It seemed for a long time that fine jewelry was reserved only for special occasions and nights out. What’s the point of wearing beautiful things only occasionally? It’s easy to elevate your everyday jewelry. As a jewelry advocate, I find it a joy to live in an age where adding gold and silver is as easy as wearing a T-shirt with jeans. The question now is where can you find affordable, high-quality pieces that can be worn every day? There are many flashy brands out there, but the one that caught our attention was the UK-based sustainable jewelry brand Monica Vinader. They make a variety of rings, bracelets and earrings that can be layered and stacked. Monica Vinader is, as it should be noted. A low-key favorite of celebrities like Hailey Baldwin, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.
You can read more about sustainability here: All metals are 100% recycled gold vermeil and 100% recycled sterling silver. All diamonds, precious stones, and gemstones are ethically sourced. The Responsible Jewellery Council certifies the brand and all pieces are packaged in recycled and/or recyclable packaging. You can also unload any jewelry that you don’t want, even if it isn’t from Monica Vinader. To ensure that any jewelry you don’t want is upcycled, you can send it to Monica Vinader with a pre-paid label. As a thank-you for being sustainable stylish, you will receive a discount on your next Monica Vinader order. Since it’s likely that you’ll wear Monica Vinader pieces almost every day, you can rest assured that everything comes with a five-year warranty and you’ll receive .lifetime .repairs on anything that breaks. You can try Monica Vinader pieces for 100 days, with no shipping charges (and they are carbon-neutral).
Monica Vinader’s in-house services for piercing are my absolute favorite thing about the brand. That’s right – you can get pierced at their brick-and-mortar in NYC’s Soho, or at their shop at the Nordstrom South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA – and, at the time of writing there are plenty of immediate openings available on their website (unlike, say, the always-booked Studs or other boutique piercing studios). Monica Vinader allows you to get three ear piercings each appointment. They can do it anywhere on your lobe or helix. Each piercing costs $25 plus the cost for the earring. Subscribe to the Monica Vinader newsletter to receive a 10% discount code that you can use anywhere on the site.
Monica Vinader Necklaces
Chains, chokers and beaded gemstones are now acceptable. For a unique look, grab a few necklaces of different lengths and textures to create a multilayered look.
Monica Vinader Earrings
You can style your ears with these cute hoops, huggies and studs in gold or silver.
Monica Vinader Rings
The site has everything you need for finger-stacking fun, from simple plain bands to bold cocktail rings (and everything in between).
Monica Vinader Bracelets
You can make it a party by adding a variety of cuffs and chains to your arm. You can mix and match almost everything, so messy stacks are encouraged.
You can purchase charms and pendants separately from the brand so you can attach them to any hoop earring, or chain. Monica Vinader offers alphabet charms and diamond and gemstone pendants as well as engraved options.