My Friend Has $200 To Spend On Jewelry — I Suggested These 38 Chic Pieces


Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Or, if you’re like me, diamonds aren’t exactly on your “can buy” list at the moment. As much as I love jewelry and dressing up, there are a few, fine jewelry pieces I own. The rest are studded, plated, costume jewelry that are just as fun without costing anywhere near what I would have paid otherwise. 

Now that the holidays are over, all of my friends are looking to make smart purchases with the money they received from their parents, partners, or friends. After debating the semantics of cubic zirconia and gold-plated versus gold vermeil, I sent my friends a long list of fun, exciting, low-cost jewelry to wear out to special occasions and while on their way to the grocery store. Truly, you can never have too many gold huggie earrings. 

Below, the best jewelry finds I dropped in my group chat and my friends bought nearly immediately. Run, don’t walk, to the checkout line before these gems sell out. 

Perfect for your next dinner party.

You can;’t go wrong with a simple, thin ring. 

Enamel is a fun way to spice up gold jewerly.

These fun, beaded Gen Z necklaces are everywhere. 

Only the best chain for a casual outing. 

Square hoops are a bit funkier than the regular circular styles.

Pasta, anyone?

These look so vintage.

Not your mother’s pearls.

I can’t gatekeep this Mango find— they’re too good.

Ultra-chunky, vintage-looking pieces are all over the runways right now.

Everyday hoops.

These go with everything.

Heart motifs will be everywhere this spring.

Embrace your inner rocker chic.

All-gold everything.

One necklace just isn’t enough.

Dress these up or down.

Chains on your ears are extra fun, too.

We’re loving the subtle drop-earring trend at the moment. 

A watch for all hours of the day.

Balletcore at its finest.

You’ll love wearing these.

And now, your next statement earrings.

Presenting your latest necklace: this ultra-dainty number.

Mixing materials is so in right now.

Channel your inner rich mom.

Perhaps silver?

This deep emerald green color goes with anything.

This black watch face is beyond cool.

These orb earrings are too good to pass up.


The heart trend isn’t just for cord necklaces.

No backs necessary.

Another day, another heart necklace I’ve fallen in love with.

Not for the faint of heart.

Tennis bracelets have met their match.

Groovy, baby.

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