The Christmas Rose, which blooms in the depths of winter, is a hearty flower—with white petals tinged in pink. It’s the inspiration for installment #3 of our Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide. Here are two of my favorite Fine Jewelry rose collections, and a suggestion from the “How to Get the Designer Look for Less” department:
Dior. Always Monsieur Dior’s favorite flower, the rose has figured in Dior fine jewelry collections since their beginnings. Designer extraordinaire Victoire de Castellane has created limited-edition pieces called Rose Dior Pré Catalan, featuring delicate carved gemstone roses on 18K stems and settings.
Prices on request, Dior.com
Piaget. This famed watch and jewelry house has an abundant bouquet of rose-motif designs. Piaget Rose Collection pendants, sautoirs, rings, and earrings are beautifully crafted with diamond and gemstone blooms in 18K rose gold and white gold. I especially love these pink sapphire and diamond drop earrings, and their long, delicate necklaces made of cut-out gold roses.
Prices on request, Piaget.com
Betsey Johnson. I was thrilled to find these rose earrings in faux crystal and pink gold-toned metal for only $35 at Macy’s. To my eye, they are on-trend and have just the right amount of holiday sparkle without going over the top. Needless to say, I bought out my local store’s inventory, but you can find them at BetseyJohnson.com or a department store near you.