As you read this post, chances are you’re exhausted from holiday list-making, shopping, wrapping, and shipping. That is why the message of our Jewelry Gift Guide #5 is simple: Buy yourself a piece of jewelry before the holidays are over – you deserve it!
Studies show that 75 percent of all holiday shoppers self-purchase, so go ahead and use some of that gift-card money to buy something dazzling for the New Year. Here are five ideas from my personal jewelry wish list. Merry Christmas!
New Year, New Cuff
A metal cuff is perhaps the ultimate statement piece, often all you need to make an outfit pop. Style them individually or stack them up for added impact. I love this two-tone cuff with spheres of bright, polished 10K gold-plated hardware. The Ball Cuff, $185, at www.gilesandbrother.com.
I’ve Always Wanted a Cigar Band Ring
This chunky look is the perfect foil for all those dainty, stacking rings that have been so popular lately. Available in a variety of bold styles or subtly embellished designs, these modern cigar band rings from Blaine and Bowen range from $65-$495 at www.blainebowen.com.
A Jeweled Necklace (or Three)
Fans of this blog know I am obsessed with rivière necklaces. Popularized by a certain fashion magazine editor, the rivière style — sometimes called a collet — is now widely known on vintage jewelry websites as “The Anna Wintour Necklace.” Glass necklace pictured: $95 at rubylane.com.
A Face in the Crowd
I love any collectible with a face motif, whether it’s a (totally unaffordable) Picasso plate, a Jonathan Adler face vase, or these Medusa earrings from the Versace collection. They’re fashionable and a little cheeky, yet they don’t scream LOGO. Available at net-a-porter.com for $295.
Celebrate 2016: The Year of the Monkey
This bejeweled powder compact from Estee Lauder celebrates The Year of the Monkey. Women born in this year are said to be quick-witted, energetic and cheerful — the life of the party. In this design, the monkey is holding a peach, which is a symbol of marriage, spring, and immortality. The refillable golden compact with bold Swarovski crystals includes a convenient mirror and a velvety pouch to keep it safe from scratches. Packaged in an elegant presentation box, it is $150 at most major department stores.