Diamonds have always been a girl’s best friend—there’s no denying that. From the time Marilyn Monroe sang about it in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1949, it has been ingrained in our minds that there’s nothing like a beautifully cut diamond to make a girl happy. For the most part, these sparkly stunners, are far, far outside of the average collegiette's budget... but we decided to take a closer look, and have found 6 gorgeous diamond pieces for $150 and under! Check out the beauties below, and get ready to splurge a little this season (or at least add some of these diamonds to your wish lists)!
1. Trois Petit Studs - Catbird ($150)
Why have one diamond when you can have six? These pretty studs are a play on the classic studs, and the multiple stones give off the illusion of being a much more expensive pair.
2. Solitaire Diamond Bracelet - Vrai and Oro ($85)
This little diamond bracelet looks like something out of a Tiffany's catalog—without the Tiffany's price tag. Not only will this bracelet become a staple in your everyday stack of bracelets, you can also customize the letter tag to get your own initial and make the piece even more personal.
3. Chained to My Heart Earrings - Catbird ($140)
More exciting than a plain pair of studs, these earrings feature a small chain that connects the earring to its back, giving off a cool, new look. These diamonds will amp up the grungy glam in any outfit while giving you that extra bit of oomph that a simple pair of post earrings couldn't offer. Bonus: you'll never lose the backs to these earrings! Its literally impossible.
4. Black Diamond Flamenco Stack Ring - Stanley Korshak ($140)
Black diamonds are your go-to when you want a high end look without sacrificing your edgy personal style. The thin gold band makes this one perfect for stacking (though we think it looks just as great on its own, too!).
5. Pavé Diamond Bar Necklace - Alexis Russell ($148)
So much sparkle in such a small amount of space! This necklace mixes gold and silver in with a beautiful row of diamonds. You won't believe the amount of bling you get with this necklace for how little it costs and it'll look great layered with the other simple necklaces you already own.
6. Mini Heart Single Diamond Waif - Jacquie Aiche ($125)
This dainty little ring looks like someting out of a story book with its cute heart shape and the itty bitty diamond in the center. It's girly, gold, and has a rock in it; what's not to love? Try hinting towards this ring to your S.O. around your next birthday/anniversary/major gift-giving holiday. It's reasonably priced and would make a great gift... wink.
You've worked hard all semester—now it's time to treat yourself, and there's no better way to do that than with a little something sparkly. Would you splurge on one of these diamonds, collegiettes?