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Simply Adorn: my favorite jewelry companies

 Following my recent post about my newfound appreciation for fine jewelry, I thought I'd compile all of my favorite small companies that are doing minimalist jewelry well. I went through each of my favorites and listed their version of a simple stacking ring and listed their price for them to give you an idea of their use of metals and price range. Click on the name of the company to go to the sites. At the end of the list is another list of "honorable mentions"; companies that I admire but didn't fit my criteria for this post. I hope you find this useful or just pretty to look at. I would also recommend following all of these companies on Instagram or their blogs. Their media presence is beautiful.

enjoy! XO, Courtney Chilton

VRAI & ORO

$50 14k SOLID gold single ring

lots of diamond work

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BARIO NEAL

Philadelphia

lots of engagement rings/bands

$52 18k gold stacking band (plus engraving option)

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Craft & Culture

$20 Sterling Silver ring (only knuckle)

Features different designers

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Baleen

Seattle

2 pack of Sterling Silver gold stacking rings for $28 sizes 5-8

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Rebecca Mir Grady

ultra thin 14k gold band $98

Chicago

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Ariel Gordon

Ultra-thin sterling silver or 14k gold rings $85-245

(has been worn by celebs)

Los Angeles

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Another Feather

brass, silver, vintage silver, bronze, 14k gold textured stacking ring $44-78

Portland

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By Boe

individual Sterling Silver thin band $25

New York

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Katie Dean Jewelry

Gold Plated individual thing band $19 sizes 3-8

California

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Consider the WLDFLWRS

one gold filled stack ring sizes 3-9.5, $15

Nashville

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BRVTVS

Caroline Ventura

SOLID GOLD band $415

New York

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Odette NY

Very textured recycled brass stacking band $75

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Kathleen Whitaker

Thin solid 14k gold ring, $150

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HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

Accompany 

accompanyus.com

features global artists, fair trade, philanthropic items. Jewelry, clothing, stationary, etc.

(super obsessed with the snake brass bracelet that employs people in Kenya)

 

Erin Considine

shop.erinconsidine.com

Unique jewelry. global inspiration

 

Najo 

http://www.najo.com.au/

Reminds me more of Cartier

Australian, fairly affordable

 

Need Supply Co.

needsupply.com

features some of the artists listed like Another Feather

has their own copy-cat jewelry for much cheaper

 

Fay Andrada

fayandrada.com

love the pien oka ring

($$)

 

Madewell

madewell.com

features brass jewelry of their own, though not handmade.

love the brass bend right earrings.

 

JCrew

jcrew.com

We all know Jcrew and their signature colorful gem-heavy jewelry. But they do carry some outside companies, such as BRVTVS.

 

Tarin Thomas  

http://www.tarinthomas.com

just found Kylie's company today but I love their use of precious and semi precious gems.