OK, so maybe all your beloved wife and children can do is offer a blank stare when you ask them to describe the holiday gifts you bought for them last year... Or maybe you don’t even remember what you bought. This year, make it memorable. It’s time to buy something beautiful, lasting and sentimental for the holidays – and something that you actually enjoy selecting and giving: fine jewelry.
For significant others, diamonds are especially glittering during the holiday season. White diamonds in white gold make a remarkable statement in rings, pendants and earrings. Colored diamonds are rare and beautiful gifts that indicate you went out of your way to look for something truly different. Today’s colored diamond creations run the gamut from alluring cognac and chocolate diamonds to mystifying black diamonds and shimmering pastel pink, yellow or blue diamonds.
Colored gemstones also offer a painter’s palette of hues and are particularly appealing this year in the rough, or in large cabochon and faceted cuts.
In terms of metal, gold is a great bet – especially when it comes to necklaces and bracelets. The wrist is definitely in the spotlight this year and designers are answering the need to dress it up with great gold bangles, cuffs and open-linked chain bracelets that are sumptuous gifts. This year, too, gold is grand in white, yellow and rich rose in all different finishes and polishes.
Beyond the metal or stone of choice, jewelry themes this year make selection a cinch, as there are so many fabulous motifs being released that are at once timeless yet modern. Top amongst them is the nature theme – with flowers, vines and leaves playing a major role. Additionally, birds and animals are reinterpreted in pendants, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and cuff links for striking elegance. Geometric patterns are also prevalent this year, with the circle playing a large role – underlying the themes of infinity, trust and love.
Finally, for the youngsters in your life, there are wonderful pendants and bracelets available on leather or light chain for a very chic look. Today’s teens prefer the charms, beads, hearts and motifs with inscriptions etched into them – something that says you care.