When it comes to investment fashion items, jewelry ranks at the top of my list. I think of jewelry as something I can wear for occasions ranging from special events to the everyday, and modern jewelry pieces, in particular, can cover both bases. Perhaps that is why modern jewelry brands have become mainstays in the wardrobes of fashion insiders who gravitate toward designs that feel trend-forward as well as pared-back all at once.
So which brands are worth committing to memory? Looking to the fashion set, there are some clear favorites that range from affordable items priced under $100 to fine-jewelry investment pieces that are set to be future heirlooms. Ahead, see the six modern jewelry brands every fashion person is wearing right now, and shop pieces from their collections—from inventive takes on baroque pearls to directional wedding bands.