If you're looking for the perfect gift for a teenage girl or a young adult, you might want to check out our list of cool - but affordable - jewellery brands. Whatever your budget, you've got the pick of the best below...
Just ask Meghan Markle! Missoma is an excellent choice for young adults and it’s virtually impossible to not choose a great piece. Whether you’re looking for silver, gold, or personalised, this brand has all the crowd-pleasers for the best treat. The founder, Marisa Hordern, is all about championing women and she’s a strong believer that jewellery is all about decorating life and bringing small moments of happiness to your day.
One of the most popular collections is the Lucy Williams x Missoma collection which started back in 2015. The fashion influencer worked with the brand on various collections and each one is a sell-out.
Our Missoma picks…
Personalised necklace, £135, Missoma
Small frill necklace, £115, Missoma
Lucy Williams T-bar bracelet, £125, Missoma
Edge of Ember
This brand has the royal seal of approval as well - Meghan has worn this jewellery brand on a number of occasions as well. Having launched in 2014, Edge of Ember is now an all-female operation that aims to help customers make empowered choices about fashion and a positive impact in the world. The brand works with artisan groups and small-scale factories in Asia that are run in an ethical manner.
Our Edge of Ember picks...
Inthefrow Orion birthstone necklace, £245, Edge of Ember
Reflect earrings, £75, Edge of Ember
Pink party ring set, £185, Edge of Ember
For thoughtful gifting, Kit Heath is the brand to shop. Plus, the brand recently joined forces with HELLO! on a bespoke Kindness necklace as part of our #HelloToKindness movement, where £5 from each purchase gets donated to charity, allowing you to pay forward an act of kindness.
HELLO! Kindness necklace, £99.99 including £5 charity donation, Kit Heath
Stargazer galaxy earrings, £38, Kit Heath
Empire Astoria star ring, £45, Kit Heath
Astrid & Miyu
Give them a piece of jewellery that they'll treasure - without having to break the bank. Astrid and Miyu is all about stacking necklaces for a glam look - so start them off on their journey with our top picks of gorgeous base necklaces. They also have some stunning earring options, from stylish hoops to ear cuffs. Enjoy!
Wreath locket, £109, Astrid & Miyu
Botanist Pendant Hoop, £55, Astrid & Miyu
Huggie earrings, £59, Astrid & Miyu
You will have heard of Soru Jewellery - or you'll have spotted it on Instagram before, that's for sure! Founded in 2013 by two half English-Sicilian sisters Francesca Kelly and Marianna Doyle in Solihull. The pair absolutely loved jewellery, and their summer trips to Sicily to see family inspired them to create stand out pieces of jewellery at attainable prices. Each piece is ethically handmade using gold plated sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones. Oh, and the brand has one major royal fan - and that's the Duchess of Cambridge who has been spotted wearing Soru Jewellery on more than one occasion. Opening up one of these gifts will bring a smile to anyone's face.
Our Soru Jewellery picks...
Gia lilac earrings, £165, Soru Jewllery
Purple mini hoop earrings, £135, Soru Jewellery
Gold and Diamond star burst bracelet, £280, Soru Jewellery
AURUM + GREY
Jewellery brand AURUM + GREY was born in 2015 by Talya Paskin, who was inspired to create her own jewellery line when she struggled to find special gifts for her bridesmaids when planning her wedding. Since then her jewels have been spotted on ALL the celebs; from the Kardashians to Laura Whitmore, Millie Mackintosh and some of Instagram’s coolest influencers. The ideal gift for any fashion-conscious teen.
Our Aurum + Grey picks…
Diamond initial stud, £180, AURUM + GREY
Connect name necklace, £160, AURUM + GREY
Tie-dye bubble beads, £135, AURUM + GREY
There are some wonderful new-in pieces perfect for the younger crowd at Swarovski. Since 1895, founder Daniel Swarovski’s mastery of crystal cutting has defined the company. Today, the family carries on the tradition and, recently, celebrated its 125th anniversary.
Our Swarovski picks...
Mickey Mouse bracelet, £69, Swarovski
Vittore ring, £55, Swarovski
Zodiac pendant, £75, Swarovski
Inspired by nature, Ivy Rose's jewellery depicts stunning creatures like bees, dragonflies and ladybirds. The pieces are eye-catching enough to make a subtle statement, but far from over the top, making them perfect for everyday wear. The 'jewellery' range features more affordable items, including rings from as little as £9, while the 'luxe jewellery' collection is made up of 22ct gold vermeil pieces, perfect for a special occasion or gift.
Our Ivy Rose picks...
Bee hoop earrings, £85, Ivy Rose
Gold bumble bee necklace, £45, Ivy Rose
Ladybird necklace, £159, Ivy Rose
Roxanne First was born in South Africa and in 2018 she decided to quit her 9-5 job in the world of luxury retail and hasn’t ever looked back. Roxanne specialises in stackable and layerable designs made from solid gold. She believes in ethical diamonds and the jewellery is made to last Celebrities love Roxanne’s designs; from Laura Whitmore to Louise Redknapp, and Ashley Roberts.
