The jewelry celebrities wear on the red carpet is often so eye-wateringly expensive it comes with its own security team and complicated insurance documents. However not all A-list-endorsed jewelry requires a fleet of bodyguards. Plenty of off-duty stars lean on emerging jewelry brands with far more accessible price points. The AED 900 to AED 1,300 bracket tends to be a sweet spot in the contemporary jewelry world – more accessible than fine jewelry, and with more longevity than high street or costume jewelry offerings.
Established brands in this sector include the likes of Mejuri and Missoma, but lots of emerging makers are attracting the attention of celebrity stylists right now. London-based CompletedWorks is one of the brands Vogue editors spend their money on (its signature Scrunchie earrings are also loved by the likes of Jodie Comer and Adwoa Aboah). Just this week, Ashley Graham added some CompletedWorks sparkle to a Magda Butrym rose mini dress.
Keep reading to discover which hoop earrings Hailey Bieber is wearing this summer, and the statement drops Katie Holmes has added to her jewellery collection.
Katie Holmes wearing the By Pariah large gold drop earrings. Photo: Getty
London-based jewelry brand By Pariah’s prices vary, with topaz, marble, and diamond pieces that are over £1,000. However, it has a core collection of gold pieces around the £300 mark. The large gold drop earrings (which Katie Holmes has been wearing this summer) are among its most popular styles.
Nicola Coughlan wore gold statement earrings by Ysso with her white strappy dress to Wimbledon in 2023. Photo: Getty
Next up is Ysso, which was founded by mother-and-daughter duo Alexia and Stalo Karides, who create bold, sculptural shapes inspired by the rich history and landscapes of Greece. Hailey Bieber is a fan of its gold earrings, while Nicola Coughlan wore a statement pair to Wimbledon this summer.
Brinker + Eliza
Hailey Bieber wore Brinker and Eliza gold hoop earrings with her jorts this summer. Photo: Instagram.com
Hailey Bieber probably owns as many pairs of statement gold earrings as she does jorts and vintage leather jackets, and this summer one of her favorite pairs has been the “Collins” hoops by Brinker + Eliza. This is another brand founded by a mother-daughter duo and is loved for its playful (and often colorful) charms and nostalgic chunky chains. The costume designers who worked on the Gossip Girl reboot also turned to the brand for Julien Calloway.
The Princess of Wales wears Shyla drop earrings to Wimbledon. Photo: Getty
The Princess of Wales might have access to literal vaults of precious diamonds and tiaras, but as with the rest of her wardrobe, she is careful to balance high and low in her jewelry collection, mixing shoulder-grazing Zara earrings with her priceless heirlooms. This summer, Kate has been wearing a pair of knotted gold earrings with a delicate pearl drop by the contemporary London-based label Shyla.
Photo: Ariana Grande wears pearl hoop earrings by Mejuri to Wimbledon. Photo: Getty
Mejuri is the everyday fine jewelry brand beloved by everyone from Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish to Emily Ratajkowski and the Princess of Wales. It is known for its fine jewelry basics, such as micro-pavé diamond signet rings and gold hoop earrings – Ariana Grande wore the pearl-adorned hoop earrings with an elegant grey outfit to the Wimbledon final in 2023.
Ashley Graham wears CompletedWorks hoop earrings. Photo: Instagram.com/mrsemilyevans
CompletedWorks first started garnering attention with its gold Scrunchie earrings, worn by the likes of Adwoa Aboah, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Jodie Comer. It has now expanded its offering to include statement crystal cuffs, sparkling hoops, and pearl rings contorted into the shape of a bow. “I think there is a type of woman who is interested in how jewelry can express how she is thinking,” brand founder Anna Jewsbury previously told British Vogue, of her label’s playful approach.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk