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16 Affordable Jewellery Brands For Bling That Won’t Break The Bank

And won't tarnish after one wear.

Whether it’s a special occasion piece or the everyday staples you never take off, we feel strangely bare when without jewellery.

From keepsake necklaces to perfectly curated ear stacks, jewellery may seem a minute detail in the scheme of an entire outfit, but its impact is weighty—as can be its price tag.

Keeping up with the latest trends or shopping for a loved one can quickly become a costly endeavour, particularly if you’re not wanting to waste your hard-earned cash on the kind of pieces that turn your skin green.

So, what should you look for and where should you shop? Scroll on for everything you need to know and the best brands to shop.

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Looking for everyday staples? We’ve got you covered. (Credit: Getty)

Shopping For Silver

Think of silver quality like a scale with 1000 the highest possible grading. Since 100% silver is not possible to produce the highest quality you can find is fine silver at a 999 grade.

When shopping around you don’t want to settle for anything less than 925 silver, also known as sterling silver which has a makeup of 92.5% silver.

Shopping For Gold

Solid gold is as described, solid gold. While it will not tarnish, there are still quality grades to gold described as karats (14K, 18K or the highest, 24K), which indicate the percentage of gold used in its makeup.

Gold-filled and gold vermeil is composed of a solid layer of gold bonded to a base of either sterling silver or various metals with at least 5% gold used on the outer layer. It’s more affordable and less likely to tarnish with everyday wear.

Gold-plated is usually the cheapest option, but with a layer of just 0.05% gold bonded to silver or metal, it’s likely to tarnish quickly.

Affordable Jewellery Brands To Shop In Australia 2024

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Mejuri 

With ranges in sterling silver, gold vermeil, recycled 14K gold and 14K yellow gold, there’s a piece for every budget that promises to never tarnish.

Price range: starting at $45 

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Michael Kors 

If you want to treat yourself to fine jewellery without the insane price tag then Michael Kors has timeless and trendy pieces that can take your outfit to the next level. 

Price range: starting at $99

SHOP NOW

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Sarah & Sebastian 

If you’re looking to splurge on a piece you will not only keep forever but feel fashion-forward, you can’t go past Sarah & Sebastian. The Australian brand has established itself amongst the it-crowd for its dainty, high-quality pieces that become staples.

Price range: starting at $80

SHOP NOW

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(Credit: Custom Goods Co)

Custom Goods Co

For thoughtful, sentimental jewellery you’ll cherish forever then Custom Goods Co is your one-stop shop for personalised pieces. They create customisable jewellery from necklaces to bracelets and rings, all carefully made just for you. 

Price range: starting from $14.99

SHOP NOW

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ERIJEWELRY

Tokyo-born and Brisbane-based minimalist brand ERIJEWELRY offers unique gold-filled pieces that are long-lasting and for everyday use. Many of their pieces feature gorgeous gemstones.

Price range: starting from $37.80

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Swarovski

For the girl who loves a little glitz and glamour, Swarovski is a classic brand with a sparkling reputation for stunning jewellery.

Price range: starting at $75

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IZOA

Sydney-based brand Izoa makes beautifully crafted pieces that elevate any outfit.

Price range: starting from $49

SHOP NOW

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Amber Sceats

For on-trend, statement pieces and pearl-lovers, Amber Sceats creates stunning pieces that are platinum and 24K gold plated.  

Price range: starting at $59

SHOP NOW

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Arms of Eve 

Kit out your jewellery collection with every earring, necklace and bracelet design under the sun from Arms of Eve. Their collections are ultra-affordable or you can splurge on bundles to score multiple pieces in one shop. They also have an adorable charm builder you can use to curate your own personalised piece. 

Price range: starting at $19

SHOP NOW

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Thomas Sabo 

For a hot minute, there was a Thomas Sabo charm bracelet on everyone’s wrist, and it’s not hard to see why, but beyond wristwear, the brand offers a range of beautiful pieces to love for a lifetime.

Price range: starting at $19

SHOP NOW

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Pandora

Outside of the brand’s iconic charm bracelets, Pandora offers stunning gold-plated, rose gold-plated and sterling silver pieces.

Price range: starting at $39

SHOP NOW

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S-kin Studio 

We’re simply obsessed with S-kin Studio’s earrings made for stacking and dainty rings, all of which are solid or gold-filled for premium quality without the hefty price tag.

Price range: starting at $8 for single charms

SHOP NOW

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Reliquia Jewellery

Creating on-trend staples fashion girls love from sterling silver and gold-fill, Reliquia is a go-to for pieces that can be worn every day without caution.

Price range: starting at $109

SHOP NOW

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Alana Maria 

This Aussie jewellery brand was founded by 25-year-old Northern Beaches jeweller Alana and has grown to be a global success with pop-ups across North America. The pieces are made to order by her team of skilled artisans and in a method to reduce environmental impact. 

If you love the range but want to splurge they have a new Bespoke by Alana Maria line of solid gold, silver and white gold pieces with jaw-dropping gems and stones. 

Price range: starting at $29

SHOP NOW

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Saint Valentine 

For lovers of minimalist and dainty jewellery, you can’t go past Saint Valentine’s collection of sterling silver and 18K gold plated pieces.

Price range: starting from $20

SHOP NOW

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(Credit: Gimme)

Gimme

Trendy, cool and affordable, Gimme’s enormous selection of statement jewellery pieces is the perfect addition to your accessories collection. You’ll find bold earrings, dainty rings, the perfect necklaces for your ever-growing stack and bracelets you’ll never want to take off. 

Price range: starting at $14.95

SHOP NOW

Looking for more jewellery inspiration? You can check out our women’s jewellery and men’s jewellery collections.

Tips on keeping up with the latest jewellery trends?

