The trend from statement to subtle has been going strong for several seasons now. Less has been more in all facets of style—makeup, hair and clothing. This certainly rings true for jewelry.
Don't get us wrong—bulky bling holds a very special place on the red carpet and runway. But for those days when a diamond-encrusted Bulgari snake choker is a tad too much, dainty jewelry can say it all for us—and incognito celebs alike.
What brands do the stars turn to lightly frost themselves? We've rounded up the designers you need to know.
Jennifer Meyer: A constant fixture on the body parts of Hollywood's finest (think: Claire Danes and Emma Stone), Jennifer Meyer's handcrafted accessories feature whimsical motifs like wishbones and clovers. Most notably, the designer has a knack for beautifully blending turquoise and precious metals.
Jacquie Aiche: The inspiration behind this brand's signature body chains and finger bracelets are rooted in the designer's Egyptian and American heritage. There's a natural elegance or luxe ease to these pieces—something celebs likes Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence can appreciate.
WWake: When sculptural art and a minimalistic aesthetic converge, you get an elegant, edgy collection in which every piece tells a story. And sure enough, fans like Emma Watson and Rashida Jones are listening.
One Jewelry: The brain child of Los Angeles-based designer Ilan Trajanowski, this brand specializes in modern, structural pieces that are just as charming as they are impactful. The pieces strike the perfect balance between statement and subtle. Whether your style resembles that of Nicole Richie or Zooey Deschanel, you'll feel comfortable in this brand.
Ariel Gordon: When seeking versatile pieces that can fit and complement any occasion, look no further than this LA-based designer. Although simple, the offerings are incredibly refined, making them a go-to for celebs like Jessica Alba and Anna Kendrick.
Monica Vinader: Forget your yarn iterations—this British brand specializes in friendship bracelets of more a luxurious nature. You can personalize each piece however you want—engrave it, stack it, encrust it with gems—making the collection ideal for style stars like Olivia Palermo and Jennifer Lopez.
Jennifer Zeuner: You could stack several of this Boca Raton-based designer's pieces on you and it wouldn't be enough. Her playful offerings lend a casual-cool spirit. However, the brand recently announced the addition of fine jewelry—in gold and pave diamonds—to the collection. Good news for fans like Cara Delevingne and Kylie Jenner; bad news for our wallets.
Jennifer Meyer Wishbone Charm Bracelet, $250; WWake Micropave Open Slice Pairing, $1,165; One Jewelry Black Stone Necklace, $1,725; Ariel Gordon Diamond Horizon Earrings, $795; Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry, $254; Monica Vinader Bali Friendship Bracelet, $160; Jacquie Aiche Open Band Stacker Ring, $875.