Facetime and Zoom calls are a welcome distraction from the lockdown monotony, and they’re a nice excuse to get out of that tracksuit and dress up.
But when it’s been joggers and t-shirts on rotation for the last several weeks, the question of what to wear can be a bit overwhelming. A good, capsule collection of jewellery can elevate even the plainest of tees, taking you from couch potato to chic and glam in a matter of seconds – and you don’t have to break the bank to achieve the look.
We’ve compiled a selection of the best affordable jewellery brands so you can give your WFH wardrobe a purse-friendly upgrade, plus 16 pieces you can shop now for under £30. Time to get your sparkle back.
The best affordable jewellery brands
A great budget brand stocking dainty pieces that work well solo or stacked.
You can always rely on this high street fave to deliver everything from simple classics to colourful statement pieces.
Not only do they do incredible, unique homeware, but you’ll fall in love with their jewellery collections too. We’re drawn to their structured minimal and colourful resin pieces.
A go-to brand for gold pieces that look and feel expensive.
Bohemian designs featuring colourful gems and beads. Perfect for summer accessorising.
A brand with an edgier vibe, it’s perfect for those who love a bit of attitude with their jewellery.
Liars And Lovers
A relatively new brand stocking delicate, modern gold pieces.
So Just Shop
Sustainably and ethically sourced pieces handcrafted by female artisans from some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.
A Weathered Penny
Stunning neutral pieces in contemporary shapes.
Astrid & Miyu
18k gold plated with cubic zirconia stones? For less than £30? Bargain.
A mecca for jewellery enthusiasts, with timeless classics in an endless array of styles and metals.
A gems galore store for a cheap eveningwear fix.
Understated pieces for the less-is-more look
Wolf & Gypsy
A bohemian brand with ethics and sustainability at its core.
Turkish-inspired jewellery crafted in London.
A small family-run brand with stunningly detailed pieces
Feature by Stephanie Sofokleous