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
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. .
The jewelry in RedPaperHouse is simple, geometric and super effective at adding that pop of color and bit of hipness to any outfit.
Minimalist, industrial and sculptural jewelry, we love the interplay of the different materials at naturametallum.
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.
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.
More of the best jewelry online
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Anthropologie has a great selection of jewelry that is quite delicate, but still very contemporary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poppy Finch takes a traditional material – pearls – and creates contemporary jewelry that brings them up-to-date.
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.
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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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