The best places to buy affordable fine jewelry
- Fine jewelry will nearly always cost a bit more than the costume variety, but that doesn't you have to go bankrupt for the ring or necklace of your dreams.
- Brands and retailers like Catbird, Mejuri, AUrate New York, The Last Line, and Vrai & Oro are changing the game with hip, affordable, and high-quality pieces. These are truly not your grandmothers' jewels.
The phrase "fine jewelry" makes me think of super-wealthy women draped head-to-toe in diamonds or over-the-top family heirlooms. But sometimes, you want a really special piece, whether it's to commemorate a special occasion or simply to stand up to daily wear and look good with everything in your closet.Well, the internet is disrupting everything, the fine jewelry market included. Not only are there many affordable fine jewelry brands cropping up, to offer quality pieces in cool silhouettes, but the products are also often made with an emphasis on sustainable materials. The ethical concerns when buying real jewels, especially diamonds, are very real. Many newer brands claim to have made responsible sourcing a top priority and focus on transparency in their business models.
The best places to buy affordable fine jewelry:
- Best overall: Catbird
- Best for minimalists: Mejuri
- Best for sustainable diamonds: AUrate
- Best for maximalist: The Last Line
- Best for wedding jewelry: Vrai & Oro
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