Our Roxanne First picks…
The Rocky Collection, from £175, Roxanne First
Rainbow smiley signet ring, £865, Roxanne First
Scarlet kiss dangly, £295, Roxanne First
Founded by Andraya Kenton, the jewellery brand Celeste Starre was inspired by Andraya’s great grandmother Celeste who had ran off to New York in the thirties to chase her dreams. Spotted on Lucy Mecklenburgh, Fearne Cotton and the Little Mix girls, this is an exciting jewellery brand ideal for a young girl who’s just starting her love of jewels.
Our Celeste Starre picks...
Avenue Montaigne earrings, £75, Celeste Starre
Dream Big ring £50, Celeste Starre
Poison Arrow earrings, £65, Celeste Starre
Rosie Fortescue Jewellery
Rosie needs no introduction. The Made in Chelsea star started her London-based Demi-fine jewellery brand back in 2015 and since then it has gone from strength to strength. If you’re looking for a colourful gift, this is definitely it. Rosie’s latest collection features colourful tennis bracelets which make the most perfect gift to the magpie in your life.
Our Rosie Fortescue Jewellery picks...
Silver tennis bracelet with lilac stones, £140, Rosie Fortescue Jewellery
Rose gold emerald cut ring with pink stones, £90, Rosie Fortescue Jewellery
Sun charm hoops, £75, Rosie Fortescue Jewellery
Sif Jakobs Jewellery
The award-winning Danish brand, which launched in 2009, is all about affordable luxury. Celebrities love it, too. From Ellie Goulding to Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Dua Lipa.
Our Sif Jakobs Jewellery picks…
Star-shaped earrings, £45, Sif Jakobs Jewellery
Ellera Pianura x Sif Jakobs hoops, £120, Sif Jakobs Jewellery
Novara necklace, £119, Sif Jakobs Jewellery
It's no secret that young girls love Pandora - you just need to walk past a shop on a busy Saturday afternoon (pre pandemic) to see that! It might be known for cute charms and easy-to-buy gifts, but there is a new collection that's going to be a big winner with young women. The Pandora Signature Collection, which is all about simple designs but made beautifully. You see, that's the thing about Pandora, a lot of people might know about its effort to be sustainable. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Pandora employs 28,000 people worldwide and crafts its jewellery at two LEED-certified facilities in Thailand using mainly recycled silver and gold. The company plans to be carbon neutral by 2025 and has joined the Science Based Targets Initiative to reduce emissions across its full value chain.
Our Pandora Jewellery picks…
Sparkling wishbone ring, £35, Pandora
Reflexions mesh bracelet, £125, Pandora
Crown O Snake chain bracelet, £60, Pandora
You'll have seen Heavenly Necklaces on Instagram after bonafide Instagram star Flavia Stuttgen launched her 'Bisou Bisou!' collaboration with the brand. Pictured below, this is range for anyone who loves to twinkle and it makes for the perfect gift.
Heavenly Necklaces is the brainchild of Belinda Scott, who started the online business from the kitchen table in 1998. The company is run day-to-day by her daughter Madeleine, who also has inherited the same love of jewellery, leaving Belinda to focus on the ever-changing designs and new collections.
Our Heavenly Necklaces picks…
The Bisou Bisou! necklace, £105, Flavia Stuttgen x Heavenly Necklaces
The Bisou Bisou! Detachable Earrings, £95, Flavia Stuttgen x Heavenly Necklaces
The Bisou Bisou! Ring, £95, Flavia Stuttgen x Heavenly Necklaces
The Diamond Store
The Diamond Store was sprung to life after founder Gary Ingram struggled to find the perfect engagement ring. He found window shopping “bamboozling” and online shopping overwhelming, so he decided to create a website with the mission: Luxury with confidence. Christmas and diamonds go together like mince pies and cream.
Our Diamond Store picks…
Diamond earrings, £159, The Diamond Store
Gold diamond initial necklace, £299, The Diamond Store
Hamsa ring, £365, The Diamond Store
Carrie Elizabeth Jewellery
Essex-born Carrie took the leap of faith to give up her day job as a jewellery buyer and create her own jewellery brand. Very early into her career she found herself in Kate Moss’s home talking her through her collection - and the pinch-me moment catapulted her to fame. As well as her own stunning range of jewels she also recently created a capsule collection with Fearne Cotton and NotOnTheHighStreet.
Our Carrie Elizabeth picks…
Stargazer necklace, £120, Carrie Elizabeth
Mercury mystic topaz ring, £120, Carrie Elizabeth
Mini coin bracelet, £60, Carrie Elizabeth
If you're looking for a brand that's sole focus is on ethical diamonds, you need to look at CARAT* London. Born 17 years ago by founder and CEO Scott Thompson, he had the idea of wanting to be inclusive rather than exclusive and now he and his wife Heidi continue their passion for creating beautiful - and affordable - diamonds.
Our CARAT* London picks…
Selma ring, £189. CARAT* London
Mini hoop, £100, CARAT* London
Dixie ring, £190, CARAT* London
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