To stay updated on jewellery trends, follow fashion influencers and designers on social media. Browse fashion magazines and websites for inspiration. Attend jewellery exhibitions and events. Experiment with mixing and matching styles. Consider investing in timeless pieces alongside trendy ones. And don’t forget to express your personal style confidently!

What are some ways to keep your jewellery collection timeless? 

To maintain timeless jewellery, opt for classic designs like solitaire diamonds or pearl studs. Invest in high-quality materials like gold or platinum. Store jewellery in a lined box to prevent tarnishing. Clean pieces regularly with a soft cloth. Rotate pieces to prevent wear. Lastly, choose versatile pieces that complement various outfits effortlessly.


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Mejuri 

With ranges in sterling silver, gold vermeil, recycled 14K gold and 14K yellow gold, there’s a piece for every budget that promises to never tarnish.

Price range: starting at $45 

SHOP NOW

e

Michael Kors 

If you want to treat yourself to fine jewellery without the insane price tag then Michael Kors has timeless and trendy pieces that can take your outfit to the next level. 

Price range: starting at $99

SHOP NOW

sarah-sebastian

Sarah & Sebastian 

If you’re looking to splurge on a piece you will not only keep forever but feel fashion-forward, you can’t go past Sarah & Sebastian. The Australian brand has established itself amongst the it-crowd for its dainty, high-quality pieces that become staples.

Price range: starting at $80

SHOP NOW

e
(Credit: Custom Goods Co)

Custom Goods Co

For thoughtful, sentimental jewellery you’ll cherish forever then Custom Goods Co is your one-stop shop for personalised pieces. They create customisable jewellery from necklaces to bracelets and rings, all carefully made just for you. 

Price range: starting from $14.99

SHOP NOW

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ERIJEWELRY

Tokyo-born and Brisbane-based minimalist brand ERIJEWELRY offers unique gold-filled pieces that are long-lasting and for everyday use. Many of their pieces feature gorgeous gemstones.

Price range: starting from $37.80

SHOP NOW

affordable-jewellery

Swarovski

For the girl who loves a little glitz and glamour, Swarovski is a classic brand with a sparkling reputation for stunning jewellery.

Price range: starting at $75

SHOP NOW

g

IZOA

Sydney-based brand Izoa makes beautifully crafted pieces that elevate any outfit.

Price range: starting from $49

SHOP NOW

affordable-jewellery

Amber Sceats

For on-trend, statement pieces and pearl-lovers, Amber Sceats creates stunning pieces that are platinum and 24K gold plated.  

Price range: starting at $59

SHOP NOW

affordable jewellery

Arms of Eve 

Kit out your jewellery collection with every earring, necklace and bracelet design under the sun from Arms of Eve. Their collections are ultra-affordable or you can splurge on bundles to score multiple pieces in one shop. They also have an adorable charm builder you can use to curate your own personalised piece. 

Price range: starting at $19

SHOP NOW

affordable-jewellery

Thomas Sabo 

For a hot minute, there was a Thomas Sabo charm bracelet on everyone’s wrist, and it’s not hard to see why, but beyond wristwear, the brand offers a range of beautiful pieces to love for a lifetime.

Price range: starting at $19

SHOP NOW

affordable-jewlry

Pandora

Outside of the brand’s iconic charm bracelets, Pandora offers stunning gold-plated, rose gold-plated and sterling silver pieces.

Price range: starting at $39

SHOP NOW

affordable-jewellery

S-kin Studio 

We’re simply obsessed with S-kin Studio’s earrings made for stacking and dainty rings, all of which are solid or gold-filled for premium quality without the hefty price tag.

Price range: starting at $8 for single charms

SHOP NOW

affordable-jewellery

Reliquia Jewellery

Creating on-trend staples fashion girls love from sterling silver and gold-fill, Reliquia is a go-to for pieces that can be worn every day without caution.

Price range: starting at $109

SHOP NOW

affordable jewellery

Alana Maria 

This Aussie jewellery brand was founded by 25-year-old Northern Beaches jeweller Alana and has grown to be a global success with pop-ups across North America. The pieces are made to order by her team of skilled artisans and in a method to reduce environmental impact. 

If you love the range but want to splurge they have a new Bespoke by Alana Maria line of solid gold, silver and white gold pieces with jaw-dropping gems and stones. 

Price range: starting at $29

SHOP NOW

saint-valentine

Saint Valentine 

For lovers of minimalist and dainty jewellery, you can’t go past Saint Valentine’s collection of sterling silver and 18K gold plated pieces.

Price range: starting from $20

SHOP NOW

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(Credit: Gimme)

Gimme

Trendy, cool and affordable, Gimme’s enormous selection of statement jewellery pieces is the perfect addition to your accessories collection. You’ll find bold earrings, dainty rings, the perfect necklaces for your ever-growing stack and bracelets you’ll never want to take off. 

Price range: starting at $14.95

SHOP NOW

Looking for more jewellery inspiration? You can check out our women’s jewellery and men’s jewellery collections.

Tips on keeping up with the latest jewellery trends?

To stay updated on jewellery trends, follow fashion influencers and designers on social media. Browse fashion magazines and websites for inspiration. Attend jewellery exhibitions and events. Experiment with mixing and matching styles. Consider investing in timeless pieces alongside trendy ones. And don’t forget to express your personal style confidently!

What are some ways to keep your jewellery collection timeless? 

To maintain timeless jewellery, opt for classic designs like solitaire diamonds or pearl studs. Invest in high-quality materials like gold or platinum. Store jewellery in a lined box to prevent tarnishing. Clean pieces regularly with a soft cloth. Rotate pieces to prevent wear. Lastly, choose versatile pieces that complement various outfits effortlessly.


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