The Best Places To Buy Jewelry
From budget-friendly costume pieces to gorgeous fine jewelry, we have you covered...in sparkles.
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Ugh, I just love jewelry, don't you? But whether you're stocking your chest with on-trend pieces for cheap that *won't* break after two wears or looking for an investment-worthy piece of fine jewelry, it can be hard to know where to look. Here are some of the very best places to get both costume jewelry and the real deal:
Nordstrom is a one-stop shop for tons of brands across tons of price points, so you're basically guaranteed to find something you're looking for. And all with great customer service.
What they carry: Costume, demi-fine, and fine jewelry from Nordstrom-owned lines, your favorite brands, and designer labels. Pricing: Fashion jewelry starts at $6, and fine jewelry starts at $55. Shipping: Free shipping and returns (curbside pickup also available). What you should know: If you shop at Nordstrom regularly, join their Nordy Club to score points on every purchase and rack up rewards.
Get the costume pavé choker here and the diamond drop earrings here.
What they carry: Solid 14K gold fine jewelry, plus vintage and remade vintage jewelry. Pricing: Jewelry starts at $50. Shipping: Free on orders over $200. What you should know: Their stones are sourced through the Kimberly Process and are conflict-free. And right now, take 15% off sitewide with promo code TOGETHER (for non-vintage jewelry).
Get the remade vintage chain ring here and the pearl pendant here.
Mejuri produces handcrafted jewelry in small batches (without the traditional retail markup) so you can find unique, minimal styles without sky-high price tags.
Tyler Hayward / Mejuri
What they carry: Gold vermeil, solid gold, and sterling silver pieces, Pricing: Jewelry starts at $45. Shipping: Free on orders over $100, and a flat rate of $10 for orders under $100. What you should know: They drop new styles every Monday, so keep checking back for fresh styles! They also use genuine gemstones and source conflict-free diamonds.
Get the croissant ring here and the dangling diamond necklace here.
Etsy serves up tons of online jewelry boutiques for your browsing pleasure, from inexpensive minimalist earring destinations to vintage engagement ring shops.
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What they carry: Just about everything from fashion to fine jewelry, including engagement and wedding rings. Pricing: Jewelry starts at $.12 (I know!). Shipping: Varies based on the individual Etsy shop. What you should know: Every shop is different, so check out each one's review section to get a sense of the shopping experience and the pieces available! Looking for a few specific shops to start? Check out Bacci Store, Simple Dainty Jewelry, and Hannah Naomi and then fall down the Etsy rabbit hole.
Get the pearl earrings here and the solid gold stacking rings here.
Clean Origin has tons of options for engagement rings if you're looking for lab grown diamonds — plus classic pieces like stud earrings and tennis bracelets.
What they carry: Fine jewelry made with lab-grown diamonds, including engagement rings and wedding bands. Pricing: Ready-to-ship studs start at $585. Shipping: Free shipping and 100 day returns on all orders. What you should know: Fun fact: the founder is a third-generation jeweler. You can shop their styles by carat size, and as a bonus, they offer free resizing on engagement rings to ensure a proper fit.
Get the eternity band here and the "epaulette" ring here.
Missoma's selection of vermeil and plated pieces can be layered, engraved, and customized with clip-on charms and pendants so you can personalize your jewelry box with ease.
What they carry: 18K gold vermeil, gold-plated, and sterling silver-plated jewelry. Pricing: Jewelry starts at $33. Shipping: Free on all orders. What you should know: Check out their pre-curated layering sets and collection of engrave-able pieces — engraving is FREE. They also carry chain belts for a twist on your everyday accessorizing.
Get the twisted necklace here and the engrave-able signet ring here.
Target lets you shop the latest bauble trends (hello colorful acrylic earrings, cocktail rings, and even fine jewelry) while also stocking up on your toothpaste. It's a win-win.
What they carry: Fashion and fine jewelry. Pricing: Fashion jewelry starts at $6 and fine jewelry starts at $27.99. Shipping: Free two-day shipping with orders over $35. What you should know: Target carries Baublebar's lower end line, Sugarfix, which is always a great option for inexpensive trend pieces!
Get the semiprecious earring set here and the pearl toggle necklace here.
Catbird is chock-full of unique designs, all made in their Brooklyn studio. If you're in the market for a distinctive engagement ring, it's a great place to start.
