From handmade pendants to vintage-inspired earrings, the spirit of artisanal excellence is still alive and well in the jewelry industry. You are in the right place if you are searching for under-the-radar, niche jewelry brands that offer unique designs. To all my jewelry lovers, here are seven niche jewelry brands that will make you fall in love again.
1. Julie Vos
Designed in New York City, Julie Vos jewelry is made using semi-precious gemstones, pearls, and imported glass that is hand set in 24K gold plate. The brand’s “wearable luxury” pieces are timeless with a twist, drawing inspiration from Julie Vos’ love for New York City, the fine arts, and travel. The brand believes that “we create the beautiful world we live in, with inspiration and discipline.”
2. Dea Dia
Dea Dia is a one-of-a-kind business. Their jewelry is women-owned and women-made, made of recycled metals and manufactured in downtown Los Angeles. The founder, Jessica Lawson, believes that “jewelry can be about so much more than an accessory; rather, it can be a tool of self-expression and confidence, a talisman to enhance your daily life.”
Sophie Kahn and Bouchra Ezzahraoui–longtime friends from graduate school–founded Aurate in 2015. Shop handmade, ethically sourced, sustainably made, and 100% recycled 14K gold, 18K gold, and 14K gold-plated vermeil jewelry inspired by the never-ending movement of New York City.
4. Cleopatra’s Bling
Dreamed up in Paris, Cleopatra’s Bling was born from an adoration of travel and ancient jewelry-making traditions. Founder Olivia Cummings first learned the art of adornment in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, where she carved wax, hammered metals and sourced stones for her brand. Today, Olivia travels between Paris or Melbourne while running her business.
5. Aureum Collective
Meaning ‘golden’ in Latin, Aureum has a variety of vintage-inspired curb chains and french rope styles. You can shop 24K gold or silver pieces designed with quality, versatility, and beauty in mind. Shop Aureum for a little dose of daily luxury.
6. Kirstin Ash
Kirstin Ash is an Australian designer jewelry brand that loves “sun-drenched moments.” Jewelry is available in sterling silver, 18k gold, or rose gold vermeil.
7. Sahira Jewelry Design
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, designer Sahira Sued offers chic and daring pieces for the modern woman. Each piece lasts a lifetime and effortlessly blends distinctive design with absolute authenticity.