On a long list of retail store must-haves, right next to bridal jewelry and birthstones, there is sterling silver. With a friendly price point, increasing variations in design, and endless allure, sterling is the no-brainer solution to those in search of gifts—self-purchased or otherwise. Though silver jewelry is often found in classic iterations that promise to stand the test of time, the fact that it typically goes easy on the wallet lends itself nicely to style risk-takers or those experimenting with a new look. And with Mother’s Day just around the corner, styles like these answer the call for chic, thoughtful, and affordable finds. Here are some of my recent favorites.
Tassel necklace in sterling silver with 0.24 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,795; Alisa
Earrings in sterling silver with blue topaz and amethyst, price on request; Amberbeata
Collar necklace in sterling silver, $196; Artistry, Ltd.
Firefly earrings in sterling silver and 18k with 0.14 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,600; Ayesha Studio
Luz earrings in sterling silver with 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,270; Belle Brooke Designs
Little Stars bangle bracelet in sterling silver with CZ, $250; Belle Étoile
Lexington 42-inch necklace in sterling silver with black onyx and moonstone, $595; Charles Garnier Paris
Hammered bangle bracelets in sterling silver with 0.04–0.06 ct. t.w. diamonds, $600–$700; Rhonda Faber Green