Unwrapped: The Coolest Jewelry Under $100

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Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, that's a full month in which we'll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list with our Unwrapped holiday gift guides. So make your holiday shopping a breeze this season, and let us help you find gifts for all the people in your life.

Look, we love our friends, but when the holidays come around, we'd prefer to not go broke buying everyone the perfect holiday gift. Can you really blame us?

With that in mind, we made gifting nice and easy for you this season: We rounded up the coolest baubles out there, all under $100. This way, you can treat your besties to the very best and keep your wallet intact.

From crystal-wielding rings to sculptural statement earrings that double as art, these pieces are as unique as they are affordable. And, we promise, there's a little something for everyone, so you don't have to succumb to gifting yet another cheap "BFF" puzzle charm necklace. Instead, check out our guide to the best jewelry under a hundred bucks, below.

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Rachel Comey, Baby Factor Earrings in Iridescent, $95, available at Mille.

An artful take on the classic hoop, give your bauble-loving friend these unique iridescent stunners.

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APM Monaco, Yellow Silver Planet Ring, $98, available at APM Monaco.

A ring made for the sci-fi aficionado.

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Missoma, Lucy Williams Beaded Coin Bracelet, $84, available at Missoma.

For the friend that already owns nine coin necklaces. (I mean, it's a thing.)

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Gemmed, Valerie Necklace, $24, available at Gemmed.

A welcomed gift for the gold chain layering pro.

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Brook & York, Claire Signet Ring, $66, available at Brook & York.

Who doesn't love a personalized gift, especially one that can be worn every day?

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Mondo Mondo, Cowboy Studs, $65, available at Mondo Mondo.

Tiny cowboy hats made for ear lobes?! How could anybody resist?!

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Five And Two, Florence Ring, $45, available at Local Eclectic.

This adorable crescent ring is the perfect stackable addition to your bestie's ring party.

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Super Cool Supply Store, Half Tortoise Earrings, $34.99, available at Super Cool Supply Store.

These white tortoise stunners are like works of art—for your ears!

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One Story Shop, Large Wave, $58, available at One Story Shop.

For the babe that likes to stand out.

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Gorjana, Palm Coin Necklace, $60, available at Gorjana.

Without a doubt, coin necklaces are having a moment right now. We love the tropical take on this one.

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Astrid & Miyu, Simple Wishbone Ear Cuff Rose Gold, $37.22, available at Astrid & Miyu.

For that friend who loves earrings but hates needles.

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Miranda Frye, Kelli Cuff, $58, available at Miranda Frye.

This sleek and simple geometric cuff is a must-have for jewelry- and art-lovers alike.

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Maya Brenner, Crescent Moon Necklace, $88, available at Maya Brenner.

The simplicity of this dainty chain and pendant make it a great gift for anyone on your list.

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The 9th Muse, Paula Ear Cuff, $91 (for single), available at The 9th Muse.

Another great option for the un-pierced earring lover who appreciates a statement-making bauble.

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La Kaiser, Labradorite And Spinel Crown Ring, $86, available at La Kaiser.

This labradorite beauty looks super-luxe but comes at a price point we can all get behind.

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Mary MacGill, Black Baroque Pearl Studs, $95, available at Mary MacGill.

These tiny black pearl studs are elegant with a hint of darkness.

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Accessory Concierge, Rainbow Baguette Band, $48, available at Accessory Concierge.

Who doesn't need a little color to brighten up a dreary winter?

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Which one, though?

Kim Kardashian is suing fast fashion retailer Missguided, claiming that the brand uses her image to spark interest in and sell its clothing. This lawsuit comes a few days after a theory, that she may be selling her own vintage clothing designs to fast fashion brands so that they can rip them off, made its rounds on the internet.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kardashian's attorney Michael Kump writes that "Missguided systematically uses the names and images of Kardashian and other celebrities to advertise and spark interest in its website and clothing." Other celebrities that the brand has tagged on its Instagram include Cardi B and Dua Lipa, along with the other members of the Kardashian-Jenner family.

Kump uses the example of the Yeezy dress that Kim posted to Instagram, which was ripped off by the brand within a couple of hours. "Recently, for example, after Kardashian posted a photo on Instagram of a dress that was made for her... Missguided quickly responded with its own Instagram post... boasting that it would be ripping off the design within 'a few days,'" Kump continues. "Missguided purposefully inserted Kardashian's Instagram username (@KimKardashian) into its post to capitalize on her celebrity status and social media following in promoting the sale of its upcoming product."

Kump also draws attention to the fact that the brand uses Kardashian's name so much that it may lead others to believe that she works with the brand, which, he wants to make clear, she does not: "Missguided's U.S. website has included entire pages that are devoted solely to the sale of clothing inspired by Kardashian, and on which Kardashian's name and likeness are prominently used without her permission to promote the products."

Some are noting that it's suspicious that Kardashian is not suing Fashion Nova, as well, since the brand most recently ripped off a vintage Mugler gown that Kardashian wore. Though it may be harder for Kardashian to make any claims since timestamps have revealed that the dress was made before Kardashian premiered the dress.



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He previously claimed to be a victim of a hate crime

According to reports, actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested by the Chicago Police Department. As CNN outlines, he's facing a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report. If found guilty, he could face up to three years in prison.

The Empire star previously claimed that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime on January 29. He alleged that two masked men attacked him, tied a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him, and yelled, "This is MAGA country!" Brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo were eventually arrested and brought in for questioning, during which news broke that one appeared on Empire and the other worked as Smollett's personal trainer. Now, according to both men and reports, it's being said that Smollett paid them to "orchestrate" the attack.

Smollett's attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, have issued a statement regarding their client's defense. "Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked," they told Deadline. "Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense."

If this is all true, this unfortunate turn of events should in no way take away from the fact that there is an abundant number of racially and sexually motivated attacks happening all of the time. They also still remain vastly underreported, so it's essential to listen to alleged victims, always.