“Fine jewelry is only for the elite.”
Cue eye roll. We couldn’t disagree more.
For Misahara, fine jewelry has never been about status. It’s much more visceral and nuanced. Fine jewelry is a way to honor heritage, express and evoke emotion, and share what you find meaningful.
Shopping for fine jewelry can get really pricey really fast. For handcrafted pieces that last forever, it’s often a price worth paying. But you don’t have to sacrifice style and quality for an attainable price point.
Make a powerful statement without breaking the bank while we share some of our favorite affordable fine jewelry pieces.
AFFORDABLE FINE JEWELRY CATEGORIES
Whether you’re in the market for earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or rings, there are affordable fine jewelry options for you. Understanding the type of jewelry you’re looking for will make the shopping experience much more streamlined, and inevitably, budget-friendly.
All reputable fine jewelry will be of a reasonably heightened price point. Sustainably and ethically shaping earth’s precious materials for designs that last forever is not an inexpensive pursuit, though it’s a worthy one. Lesser quality jewelry breaks, scratches and tarnishes, leaving you to buy endless replacements. Think quality over quantity. It’s okay to buy one meaningful piece that will last forever, versus a whole array of lesser quality pieces that will inevitably break. With true fine jewelry, there’s no replacements necessary - just you and your signature look for eternity!
FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING AFFORDABLE FINE JEWELRY
Fine jewelry at a low price point should always come with careful investigation. Don’t be sucked into buying something that’s not up to your quality just because the price tag looks appealing.
Factors to consider when making an affordable fine jewelry purchase:
Will the materials stand the test of time? Both in regards to durability and value. For example, if the piece you’re considering utilizes diamonds, what is the diamond cut (shape) and carat (weight)? How is the diamond set? If the diamonds are set in gold, what is the karat (which for gold, refers to purity)? The higher the gold karat, the softer, therefore, more precious. For your price range and lifestyle, is the specific combination of these materials a worthy investment?
It’s also pertinent to ask how the materials are sourced. Does the jeweler make an effort toward sustainability, or are you uncertain on their approaches?
The more transparent a jeweler is with what materials they use and how they are sourced, the more reliable and worthy that jeweler is of your valuable business.
Will your piece be factory produced? Handcrafted by artisans? Or some level of both?
We say artisan made all the way! Gift yourself something made with love. It’s always the better long term investment.
Handcrafted doesn’t necessarily mean “uber expensive.” All Misahara pieces are handcrafted in the heart of New York City.
When it comes to affordable fine jewelry, the only way to go is Kimberly Certified diamonds. In 2002, the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme was created to prevent the sale of conflict diamonds. Today, it regulates 99% of the rough diamond supply.
Misahara is also a proud member of Jewelers of America, a renowned organization that ensures consumer trust in vetted jewelers and their services. Membership is reserved for the most professional and responsible.
If you’re on a strict budget, give yourself some limitations, and stick to them. An easy way to do this is to filter the page you’re viewing from low to high. And keep in mind - our fabulous experts are 100% kind, knowledgeable and judgment -free. They are always happy to address options within your budget on the phone or in the chat box.
Pro Tip: Your first Misahara purchase is 10% off code FIRST10.
Misahara Mini earrings are what affordable fine jewelry dreams are made of. Handcrafted in 14k gold, featuring brilliant diamonds and colored gemstones, these pieces are a no-brainer for balling on a budget.
Inspired by the iconic motifs used across all Misahara Collections, the Mini earrings have been an oh-so-collectible customer favorite since their launch in 2020.
These loveable pieces allow you to tell your story through diamonds, colored gemstones, and motifs. For rich color options, look toward our Mini Birthstone Collection. Pair with our 14k gold motifs to make your earring stack uniquely you.
Sold individually, Misahara Minis are priced as low as $145/earring.
Misahara Mini earrings prove luxury doesn’t have to be so stuffy!
