We love contemporary jewelry at 40+ Style. Especially those created by independent designers, and jewelry that everyone else is unlikely to be wearing. That’s why we’re bringing you our picks of the best jewelry stores online to find your next statement necklace, bracelets or earrings.

One of the best places to find all these unique designers is on Etsy. So, you’ll see our Etsy favorites first. Read on for other stores and brands to find the best jewelry for women over 40.

Why wear contemporary jewelry

Choosing a modern piece of jewelry is a great way to update your look, to make sure you look hip after 40, add interest to a plain top or dress, and add an edge to your existing outfits.

Great jewelry also changes your outfits from day to night, giving you lots of versatility.

Best contemporary jewelry

First, our list of some of the best shops and designers we found on Etsy for contemporary jewelry.


Zojanka is a great place to look for scarves, brooches, and contemporary necklaces.

We particularly love the knotted rope necklaces in bright shades, like the necklace (below), which would look stylish worn over a white shirt. .

Best jewelry stores online - Zojanka Rope Statement Necklace | 40plusstyle.com

Zojanka Rope Statement Necklace


I love my clay necklace from Floti, seen here and here and I’m tempted to get more color combinations. The ceramic necklace (below) is perfect to wear over plain tops.

Best jewelry stores online - Floti Ceramic Necklace | 40plusstyle.com

Floti Ceramic Necklace


The jewelry in RedPaperHouse is simple, geometric and super effective at adding that pop of color and bit of hipness to any outfit.

Best jewelry stores online - RedPaperHouse Honeycomb Geometric Wooden Laser Cut Necklace | 40plusstyle.com

RedPaperHouse Honeycomb Geometric Wooden Laser Cut Necklace


Minimalist, industrial and sculptural jewelry, we love the interplay of the different materials at naturametallum.

Best jewelry stores online - naturametallum Aluminum Necklace | 40plusstyle.com

naturametallum Aluminum Necklace


PevalekArt creates very arty jewelry using a variety of materials that will add an arty vibe to your looks. The contemporary necklace (below) is ideal to add a pop of color to your favorite little black dress.

Best jewelry stores online - PevalekArt statement necklace | 40plusstyle.com

PevalekArt Contemporary Statement Necklace

Nada Kalmoni

Nada Kalmoni creates handmade African-inspired jewelry made mostly from African fabrics and West African recycled glass beads. These necklaces are perfect to add a pop of color to your outfit. Ideal if you love a bohemian look.

Best jewelry stores online - Nada Kalmoni Chunky Fabric Necklace | 40plusstyle.com

Nada Kalmoni Chunky Fabric Necklace

More of the best jewelry online

cult gaia

If you want to add an unusual, on trend element to your existing outfits, take a look at Cult Gaia. Wear the hoop earrings (below) with your white outfits, or to match the colors in a print top or dress.

Cult Gaia Sanura Hoop Earrings | 40plusstyle.com

Cult Gaia Sanura Hoop Earrings

karine sultan

Karine Sultan creates sculptural jewelry in gold or silver. The cuff bracelet (below) would look good with your sleeveless tops and dresses. We also like the Alice statement necklace.

Karine Sultan Cuff | 40plusstyle.com

Karine Sultan Free Form Cuff


PANCONESI is the ideal place to look for sculptural earrings, like the gold earrings (below), making it the perfect brand for you if you have an architectural style personality.

PANCONES Stellar Earrings | 40plusstyle.com

PANCONESI Gold Crystal Stellar Earrings

Jenny Bird

Jenny Bird has caught the eye of plenty of celebrities with her contemporary jewelry, including Michelle Obama. She specializes in creating lightweight, statement jewelry like the mixed metal necklace (below).

Jenny Bird Le Tome Sofia Disc Choker Necklace | 40plusstyle.com

Jenny Bird Le Tome Sofia Disc Choker Necklace


We love COS for it’s timeless, yet contemporary clothing designs. But don’t also forget to check out its accessories if you’re looking for the best jewelry websites.

