Holiday Jewelry Guide: 5 Last Minute Gifts Under $1,000

David Yurman Noblesse Amethyst Ring
David Yurman Noblesse Ring
($950 in amethyst)

So many jewels, so little time! If you’re like me, you want to give (and receive) something dazzling this Christmas, but finding unique and affordable last minute gifts can sometimes seem overwhelming. As you know, OBJ is all about world-class diamonds and over-the-top jewels, but this week we’re bringing you five gift ideas for under $1,000. Each one is guaranteed to make someone’s Christmas merry and bright. Now start shopping!

Ring in the New Year. Sculptor-turned-jewelry-designer David Yurman is best known for his twisted-cable styles in sterling silver with 18K gold accents. His Noblesse Rings in faceted amethyst or blue topaz are classics she will love.

Black Cuff Bracelet featuring Carved Resin, Czech Crystals and Glass
Deco Chinoiserie Bracelet
featuring Carved Resin, Czech Crystals and Glass
Available at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store ($125)

A Vintage Christmas. Art Deco jewelry has never been more popular and this reproduction Art Deco Chinoiserie Bracelet from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store makes a bold statement in Roaring ‘20s style. Based on a 1920 photo in a catalog from the museum’s collection, the beautiful black cuff features carved resin, Czech crystals, and glass.

sterling pens
Sterling Pens. Classic, yet striking. Turquoise enamel
over silver guilloché ballpoint pen ($900), Leopard resin rolling
ball pen ($435), Wave pattern guilloché rolling ball pen ($295). Available at Dorfman Jewelers

Pen-ultimate. In this digital, disposable age, a fine writing instrument is a personal luxury, like Montblanc’s Le Grand Rollerball ($505), or the Diamond Le Grand with a diamond on the clip ($875). You can also find a wide selection of sterling silver ballpoints and fountain pens at your local fine jeweler. (See the sterling pens from Dorfman Jewelers, Boston, featured here.)

Pandora Let It Snow Bracelet
Pandora Let It Snow Bracelet
(Bracelet $855; beads and charms from $25)

Charmed, I’m sure. This year, Pandora has introduced the “Let it Snow” Inspirational Bracelet, featuring sterling silver and powder blue charms. Does she already have a charm bracelet? Consider adding a bead or two in silver or 14K gold, with enamel and stones.

Sagittarius CompactFrom Estee Lauder
Sagittarius Compact
From Estee Lauder
($49.50, refillable)

Stocking Stuffer. An Estee Lauder limited-edition compact will work for every woman on your list. Their newest gold-tone designs feature signs of the Zodiac studded with faux diamond stars…a chic purse accessory that will never go out of style.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all your friends at OBJ!

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