Want to give someone a glittering gift this holiday? There are so many amazing options for giving jewelry under $500. Think of this list as being the “sure thing” of jewelry gift guides. Whether your recipient is classic, edgy-glam, or seems to already have it all, something from this list will make the perfect gift for someone you love.
Give someone special these cushion-cut crystal earrings in a warm and unexpected shade of peach. From my favorite secret weapon for fashion-forward jewelry, BaubleBar.
Also from BaubleBar, this bracelet makes a statement all on its own, or could layer with other arm candy. At just $20, it’s easy to justify.
This is a great example of affordable fine jewelry from GURHAN, a designer whose distinctive hammered finish is instantly recognizable. This ring coordinates with other pieces from his collection, and could stack with other rings.
These studs by Nicky Hilton have a fierce silhouette, and just the right amount of sparkle, for under $50.
One of my favorite independent jewelry designers, Shamila Jiwa, has some fabulous options for gifts. These talisman necklaces feature dozens of full-cut champagne colored diamonds set into black sterling silver, for beautiful sparkle and contrast. They would be perfect for everyday, and look great layered up (I love the evil eye marquise design), prices range from $350 to $480 for beautifully executed fine jewelry.
This earth-friendly pair of earrings by design duo Aroc Urtu would be perfect for someone who appreciates natural beauty. Smooth white beach stones, collected from all over the world, are matched organically and set with small pink sapphires and hung on simple silver wires.
If you want to make it memorable, Dalla Nonna has a fresh spin on personalized jewelry (check out a comprehensive gift guide for personalized jewelry here). Their little letters bracelets ™ are hip, sweet, and reasonable enough to get one for all your girlfriends.
And finally, for some serious holiday sparkle, we turn to (legendary) fashion jewelry designer Gerard Yosca. The design of these drop earrings manages to be modern and vintage at the same time.