Jewelry is the gift that keeps on giving. It’s the kind of investment you want to make that will last a lifetime and can be passed down as an heirloom. Today, it’s essential to support emerging and innovative designers while you shop for new jewelry, for two reasons: You are helping these independent artists with your purchase, and you are discovering new brands before everyone else does.
The following 27 jewelry brands encompass a range of emerging designers, each specializing in a mix of metals, gemstones, and diamonds. Their pieces can easily be paired with a simple white t-shirt and jeans or a dressier look for a night out. Below, find the ultimate guide to the best emerging jewelry designers you should add to your collection.
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Marie Lichtenberg, a former fashion editor, was inspired by a present given to her by her mother to start her own jewelry brand. The Creole-inspired lockets carry different inscriptions. This one is the perfect, colorful item to add to your neck stack.
Eéra jewels are the perfect conversation starters: They are elegant, yet playful. The jewelry is available in upbeat PVD-coated metals that are total mood-lifters.
A former fine jewelry buyer, Jennifer Koche, recently launched a line of modern heirlooms. All inspired by her grandmother’s keepsakes and Victorian treasures.
Viltier, a French fine jewelry brand, is a modern and elegant label launched by two childhood friends. All its jewelry is made at their French atelier using all conflict-free stones and fair-mined gold.
Jia Jia Zhu, a former fine jewelry buyer at Bergdorf Goodman, switched gears to launch her namesake jewelry brand. All her stones are hand-selected and left in their natural state. Each stone represents a different meaning, so you’ll be able to find something to suit you. Each stone on this piece represents a different chakra.
Maria Sole Ferragamo launched her brand in 2019. Her mission is to create jewelry out of leftover leather and brass for one-of-a-kind pieces. This jewelry will add a bold statement to your look.
Newly launched unisex jewelry brand Etiq Design is perfect to share with your significant other. This two-tones necklace is ideal for those who love to mix metals.
Ephod is a brand that is both fun and elegant. The graphic designs have a mix of name and diamond elements.
Jewelry from Emily Weld Collins was created to serve as talismans and amulets. These pieces are made with 18k gold and platinum, which will allow for these pieces to pass down from generation to generation.
With an industrial design background and as the daughter of Turkish jewelers, Senem Gençoğlu, was bound to create jewelry that has both design and function in mind. Kloto is sophisticated yet cool jewelry you want to own.
Rondel is a contemporary fine jewelry brand made with recycled gold. Lindsey Julia Boyd, the founder of Rondel, was inspired by her grandmother’s charm bracelets and the meaning they carry. These pieces are modern heirlooms that will last a lifetime.
Neptune Jewels is a jewelry brand that makes limited quantities, including custom pieces. The designer behind the brand, Taline Arslanian, is a first-generation American artist and gemologist.
Mad Lords is a Parisian luxury jewelry boutique curated by the most exquisite global designers. Mad Lords’ founders, Caroline and Serge, launched their own namesake brand nearly a year ago.
Akalia Johnson started by making special orders for clients, and in 2020 she decided to launch her brand. Her jewelry is meant to be bold, playful, and worn daily—not saved for special occasions.
Made-to-order brand Simuero is based out of Valencia, Spain. Each piece is unique and has an organic feel, and all pieces are made with recycled materials.
Manluu designer MoAnA Luu was inspired by her Creole heritage when conceptualizing her gender neutral jewelry line. This bangle design is inspired by the brand’s signature collection featuring reimagined woven rattan in gold.
Bea Bongiasca is known for her playful enamel jewelry. Her latest collection includes diamond and bicolor pieces.
Cast Jewelry launched in 2021, aiming to collaborate with different artists to curate capsule collections. These earrings come from a collaboration with jeweler Alice Cicolini.
Sherman Field was first launched in 1967 as a high-end tailoring brand, but then relaunched in 2019 as fine jewelry brand. The founder, Danielle Sherman, was also a co-founder of The Row. Her jewelry specializes in 18k-chains, lockets, rings, and earrings.
The newly launched Uniform Object is the timeless yet edgy jewelry brand you want to own. Its modular system collection that was just launched allows for versatility. Plus, all jewelry can be shared with your significant other.
The fine jewelry designer and artist behind Darius Jewels, Darius Khonsary, is inspired by her Persian ancestry. Every piece is hand-made with 18k gold.
California-based jeweler Harwell Godfrey has quickly become one of the most coveted jewelry brands. Her jewelry is inspired by ancient textiles and ethnic patterns, which can be seen through all the intricate detail on her pieces.
As third-generation diamantaires, the twin sisters behind Gemella Jewels were bound to be inspired by the unique and rare pieces that surrounded them from a young age. This intertwined ring from their line comes in a variety of metal combinations and stones.
Sapir Bachir started her career as a textile designer at Proenza Schouler and Calvin Klein. She launched her namesake brand in 2019 and draws inspiration from both her heritage and a mix of cultures. Her jewelry is minimal but draws attention to movement.
Valery Brinda is a Brooklyn-based fine jewelry brand that is all ethically produced and sourced. Their latest collection has an argyle design inspired by their logo and by the arches of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Prasi was started by two Brazilian friends, Helena Sicupira and Mariana Prates. They both wanted to create jewelry inspired by their native country and artists who have made a big impact on them. Prasi’s two-tone bracelet is the perfect addition to your wrist game.
Jillian Sassone launched Marrow Fine as a passion project, reworking heirloom pieces from her late grandmother. Her fine jewelry can be worn every day and it’s easily stackable. She recently expanded her wedding collection by adding men’s bands.
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