While we often wax poetic about future-heirloom rings and investment-piece pendants, we also can’t resist the appeal of more affordable jewelry options—a simple pair of diamond studs or a gold-plated oversized chain necklace. And there are several brands expertly crafting baubles at an accessible price point; in fact, several of our favorite new labels are dedicated to this entirely.
Of course, jewelry will always be a worthy investment. But there are some moments when the less-is-more options certainly come in handy. Headed to the beach for a high-summer getaway? Instead of fastening that irreplaceable charm around your neck or cramming