Pretty shiny things

Like most women, I have my nicer jewelry and I have costume jewelry. I try not to spend more than $10 on costume jewelry (thank you, H&M, American Eagle and New York & Company!). Sometimes though the mid-market gets me. Anthropologie has unveiled a bunch of appealing items in the past month. The one thing about Anthropologie jewelry is that it’s really hard to distinguish between the $200 pieces and the $40 pieces. Some of their pieces are made in the USA and I don’t mind paying a bit more for something made here.I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much is retailing for less than $50. Below are my favorites…most under $50, a few in the triple digits.

Mountain Laurel Necklace: $158
Admittedly, I love this necklace mostly
due to the name. Mountain Laurel
is Connecticut’s state flower,
and I grew up on a hill chock full of them.

Puzzler Necklace: $38
(also shown below on model)

J. Crew sold a similar necklace over the winter.

Sun-Warmed Earrings: $28
(also shown below on model)
A simple shape yet these look so elegant.

Bright Light Earrings: $28
These remind me of a backstage vanity.
Mazurka Earrings: $168
An Eastern feel with a decidedly Western twist.

Love the varying sizes of the orbs.
They look like a bunch of balloons.

The color combination of the jewels
is striking.

Blooming Gem Earrings: $148
Effect accomplished with a bunch
of semi-precious jewels.

Light Study Necklace: $38
(also shown below, full strand)

The small gem clusters look like flowers from afar,
making this piece a great dress-up accent.

Mint Drop Necklace: $34
Love the purple accent gem
and the sunny shape of this piece.


  1. Jennifer
    February 16, 2009 / 9:06 pm

    Oh, I think I might need the light study necklace now! The mint drop is tempting too.

  2. February 18, 2009 / 10:33 pm

    Some really great finds! I do love the Mountain Laurel necklace, but I'm with you – I like to keep the costume jewelry on the cheap 🙂

  3. February 21, 2009 / 6:18 am

    Thanks! I hadn't even seen the sun-warmed earrings and then caught them on your site. Ordered them and they arrived today. Too bad Anthropologie doesn't have an affiliate program, as your finds are dead on! Love the earrings and thanks to you!Suz

  4. May 28, 2009 / 5:34 am

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  5. May 28, 2009 / 2:18 pm

    Yeah not cool Frida. None of that on this blog please.

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