What they carry: Fine jewelry, including personalized jewelry and wedding and engagement rings. Pricing: Jewelry starts at $14. Shipping: Flat rate of $5. What you should know: All Catbird jewelry (and the other brands they carry) use recycled gold and diamonds that adhere to the Kimberly Process — either recycled from vintage pieces, conflict-free diamonds, or lab-grown diamonds.
Get the "cygnet" ring here and the key charm here.
Baublebar satisfies your craving for the latest in jewelry trends, without blowing your entire budget. But their classic, higher-end pieces are also great for your birthday wishlist, too.
Their new take on the
charm bracelet is particularly cute — for gifting, too. What they carry: Fashion, demi-fine (aka gold vermeil) and solid gold and diamond jewelry. Pricing: Fashion jewelry starts at $18, gold vermeil jewelry starts at $42, and fine jewelry starts at $115. Shipping: Free shipping on orders over $35, and free returns. What you should know: Baublebar has a special section for starter kits if you like that stacked look or want to try an ear party, but don't feel like picking tons of individual pieces. Oh, and their personalized jewelry selection makes for great gifts (and self-gifts too).
Get the chain earrings here and the pearl initial pendant here.
Maison Miru's designer, Trisha, considers her pieces to be like jewelry Legos, meant to be mixed and matched to reflect your personal style.
What they carry: Solid 14K gold and sterling silver jewelry, plus 14K gold-plated brass and 14K gold vermeil jewelry. Pricing: Jewelry starts at $29. Shipping: Free on orders over $50. What you should know: Maison Miru specializes in earrings, and they have a special section to help you customize your whole ~ear party~ — whether you have just one lob piercing (hello ear cuffs) or holes galore. You can also get a pair of tiny crystal studs ($29) for free, plus the cost of shipping here!
Get the suspender earrings here and the XO studs here.
Gorjana carries everyday designs perfect for casual looks that you'll want to wear on the regular, including layering- and stacking-ready pieces that look best when worn together.
What they carry: 18K gold-, rose gold-, or sterling silver-plated jewelry, including engrave-able pieces, layering sets, and birthstone jewelry. Pricing: Jewelry starts at $20. Shipping: Free on all orders. What you should know: The California brand has a give $20, get $20 program where, if you refer a friend to shop there, they get $20 off and upon their first purchase, so do you.
Get the Parker chain necklace here and the charms here.
Aurate's jewelry is inspired by the architecture and design around New York City (like rings with arches modeled after the Brooklyn Bridge), and made by hand in NYC too.
What they carry: Solid 14K, 18K gold and gold vermeil jewelry, including wedding bands. Pricing: Gold vermeil pieces start at $40, and solid gold pieces start at $50. Shipping: Free shipping and returns on all orders. What you should know: All of the gold they use is recycled, and source conflict-free diamonds through the Kimberly Process. And they offer a home try-on service where you take a quiz, get five pieces picked by a stylist sent to your home for a week (for free) to try and see if you like them (note: this is currently unavailable at this time).
Get the diamond signet ring here and the gold vermeil cuff here.
Vrai is a great option for modern-but-classic fine jewelry, if you're looking to explore options made with lab-grown diamonds.
emerald-cut diamond signet ring....ugh so pretty. What they carry: Fine jewelry, including diamond engagement rings and wedding bands. Pricing: Fine jewelry starts at $45. Shipping: Free shipping and returns on all orders. What you should know: All of Vrai's jewelry is made in Los Angeles and New York City, and their lab-grown diamonds are from the Diamond Foundry. And if you refer a friend, they get $75 to spend, and you get $75 after their first purchase over $500.
Get the halo engagement ring here and the line stud earrings here.
J. Crew offers all the warm weather–ready styles you have your heart set on, in bright colors and cute shapes, whether your aesthetic is minimalist or maximalist.
What they carry: Fashion and demi-fine (14K gold-plated) jewelry. Pricing: Jewelry starts at $8. Shipping: $5 flat rate shipping on all orders. What you should know: The bigger pieces are perfect for bringing a little party to your everyday outfit, and right now J. Crew has demi-fine mix-and-match studs in a ~nautical theme~.
Get the beaded necklace here and the flower earrings here.
Blue Nile has everything you need if you're ready for a bigger jewelry purchase — including custom engagement rings, which you can search by stone or setting.
What they carry: Custom, fine, designer, and demi-fine jewelry. Pricing: Jewelry starts at $75. Shipping: Free shipping and returns on all orders. What you should know: Blue Nile sources their diamonds according to the Kimberly Process and uses only conflict-free diamonds. They also offer a source for diamond education if you're looking to learn more before starting your search for an engagement or high-end piece.
