When do you usually receive jewelry? Holidays, anniversaries and of course, birthdays, are all traditional occasions for a glittering gift. But who says you have to wait for someone else to treat you? Below is a list of affordable luxury pieces with justifiable price tags, so you can treat yourself any time of the year:
Tiffany & Co. T Square Bracelet
There is nothing quite like the excitement that accompanies opening up a little blue box. The best news? You don’t need to wait for a special occasion. Items in the Tiffany T collection are nearly all between $1,000 and $20,000, so they’re the perfect way to reward yourself without breaking the bank. Their effortless, minimal silhouette and impeccable quality mean that you can wear them for special events or pair them with your everyday wardrobe, so you’ll get great value for your investment.
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Necklace
Worn by silver screen starlets including Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Elizabeth Taylor, this luxury jewelry house has a rich history that can be traced back all the way to 1896. While many of their pieces can run well past the $20,000 mark, you may be surprised to find that some of their most iconic classics, such as the Vintage Alhambra necklace, are available for under $10,000.
Featuring yellow gold and mother of pearl details, this tribute to the classic Alhambra motif promises good luck.
Pomellato Earrings Capri
Looking to pick up something unique for a trip? You’re sure to find the perfect accompaniment to your holiday wardrobe from luxury Italian jewelry house Pomellato. Known for using some of the world’s finest exotic gemstones, Pomellato’s colorful pieces feature vibrant topaz, amethyst and garnet, and are longing to be worn on vacation. Most cost less than $5,000, including the vivid-hued Earrings Capri, inspired by the crystal blue waters surrounding the Italian island.
Cartier Love Bracelet
The 1970s brought us the classic circle, and reflects the attitude of its era. The “Love” Bracelet by Cartier may be about spreading affection, but anyone can appreciate its minimal and elegant aesthetic. Available in a range of color options including 18k yellow, pink and white gold, classic models of the bracelet costs between $7,000–16,000, making it an attractive self-reward. Recent reports suggest that its value shows no signs of slowing down.
With her artful adornments to her couture collection, credit goes to Coco Chanel for taking costume jewelry mainstream. The Chanel costume jewelry collection continues to receive multiple interpretations today, and these lower price point pieces can take an outfit from ordinary to extraordinary. At around $1,000, a Chanel brooch is a perfect investment for beginners and collectors alike.
Ana Khouri Mirian Cuff-Ring
Ana Khouri‘s line of ethical jewelry proves that ethical can be just as beautiful. Her luxury fair trade earrings, necklaces and cuffs come from her idea of jewelry as sculpture for the body. We love the Mirian Cuff-Ring, designed from 18k gold, featuring white diamonds and multicolored sapphires and tourmalines. It retails for around $6,000.
While special gems are often reserved for proposals and champagne-filled celebrations, you needn’t wait for a special calendar day to roll around to treat yourself to these affordable luxury pieces.