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10 Affordable Jewelry Brands You Can Shop Online

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By Chelsea Dolan

Some people think they only have two options when it comes to jewelry shopping: 14K gold jewelry that costs an entire month’s income or cheap jewelry that will turn your skin green with long-term wear. The good news is you can still shop high quality jewelry pieces for as low as $30 — you just need to consider more budget-friendly options like plated jewelry. These are metal or alloy pieces that are coated in another metal with high-end designs.

For instance, an 18k gold plated ring will cost a lot less money than a solid gold ring. Brands that sell this type of jewelry tend to have entire lines of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more sold at affordable prices. You can find a wealth of jewelry brands offering plated pieces right online too.

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Here are 10 affordable jewelry brands you can shop online.

1. Cali Tiger

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Cali Tiger sells trendy jewelry in the form of rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. The brand offers free shipping worldwide and promotions that can often take 50 percent off your order. Shoppers can also purchase bundles and pick up multiple pieces of jewelry at a discounted price.¹

2. Monica Vinader

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Anyone wanting to shop more sustainably will appreciate the carbon neutral pieces from Monica Vinader. The brand offsets its carbon emissions by contributing to the Clean Oceans Plastic Bank. You can shop affordable, fine jewelry that’s designed to withstand everyday wear and tear. The brand offers free delivery, 100 day returns, and lifetime repair service.²

3. Aurate

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This New York-based company sells durable, stylish and wallet-friendly jewelry. Aurate pieces are designed by the co-founder who pulls inspiration from things around New York City, whether it be the Brooklyn Bridge or even doorknob-inspired earrings. The sketches result in timeless pieces that will become a staple in your wardrobe.³

4. Zoe Chicco

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Anyone looking for modern, go-to jewelry should check out Zoe Chicco. From layered necklaces to chunky hoop earrings to elegant bracelets, the pieces are thoughtfully inspired by art and fashion. You can even personalize jewelry at reasonable prices that make for a meaningful gift idea. The designs are also available to shop in over 200 stores in the U.S. and internationally.⁴

5. Mejuri

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Mejuri has quickly earned a positive reputation for its high quality and fairly priced items. Jewelry prices on Mejuri range from plated pieces under $100, to solid gold options that are worthwhile investment pieces. The Canadian company also has ethical practices by using both recycled and fairly mined materials to create its products.⁵

6. Tarin Thomas

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All Tarin Thomas pieces are handcrafted in New York City. With an eclectic mix of masculine and feminine details, you can find cool and sophisticated pieces that you’ll be wearing for decades. The shop also carries an entire line on the website of jewelry under $100.⁶

7. Bing Bang

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Bing Bang jewelry has something for everyone. Along with timeless designs that can be worn forever, there are also eclectic statement pieces that will upgrade any outfit. You can shop earrings as low as $24, necklaces starting at $30 and rings as low as $35.⁷

8. Obakki

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Not only are jewelry pieces from Obakki beautiful, but they are also ethical. The brand handcrafts bracelets, earrings and necklaces with upcycled products. They follow the supply chain, ethically trace every product and reinvest profits back into expanding artisan partner businesses and communities.

In addition to jewelry, Obakki also sells home, skincare, apparel and other items with the same mission statement. ⁸

9. BaubleBar

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BaubleBar sells one-of-a-kind jewelry that will make an instant statement. Whether it be earrings in the shape of martinis, pizza and sushi, or colorful rings with unique designs, there’s a style for everyone made by BaubleBar. Make sure to check out the brand’s collaboration with Disney, which features pieces with favorite characters.⁹

10. Tai Jewelry

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What started as a modest business selling pieces at a Santa Monica flea market is now a growing company with customers all over the world. Tai Jewelry sells handcrafted jewelry that can even be personalized for yourself or a loved one. There’s also an entire section on the website featuring pieces $50 and under to help you find quality pieces within budget.¹⁰

Chelsea Dolan