There was a little bit of concern floating around after my post about dressing up with jewelry - some of the more gorgeous items that I shared with you were a bit... pricey?... and a few people expressed their concern that they couldn't do justice to dressing up unless they won the lottery first.
But lower-priced jewelry exists, and can be an extremely good thing to search out, for a number of reasons.
- If you're test-driving a new style or type of jewelry, and it doesn't make sense to spend a fortune on something that you're not sure you'll love.
- If you're buying jewelry to wear with just one specific garment or outfit, and you know that you aren't going to want to keep the piece forever,
- or, if you're going to be taking your jewelry someplace where security is iffy, and you DO want jewelry, but DON'T want to have to make an insurance claim.
So I chose some various sorts of jewelry items, and found lovely examples of each at a range of prices, from below $50 to pushing $1,000. You can clearly see that there are lovely goods available without skipping a mortgage payment!
|Jet and grey pearl earrings – 1928.com, silver and grey pearl earrings – Allurez, |
Tahitian pearl and diamond earrings – Allurez, gold and rhinestone hoops – Dorothy Perkins,
gold star and circle hoops – Freida Rothman, gold and diamond earrings – Jude Frances,
brown stone chandelier earrings – Saks Fifth Avenue, scroll patterned earrings – Oscar de la Renta,
silver and gold earrings – David Yurman
|Black and rhinestone bracelet – Romeo and Juliet, studded lace bracelet – Alexis Bittar, |
pearl and rose gold bracelet – Delfina Delettrez, pearl and rhinestone “Janice” brooch – Nina,
“coral” and pearl brooch – Kenneth Jay Lane, diamond brooch – Allurez, red stone cocktail ring
– Ariella Collection, gold and labradorite ring – Melinda Maria, silver and gold ring – Konstantino
Gold and rhinestone chain bracelets – Saks Fifth Avenue, huge link bracelet – Kenneth Jay Lane,
braided bracelet – Rewind, square amethyst pendant – Kohl’s, oval amethyst pendant – Allurez,
square amethyst on box chain – David Yurman, rounded rectangle face watch- Relic,
round faced watch – Saks Fifth Avenue, 2nd round faced watch – Citizen