11 Miraculous Solid-Gold Jewellery Picks That Are Under $300
If you’ve been burned one too many times by gold-plated jewellery that looks gorgeous for a few months only to slowly lose its lustre, this article is for you. Previously, there was a huge price gap between solid-gold and plated-gold jewellery, making it hard for women on a budget (aka almost all of us) to build a jewellery wardrobe with solid-gold picks. But thanks to some miraculously game-changing startups that cut out a lot of the traditional price markup, that’s no longer the case. It’s entirely possible to find chic solid-gold jewellery at affordable price points, and just to make it even easier for you to make the switch, we rounded up our favourite picks.
There are a few benefits to wearing solid gold. First, the freedom! You can take showers, work out, and basically just live your life without taking off your pieces. Secondly, because they stay looking lovely forever, these are pieces you wear well into old age and pass down to your loved ones. We think the value is pretty clear, so go ahead and shop affordable solid-gold options that are fashion editor–approved.
Why It's a Winner: I own this piece myself (that's me in the picture above!), and I can attest that once you put on this bracelet, you'll never take it off. I'm a sucker for anything customizable, and it makes a great gift, too. Perhaps one for you and one for your best friend this holiday season?
The Last Line
The Last Line
Why It Made the Cut: The direct-to-consumer jewelry landscape was dominated by minimal, classic designs—that is until The Last Line burst onto the scene. With colorful, on-trend offerings, the brand is "rewriting the rules of the jewelry world one finely priced diamond at a time," according to its site.
Why You Should Get It: Fashion and fruit are a pairing the style world never seems to get sick of. We love how Alison Lou speaks to the girl who wants to wear a cherry stud and also wants it to be 14-karat gold.
Vrai & Oro
Why AUrate? AUrate is transparent about its pricing and sourcing. Did you know this darling pearl anklet would cost $468 at traditional retail prices? As an extra bonus, a book is given to a child who needs it with each purchase.
Melissa Joy Manning
Jennifer Meyer Double Bar Stud ($275)