Jewelry, like wine, gets finer with age, if properly cared for. Think about the royal family, who have worn decades-old tiaras and jewels that contain so much history and still sparkle. Though we won't be borrowing from Queen E's private collection any time soon, we all dream of finding the jewelry that will last us a lifetime. And a good place to start, whether you're looking to refresh your accessories collection or start anew, is the modern fan-favorite brands that strive to make timeless and high-quality (and often affordable!) jewelry.
These newer, fresh labels need our support; they also allow us the chance to score something truly unique, a find that no one else will have and therefore one we'll cherish forever. By the time everyone else discovers the brand, your jewelry piece will have already become a must-have. Whether you're looking for costume jewelry, eco-friendly stone necklaces, or dainty gold rings, I pinpointed the new jewelry brands to have on your radar, ahead.
Sustainable jewelry brand Ana Luisa makes both fashion-forward and timeless pieces. The jewelry is sustainable, too; all the pieces are made in limited batches using recycled materials. Bonus: The brand offers affordable price points. My favorite piece? These hand-painted earrings.
This New York-based jewelry brand, Fry Powers, which launched last year, creates pieces that are a total mood boaster. Why? Every piece of the collection has a colorful and/or fun element, like the varying sizes of these pearls in the necklace.
Esra Dandin, a jewelry brand based in Istanbul, was created out of the designer's passion for jewelry and design. All of her pieces are simple but elegant; her jewelry is made with sterling silver pearls, natural stones, and wood.
Anna Jewsbury founded Completedworks as a way to combine her love of history and politics into wearable art, like these sculptural earrings called "angry intellectuals." All her pieces are handcrafted in London, and the brand is beloved by celebs like Alexa Chung, Emma Watson, and Naomie Harris.
Pacharee jewelry is the brain child of Sophie Rogers, a Switzerland-based designer who was born and raised in Thailand. The designer's fascination with jewelry started at a young age; her father was known as a jewelry wizard who invented cutting edge-stone techniques. Rogers loves the organic and raw look of pearls/stones, as evidenced by this necklace.
Keane, a New York City-based jewelry brand, is designed by Colin Lynch. Lynch brings his glass-blowing techniques to the masses through his wearable glass pieces.
Cled, a sustainable jewelry brand, creates accessories made from upcycled and discarded resources like discarded glass. All glass is cleaned and melted away to form new and beautiful gems like these earrings. As the saying goes: One man's trash is another man's treasure, and these earrings are definitely treasures.
Bondeye creates beautiful jewelry for bold women, whether you're into their classic metal pieces or statement items made of colorful stones.
Sapir Bachar, a former textile designer for Proenza Schouler and Calvin Klein, founded her namesake jewelry brand in 2019. She was inspired by her personal jewelry collection and by the motion of draped fabrics. The jewelry is abstract and simple, yet very distinct and easily recognizable.
Sherman Field, once a London-based high-end clothing brand, has been relaunched as a fine jewelry label by Danielle Sherman (granddaughter of the founders). Danielle was a previously co-founder of The Row and held positions at both Alexander Wang and Edun. When it comes to making jewelry, she designs with an artistic eye pieces that will last a lifetime.
New York-based jewelry brand Demarson is ideal for the modern, eclectic woman on the move. Take this earring, which can be worn as a single piece (as pictured) or pulled apart to wear separately.
Annika Inez, a New York-based brand, has a modern and architectural take on accessories. Her jewelry is made with ethically sourced gold, sterling silver, and hand-blown glass.
Newly launched Art Deco-inspired jewelry label Leda Madera makes pieces that complete your elegant evening ensemble. Giulia Tordini, the designer behind the brand, was inspired by her grandmother's style and honored her by naming the company after her.
MM Druck is an effortless yet bold jewelry brand. Molly Zimmerman, the designer, is inspired by modernist architecture, sculptures, and Scandinavian designs.
Sophie Monet is known for her earthy and natural jewelry. The inspiration behind her jewelry brand? Her time spent in her sculptor father's wood shop. Monet personally sculpts all her wooden and stone pieces, like these earrings.
Short & Suite, which was recently launched in 2020, aims to bring customers eye-catching jewelry that is also affordable. The collection is made up of simple, colorful stone jewelry.
Actress and model turned jewelry designer Rebecca Romijn created Charlie Dolly out of her love for fine jewelry. The collection consists of minimalist, everyday pieces that can be layered together or worn separately for a dainty look.
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