It’s been… a year. Which is why we strongly argue: when it comes to holiday gifts, go bold—really bold—or go home. Since you’ve already done way too much of the latter, get ready to seriously indulge that special someone who deserves nothing but the very best, yourself included, with the very best: gold and diamonds, obviously.
Just beware: our high-drama jewelry edit makes creating that “wow” moment a little too easy. We’ve rounded out the best pieces that range from under $1000 to super high-ticket. See for yourself.
If her heart couldn’t be bigger, treat her to the same—this time in the form of a modern, graphic gold heart outline with a striking diamond center. The best part: this diamond heart necklace is from Muse Showroom’s HAVE A HEART x MUSE collaboration that’s sale proceeds go to supporting the Broadway Cares/COVID Emergency Fund.
When her persona calls for something with a bit more mystique than gold and diamonds, throw some black onyx accents into the mix by way of this graphically brilliant diamond choker that completely ups any recipient’s necklace game. This one couldn’t be a more perfect layering piece.
For the one who goes with the flow… Jessica McCormack: Chi Chi Necklace Price Upon Request
These layers of undulating gold waves punctuated by diamonds are magnificent, yet still have a relaxed feel. Talk about a stunning topper, this gold layered necklace is perfect for a casual white tee—or evening gown alike.
If you needed any proof that earrings can be sexy, well, hello! The perfect day or night statement, these diamond climber earrings feature a modern cascade of bezel-set diamonds that climbs to the middle of the ear, then sways like silk down the neck with its wearer every movement.
Total boldness. Total elegance. Totally rebellious. This pointy pin is not for the weak at heart and comes with a major dose of a-t-t-i-t-u-d-e in the form of a gold pin with diamond studding and several marquise cut diamonds at the beginning and end.
Think: Sloane from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets real life Chloë Sevigny. These twisted gold hoop earrings present an edge that’s not off-putting and just the right amount of ‘80s twist. Perfect for the decadeless “it” girl.
OK, there is actually nothing not to love about this pair of earrings. With a killer curve and touch of black enamel, these gold diamond earrings work for day or night and go with everything; they feel vintage yet modern, strong yet sensual and make a statement—only if and when you want them to.
Give your favorite feisty, energetic lady a taste of her own medicine—in the most brilliant way possible. Composed of a web of sculptural diamonds that seem to float in Calder sculpture-style, these flame earrings practically shoot glittering diamonds off of the ears, illuminating the entire face.
Are you ready for the initial ring that blows all other initial rings out of the water? This modern crystal quartz initial ring is inlaid with diamonds that form your letter of choice, for a seemingly floating appearance.
Show that you understand her appreciation for quiet luxury. Captivating and sculptural, this diamond ring is simultaneously simple and dramatic—just like she is.
Gifts for the traveler… Almasika: Sagesse Universum Ring $7950
If she’s been missing stamping that passport, fill the void with this elegant and sculptural piece. Composed of gold concentric circles and a stunning center diamond, this gold circle ring reminiscent of the vast world and universe.
She likes to layer it on—so this holiday season, make her life that much easier. This graphic ring is composed of five undulating rows of spectacular diamonds that give any singular eternity band a run for its money.