Continuing our Affordable Alternatives series, we take a look at five genuine sterling silver jewelry options that won't break the bank.

We continue our Affordable Alternatives series with a guide to five pieces of affordable genuine silver jewelry under $150. While we all love to observe the world's leading fashionistas flexing in their beautifully expensive gear, it can get a bit demoralizing staring at endless pictures of exorbitantly-priced merchandise. With that in mind, our Affordable Alternatives series has kicked off, giving our fellow Highsnobs insider tips on where to find razor-sharp merchandise at a price that won’t break the bank. We’ve already covered elongated teessweatpantsall-black sneakers and selvedge denim, and this week we're looking at silver jewelry.

While jewelry has been a staple of womenswear for centuries, it's only recently that men's jewelry has started to become more commonplace (outside of blinged-out rappers, of course), and the right piece used at the right time can make your outfit ascend to the dizzying heights of on-trend steez quicker than you can say “street style.” Here's five pieces of genuine sterling silver jewelry under $150 that will serve you well whether you're looking for a new addition to an expanding collection, or want just the one piece to add the cherry to your outfit.

The Sum - Men's Signet Ring - $148

Handmade in Portland, USA, The Sum's take on the classic signet ring is crafted from a pair of recycled sterling silver bars which have been fused together, leaving a stark recess between the two. A subtle, sharp piece that will work easily into almost any outfit, get yours straight from the source.

Miansai - Silver Anchor Necklace - $95

Hanging on a 27" oxidized sterling chain, Miansai's anchor necklace continues the brand's nautical theme, making for a good piece to work into a layered autumnal look - whether it's sitting in between a tee and a flannel, or hanging carefree over a chunky knit. Get yours now straight from the brand's webstore.

Mister - Pillar Ring - $88

San Francisco label Mister's Pillar Ring (from the Ionic order of classical architecture, for anyone who cares) is crafted from a solid 925 sterling silver and can be engraved with a message of your choice for an extra $10. Get it from the label's online store.

Giles and Brother - Silver Railroad Spike Cuff - $90

A hammered sterling silver bracelet styled like a long-forgotten railroad spike, Giles and Brother's pre-distressed bracelet/cuff can be engraved with a message of your choice. A more unique piece - although certainly more difficult to pull off than the more understated options here - it is available for pre-order now from Barneys (ships in November).

Seven London - Chain Link Ring - $85

Fabricated from sterling silver and sporting a chain-link design, Seven London's ring is a good move for those who want something a bit more substantial on their fingers but don't want to go with chunky signets or flashy jeweled pieces. Get yours now from ASOS.

Check out the rest of our Affordable Alternatives series here.

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