All That Sparkles

Chic on the Cheap

Our favorite Houston stores for scoring fab costume jewelry

By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Photography by Jeanne Lyons Davis October 24, 2016 Published in the November 2016 issue of Houstonia Magazine

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Lele Sadoughi hematite pave satellite bracelet at HMNS, $398

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Snash Jewelry Houston nameplate ring at Space, $58

Space Montrose

This Montrose mainstay shines a spotlight on jewelry from local, small-scale makers like Rust & Pearls, with designs that range from quirky to chic. The Houston nameplate ring is a 713 must-have.

1706 Westheimer Road, 832-649-5743,

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Pamela Love gold double suspension collar with blue lapis at Saint Cloud, $340

Saint Cloud

Stop by this shop to find artsy and interesting pieces by Lizzie Fortunato, Pamela Love, Arielle de Pinto and Venessa Arizaga, all of which pack a cool quotient way beyond their price tags.

5217 Kelvin Dr., 713-522-0077,

Charming Charlie

This fun mall shop started in Houston before becoming a global phenomenon. The cheap thrills—including many under $10—cover every trend and style, so go ahead, treat yourself.


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Burdlife tribal pompom earrings, $32.50


This Houston-based online shop stocks colorful accessories designed to perk up your outfit—or your day—with bright beads, pompoms and tassels. Almost everything in stock is under $30.

Houston Museum of Natural Science

It’s no surprise that the museum, with its world-class gem vault, offers great pieces in its gift shop. There's a huge selection by big-name designers like Alexis Bittar and Lele Sadoughi, plus Houston-exclusive lines and pieces by talented locals like Brass Thread and Mirta Tummino.

5555 Hermann Park Dr., 713-639-4629,

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