NECKLACE AND ANKLETS
If you’re thinking more along the lines of anklet or bracelet, use our Misahara Mini 14k gold motifs and birthstones to create a necklace or anklet that tells your story at an affordable fine jewelry price point.
Pricing options begin at just $300.
These pieces allow for customization that most other pieces do not. They’ll probably become your new staple.
In case you’re new here, we drop a new mini earring every month. This past September we wanted to step it up a notch and bring you something even more exciting…
A whole new Mini category.
Welcome to the stage Misahara Mini Rings.
Our absolutely gorgeous Mini Rings allow you to chose your favorite Mini motifs or birthstones to be added perfectly to a twisted solid 14k gold band and finished off with a pristine rose-cut diamond. With over 35 designs to chose from, you can craft a ring that truly means something to you.
Priced at $850, it’s a customizable solid gold jewelry option of the highest sentiment and quality.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR FINE JEWELRY
Your fine jewelry’s lifespan can only be ensured with proper care. Not all jewelry is fit for all occasions, and some pieces should be worn with a little more caution than others.
Designed with durability in mind, our affordably priced Misahara Mini earrings, necklaces, anklets and rings, are absolutely acceptable for everyday wear. While by no means are we encouraging you to tempt fate, diamonds (and most sapphires) are hard enough to withstand the elements. But softer gemstones like opals should be treated with a more delicate hand.
In general, take off your fine jewelry for intense physical activity, and be cautious with your perfumes and products.
It’s a good idea to occasionally use a microfiber cloth to gently polish your gold pieces.
Fine jewelry should be stored in small cloth pouches in room temperature, low humidity away from direct sunlight. A good rule of thumb is: Last on, first off.
Inspect your collection from time to time and give your pieces the polish they deserve. You’ll never regret caring for pieces you can pass onto your loved ones.
TIPS FOR BUDGET CONSCIOUS FINE JEWELRY SHOPPERS
Shopping for affordable fine jewelry is not a fool’s errand. When you’re in the hands of fine jewelers who truly care about your experience, you should feel empowered to treat yourself to something within your price range.
Narrow your search to strictly what’s in your budget. You don’t want to fall in love with something you just can’t afford.
Again, if it’s your first time shopping at Misahara Jewelry, enjoy 10% off on us! Use code FIRST10 at checkout.
If you have your heart set on something that’s just a little out of your budget, keep it on that vision board, and take advantage of the Misahara Summer Sale where we offer 20% off sitewide.
As always when shopping for fine jewelry, know your budget, know your materials, and know your jeweler’s practices and policies. Most importantly, though, know your personal taste! If you can only treat yourself to one special item, make sure it’s something you love.It will always be more valuable to invest in high quality, fine jewelry than that inspired by quick, passing trends made with low quality materials. Choose longevity. Your family, present tense and future, will adore it.
"It is so special to pass down jewelry because the heirloom holds the story of the generations before. The mother that wears her jewels to live her life then gives it to her daughter that now wears it on her journey. I've climbed mountains and explored the world with my jewels and when my daughters inherit these pieces they will be carrying my story with them. There is no question this makes the jewelry more meaningful and sentimental. I also believe that the loving energy is passed on through heirlooms and why it's worth owning and passing down for generations." - Lepa Galeb-Roskopp, Misahara Founder and Designer
The appeal of affordable fine jewelry is pretty obvious.
When you're able to adorn yourself with earth’s most beautiful substances, you’re instantly more confident, even dignified - regal. What you feel like matters a whole lot more than flash.
When properly cared for, you’ll have something you’re able to pass down for generations.
Love yourself with handcrafted pieces designed and built with love.
And enjoy affordable fine jewelry at your fingertips with our new Mini Rings.
Misahara Jewelry values experience, emotion, and storytelling. We love Mother Earth, and honor our heritage. It’s our privilege to create pieces that can serve a variety of budgets. We are truly grateful you’re here.