It’s been… a year. Which is why we strongly argue: when it comes to holiday gifting, 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.
For the astro-obsessed…
David Webb: Zodiac Pendants
Loves her horoscope app? She’ll go crazy for this modern and graphic take on the talisman necklace featuring carved gold and studded natural diamonds.
For the big-hearted…
Elie Top: Mira Heart Charm Necklace
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: it’s from Muse Showroom’s HAVE A HEART x MUSE collaboration that’s sale proceeds go to supporting the Broadway Cares/COVID Emergency Fund.
For the one with a dark side…
Nikos Koulis: Feelings Collection Necklace
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 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
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These layers of undulating gold waves punctuated by diamonds are magnificent, yet still have a relaxed feel. Talk about a stunning topper for a casual white tee—or evening gown alike.
For the modern muse…
Harwell Godfrey: Pyramid Stud Earring
This is the stud update she’s been craving. Angular and strong, these pyramid-shape earrings set diamonds in black rhodium for a new everyday power play.
For the seductress…
Ondyn Fine Jewelry: Eminence Earring
If you needed any proof that earrings can be sexy, well, hello! The perfect day or night statement, this modern cascade of bezel-set diamonds climbs to the middle of the ear, then sways like silk down the neck with its wearer every movement.
For the takes-no-bullsh*t girl…
Kat Kim: Allora Ear Pin
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.
For the ultimate cool girl…
Jemma Wynne: Aria Coil Earring
Think: Sloane from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets real life Chloë Sevingy. These chunky twists present an edge that’s not off-putting and just the right amount of ‘80s twist. Perfect for the decadeless “it” girl.
For the hardest to please…
THIS IS STATE PROPERTY: Dias Brilliant Earring
OK, there is actually nothing not to love about this pair of earrings. With a killer curve and touch of black enamel, they 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.
For the firecracker…
Fernando Jorge: Flames Earrings
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 earrings practically shoot glittering flames off of the ears, illuminating the entire face.
For the unforgettable one…
Mateo: Crystal Quartz Secret Diamond Initial Ring
Are you ready for the initial ring that blows all other initial rings out of the water? This modern crystal quartz ring is inlaid with diamonds that form your letter of choice, for a seemingly floating appearance.
For the luxe minimalist…
REPOSSI: Serti Inverse Ring
Show that you understand her appreciation for quiet luxury. Captivating and sculptural, this ring is simultaneously simple and dramatic—just like she is.
For the world traveler…
Almasika: Sagesse Universum Ring
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, it’s reminiscent of the vast world and universe.
For the stacking savant…
DeBeers: DB Classic 5 Row Ring
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.
For the art lover…
VRAM: SINE Ring
For the ice queen…
Chopard: Ice Cube Pure Bangle
Some like it… cold. Featuring modern, clean 18 karat yellow gold squares interspersed with diamonds, Chopard’s Ice Cube design is a covetable start or addition to any bracelet stack.
For the one whose heart you want to lock up…
James Banks: Made to Order Customizable Pavé Code Bracelet
If she stands out from all the rest, gift her with a pavé design like no other. Whimsical yet dramatic, this cuff includes a customizable lock that’s code can be your little secret together.