This jewelry trend proves bigger isn't always better

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If you're a fan of fashion that's understated -- but wholly sophisticated -- then you're in for some good news.

Minimalism is having a major moment.

The trend focuses on simple, but elegant clothing, accessories, and of course, jewelry. Effortless studs, glowing pearls, and sterling silver bijoux all top the list. The result: chic accessories that never look overwhelming. And for good reason: minimalist pieces pair well with practically every outfit.

The latest from mega-retailers like Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom, prove that keeping things small (but still elegant) never looked better. Ahead are 12 beautiful rings, earrings, necklaces, cuffs, and anklets that will make you rethink how you accessorize.

Who said bigger is always better?

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This jewelry trend proves bigger isn't always better
Minimalism is having a major moment. Shop the jewelry chic trend with these luxe pieces. 
gorjana Taner Small Bar Pendant Necklace, $39.90, available at Nordstrom. 
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ModCloth Phase Gone By Earring Set, $19.99, available at ModCloth. 
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H&M Short Necklace, $4.99, available at H&M. 
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Luv Aj Open Spear Charm Necklace, $75, available at Urban Outfitters. 
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Urban Outfitters 18K Gold & Sterling Silver Wine Earring, $14, available at Urban Outfitters. 
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Vibe Harslof Anklet 1 Pearl, $240, available at Need Supply. 
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AEO Wave Ring, $3.50, available at American Eagle Outfitters. 
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Still House Nali Earrings, $138, available at Steven Alan. 
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H&M Short Necklace, $4.99, available at H&M. 
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gorjana Elea Cuff, $89.90, available at Nordstrom. 
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Amber Sceats Pearl Midi Ring, $69.95, available at Anthropologie. 
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Brittan Ambauen Tear Drop Stone Necklace, $38, available at Free People. 
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