In the wonderful bling-filled world of jewelry, there is no wrong way to bauble. Perhaps you go heavy on the layering, or maybe you can’t say no to the beauty that is fine jewelry. Whatever way your jewelry loyalties lie, if there’s one thing all accessory connoisseurs can agree on it is that minimalist jewelry will always be a staple in any wardrobe. Whether it’s your first time shopping for those lifelong pieces or your fifth, you can’t go wrong with these designers below. Ahead, ELLE.com’s 15 favorite minimalist jewelry brands to shop from now.
Take a quick gander through your Instagram feed, and you’ll probably spot someone adoring a piece from the Canadian fine jewelry company. Thanks to their direct-to-consumer business model, you avoid major markups while shopping from them directly. Yes, accessorizing can be this easy.
While Baublebar may have made a name for itself for statement earrings all the way back in 2011, the everyday pieces from the New York-based brand are just as spectacular. Case in point? Their now-viral Aliada ring that looks great alongside any bauble. (See what I did there?)
New Yorkers may recognize Catbird as the specialty jewelry store where they can get “zapped” (a 14k bracelet of their choosing gets welded on your wrist.) But their Brooklyn-based roots have always been firmly planted in minimalist styles at affordable prices.
The Last Line
Color fiends, rejoice! With The Last Line’s collection of memorable jewels, you don’t have to sacrifice bright hues for minimalist designs. And if you like what you see, feel free to check out their line of exquisite tableware items from glassware to linens that’ll be the star of your next dinner party.
With a namesake standing for Accessories Make Your Outfit, AMYO looks to create timeless pieces that’ll compliment your ensembles for years to come. The brand offers everything from engravable signet rings to diamond-studded nose rings, available at an affordable price.
Made with love in Brooklyn, Fyb Jewelry sells a collection of classic pieces with an accessible price tag. Their designs are meant to be stacked, so feel free to go overboard on the layering. And if you’re walking down the aisle soon, be sure to check out their bridal edit as well.
This DTC brand wants your jewelry to be fully lived in. Made of the highest quality precious metals from 925 Sterling Silver to 14K Solid Gold, all Rellery products come with a lifetime tarnish guarantee. So feel free to swim, sweat, shower in your precious jewels to your heart’s content.
Looking to accessorize like a Duchess? Let women-owned company Missoma be your guide. With styles that feel part every day, part statement-maker, it’s no wonder it list of admirers includes everyone from Kate Middleton to Gigi Hadid.
ARSN The Label
Finding inspiration from love, lust, and heartbreak, ARSN The Label’s pieces are designed to tell a story. With item names ranging from a checkered signet ring titled “Checkered Past” to a pair of edgy hoops called “Play Your Cards Right,” the brand’s offerings of low-key jewels are the low-key statement pieces you’ve been looking for.
Want your jewelry choices to reflect your eco-friendly lifestyle? Meet Monica Vinader. Each piece from the label is designed from 100 percent recycled gold vermeil or sterling silver. Their diamonds are also ethically sourced in accordance with the Kimberley Process and the World Diamond Council System of Warranties.
Take one quick look at Soko’s line of jewelry, and you’ll soon realize that not one design looks or feel the same as another. That’s because it is half a jewelry brand, half a tech-powered manufacturing platform, connecting Kenyan artisans with the global jewelry market. The results are the unique styles you see below.
Made by Mary
To us, the sky’s the limit on how much customizable jewelry one can own. If you find yourself in the market for something a little personal, turn to Made By Mary. The brand makes every piece by hand, whether that’s stamping each letter in their studio to polishing your piece to perfection.
Yes, you can still make a statement when accessorizing with minimalist jewelry. And yes, you should further prove that theory with a bauble from Anna Beck. Handmade by artisans in Bali, every piece is truly one of a kind, leaving you with a unique piece in your jewelry box.
Sit & Wonder
Australian brand Sit & Wonder has a line of sustainably crafted pieces that you’ll want to pass down for generations. May that be a 9k Yellow Gold initial necklace or a sparkly sterling silver teardrop ring, the choice is yours. Yet, with how stunning these jewels are, we have a feeling you won’t want to part with them.
Cut the middleman out with Aurate. This DTC brand avoids unnecessary markups typically involved in buying and selling jewelry, so you get a high-quality item for a fraction of what it typically costs. Aurate’s designs reflect the needs of their consumers, with the founders continually crowdsourced ideas from customers.
Dainty meets bold with brand BYCHARI. Loved by Michelle Obama to Hollywood celebs alike, their delicate necklaces and perfectly-sized hoops are just some of their all-stars. But their cult-favorite initial pieces, like the ring below, are where the Los Angeles brand really shines.