Finding super cool, good quality jewellery in the £50-£250 price range used to be a challenge.
Yet now, thanks to a host of new 'demi-fine' and 'contemporary' brands filling the awkward gap between a Topshop choker and Chanel pearls, we are positively spoilt for choice.
Whether you're treating yourself or a friend, or looking for something for the special lady in your life, you really can't go too far wrong with something from one of these brands.
Edge of Ember
Prices: from £35 for small stud earrings, to £175 for a statement necklace. Prices for the solid gold collection go up to £235.
Didn’t manage to get your hands on one of Celine’s initial pendants? Sustainable jewellery brand Edge of Ember have the perfect alternative.
Founded by ex-financier Lynette Ong Gladstone in 2014, Edge of Ember aims to deliver quality, well-designed jewellery while empowering the communities that make it.
Designed in by an all-female team in London and then made in artisanal workshops and small scale factories across Asia (all of which have ethical practices), the brand’s been worn by everyone from Lady Gaga to Ellie Goulding.
Stocked in Harvey Nichols and on EdgeofEmber.com
Prices: From £19- £215.
British brand Missoma creates perfect jewellery for your everyday wardrobe. Their delicate, distinctive pieces combine semi-precious gemstones with zircon pavé set in 18ct gold vermeil to give a refined but playful feel.
Their pieces are designed to be worn alone or layered, and interchangeable studs, pendants and charms allow you to make them your own.
They have also created two wildly popular collections in partnership with lifestyle influencer Lucy Williams, the second of which is inspired by a trip to Rome.
Shop it in Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Fenwick and Fortnum & Mason, or online here.
Prices: from £16 - £75.
Deniz Gurdal , who started out selling her jewellery on Portobello Road back in 2009, designs jewellery inspired by the ancient Ottoman Empire.
Each piece is handmade from 21 ct gold-plated brass and set by hand with semi-precious stones by master jewellers in their workshop in Istanbul.
Available to buy in Topshop Oxford Circus, The British Museum, The National Gallery and The V&A. Or shop online here.
Prices: From £70 for a simple pendant, up to £700 for the more serious stuff.
Alex Monroe celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017, making the British brand one of the more established in this category.
All the jewellery is nature-inspired, designed by Alex and his team and handmade in England. This year marks the 10th birthday of the iconic bumble bee necklace, a piece which propelled the brand into the forefront of fashion in 2008 and remains its bestseller today.
The brand has a boutique in London Bridge below Alex’s workshop, or you can shop it online here.
Prices: from £15 up to £89.
Launched in 2018, Ania Haie is a London-based jewellery brand focussing on fashionable, trend-led jewellery at an affordable price. Available exclusively on AniaHaie.com, the brand has mastered delicate jewellery which can be styled, stacked and layered as you please.
Made from gold plated and rose gold plated sterling silver, Ania Haie’s designs are perfect for layering and stacking.
Shop it here
Prices: Start at £50.
Spanish siblings Cristina and Estefania Sanchez Rodriguez founded Sansoeurs in 2010, combining their family name with the French word for sisters. With backgrounds in architecture and international business, the pair create pared-back contemporary jewellery inspired by modern art.
Perfect for a girl who likes to keep things chic and simple.
All pieces are made in 18k gold. Shop it here.
Prices: From £35.
British jewellery designer Monica Vinader's eponymous brand shot to fame soon after it launched in 2008 thanks to the widespread popularity of her Fiji bracelets. The grown-up take on friendship bracelets were a sellout hit, and remain the brand’s bestselling style today.
This is the go-to brand for instantly wearable, contemporary pieces to style, stack and personalise with engraving.
Visit one of her boutiques in Chelsea, Mayfair and Canary Wharf; or shop it online here.
Prices: from £70 - £550.
Charlotte Valkeniers launched her eponymous jewellery label in 2014, having graduated from the MA Fashion Artefact programme at London College of Fashion in London.
Her pieces, which she designs in her London studio, are all made of Sterling Silver or 18ct Gold Plated Sterling Silver and often have added Swarovski Crystals.
Shop online here.
Prices: start at £25.
Founded in 2014 by sisters Christie and Rosanna Wollenberg, who have backgrounds in fashion (Burberry and Louis Vuitton) and art, Otiumberg's sterling silver and gold-plated designs.are fashion-forward and incredibly wearable.
The wallet-friendly prices don't hurt either.
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