Get the diamond bar bracelet here and the pearl threader earrings here.
ModCloth's ~whimsical~ and sparkly costume jewelry is perfect for gifting, whether it's your bestie's birthday or you just need to treat yourself to some dino jewelry.
What they carry: Fashion jewelry. Pricing: Jewelry starts at $4.97. Shipping: Free shipping on orders over $50. What you should know: Whether you're looking for a statement piece for a fancy outfit or something that just screams "FUN!" you'll probably find it at ModCloth.
Get the dino earring set here and the purple necklace here.
Forever 21 makes it incredible easy to stock up on some cheap (in a good way!) pieces to add to your current season wardrobe...without committing to wearing it for years to come.
What they carry: Fashion and trend jewelry. Pricing: Jewelry starts at $2.50. Shipping: Free shipping on orders over $50. What you should know: Not sure if you want to spend $$ on a pair of lobster earrings? That's ok! Forever 21's got your back.
Get the floral drop earrings here and the layered chain necklace here.
Auvere stocks architectural inspired pieces that make a statement, all in 22K and 24K solid gold.
What they carry: 22K and 24K solid gold jewelry. Pricing: Jewelry starts at $225. Shipping: Free shipping and returns on all orders. What you should know: Auvere has four main collections: Arignote, which uses geometric shapes, Celestial, which is inspired by stars and planets, Sculptura, which is dramatic and chunky, and Talisman, which uses symbols and motifs.
Get the v-shaped earrings here and the spiky ring here.
Stone and Strand delivers the same high-quality, on-trend but classic styles you'd see in ~fancy~ stores, but without the markups or stressful shopping.
Stone and Strand
What they carry: Gold-filled and fine jewelry, plus engagement rings and wedding bands. Pricing: Jewelry starts at $24. Shipping: Free shipping on all orders. What you should know: Stone and Strand is female-founded and -run. They also have a piercing guide for all your ~ear party~ inspiration, and when their showroom in NYC reopens, you can get piercings done as well.
Get the diamond chain ring here and the safety pin earrings here.
The Last Line is the perfect fit for any fashion-forward jewelry lover who still loves the classics — at direct-to-consumer prices.
The Last Line
I'm very much drooling over this
diamond chain necklace. What they carry: Fine jewelry made from 14K solid gold, including personalized options. Pricing: Jewelry starts at $95. Shipping: Free shipping on all orders. What you should know: They source conflict-free stones, only use solid 14K gold. When stores are back open, keep an eye out for their pop-up shops to check out the goods in person!
Get the diamond star band here and the diamond lariat necklace here.
Shopbop combines your favorite designer brands and the latest trends with your other go-to — Amazon Prime shipping.
What they carry: Fashion and fine jewelry from a variety of designer labels. Pricing: Fashion jewelry starts at $8.40 and fine jewelry starts at $45. Shipping: Free shipping and returns on all orders, and two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members. What you should know: They carry dozens of designers at a wide range of prices, from classics to the latest trends, so you're likely to find something you're looking for.
Get the long costume earrings here and the diamond baguette ring here.
Roxanne Assoulin's colorful enamel beaded bracelets add a pop of color to any arm party — and just beg to be stacked up high.
What they carry: Fashion jewelry, primarily enamel beaded pieces. Pricing: Jewelry starts at $45. Shipping: Costs depend on destination and speed. What you should know: You can make custom bracelets with your message of choice, up to eight characters per bracelet.
Get the "soft serve" bracelets here and the gold herringbone choker here.
& Other Stories is a great bet for unique-looking pieces your friends will think you splurge on — for less.
& Other Stories
What they carry: Fashion jewelry. Pricing: Jewelry starts at $9. Shipping: Free shipping and free returns on all orders. What you should know: Fun fact: & Other Stories is one of the sister stores of H&M! &OS has three design collections: one inspired by Paris, one by Stockholm, and one by Los Angeles.
Get the bee ring here and the star pendant here.
Ariel Gordon's jewelry is designed to function just like your favorite closet staples, meant to be worn on the regular, go with everything, and hold up over time.
What they carry: Solid 14K gold fine jewelry, including wedding jewelry. Pricing: Jewelry starts at $245. Shipping: Free shipping on all orders. What you should know: Ariel Gordon also curates a collection of vintage and estate pieces so you can find a one-of-a-kind treasure.
Get the chunky diamond band here and the zodiac tag necklace here.
A girl can dream, can't she?
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