AFFORDABLE CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY BRANDS TO KNOW IN LONDON
1. FEI LIU
Hailing from Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, designer Fei Liu marries floral rythms with elegant architectural influences in these glamorous rings. With a style that celebrates the feminine spirit, Liu’s jewellery is fun to wear every day at a price that will please any budget.
Silver rhodium plated with CZ from £450
2. MAGNUS & BELLA Artist Jewellery
As if frozen in time, these personal treasures are a unique way to capture your fondest memories. One-of-a-kind tokens of love, these jewellery pieces are a beautiful way to hold onto something you cherish. And if you change your mind, it’s easy to reverse the process and release your cherished objects from their time capsule.
3. V JEWELLERY by Laura Vann
V stands for vintage and a classic, mythological treatment to millegrain silver jewellery. At a very affordable price, these beautiful semi-precious pieces have a timeless, luxurious quality that will fool even the keenest of eyes.
Average ring price £120
4. IVANKA TRUMP JEWELLERY
There’s a little NYC in every ring! With an art deco style that mimics the beautiful architecture of some of New York City’s most famous buildings, the colours and shapes of these stones are stunning.
5. YUME Jewellery by Yumei Tang
With a true artist’s eye, sensitive to light changes throughout the course of a day, emerging designer Yumei Tang captured the tonal reflections of daylight through this playful collection of stackable rings and earrings.
Each piece represents a different time of day, and the shape of the Morning Glory flower that opens and closes, and changes hues as the sun moves across the sky. So creative!
These rings are my absolute favourite, definitely adding one to my collection. Help me decide…diamond tears?
In this modern collection by OPENJART, Russian and Thai flavours come together with a wink and a nudge to showcase a playful and ironic collection of contemporary art in the form of jewellery.
With a tongue-in-cheek approach to some of the designs, OPENJART likes to turn the usual into the unusual.
7. SARAH HO
Like a beautiful bird of paradise, these delicate earrings accentuate the ear in a captivating way. Simply divine. I love my Sarah Ho Number 7 ring too!
8. COCOMAMA GOLD
A unique example of Italian style at its best from Turin, these cuffs give you a real sense of empowerment.
Horn and amethyst cuffs from £450
9. JOANA SALAZAR
A Brazilian brand to know, this collection shows off a trend that is hot right now. Like radiant moons, they’re still quite striking.
And radiant suns too, so easy to wear.
During my visit to Brazil, I discovered this charming tradition of stackable rings – adding one for every occasion – graduation, birthdays, holidays, up to 20 rings. Such a fab idea!
10. BEAU HAN XU
Selected as an emerging designer worth watching, my interview with Beau Han Xu gets inside the head of this imaginative mind. Can you see the diamonds inside these rhythmic cuffs?
11. CHARLOTTE GARNETT
How clever is this Cure For The Itch collection from Charlotte Garnett? A unique collection designed for busy hands and those anxious moments when you just need to twiddle.
Inspired by habitual anxieties, Garnett’s line gives your hands something to do, all the while appearing incredibly stylish!
These fiddle sticks even contain cigarette ash inside the resin, so you can be close to the real thing!
12. OPINION ART
There is smothing special and rustic about these steampunk pieces.
I’ve seen a few similar designs in Ibiza, but this watch party is too much fun.
13. AMI B
Just love this quintessential Italian style. The use of colour in the stones and the rings themselves, so bold and lovely!
So classic and elegant, the butterfly has to be my favourite.
But those rings, they take my breath away!
14. LOEL & CO
Effortlessly easy to wear, these stingray bracelets and rings come in an array of soft, gorgeous colours.
The stingray texture looks as if it’s studded with gems.
And every day.
15. SEELIE GEMS
Antique-inspired, beautiful pieces of natural beauty, perfectly packaged with a hint of nostalgia.
Thanks for stopping by! Did you know any of these brands before? Which ones? Please leave me a comment below!
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