Holiday Jewelry Gift Ideas
Even though much of the world is on pause right now, the holidays must go on, which means the gifting will continue. This year, it is my belief that gift shopping and giving will feel extraordinary. To bring joy to a relative, spouse, or friend with a special piece of jewelry will feel like it never has before. As their eyes catch any of the pieces I’m about to share with you, they will widen with appreciation and delight. After all, it’s the “little” things in life, right? A jewelry box is small but filled with beauty, especially when it matches up with one’s taste and desires.
No matter who you are trying to buy for, I have some ideas, and they’re all filled with thought and a good number of carats. This year is the time to really put some effort into it because everyone deserves a little bit of sparkle right now, including you. Feel free to keep any of these beauties for yourself. Get the wrapping paper ready, and let’s go.
For the fairytale fan, I’ve found these Disney princess-inspired studs. Set in sterling silver, the rose gold-enhanced earrings are pure romance and can easily be used to express new or enduring love. Use the ½ carat diamond designs to whisk the recipient away to a fantasy destination filled with enchantment and wonder.
For the Vintage Lover
Designed by A. Link, this 18K white gold showstopper oozes old-Hollywood charm. Evoking a floral feel, the piece uses brilliant cut diamonds and clover-inspired shapes to form a cascading necklace that any discerning deco fan would worship. I could see this stunning gift idea paired with everything from a lace gown to a velvet blazer.
Tailored to the Classicist
For a special someone who enjoys timeless jewelry, these pear-shaped pearl drop earrings from Jamie Wolf are exquisitely set with diamonds. Be sure to present them early, as they’re perfect for family dinners and any soirees that might be happening in November and December. If it’s for someone who has been dreaming of a white Christmas, proper champagne cocktails, and a New Year’s Eve kiss, then these are the perfect choice.
If you’re in search of a glamorous gift for someone who has it all, this nostalgic choker necklace will definitely incite a double take. Messika has come up one of the dreamiest pieces I’ve seen, made with a total of 4 carats of diamonds. The pavé diamond choker necklace is crafted in 18K gold and looks to an oval cut diamond to really help it stand out. It’s perfect for the giftee who misses being seen, and who loves a good tribute to the 70s and 80s.
For the holiday enthusiast who revels in fair isle sweaters, consider this Meghna Jewels masterpiece complete with a diamond snowflake design in the center. Handmade in 18K yellow gold, the delicate piece mixes shape and texture, but also captures that holiday magic in a perfectly understated way. I also love it for its stacking potential and can see it worn with a watch or a few other bracelets.
Nothing says “holiday engagement” more than a big, bright emerald ring. Discovered via Fred Leighton, this unique, vintage Art Deco beauty from the 1920s features an emerald-cut Colombian emerald. The gorgeous, nearly 4 carat-stone is enhanced with white diamonds and platinum for a find that I don’t think any woman could turn down.
About The Author
Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Carat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.