COS Oversized Link Drop Earrings | 40plusstyle.com

COS Oversized Link Drop Earrings

Massimo dutti

Massimo Dutti creates stylish clothing designs in natural materials. It also features contemporary jewelry, like the statement necklace below, which would be the perfect way to update a block color dress.

Massimo Dutti Gold-Plated Choker Necklace | 40plusstyle.com

Massimo Dutti Gold-Plated Choker Necklace

Anine Bing

ANINE BING is the ideal place to find both timeless clothing and trendy items. Chunk chain link jewelry like the link bracelet (below) is particularly on trend right now.

ANINE BING Oval Link Bracelet | 40plusstyle.com

ANINE BING Oval Link Bracelet


When searching for the best jewelry stores online, don’t forget to check out Amazon, which has brands like Bocar. The multi-strand necklace (below) comes in a huge choice of colors, so you should find a shade to match your outfit.

Bocar Multi Layer Seed Bead Necklace | 40plusstyle.com

Bocar Multi Layer Seed Bead Necklace


AllSaints has an edgy vibe with its clothes and its jewelry. The necklace (below) has an industrial look that would be ideal if you love a minimalist style, or have a rock chick style personality.

AllSaints Enola Two Tone Necklace | 40plusstyle.com

AllSaints Enola Two Tone Necklace


Chico’s has everything you need to put together an outfit, including a good range of jewelry. We love the idea of wearing the bib necklace (below) over white outfits during the summer months.

Chico's Beaded Bib Necklace | 40plusstyle.com

Chico’s Beaded Bib Necklace (matching earrings here)


Anthropologie has a great selection of jewelry that is quite delicate, but still very contemporary.

Best jewelry stores online - Anthropologie The Petra Drop Earrings | 40plusstyle.com

Anthropologie The Petra Drop Earrings

Argento Vivo Sterling Silver

Argento Vivo Sterling Silver creates jewelry that manages to be contemporary and timeless. If you have a party or event this summer, it’s a great brand to take a look at.

Best jewelry stores online - Argento Vivo Sterling Silver Mixed Metallic Linear Drop Earrings | 40plusstyle.com

Argento Vivo Sterling Silver Mixed Metallic Linear Drop Earrings


Ettika creates trendy jewelry, ranging from more delicate necklaces and earrings, to statement pieces, making it one of the best jewelry designers on our list for versatility. The raffia drop earrings (below) are perfect to go with your summer dresses.

Ettika Raffia Drop Earrings | 40plusstyle.com

Ettika Raffia Drop Earrings


Missoma prides itself on creating recycled gold and silver jewelry. Each piece is handcrafted, responsibly sourced, and designed at its in-house studios in Notting Hill, London.

Best jewelry stores online - Missoma Enamel Haze Paper Clip Chain Necklace | 40plusstyle.com

Missoma Enamel Haze Paper Clip Chain Necklace

open edit

Open Edit is your go-to if you’re looking for an inexpensive piece of jewelry to update your look for a season or two.

Best jewelry stores online - Open Edit Double Twist Stretch Bracelet | 40plusstyle.com

Open Edit Double Twist Stretch Bracelet

Poppy finch

Poppy Finch takes a traditional material – pearls – and creates contemporary jewelry that brings them up-to-date.

Best jewelry stores online - Poppy Finch Cultured Pearl Earrings | 40plusstyle.com

Poppy Finch Hourglass Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings

Jennifer Zeuner

Growing up in Puerto Rico, Jennifer Zeuner had a first-hand view of her father’s clothing factory, which inspired her to create her own brand. Her jewelry is inspired by her own style, which she describes as spiritual, with a twist.

Best jewelry stores online - Jennifer Zeuner Julia Bracelet | 40plusstyle.com

Jennifer Zeuner Julia Bracelet

shop the items above here:

I’m sure that there are many more fantastic designers there that I have not yet discovered, so please let me know your favorites on Etsy, as well as the best jewelry stores online that you’ve found.

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