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We’re currently living in a golden age of affordable demi-fine jewellery, thanks in part to a surge of Instagram-famous brands using the platform to market their up-and-coming boutiques. But mostly, we’ve got to give credit to the Duchess of Sussex. Ever since Meghan Markle’s love of British demi-fine jewellery brand Missoma became public knowledge, there has been a major move by similar brands to populate this space.
While we love the Insta-famous boutiques we find online, we actually have a ton of affordable fine and demi-fine jewellery brands right here in the UK. Much like Missoma, our homegrown jewellery designers create minimal pieces that carry a certain nostalgia that we’ll call “modern vintage.” From fashion-crowd favourites like Otiumberg, Edge of Ember, and Orelia to newcomers like Lily & Roo, Maya Magal, Astrid & Miyu, and Bonvo — along with some more established brands like Laura Lee, Rachel Jackson, Monica Vinader, and Dinny Hall — these British brands offer a wide range of contemporary fine and demi-fine jewellery featuring ethically sourced gemstones at surprisingly affordable prices.
Ahead, you’ll be able to find some truly stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces starting at £60, and if you fancy something for a milestone event, there are gorgeous engagement rings and personalised pieces, too.