plated padlock dangles, because although they don't *literally* lock onto your lobes, you'll love them so much that they might as well!

    Small gold hoops with little padlocks hanging from them

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    Promising review: "I love these earrings! I wear them almost every day, I only really take them off if I’m taking a shower. They haven’t tarnished yet!" —BBRebBe

    17. An 18-karat gold-plated locket necklace with cubic zirconia stars you can fill with a keepsake photo to keep that special someone (may I suggest your dog?) close to your heart.

    The yellow gold necklace with five cubic zirconia stars

    Get it from Intermix for $218.

    18. A gold-plated, uniquely chunky ring that's high in the middle and tapered on the sides for a dramatic statement that doesn't actually get in the way when you're doing stuff.

    The ring on a finger
    Lelia + Mae

    Get it from Lelia + Mae for $32.50.

    Lelia + Mae is a Black-owned and entirely woman-run company that was founded to celebrate Black women and Black culture. Their pieces are tarnish-resistant too!

    19. A Kate Spade gold-plated letter pendant you can totally stack up to spell out your full initials or even a word — depends on how big you want to go!

    The R initial on a small round pendant hanging from a rollo chain

    Get it from Nordstrom for $58.

    Promising review: "This product is simply the most perfect gift you can get for the one and only in your life. Great quality and beautiful craftsmanship. This necklace just says 'I love you' all over it. I recommend this product to anybody who wants quality and perfection. A++" —Irvinlesh

    20. A sterling silver chain studded with three dainty white sapphires along the length for a subtle sparkle you'll live in, layered with other necklaces or on its own.

    Model in the necklace with three stones spaced out evenly at the collarbone
    Mejuri / Tyler Hayward

    Get it from Mejuri for $85 (also available in gold vermeil).

    Promising review: "Very pretty and delicate! Casual enough for every day!" —Montgomery Z.

    21. An 18-karat gold-plated brass double-chain necklace, because don't get it ~twisted~, necklaces like this keep coming back majorly in style time and time again. You'll probably be handing this bb down in a few decades!

    The two chains twisted together to form a necklace on a model

    Get it from Missoma for $374.

    22. A hammered keshi cultured pearl ring set in gold vermeil people might think was handed down in your family — not shipped free by Amazon.


    Get it from Amazon for $34.90.

    Promising review: "When this ring arrived I was thrilled. I loved the pictures and was so excited to see it in person. It did not disappoint. My pictures can’t do it justice and I couldn’t be happier. The pearl is obviously real, with a topography of its own and a soft shine. The band is as beautiful as the stone and the hammered texture adds to the marine beauty of the pearl. It sits higher off my finger than I had thought it would, but I really don’t mind with how beautiful it is. The distance isn’t enough to be inconveniencing anyway." —Jules R.

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