When I think about some of the most timeless pieces in my wardrobe, jewelry immediately comes to mind. If you’re a regular reader here, you probably know that I almost always have at least one piece of jewelry on – even if it’s just classic studs whenever I leave the house. (And sometimes even during quarantine.) I recently spent a morning taking inventory of all the jewelry that I own – some pieces I’ve had for years while others are fairly new. That’s when I realized that I’ve never actually shared a list of my most-loved jewelry brands, so I immediately started working on a list to share my current jewelry collection for reference.
Keep Reading My Most-Loved Jewelry Brands
Top Jewelry Picks:
Monogram & Initial Necklaces
Monogram, name and initial necklaces are pieces you can wear everyday because they work no matter the occasion. Custom jewelry gives a little insight as to who you are and it just feels like a special piece that you won’t find on someone else. That’s why they make great gifts – I have a ton of recommendations worth considering:
The Sis Kiss – affordable name necklaces + lettered pendants + custom jewelry options
Lola James Jewelry – a favorite among celebs and perfect if you love high-quality pieces
Brook & York – monogram plates + pendants + name necklaces
Tiary – blingier styles that are delicate enough to be worn every day
I love dainty, barely there jewelry that’s made for layering. They always look sleek and polished whether you mix them with other chains or over-the-top conversation pieces. I frequently mix delicate and statement pieces together, which why I love the below brands:
Julie Vos – High end statement pieces with a mix of bold and minimal pieces
Gold and Gray – jewelry a chic, boho vibe and a variety of stones
Kendra Scott – a southern-based brand that has something for every personality and price
Sequin Jewelry – interchangeable charms + create your own styles
Every season needs a little jewelry update, which is where statement earrings come into play. Here are a few of my favorite places to find conversation starters:
Lisi Lerch– beautiful beaded pieces + under $100
Tuckernuck – has their own under $100 collection + designer earring styles
Sweet and Spark – designer vintage earrings + their own earring collection
Kendra Scott– offers classic styles and seasonal statement styles
Baublebar – the most affordable one on the list for statement earrings under $50
VonBloom – beautiful, modern styles with a vintage feel
Stackable bracelets are perfect for us gals who love a good bling. I’m all for metal bangles, cuffs, beaded bracelets, and single chain links that you can pile on or wear individually. But when stacked together, they catch the light and will turn heads for all the right reasons. I can always rely on:
The Sis Kiss – affordable, stackable bracelets + custom jewelry options
Victoria Emerson – affordable wrap bracelets and cuffs
Baublebar – popular gold beaded bracelets + custom beaded options
Amazon– for a budget-friendly gold beaded bracelets
Kendra Scott – always a go-to for cuffs
Investment Pieces You’ll Keep Forever
Everyone knows about investing in the wardrobe essentials, but what about jewelry? Investment pieces are my favorite because they outlast trends and generations – and there’s usually a good story behind them. I also love that they’re perfect to wear no matter the season! With investment pieces, you have to be willing to splurge on designer brands like:
All these brands craft their pieces to the standards of fine jewelry, using only quality precious metals that don’t tarnish. I’m always keeping an eye out for new ones to add to my collection, which I plan to eventually pass down as an heirloom.
Favorite Budget-Friendly Brands
The great thing about jewelry is that it doesn’t have to be expensive to look good.
They make it possible to accessorize well for under $50. From chunky gold chains to earrings with a twist and more, you’ll find some great pieces that’ll step up your accessories game big time.
What are your favorite jewelry brands?