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The Best Formal Jewelry Under $50 That Looks Like It’s Over $500

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To quote How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, “Ladies, frost yourselves.” They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but our budgets prefers imitation diamonds instead. The truth is, most people can’t even spot the difference between the two!

With wedding season in full swing and fancy fall events on the horizon, bills are starting to pile up — gifts and gowns galore! Don’t feel like you have to add to the expenses by buying formal jewelry. You can still shine with budget-friendly baubles that won’t break the bank. We went on a mission to find the best necklaces, earrings and bracelets under $50 that look like they’re over $500. Unlike with J.Lo, people will be fooled by the rocks that you got!

This Silver Necklace and Earrings Jewelry Set

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Silver lining! This set of silver and cubic zirconia jewelry looks like it’s from designer David Yurman. The pendant necklace and matching stud earrings are simple yet stunning! One reviewer reported, “Not only have they held up, but they look great and I get compliments on the set at work and with my family. 10/10 would buy for anyone.”

Get the Amazon Collection Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Halo Pendant Necklace and Stud Earrings Jewelry Set for just $33 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, July 29, 2022, but are subject to change.

These Crystal Fringe Earrings

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Don’t go chasing waterfalls, unless they’re these waterfall earrings! Add some sparkle and shine to any special occasion with these crystal fringe earrings. Plated with 18-karat gold, these lightweight jewels will dress you up without weighing you down. One shopper declared, “These crystal drop earrings are a MUST! Perfect for holidays or any time you want to give off major GLAM 🙂 The perfect size, not too large or too small. Love the statement they make!”

Get the Ettika Crystal Fringe Drop Earrings for just $39 (originally $55) at Nordstrom!

These Pearl Stud Earrings

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Girl with the pearl earring! These earrings from Anthropologie are simple yet stunning! Every gal needs a pair of pearl studs in her jewelry box. As one shopper said, “Perfect staple for everyone’s closet.” Classic and chic!

Get the Tai Pearl Studs for just $38 at Anthropologie!

This Silver Rhinestone Drop Necklace

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Dazzle with this dainty silver rhinestone drop necklace! One customer gushed, “This is so pretty and delicate. I am wearing it on my wedding day and it compliments my dress perfectly. I also love that I can wear it more than once with how simple it is. LOVE IT!”

Get the Love of the Light Sterling Silver Rhinestone Drop Necklace for just $26 at Lulus!

This Rose Gold Tennis Bracelet

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All that glitters is (rose) gold! For a subtle pop of pink, try this gorgeous tennis bracelet made with cubic zirconia crystals on a gold-plated frame. According to one review, “This one is a real beauty — looks like a million bucks. Very happy with it — dainty on my wrist and just a beautiful style.”

Get the SWEETV Women’s Wedding Bridal Bracelet for just $19 (originally $22) at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, July 29, 2022, but are subject to change.

This Gold-Plated Necklace and Earrings Set

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Sparkle and shine in this exquisite gold-plated necklace and earrings set! This review captured our thoughts perfectly: “We literally gasped when we opened the box! Looks very high quality and the way it shines you would think it’s real diamonds.”

Get the Weiman Jewelry White Gold/Gold Plated Women Cubic Zirconia CZ Marquise Teardrop Bridal Tennis Necklace and Drop Earring Set for just $36 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, July 29, 2022, but are subject to change.

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