What a gem! 6 best online jewellery shops
Whether you're after a pretty piece from an of-the-moment designer or a statement necklace no one else will have, the web is the place to go. We round-up the best e-boutiques for those special finds
Linda Sharkey has been an online journalist at The Independent since 2011. She is involved in different areas across the website and is currently the editor of our latest tool, Independent Plus. As the fashionista of the team, she looks after our Fashion section. Linda also shares her style on her pesonal blog www.fashioninsideout.co.uk
Thursday 16 January 2014
When a piece of jewellery's displayed in a shop, surrounded by hundreds of other designs all dazzling you at the same time, it can be hard to pick out the right thing. Take that process online and on the best websites, you're presented with a curated selection of pieces tailored to your budget and style preferences - all in a few clicks.
We've scoured the web to find the best collections on easy-to-use websites that make it that bit simpler to pick up a unique design that you won't see everyone else wearing. Not all are online only, but we think we've come up with a really e-shopper-friendly selection; from London-based fine jewellery specialists Astley Clarke's website to Scandi hipsters & Other Stories' online offering.
We think Boticca is hard to beat when it comes to their great range, from all corners of the globe, combined with a really functional website that looks good too. For supporting emerging British talent, you can't go wrong with The Individual for home-grown, affordable pieces. And Astley Clarke gets bonus points for its nifty ring stack design tool.
1. Boticca, boticca.com
2. Astley Clarke, astleyclarke.com
3. & Other Stories, stories.com
4. Browns Fashion, brownsfashion.com
5. The Individual, theindividual.co.uk
6. Folksy, folksy.com
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