Black Friday Jewelry Shopping Guide | Designer Gifts Under $200

Are you having trouble navigating all the holiday gift guides in your Inbox? Looking for the perfect presents for the jewelry-obsessed women on your list? Here are some dazzling designer pieces to keep in mind when you go Black Friday jewelry shopping on November 23 (or Cyber Monday and beyond). These fabulous baubles are all inspired by or limited editions from leading designers. The best news is that they’re easy on the budget; the top price is $200.

Zac Posen @ Brooks Brothers: Gem-Drop Earrings

zac posen creative director brooks bros jewelry $78
Earrings from the Brooks Brothers jewelry collection, curated by Zac Posen. Photo courtesy of

I’ve shopped at Brooks Brothers since college, but I must have missed the memo announcing that popular fashion designer Zac Posen is now the Brooks Brothers Women’s Collection Creative Director. No wonder the jewelry department has gone next-level!

These stunning Gem Drop Earrings will give any holiday outfit the Midas touch. Accented by gleaming 14K gold-plated coins, they’re made in the USA from imported materials. $78 at Brooks Brothers stores and

Georg Jensen Palladium Holiday Ornament/Pendant

Georg Jensen star ornament-pendant, $50.
Georg Jensen Tree-Topper/Pendant

This Palladium Top Star from legendary Danish jeweler Georg Jensen would make a wonderful holiday hostess gift. Designed by Flemming Eskildsen, an esteemed designer with Georg Jensen for 56 years, it has a spiral attachment so it can be affixed to a treetop.

The 6″ star also comes with a red silk ribbon if you prefer to hang it like a regular ornament. Or wear it on a long silver chain as a holiday pendant. $50 at Georg Jensen stores and

Long Crystal Drop Earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane

Beyonce wears Kenneth Jay Lane Waterfall Earrings
Beyoncé wears Kenneth Jay Lane Waterfall Earrings. Photo @kennethjaylane

Every fashionable woman I know wants a pair of long crystal or rhinestone drop earrings this holiday season. These dazzlers are by the renowned costume jewelry designer, Kenneth Jay Lane.

Admittedly, they’re a splurge at $199…but they will never go out of style. Why not treat yourself to a pair and wear them with everything from jeans and a blazer to a strapless cocktail dress? At

Sex-and-the-City-Style Black Diamond Studs

Black Diamond Studs, $199 at macys.
Dramatic Black Diamond Studs, available at Macy’s.

Bring out her inner Carrie Bradshaw with these dramatic 1-carat Black Diamond Studs. They’re $199 at Macy’s, a must-stop on your Black Friday jewelry shopping spree. Bonus: Purchase a pair of White Diamond Cluster Earrings for $29.99 when you spend $50 on jewelry at Macy’s (ends 11/24).

(BTW, in case you’re wondering, Mr. Big gave Carrie a 5-carat black diamond engagement ring designed by Itay Malkin.)

Monica Rich Kosann Jeweled Compact for Estee Lauder

Monica Rich Kosann Jeweled Compact for Estee Lauder.
“A Sprinkle of Magic” Compact by Monica Rich Kosann for Estee Lauder. Photo courtesy of

Every year I include a bejeweled compact from Estee Lauder in one of OBJ’s holiday gift guides. My friends always thank me for these little treasures, especially because they’re refillable with Lauder’s translucent blotting powder.

This year, luxury jewelry designer and storyteller Monica Rich Kosann has created four limited-edition mirrored compacts for the cosmetics giant. Each comes in an elegant presentation box, with a velvety pouch to keep the compact safe. $150, at better department stores, and


Anne Klein Vintage Lion Charm Bracelet

LionCharmBracelet--by Anne Klein @shopbazaar
Vintage Lion Charm Bracelet by Anne Klein @shopbazaar.

2018 is the 50th anniversary of the legendary American sportswear brand, Anne Klein. So to celebrate, ShopBazaar is offering a limited number of Klein’s signature lion logo designs for you to order online.

The one-of-a-kind vintage charm bracelet pictured here is crafted of chunky gold-plated links with six lion charms and a pendant watch. It’s $150 at

Note: In case you missed last week’s OBJ, click here for more examples of the big chain link jewelry trend.

The Sold-Out Moschino X H&M Logo Hoops

Moschino at Poshmark. Mosochino at
Moschino X H&M Hoops at Poshmark. Moschino Faux Pearl Buttons at

If, like me, you were closed out of the recent Moschino X H&M launch, never fear. While the jewelry sold out in just a few days, intrepid entrepreneurs are selling pieces online. I found H&M’s $49.99 Moschino Gold-tone Logo Hoops on Poshmark for $100. I also love these Faux Pearl and Enamel Moschino Button Earrings, available now on 1stdibs for $135.

Happy hunting!

Give the Gift That Keeps on Dazzling

Whenever I give jewelry I always include the appropriate jewelry cleaner…it’s a thoughtful touch. Check out this Connoisseurs Jewelry Cleaning Chart to learn about the perfect cleaning products for every type of jewelry. — S.A.M.


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