Once upon a time, our style motto was “the bigger the better.” There were bubble necklaces that looked more like medieval breastplates, chandelier earrings that required strategic hairstyles and bubblegum-sized cocktail rings. Since then, our taste in jewelry has become more refined. We traded in those loud baubles for delicate chains and dainty rings. And if the stylish folks of TikTok are to be believed, the minimal jewelry trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere (the hashtag #minimalistjewelry has nearly 12 million views on the platform). So take it from our expertise, rave reviews and excellent fine-jewelry sleuthing, you’re going to want to buy yourself (or someone near and dear) one of these everyday pieces from any of the 20 minimalist jewelry brands below.
Meet the Expert
Rachel Karcich is the founder and designer of RG, a California-based, sustainable jewelry brand.