Fashion on a Budget: Minimalist Jewelry

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A minimalist lifestyle is best associated with straightforward and transparent qualities that are meant to declutter and simplify your life to make it easier. This concept can be interpreted in many different ways for style and fashion design. However for jewelry this minimalist approach is best characterized by the use of geometric shapes, clean lines, and simple, sleek design. The beauty of minimalist jewelry lies in its understated, demure presence and its ability to be incorporated in many looks.

This guide provides a list of minimalist jewelry at three different price points to serve the needs of anyone who is interested in minimalist jewelry. From the beginner who recently heard about the minimalist style to the masters of minimalism, there is jewelry (and a price point) for everybody.

Budget Range: $5 -$10

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The jewelry pieces under this budget range are best suited for those just starting to explore a minimalist style. If you are not too sure if you want a more minimalist style or just want to explore how minimalist accessories might work with your current style. Take a look at some different options for minimalist jewelry you can buy today and not feel guilty about tomorrow.

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Available at H&M: $7.99

This simple two for one necklace set can be worn separately or layered and is available in gold, silver, or a rose-colored set. This gives you the opportunity to try something new or find something that matches with the rest of your jewelry.

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Available at H&M: $5.99

If you are not sure about how the minimalist aesthetic might fit into your style, try this simple set of stud earrings for a start. This stud set integrates minimalist, geometric shapes without being too much of a statement piece.

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Available at Mango: $9.99

If you are looking for an interesting twist on the hoop earring, that won’t break your budget, look no further. A dainty variation with overlapping hoops provides visual interest without being too fussy or overwhelming.  

Budget Range: $20 -$40

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The jewelry pieces listed under this budget range work best for those who already know that minimalist jewelry can be integrated into their outfits and work well with their current style. If you are somewhere between trying to look for an easy upgrade for your jewelry collection but not quite ready to make a full investment in high quality pieces. The following jewelry pieces are suited just for you.    

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Available at Mango: $19.99

The metallic geometric shape on this pair of earrings provide a minimalist take on the drop earrings. Still uncomplicated and easy to style yet with an extra sense of flair.

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Available at BaubleBar: $34

Who said minimalist jewelry can’t be bold? While most people think of simple and basic when they think of minimalist jewelry. These geometric octagon hoop earrings definitely prove that statement dead wrong.

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Available at BaubleBar: $38

Another customizable piece of minimalist jewelry to either integrate into your jewelry collection or become a fun gift for a friend. Worn alone or layered with other longer necklaces the horizontal bar shape adds a personal touch to your look.

Budget Range: $50-$150

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The minimalist necklaces listed under this range are for those who are ready to commit and know that investing in high quality minimalist jewelry will  benefit them in the long run. The necklaces will pay for themselves considering that they won’t tarnish and the ratio of cost per wear will balance itself out.

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Available at BaubleBar: $58

This 18 karat gold plated sterling silver necklace is guaranteed to last through all the wear you will be getting out of  it. From professional looks to traveling for vacation this high quality piece of jewelry will be your go to no matter where you are headed.

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Available at BaubleBar: $72

This 18 karat gold plated sterling silver necklace is the investment piece version of a common minimalist jewelry design. If you know you are looking for something with long lasting quality look no further.

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Available at Modern Citizen: $138

The rectangular, brick pendant on this necklace is made of 14 karat gold and the long chain is made of sterling silver dipped in 14 karat gold. The ultimate, elegant minimalist jewelry investment that can be layered with shorter necklaces or simply be the chic finishing piece of any outfit.

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No matter if you have recently discovered minimalist jewelry and are looking to find pieces to explore your style or you are a certified aficionado of minimalist jewelry this list has a range of pieces for everyone. Whether you are ready to commit to minimalist jewelry or are looking to try something new, there is bound to be something suited to your minimalist style (and budget).


Rocio Sanchez-Nolasco

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Photographers/Editorial Directors: Adley Welscher, Hannah Rexinger
Models: Linde Wang, Kristina Aponte, Roselia Rodriguez

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