Rings and earrings worth investing in

NY Post may be compensated and/or receive an affiliate commission if you buy through our links. If there’s one thing to know about me, it’s that I love my coffee and I love my jewelry. Growing up, I was dazzled by bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings at every department store […]

If there’s one thing to know about me, it’s that I love my coffee and I love my jewelry.

Growing up, I was dazzled by bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings at every department store imaginable and loved the role they each played in making an outfit unique. I’ve worn everything from cheap statement necklaces to generations-passed-down family heirlooms — and I love them all the same.

But now, as a college graduate, my style has matured into wearing, on most days, dainty gold jewelry. It started with a gold signet ring my mom passed down to me — as one of the first jewelry pieces my dad gave to her — and I began to love simplistic jewelry with paramount meanings entwined into them.

And that’s when I stumbled upon Mejuri, a millennial-focused jewelry brand with hints of minimalism and hues of simplicity etched into each design.

What is Mejuri?

Mejuri, the Toronto-based jewelry brand that puts affordable before the words “fine jewelry,” makes looking elegant not too far-stretched. The brand is well aware it can take thousands of dollars to replicate chunky diamond looks from our grandmother’s closet and, arguably, for almost the same price after years of wasting money on jewelry that turns our hands green.

Courtesy of @mejuri via Instagram.

The brand populates a good chunk of Instagram real estate and is known for “semi-fine” jewelry, which hits the nail right on the head. Specifically, the brand’s slogan is “everyday fine jewelry,” which casts a similar net.

What’s more, the brand has a vigilant eye to molding its pieces sustainably and with the consumer in mind. According to the brand’s website, Mejuri “strikes a balance between recycled and fairly mined materials that support communities dependent on the industry.”

Mejuri offers jewelry pieces made of 14K gold, sterling silver, 18K gold vermeil, titanium, enamel, ceramic, ethically sourced diamonds, gemstones and freshwater pearls. In other words, the online seller is the convenient jeweler for minimalistic jewelry.

Is Mejuri worth the money?

Courtesy of @mejuri via Instagram.

If you’ve ever purchased jewelry online, you know it’s a hit-or-miss feat. For this reason, I tested out three of Mejuri’s signature rings and the Editor Hoops ($70) and have been wearing them for weeks. Spoiler alert: All of the pieces have become my go-to everyday jewelry.

So, Mejuri’s slogan — “everyday fine jewelry” — is especially fitting.

Back to the question: Is Mejuri worth the money? Yes. I’m extremely careful with my jewelry, so if I’m wanting to amp up my look for everyday wear, I don’t want to worry about wearing thousands of dollars on my fingers.

None of the pieces tarnished or felt cheap or uncomfortable throughout the day. However, it’s good to note that for the hoop earrings, the backs are also made of 14K gold, so they deliver a more secure fit. Typically, all of my earrings have a plastic or rubber post, so it took a few days to get used to.

Besides the Editor Hoops, here are the three Mejuri rings I tested:

Mejuri Bold Chain Ring, $230

Mejuri Bold Chain Ring
Pictured: Mejuri’s Bold Chain Ring. Photography courtesy of Mejuri.
  • Size options: 5-9
  • Material: 14K Yellow Gold

Mejuri’s Bold Chain Ring was, by far, my favorite piece I wore. I love the intricate braid detail and how luxe it looked on my finger. It’s also not structured, so it’s perfectly chain-like with a comfortable fit.

If you’re someone who loves taking pictures after a freshly painted manicure or your iced coffee (guilty as charged, for both), you’ll love how this ring photographs. It’s a splurge, for sure, but a worthwhile investment.

Plus, another product I tested — Mejuri’s simplistic Stacker Ring — looks absolutely divine paired with the braided Bold Chain Ring.

Mejuri Stacker Ring, $75

Mejuri Stacker Ring
Pictured: Mejuri’s Stacker Ring. Photography courtesy of Mejuri.
  • Size options: 3-10
  • Material options: 14K Yellow Gold, 14K White Gold

When I first came across Mejuri’s Stacker Ring — which is one of its most popular selections — I didn’t think it was worth it to spend $75 on a simple-as-can-be ring. But, it changed the stacking game, hence its name.

It’s the perfect minimal piece to pair with other rings, and it felt like I wasn’t wearing anything on my fingers while typing, cooking or even showering. While all of Mejuri’s pieces are classified for everyday wear, this one takes the cake.

Mejuri Honey Ring, $50

Mejuri Honey Ring
Pictured: Mejuri’s Honey Ring. Photography courtesy of Mejuri.
  • Size options: 4-10
  • Material: Gold Vermeil

I’m a sucker for all things nature-related, botanical and flowery, so Mejuri’s Honey Ring was a top contender on my to-try list. First off, the center oval is so flattering and looks more expensive than its market price of $50.

While the Bold Chain Ring was my favorite, it was neck-and-neck with this one, especially on days when I didn’t want to sport the trendy chain look. This is great to pair with a casual work dress or sweet summertime floral outfit.

This was also the ring that rendered the most compliments. Maybe it was due to this fitting in precisely with my style, but it’s one of those simple show-stopping pieces that will nicely fit into your jewelry collection.

The Pros

Courtesy of @mejuri via Instagram.

Let’s start with the obvious. Yes, I loved Mejuri after wearing some of their pieces. What truly impressed me is the realistic photography on its website that shows you the jewelry from every angle, including motion pictures.

Mejuri also has a ring-size finder, which was great for discovering without the assistance of a jeweler. Plus, you can truly customize your look all in one place with its “complete the look” section on each product page to find styles that would pair nicely with each jewelry piece.

Additionally, the packaging was super dreamy and high-end. I immediately noticed how each piece was packaged with care. With that in mind, Mejuri also makes wonderful gifts.

The Cons

Courtesy of @mejuri via Instagram.

The one con I have for Mejuri is with its earrings. As mentioned, the post is pretty tight, so if you have more sensitive ears, you may want to shop around on the website for others that may suit your taste better. While I appreciated the unique look of the Editor Hoops, they weren’t my overall favorite — but a wonderful option if you’re looking for a gold pair for less than $100.

Shop Mejuri’s other earrings here. Personally, I vouch for the Charlotte Bold Hoops ($95), Duet Hoops ($125) and the Small Chunky Hoops ($495).

The bottom line

Overall, Mejuri is a wonderful brand to add to your repertoire. Its pieces are beautifully crafted and will last for years in your jewelry box. And, to reiterate, they make meaningful, timeless gifts.

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