Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, making now the ideal time to get a head start on all your holiday shopping. Sourcing the perfect gift for your favorite people can be a tricky task — but one can never have enough jewelry, right? If you're not sure where to start, narrow in on handmade pieces that'll make for a memorable gift. And before your mind goes to DIY and friendship bracelets, think again — the selection of unique handmade jewelry from Etsy is a treasure trove of hidden gems.
Your previous experiences with Etsy may have led to hours lost with no results, but don't let the volume of product scare you away this time. From minimal modern pieces to bold designs and sophisticated shapes, there are styles to shop that are sure to wow every special person in your life.
You can score everything from standout necklaces and bracelets to rings and earrings, all of which are equally elevated and eye-catching. For those that err on the side of simplicity, shop modern necklaces and earrings that will make a refined statement. For those who don't shy away from the more ornate styles, opt for these delicate palm danglers from YUKA for $95. Handmade by an Istanbul-based jewelry designer, the line was a featured Etsy shop back in 2014 and has an average of five stars from reviewers.
Since you'll most likely be making numerous purchases during this time of year, finding gifts at an affordable price point will make these Etsy offerings even more enticing.
One particular piece that looks like it's sure to carry a high price tag (but only rings in at $61.22) is a porcelain ring from Gouttedeterre. Coming from France, this elegant ring is hand painted in liquid gold, making it perfect for special occasions, but just as wearable for everyday. Sew A Song's Linked Hoops also bring elegance to a simple pair of earrings, and at only $40.30, they're a steal you can buy for every jewelry-lover on your list.
Included in the mix are pieces that hit on the trends you'll be seeing from now into the new year. Secretly know your BFF has been looking for chain link styles or lusting over pearl detailing? Check out this under $100 easy-to-wear bracelet from Rock Salt Vintage and these timeless freshwater pearl hoops from Rebecca Gladstone for $72.81.
Don't worry about navigating through pages of jewelry until you can't see straight — instead, continue on to start shopping handmade pieces that have that extra special touch everyone wants in their gifts.
Sew A Song - Oskar Earrings Pink Ball, Long Earrings
These lightweight earrings are like artwork for your ears. The geometric shape and pop of color make them impossibly cool at an affordable price.
Sew A Song Linked Hoops
These hoops were handmade from brass and wood for a unique take on the classic shape.
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The elevated design of this ring gives it an expensive feel without the high price tag. Made of porcelain with hand-painted liquid gold, this modern ring is a must-buy for under $100.
Rebecca Gladstone - Pearl Creole Hoop Earring
Secure these freshwater pearl earrings for a special someone in your life. A timeless style that is right on-trend for this season, this pair will make the perfect gift for recipients of all ages. They are also available in sterling silver and rose gold plated silver.
Philo K. - FORMA n.4 White Porcelain Necklace
Handmade in Spain, this porcelain and gold plated brass pendent necklace is an easy to wear piece. Its no frills design and contemporary feel will help pull together everything from office attire to party wear, making it the perfect present for all the minimalists in your life.
YUKA - Palm Leaves Earrings
Handmade by a jewelry designer in Istabul, Turkey, these gold plated silver earrings are perfect for someone who loves a refined statement earring. The botanical design of this style is a nice balance of being eye-catching while remaining delicate.
Rock Salt Vintage - Arbe Bracelet
If you're on the hunt for a bracelet to gift, this chain link style with a toggle closure may be the one. The ideal bracelet for everyday wear, its structural design will add dimension to an already established arm party while it can also stand on its own nicely.
Four Eyes Ceramics - Cutout Dangle Earrings
These handmade porcelain earrings are such a good find you may want to snag a pair for yourself too. The organic shape and unglazed matte finish in a clean white hue make them a versatile duo that your loved one will get a lot of mileage out of.
Aquarian Thoughts - Delicate Pearl Ring
This dainty ring with a fresh water pearl and a hammered band is sure to become a favorite for anyone who receives it. A stack of these rings will make even more of an impact, so you may want to gift a trio.
OeiCeramics - Pastel Green Porcelain Gold Earrings
Though small in size, the mint green green marble and gold design make them a standout style. Scoop up this pair for the person that gravitates toward a delicate earring.
Vardi - Tessa Earrings Brass
Sleek statement makers with a modern twist, these earrings are too striking to pass up. Wrap up this pair of handcrafted brass earrings this season to gift someone in your life who loves a dangler.
NUUK - Sphere Necklace
This silver stunner was designed and made in Portugal. Though it has a simple, clean design it will still bring the wow factor.
Oh Little Foxes - Gemstone Threader Earring
Made in Austin, Texas, this gemstone threader gives off a boho vibe while still remaining sophisticated. Since it's a perfect pair to wear during the holidays, gift this style ahead of all the parties.