These minimalist jewelry dupes are the perfect touch to any outfit

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While everyone loves a bargain, no one likes it when their jewelry tarnishes, breaks, or leaves blue and green marks on their skin. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to extend the lifespan of jewelry, no matter its price point. In this episode of In The Know: Duped, host Oneika shares this inexpensive jewelry dupe that looks just as elegant as pricier alternatives. On top of that, she has a few tips for making it last as long as more expensive pieces. 

Jewelry trends may constantly be in flux, but some designs remain timeless season after season, such as The Kendra Scott 18K gold large paperclip chain necklace. But at $200, that gold might look better in the bank than on your neck. 

Luckily, the simple chain design lends itself well to a variety of cheaper options available online, like the PAVOI 14K gold-plated paperclip chain necklace. Not only does the necklace have a “minimalistic edge” that makes it great for layering with other jewelry, but its gold-plated lobster clasp also keeps it anchored in place. Plus, at just $12.95, the necklace is a bargain worth its weight in gold. 

Now that you’ve added a new piece of jewelry to your collection, you’ll want to keep it looking as good as the day you got it. To prevent wear and tear, Oneika recommends brushing this Eternal Jewelry Coating Clear Protective Polish over your jewelry, then letting it dry. For $15, this protective coating repels dust and water and prevents tarnishing while maintaining your jewelry’s original look and feel. 

We’ve made considerable progress in preserving the shelf life of inexpensive jewelry. Now, it’s easier than ever to experiment with new jewelry trends while staying within your budget, without sacrificing quality.

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