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The Best 2020 Jewelry Trends For Under $50

How to get the same looks the celebrities are wearing on the red carpet, for less.

Designers started showing 2020 jewelry trends back in the fall of 2019, during the spring/summer runway shows for this year. Now that the cold winds of January are whipping around us (unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere), it’s time to find out which of those trends are rolling and which got left in the dust.

The answer is in the stars — Hollywood stars, that is. In the two earliest awards shows of the season, the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards, celebs paraded down the red carpet sporting what will undoubtedly become the defining jewelry looks of the year.

First, let’s talk about ears. They were seriously blinged out on the spring/summer 2020 runways and continue to be so on the red carpet. What’s hot: ear cuffs, as modeled by Cynthia Erivo at the Globes and SAGs. This year, we’ll also see more examples of the single statement-making dangly earring of the type worn by Christina Applegate at the SAGs. And hoops, which were huge last year (literally and metaphorically) are even bigger (literally and metaphorically) in 2020 ― see Sofia Vergara’s collarbone-grazing pair at the Globes.

Moving down to the neck: Chokers inspired by the Victorian Era (and ’90s nostalgia) are still going strong, with Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson and Greta Gerwig wearing them to the Globes. Danai Gurira’s SAG bling was actually a twofer of trends: a choker and pops of vivid color, which were a favorite theme on the runways of Stella McCartney, Moschino, Anna Sui and Ferragamo.

More trends abounded ― thick Chanel chain necklaces, including a lariat, on Margot Robbie at the SAG Awards; a chunky chain bracelet on Tiffany Haddish and pearl earrings on Zoë Kravitz at the Globes.

And these are just the tip of the iceberg on the jewelry trends we’ll be seeing this year. Read on for a breakdown of the statement pieces and daily essentials you’re going to want in your jewelry box.

Bonus: None of them costs more than $50. Because whoever said “luxury don’t come cheap” was, well, wrong.

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Chain necklace
BaubleBar
What power shoulders were to the '80s, BaubleBar’s chain-link necklace ($44) is to your wardrobe. Clasp this around your neck to feel like the baddest boss in the room.
2
Bold pops of color
Loft
At the Golden Globes, Taylor Swift and Zoey Deutch’s candy-colored jewels just begged to be noticed. So does Loft's Rainbow Pavé Circle Ring ($29.50), featuring a wheel of brightly colored stones.
3
Lariat necklace
Etsy
This dainty lariat necklace from Etsy ($32.30), with a sparkly yet understated opal, is simple enough to wear every single day.
4
Lucite
Machete
The midcentury trend is back in a big way. You’ll love this cuff ($30 on sale) from Machete, an Atlanta-based brand committed to ecological and environmental responsibility.
5
Ear cuffs
Urban Outfitters
Hoops and huggies and ear cuffs, oh my! Add Urban Outfitters’ chain-link cuff ($45), featuring a cute dangling starburst, to your earring stack.
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Oversize hoops
Francesca's
The bigger the hoops, the closer to God. Get the look with these bright red earrings from Francesca’s ($16).
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Tortoiseshell
J.Crew
This season’s tortoiseshell accessories, like J.Crew’s floral statement earrings ($30 on sale), put a fun spin on an old favorite.
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The single dangly earring
Man Repeller
Sporting one dangly earring isn’t for the faint of heart. Go totally wild with Man Repeller’s white tiger earring ($45).
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Pearls
Catbird
A strand of pearls as a necklace? Classic. A strand of pearls around your finger ($35)? That’s unexpected — and, thanks to Catbird, very affordable.
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Shells
Mango
There was a time when oversize seashell jewelry was reserved for ladies playing shuffleboard in Boca Raton. Now that the trend is out of retirement, get the look with this Mango necklace ($19.99 on sale).
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Chokers
Anthropologie
This Anthropologie choker ($48) adds instant red carpet glam to any outfit, and it’s available in four colorways.
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Birds of a feather
Etsy
Big hoops too tame for you? Maybe it’s time to try whimsical avian earrings, like this adorable parrot pair, available on Etsy for $22.
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