Jewelry can often times make or break a look. The problem is, so often the high quality show-stopping pieces we desire are priced outside of our budget.
For example, Actress and CEO of lifestyle brand Goop Gwyneth Paltrow's recent jewelry line release consists of an array of beautiful items, with the most inexpensive piece costing a staggering $78 USD.
In a recent interview, Paltrow discussed why she's a jewelry junkie:
“One of the reasons I love jewelry so much is because it’s so expressive,” she explained on set recently in between photos. “How you mix and match it says so much about your state of mind and what’s inspiring you in that moment.”
While Goop's designs are uniquely beautiful, they're also priced well outside of the reach of the average American. As an alternative, take a look at these Goop-worthy looks that cost a fraction of the price:
1. Delicate Dangle Earrings
Cute, playful, and undeniably cool. That's how Goop describes their Apple Circle Pave Drop Earrings. While they are simplistic yet intricate at the same time, the same can be said for AFONiE's Gold Sparkling Tree of Life Earrings.
While the Goop version goes for an astronomical $1450 (pictured left,) you can get the AFONiE look (pictured right) for just $10.50.
2. Cuban Style Gold Chains
Cuban Link Chains have been DOMINATING fashion for the last five or so years. With customized versions popping up at every mall kiosk across America, it comes as now surprise that Goop would release their own spin on the modern day trend.
While the Small Luxe Edith Link Necklace by Goop (pictured left) costs $7200, the AFONiE alternative Curb Chain Toggle Necklace and Bracelet Set costs just $15.
3. Golden Wave Earrings
There's nothing on this planet as calming as the sound of ocean waves washing ashore as you relax on the beach. So it should come as no surprise that fashion has begun to reflect the world around us -- incorporating the soothing ripple tides of the ocean into our wardrobe.
While Goop has released these stunning stud wave style earrings (pictured left) they're not exactly affordable, coming it at a whopping $1050 per pair. Meanwhile, AFONiE recently released these fabulous dangly wave style gold earrings (pictured right) for a fraction of the cost. You can get them now for just $14.
4. Heart Shaped Accessories
The heart motif refers to friendship, devotion and affection, although the most powerful and significant of all hearts in jewelry are the versions that refer to deep, romantic and enduring love. The symbolic pieces are some of the most timeless and popular, especially around this time of year.
Goop's $3150 Pure Love Necklace (pictured left) is a beauty, but why pay the cost of a down payment for a home when you can get 4-piece heart shaped jewelry set (pictured right) by AFONiE for just $20.
5. Blinged Out Bracelets
Blinged out, diamond encrusted bracelets are all the rage, and it's easy to see why. Slim, sleek, stylish, and sexy, they easily add a flair to any outfit and can elevate your style from "eh" to"YAY!"
If you're springing for a real diamond bracelet than Goop's Knife-Edge Link Diamond Tennis Bracelet (pictured left) may be the one for you -- if you're willing to shell out $9450. If you're looking for a more affordable option that comes in an array of colors check out these High Quality Stainless Steel and Cubic Zirconia Bracelets by AFONiE that start at just $19.
6. Initial Necklaces
While the iconic Carrie Bradshaw helped popularize name-plated necklaces in the early aughts, over time we've widdled them down to just initials.
Goop has released a line of Helium Initial Charm Necklaces (pictured left,) they come at the hefty cost of $1420 PER PIECE. Meanwhile, AFONiE sells its own line of fashionable Gold Initial Necklaces for just $9.99 per piece.
7. Colorful Hearts
While gold heart diamond encrusted necklaces are popular, colorful heart's are quickly becoming a fashionable favorite.
For example, Goop just dropped a beautiful 18-Karat Ruby Heart Necklace (pictured left) for the low price of $3740. If you're not looking to spend thousands, then check out these comparable Heart In A Bottle Necklaces by AFONiE that are available in a variety of colors for just $8.95.
8. Blinged Out Hoop Earrings
By now, you may be noticing a theme. Bling is the thing! Sexy hoops elevate any outfit, but sexy hoops that are encrusted in diamonds are so much more interesting.
With that being said, you can spend $6040 on these Pavé Diamond Crossroad Hoops (pictured left) OR you can save more than six thousand dollars when you purchase these Silver Medium Rhinstone Earrings (pictured right) by AFONiE for $9.99.
9. Layered Rings
By now you've had to have noticed how hot rings are in fashion. Everyone from Rihanna to the girls of Euphoria have been rocking the layered ring look for the last few years.
While Goops doesn't sell ring sets, they do have a layered Stella Ring (pictured left) that really embodies this trend. However, it'll cost you $6800. If you're looking for a more affordable set that's just as sexy try this 13-piece Gold Ring Set by AFONiE.