Andie Anderson was onto something in How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days when she compared jewellery to frosting. Just as we wouldn't want cake without the icing, we wouldn't feel complete in our outfits without the perfect accessories.
Between treasured staples that need an update to keeping up with the fast-moving trend cycle, investing in good-quality pieces can proves a costly exercise.
Whether you're wanting to shop the chunky maximalism and Y2K beading trends or add to your ear and necklace stacks, there's no better time to do so than the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
Not to mention, with Christmas around the corner, the upcoming sales are the perfect opportunity to by a stunning gift and save a few extra dollars.
The Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Jewellery Sales
- Mejuri: 20% off
- THE ICONIC: 30-40% favourite jewellery brands from By Charlotte to Luv AJ
- The Littl: Up to 50% off right now
- Love Isabelle: 30% off
- S-kin Studio: 15% off
- Arms Of Eve: 25% off right now
- SAINT VALENTINE: 30% off
- Monica Vinader: 30% off sitewide and daily 50% off flash sales
- Avant Studio: 30% off
- Reliquia: 30% off
- Hardtofind: 20% off when you spend $150 or more, use code BLKFRIDAY20
ELLE's Jewellery Picks From The Black Friday Sales
Charlotte Bold Hoops, usually $148 now $103 at Mejuri
CZ Chain Hoop Earrings, usually $134.99 now $107.99 at The Littl
Dijon Gold Ring, usually $89 now $66.75 at Arms Of Eve
Small Freshwater Pearl Necklace, usually $164.99 now $115.95 at The Littl
Alta Capture Pearl Earrings, usually $530 now $371 at Monica Vinader
Signature Thin Diamond Ring, usually $300 now $210 at Monica Vinader
Matisse Cuff, usually $289 now $202 at Avant Studio
By Charlotte Wish Ring, usually $119 now $83 at THE ICONIC
What To Look For In Quality Jewellery
If you're after jewellery that won't tarnish, there are a few key things to look for. When shopping for silver jewellery think of the quality on a scale of 1 to 925, with 925 being the best silver you can buy.
As for gold, well, there are four types: solid gold, gold-filled, gold-vermeil and gold-plated.
Solid gold is typically the highest quality jewellery you can get. Coming in various grades described as karats—14K, 18K and the highest, 24K—solid gold won't tarnish. Gold-filled, gold-vermeil and gold-plated jewellery involves a layer of gold being applied to a cheaper base metal, but still have a great lifespan and minimal tarishing depending on the outer layer of gold.