I recently found myself in the mall shopping for an outfit to wear to a Downton Abbey-themed party. A drop-waist dress proved hard to find, but I had no trouble locating vintage-inspired accessories. Tassel jewelry, a hot trend in the 1920s, is making a comeback — did you see Margot Robbie at the Oscars? — and I couldn’t be more excited. There’s just something super fun about wearing fringe around your neck, wrist, or on your ears.
Whether your style swings Art Deco or Bohemian, here are eight gorgeous tassel jewelry pieces I love to help update your look this spring. Even better: seven of them ring in under $50.
More 1970s than 1920s, these rose wood tassel bracelets lend an earthy vibe to any ensemble. The tassel is available in 12 different colors, and although the stretch bracelets are sold individually, I prefer them stacked, arm-party style. ($26, Gold and Gray)
Not only is the bright gold color of these long tassel earrings from The Didi Jewelry Project beautiful, but so is how the brand helps women in India generate an income and gain self-confidence. The Didi Jewelry Project is currently partnering with an organization that directly helps women and families affected with HIV/AIDS. ($16, To the Market)
I love the texture of this long tassel necklace from a talented Chicago Etsy artist, which combines tiny hand-cut leather tassels with beads in a variety of shapes and sizes. Cobalt blue, turquoise, and peach may just be my new favorite color combination. but there are so many more, whatever yours may be. ($52, Boo and Boo Factory)
With its black glass beads and gold chain tassel, this long Art Deco necklace has that Downton Abbey appeal I was searching for, while somehow also feeling totally modern. I’d wear this necklace with everything from a chunky knit sweater to a silky date-night blouse. ($42, Cicada Black)
It may be made from string and rope, but the Nima tassel bracelet is more worldly than nautical. It’s the trio of color-blocked fringe and metallic accent that make this handmade-to-order piece really pop. ($48, Chrysos + Chandi)
If you abide by the rule that less is more, you’ll love the simple Plaza Tassel Necklace by Shadow House. With a matte black finish and gold plating, this long, slender necklace has a glam meets rocker vibe to it. Plus a percentage of all the profits at Seattle’s Moorea Seal shop are donated to the kinds of causes we love supporting. This one happens to benefit children in need. ($22, Moorea Seal)
Pretty in pink, these J.Crew tassel earrings would be perfect for a warm-weather wedding, or any time you’re feeling somewhat sassy. These earrings make a statement, so pull your hair off your shoulders and let everyone admire them. ($58, J Crew but for a limited time, save 20% with code SHOPPINGTIME.)
The Hedda Tassel Necklace that we spotted at Anthropologie was handcrafted by skilled African artisans from a fair trade cooperative in Kenya, so you’ll feel as good about wearing it as you look with it on. And with its brass and leather design, you can wear it with just about any outfit. At least I would. ($78, Anthropologie)
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