Instead of always shopping from mainstream jewelry lines, it's fun to find up-and-coming independent designers. These jewelry designers offer beautiful pieces at terrific prices. Several of the designers also took time out to talk to us about the latest trends in jewelry and accessories.
Every piece in Kristen Amato's fashion jewelry line is under $100. K.Amato Jewelry has garnered many celebrity fans, including Eva Longoria Parker.
Jennifer Dawes offers eco-couture jewelry created from recycled gold and responsibly mined stones. This beautiful line, Dawes Design Jewelry, includes stackable rings, bangles, earrings, necklaces and other pieces.
From wire wrap bangles to crystal hair pins and chandelier earrings to bold necklaces, Nancy Dobbs Owen offers something for everyone.
You may have seen some of Jennifer Fisher's jewelry in Sex and the City: The Movie as both Kristin Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker wore pieces from her collectin.
In addition to her fashion jewelry line, Tracy Matthews also has an eco-friendly line of fine jewelry using "renewed" gold with colored stones and rose-cut diamonds.
Loella Medina's handcrafted jewelry offers fabulous colors and unique designs that are also very affordable. The jewelry has a tropical quality that is very flirty and fun.
Luscious Metals by Natha Perkins features glass jewels in delicious candy colors, inscribed pieces, fairy tale jewelry and much more. Whether you are looking for pendants, bracelets, earrings or something else, Natha Perkins offers unique, handcrafted choices.
Using natural design elements and raw organic materials, Sarah Perlis' "In the Rough" collection is very unique and interesting.
Jill Scharmen has created a beautiful line of jewelry which features vintage looks, nature-inspired pieces and military trends. Learn more about Jill and her line, NolaBella in our interview with this designer.