There’s nothing like a splash of sparkle to bring a holiday outfit together. Stars on the red carpet have access to diamonds that make us weak in the knees, but these gorgeous accessories are often totally out of reach, financially.
However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t look great! Here are just some ideas of how to find a similar look for less with affordable fine jewelry that will let you shine at this season’s, and every season’s, parties and gatherings.
Rosario Dawson’s bangles are feminine and bright, but they probably cost more than a used car. This sterling silver and cubic zirconia tri-bracelet set gives all the shine and movement of Rosario’s look at a much more accessible $343 price tag.
Debra Messing’s shoulder-grazing diamond drops are to die for, but you might skip a heartbeat if you knew what they cost. That much icing doesn’t come cheap anywhere, but these tie-shaped dangles give all the drama of Debra’s look at a fraction of the price. Indulge yourself with half a carat of diamonds set in pave 14-karat white gold for $1007.
Nicole Richie goes big with a cocktail ring that could knock out a paparazzo. Make a statement like Nicole with this sterling silver and pave diamond ring. The .3 carats of diamond are surrounded by a 14-karat yellow gold border and at $290 you can still afford to drink a cocktail while you wear it.
Natasha Bedingfield uses a ton of carats to jazz up an otherwise simple look. Add some holiday sparkle to your everyday work wear for less with this $332 cubic zirconium sparkler. The settings and chain are rhodium-plated sterling silver and the box catch rounds out the refined look.
Of course these are just a few suggestions, but we hope that by shopping around, you’ll find a large number of rings, necklaces and other accessories at price levels you can afford. It doesn’t take much to look like a star; just be a smart shopper and know your budget!
By Philip J Reed, on behalf of Aston Royal