How to Get J.Lo’s Jewelry Style on a Budget

Jennifer Lopez might be the most dazzling pop star in the world, but to millions of fans, including me, she’ll always be Jenny from the Block. Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., Lopez, 49, has never forgotten her humble roots. In fact, she’s stated publicly that she wears her signature big hoop earrings to remind her of where she came from. Perhaps, like me, you’ve watched in awe as J.Lo’s personal fashion and jewelry style has evolved over the decades. To see her favorite jewelry looks through the years, please click here. For tips on how to get J.Lo’s jewelry style on a budget we can all afford, read on!

Jennifer Lopez wearing Tiffany Diamond Earrings
Jennifer Lopez, Photo @tiffanyandco on Instagram.

Bold Gold Hoops

Left: Textured Gold-Tone Hoops from the Jennifer Lopez Collection at Kohl's, $9.80. Right: Ring Hoops 34 baublebar.com.
Left: Textured Gold-Tone Hoops from the Jennifer Lopez Collection at Kohl’s, $9.80. Right: Ring Hoops, $34, at baublebar.com.

J.Lo’s famous hoops have morphed over time from silver-tone costume styles to real gold to diamonds set in platinum. But the ones she wears most often IRL are usually gold and extra-large. Check out her gold-tone hoop earrings from the Jennifer Lopez Collection for Kohl’s, for under $10! (Remember, stylists agree that wearing hoops takes 10 years off your age, so you can’t afford not to buy a pair.)

Dripping in Diamonds

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez on the Red Carpet at the 2018 VMAs
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez on the Red Carpet at the 2018 VMAs

At the recent MTV Video Music Awards, J.Lo arrived on the arm of boyfriend and former New York Yankee, Alex Rodriguez, a superstar in his own right. She sparkled in diamond earrings from the 2018 Tiffany Blue Book collection, several stacked diamond and platinum bracelets, and three diamond rings.

Left: @jlo on Instagram. Tiffany Blue Book Earrings. Right: Diamond Fascination Gold Greek Key Loop Earrings $368 at Koh'ls
Left: In Tiffany and Co. Platinum and Diamond Earrings. Photo @jlo on Instagram. Right: Fascination Diamond and Yellow Gold Greek Key Hoop Earrings, $368, at Kohls.com

J.Lo also chose diamonds for The Met Gala in May, wearing earrings by Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., a rather conservative (yet expensive) design to complement her bejeweled Versace gown.

Serita Drop Earrings, Silver-tone and Crystal Statement Bracelet from the Jennifer Lopez Collection at Kohl's
Top Left: Serita Drop Earrings, $42, at baublebar.com. Bottom Left: Jennifer Lopez Silver-Tone Simulated Crystal Bracelet, $18.20, at Kohls.com.

While we can’t all afford the real thing, there are more and more fabulous man-made diamonds on the market these days (I’ll tell you about them in a future post). Start with a pair of diamond studs, another J.Lo go-to, and then add rhinestone and crystal statement pieces to achieve a red carpet look.

Versace All Day

Jennifer Lopez wearing Versace
Photo Courtesy of GettyImages

J.Lo has enjoyed a longtime friendship with Donatella Versace, the Milan-based designer who has created many of her couture gowns and on-stage costumes. At the VMAs, the pop diva not only rocked Versace on the red carpet, she chose Donatella’s creations for her performance and the after-party as well.

Versace Hairpin or Brooch-Pendant on 1stdibs.com; Versace Earrings
Upper Right: Gianni Versace Medusa Hair Jewel with Blue Sapphire, Available on 1stdibs.com
Lower Left: Gianni Versace Black/Gold Drop Earrings, Also on 1stdibs

I loved her in Donatella’s scarf-print caftan and catsuit, with gold pendants featuring the signature Versace Medusa logo. You can find Versace fashion jewelry with this distinctive motif in better department stores, and look for affordable vintage Versace pieces on TrueFacet and 1stDibs.

Happy shopping!

 

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