Great Jewelry Gifts under $500

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.

BaubleBar Cushion Earrings

Cushion-cut Crystal Stud Earrings in Champagne Peach from BaubleBar, Retail $40.

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.

Bauble Bar Crystal Bracelet

Crystal Pop Bracelet from BaubleBar, in leather, crystal and acrylic, Retail $20.

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.

GURHAN Topaz Ring

Blackened sterling silver and high karat gold ring with blue topaz by GURHAN, Retail $175.

These studs by Nicky Hilton have a fierce silhouette, and just the right amount of sparkle, for under $50.

Nicky Hilton Stud Earrings

Stud earrings by Nicky Hilton in 18kt gold plate over sterling silver with CZs, Retail $46.70.

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.

Shamila Jiwa Necklaces

Pave diamond layering necklaces by Shamila Jiwa in rhodium-plated sterling silver, and rutilated quartz earrings, Retails $275 to $480.

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.

Aroc Urtu Earrings

White Beach Stone and Pink Sapphire Earrings in Sterling Silver by Aroc Urtu, Retail $232.

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.

Dalla Nonna Little Letter Bracelets

A stack of the little letter bracelets by Dalla Nonna, starting at $98 for single letters in silver.

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.

Gerard Yosca Sapphire Rhinestone Earrings

Sapphire Rhinestone Drop Earrings by Gerard Yosca, Retail $200.

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