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Affordable Jewelry That Won’t Turn Your Friends’ Ears Green

All of these gifts are under $50.

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A model wearing mango earrings Photo: Mango

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Right after candles and cold hard cash, jewelry is the safest bet when it comes to gifting (in most cases). All you need to know is whether the giftee wears jewelry! And with a few scrolls through Instagram, figuring out if their aesthetic leans more minimal and dainty or bold and bright is an easy thing to do.

The even better news is that you can find really special pieces on a budget thanks to the ever-growing jewelry selections at fast-fashion stops like Mango, along with under-the-radar lines experimenting with materials like wood and acetate in place of flashy diamonds.

To prove it, none of the pieces below will run you more than $50. So whether you’re looking for a simple signet ring or a unique pair of earrings, it’ll be a gift you and your wallet can feel good about.

In God We Trust Signet Ring
In God We Trust Signet Ring, $50
Oak + Fort Olive Earring
Oak + Fort Olive Earring, $28
Dady Bones Cherry Bomb Earrings
Dady Bones Cherry Bomb Earrings, $45
& Other Stories Pink Metallic Studs
& Other Stories Pink Metallic Studs, $25
Bing Bang NYC ‘XO’ Studs
Bing Bang NYC ‘XO’ Studs, $48
Cursive Design Color Theory Necklace
Cursive Design Color Theory Necklace, $48
COS Drop Earrings
COS Drop Earrings, $25

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