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You know how they say diamonds are a girl’s best friend? Well, when your salary isn’t exactly baller-level and you have to budget between rent, food, a social life, and the occasional shopping spree, is it really in your best interest to befriend something so expensive? The answer, as you unfortunately already know, is no. (Unless something was gifted to you. In that case, you’re BFFAEAE!)
So, if you only have the funds to drop a few dollars every once in a while, costume jewelry can fill a big accessory void. It doesn’t have to be all about loud, statement-type pieces either — you can still score some great finds that are just as cute and classy as they are affordable. Skeptical? Tell us how you feel after you take a look at this group of rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, all of which are under $50. They may not replace your trusty old pals, but think of these as those coworkers you’d actually hang out with after hours — because they’re awesome.