How to Get Authentic Designer Logo Jewelry for Less

Dior, Gucci, and Versace Logos
Left to Right – Photos Courtesy of dior.com, gucci.com, versace.com.

Fashions and accessories emblazoned with the logos of their makers have enjoyed cycles of popularity over the years: sometimes they’re in, sometimes they’re out. While reports indicate that Millennials are looking for more subtle logos these days, designer logo jewelry is still highly sought after all around the world.

According to Karl Lagerfeld, who has stamped the Chanel logo on everything from sling-backs to surfboards, “Logos and branding are so important. In a big part of the world, people cannot read French or English…but are great in remembering signs.”

As we all know, designer brands are often plagued by knockoffs of inferior quality…that’s a logo no-go. Let’s take a look at some authentic, affordable designer logo jewelry available online or at a jewelry store near you.

Chanel

Vintage Chanel Jewelry at 1stdibs.com
Left to Right – Vintage Chanel: Button Earrings,$252. Iconic Jacket Brooch, $218. Clover-Leaf Clip-Ons, $185. All Available at 1stdibs.com.

The mother of all jewelry logos, Coco Chanel’s interlocking initials have never gone out of style. Not only is the Chanel “double C” featured on Lagerfeld’s newest runway styles, it is coveted by collectors of vintage couture.

To find “previously loved” pieces of CC logo jewelry, search for “Chanel Jewelry” on 1stdibs.com and sort by “Price: Low to High.” Voila!

Dior

Dior Gold and Ribbon Choker; Dior Set of Three Palladium Finish Rings.
Dior Spring-Summer 2017 Choker; Dior D Porte-Bonheur Palladium Finish Aged Metal Rings. Photos Courtesy of dior.com.

It has been 70 years since Christian Dior introduced his “New Look” to the fashion press. Over the decades, millions of fans have come to recognize Monsieur’s CD monogram on luxury leather goods, scarves and jewelry.

Dior’s current ad campaign features a thin black ribbon choker with a logo charm in tiny block letters…for more than $700! We found a terrific set of three silver-tone rings, one with the master’s initials, for only $300. It’s available at dior.com and better department stores.

Bulgari

Bulgari B Zero 1 18K Rose Gold, Bronze and Ceramic 4-Band Ring., Save the Children 1-Band Ring, $560
Bulgari B Zero 1 18K Rose Gold, Bronze and Ceramic 4-Band Ring; Bulgari Save the Children 1-Band Ring

The designers at the House of Bulgari are never shy about etching the brand’s name on their fabulous jewelry. One of their most popular new styles is the Rose Gold Zero 1 Ring, which retails for more than $1,000.

You can get the Bulgari Zero 1 look for less and donate to a worthy cause at the same time. Their Save the Children sterling silver and black ceramic version is available for $560, at bulgari.com and wherever Bulgari jewelry is sold.

Versace

Vintage Gianni Versace Silver Medusa Earrings, $350 on 1stdibs.com
Vintage Gianni Versace Silver Medusa Earrings, $350 on 1stdibs.com

Versace’s curly-headed Medusa motif is a high-fashion logo known the world over. It’s especially dramatic on their silver- or gold-tone drop earrings.

We found this fabulous pair of Versace drops in silver metal on the aforementioned 1stdibs site.

Remember our tip to sort from the lowest to the highest price. You’ll have hours of fun shopping for online bargains!

 

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