Geometric structures, clean lines, ornate details, and raw materials: it’s no surprise that timeless architectural design has sparked the imagination of many contemporary jewelry designers. Inspired by the world built around us, many designers pay homage to architectural pioneers by applying the same precision, balance, functionality, and beauty to their expertly crafted accessories. Whether you’re into classical shapes, Art Deco motifs, or modernist minimalism, we’ve collected a range of architectural jewelry to suit everyone’s aesthetic.
Among our treasure-trove list you’ll find a colorful Bauhaus-inspired necklace, a brutalist-style cuff made from brass, and even a pair of earrings inspired by an ancient Greek theatre. There’s also an adorable “tiny Amsterdam house” pendant, and an array of cityscape rings and bracelets. For those who love a pop of color, check out a piece inspired by one of Miami Beach’s pastel colored hotels.
Know someone who loves architectural design? Here’s a list of 20 building-inspired pieces of jewelry.
Gothic Window Ring
“THEATRE of EPIDAURUS” Earrings
City Map Necklace
Renaissance Clover Bracelet
Art Deco Necklace
New York City Cuff
3D Line Earrings
Old Town Bracelet
“Tiny Amsterdam House” Necklace
Stained Glass Window Earrings
Colorful Bauhaus Necklace
“Miami Ocean's Drive Art Deco” Statement Necklace
Dutch House Bracelet
Laser Cut Necklace
Skyscraper Birthstone Earrings
Double Bar Ring
Gothic Arch Necklace
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