A word to honeyed golds, gleaming bronzes and glowing rose golds: the great jewellery trend pendulum has swung once more and its silver’s turn in the spotlight. What with all things Y2K making a comeback — Barbiecore, butterfly tops and belly chains, to name a few — the silver renaissance is hardly surprising.
2023’s silver jewellery is a far cry from the cheap, easily tarnished pieces of our youth. Gone are the mood rings that turn your fingers green, the rhinestone-encrusted pendants and the immediately-bent-out-of-shape hoop earrings. Whatever your jewellery vibe — fine and dainty or bold and chunky; boho glam or gunmetal grunge — these brands are creating pieces that will last a lifetime.
Click through to meet the brands serving up the best silver jewellery on the market.
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Hong Kong-based brand Linjer has swiftly become one of our favourite brands for high quality, affordable jewellery this year — especially their dainty and delicate gemstone rings. They keep their prices low by partnering directly with manufacturers and doing away with the usual supply chain and markups you find in the jewellery industry.
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Mejuri is known and loved for its gold jewellery but its silver designs are equally desirable. From classic silver earrings and rings to the brand’s iconic croissant designs, shop here if you’re looking to build up your silver collection with timeless, elegant pieces that can be worn every day.
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Monica Vinader really brings together the very best of the jewellery world: a commitment to ethical sourcing and sustainability, quality materials in the form of recycled sterling silver and gold vermeil, and beautiful contemporary designs. Highlights include the hammered Siren collection, the brand’s use of gemstones, and pendant necklaces.
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AMYO — which stands for Accessories Make Your Outfit — is all about making fine jewellery accessible. Here you can score the simple (plain hoop huggie earrings and ear cuffs) and the highly decorated and unique (crystal chokers and ring-hand chains) at budget-friendly prices, starting at just £7 and stretching up to £243.
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Inspired by ancient armour, this Canadian brand’s pieces are truly unique. Perfect for fans of bold, boho jewellery, Enarmoured’s hammered earrings and necklaces are all handmade in small batches by brand founder and artist, Jordan Clarke.
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Whatever you’re after, you’ll probably find it at Daisy London. This UK-based brand’s silver collection is extensive, spanning all your jewellery basics and including every key trend, you can think of (moon, star and astrology iconography, flowers, Grecian-inspired sculpture and retro palm leaves, to name just a few).
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From personalised, initial pendants to birthstone necklaces, Edge of Ember has best friend gifts covered. Even better, their prices start at £30.
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This NYC brand has quickly become a cool girl favourite, namely for its distinctive and sculptural designs, chunky chains and straight-from-the-90s shade of gunmetal grey. The latter is because this is technically not silver but platinum-plated brass. Nevertheless, we couldn’t help including the brand here (come on, how cool is this puffy heart pendant?).
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Our go-to for quality demi-fine jewellery and imitation diamonds that won't break the bank — perfect for the gift-giving season. You're just as likely to find something here for your mother-in-law here as you would your baby sister.