Affordable fine jewelry may sound like an oxymoron, but thanks to a recent boom in direct-to-consumer brands, the landscape is changing. And thanks to the advent of Instagram, it feels as though new brands are popping up every week with an interesting twist to stand out from the pack. Still, you don’t have to pick between DTC disruptors and time-honored jewelry houses— there’s enough 14k love to go around. Read on for our roundup of eye-candy jewelery worth investing in, ahead.
Follow enough Insta-influencers and you’re bound to see one wearing a piece from Mejuri, a Canadian fine jewelry company that makes items you can wear everyday. Because of its direct-to-consumer business model (i.e. you can only shop their items from its site), prices are lower than traditional luxury brands. You can stock up on the pieces you love without feeling like your bank account was ransacked.