Costume Jewelry That Only Looks Expensive

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

Face it — when it comes to the jewelry you reallyremember, it’s never the simple gold bands or the tiny sparkling studs that leave an impression. It’s the Heart of the Ocean. The Hope Diamond. Elizabeth Taylor’s wedding ring. Sigh

But, if you’re like us, you might not have a few million dollars to drop on something shiny, but that shouldn’t stop you from indulging in a little glitz that costs as much as dinner for two (instead of, say, two hundred). That’s why we’ve rounded some faux-fabulous costume jewelry that’ll dress up a T-shirt, add some whimsy to a gown, and save your outfit on days that require a little extra frosting. 

Ahead, 12 under-$50 pieces that are so awesome and affordable, they’ll give you the good kind of sticker shock.


Rocks Paper Metal Tear Drop Bib Necklace, $49.99, available at Urban Outfitters.


ASOS Gem Drop Earrings, $14.07, available at ASOS.


Bauble Bar Ebony Elephant Cuff, $32, available at Bauble Bar.


BP. Neon Rhinestone Statement Necklace, $24, available at Nordstrom.


Forever 21 Linked Geo Bib Necklace, $15.80, available at Forever 21.


Liz Palacios Desert Glow Ring, $48, available at Max&Chloe.


Sabine Art Deco Shield Ring, $22, available at Piperlime.


H&M Necklace, $49.95, available at H&M.


Jewelry Fashions Bead & Crystal Earrings, $42, available at Nordstrom.


Zara Brooch Clasp Chain Bracelet, $29.90, available at Zara.


River Island Gold Tone Oversized Diamante Bracelet, $48, available at River Island.


Topshop Wild Geo Drop Earrings, $28, available at Topshop.

Market Research by Willow Lindley

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