Best Affordable Gifts from Luxury Brands
Whether you’re looking for a gift for a loved one, family member, BFF or yourself, jewellery is always the perfect present. The right accessory can completely revitalise your wardrobe and when you buy from high-quality designer brands, you’ll have collections that will last a lifetime. If you’re looking for your next jewellery obsession, we’ve searched high and low for the best affordable gifts from luxury brands. From earring stacks from Astrid & Miyu, to pop art pieces from July Child Jewellery, below are our favourite jewellery brands that have stylish and luxurious creations that won’t break the bank.
Rainbow delights with Auree Jewellery
Inspired by travel and adventure, Auree Jewellery is designed to travel through life with you and to be passed on through generations. Based in London, Auree’s collections are inspired by the founders’ travels and the places she has visited, from Bali to Italy, Manhattan to India. Auree Jewellery are experts in simple yet intricate designs that make a big impact. If you’re a lover of gold and silver accessories that combine colourful gemstones with minimalist shapes, Auree is the brand for you.
For a gift that’s beautiful and supports a great cause, look at the Rowfant Mini Rainbow Hoop Earrings from the Rowfant Rainbow Collection. The Rowfant Collection supports Little Village, a baby bank charity that provides clothes, equipment and toys for babies and young children in London. The colourful rainbow design represents hope, solidarity and is inspired by a child’s joyful approach to life. The multi-coloured cubic zirconia gemstones are set in gold vermeil and add a bright pop of colour to any outfit.
Cosmos inspiration from Edge of Ember
Edge of Ember specialises in fine personalised jewellery that’s ethically and sustainably made. Run by a female-led team, Edge of Ember believe in jewellery that looks and feels good, which is why they work tirelessly to create accessible quality jewellery with a positive production story.
Positivity and purpose are the main inspirations behind their dazzling collections, most prominently in the Cosmos Collection. In collaboration with leading fashion influencer, Victoria Magrath (a.k.a InTheFrow), the Cosmos Collection is inspired by the planets and stars. The Supernova Bracelet features five silver molten textured shapes representing stellar explosions in the night sky. This bracelet acts as a subtle reminder of the beauty the world has to offer and to aim high and reach for the stars. This is the perfect gift for those who love astrology and who are working hard to achieve their goals.
Animal fun with Creature Jewellery
Founded by Made in Chelsea star, Lucy Watson, Creature Jewellery is an affordable, ethical luxury brand, influenced by women who inspire her. The collections have a mix of pieces that every woman needs and can be worn every day and for special occasions. Creature Jewellery is inspired by many different influences, including animals, nature, and zodiac signs.
The Frog Foot Ring is a great gift for the eco-conscious animal lover in your life. This ring delicately wraps around the finger and is finished with tiny but detailed frog feet on both ends. It’s a fun quirky piece that travels up and down the finger, adding a sense of movement to the hand.
Name necklaces from Abbott Lyon
Abbott Lyon pride themselves on creating meaningful pieces that are both luxurious and affordable. They focus on designs that are personal, thoughtful, and are aimed to let their wearers’ inner sparkle shine. Alongside their sparkling accessories, they also create high-quality stylish bags and watches.
One of the most popular jewellery trends of all time are signature name necklaces. The Handwritten Name Necklace is the ultimate personalised piece that truly represents you. This necklace gives us major Carrie Bradshaw vibes and looks stunning on its own or as part of a layering combination. A truly meaningful piece, this necklace is perfect to gift to your best friends and to the girls in your bridal party.
Diamonds from Swarovski
Since 1895, Swarovski has been a staple brand in many jewellery lovers’ collections, mainly due to the beautiful mastery of their crystal designs. Steeped in tradition, the Swarovski family deliver extraordinary accessories for women across the globe.
If you’re looking for a classic sparkling jewellery piece, look no further than Swarovski’s Tennis Stud Earrings. Every collection needs a simple pair of studs, but these earrings are anything but simplistic! This refined pair display beautifully faceted clear crystals that sparkle radiantly from every angle. The Tennis Stud Earrings are the perfect starter piece for those who are starting to get into jewellery, like a daughter who’s recently got her ears pierced.
Pop art treats from July Child Jewellery
July Child Jewellery is colourful, eccentric and represents all of our inner 90’s kid. July Child Jewellery burst on the scene and has been included in many of the 2021-2021 accessory trends. The current 2021 trend of oversized, colourful gems and charms, quirky shapes and icons are the staple trademarks of July Child Jewellery.
Dreamt up during the craziness of 2020, the Dazed Flower Ring is an eye-catching delight. The ring features colourful enamel, gold plating, swirly eyes and straight mouth, in a cute flower shape. It adds quirk and pop art vibes to any outfit and is a great gift for those who love 90s and early 2000s fashion.
Ear stacks with Astrid & Miyu
Astrid & Miyu collections are full of dainty yet striking mix and match pieces, that offer unlimited combinations and options, tailored to your personal style. Best known for their earrings and their love of ear stacks, they design pieces for each piercing type.
The Mythic Spike Ear Cuff makes a huge statement and is something different to your traditional ear cuff. The rose gold cuff sits comfortably on the middle part of the ear with the geometric spike and gem hanging freely. It catches the light and adds some glitz to even the simplest of outfits. Astrid & Miyu also offer piercing sessions in their shops so if you and your bestie are looking for new piercings, head into their stores!
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