2022 Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts for Natural Diamond Jewelry Lovers
35 dazzling, symbolic and worldly gifts for every budget.By Jill Newman
Spread holiday cheer all season-long with help from our gift guide featuring meaningful diamond jewelry from top designers, rare vintage finds, newly released jewelry books and jewelry boxes that are sure to impress.
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Jewelry Gifts with Intention
Symbolic jewelry, from lucky charms and amulets with secret messages to jeweled talisman, deliver more than just sparkling style. These are the thoughtful gifts on our jewelry gift guide that show you care.
In these turbulent times, anyone could use positive vibes; these pieces of body armor deliver the confidence and good karma to face anything.
Some of the best jewelry designers have doubled down on diamond jewelry with intention, pieces meant to ward off evil spirits or superstitious lucky charms. Our favorites are Walters Faith’s diamond four-leaf clover pendant and Sorellina’s diamond shield charm. For a more personal expression, Daniela Villegas’s Wish Container lets you create your own message on paper that can be tucked into the designer’s gold and diamond pendant necklace.
For him or her, Robinson Pelham’s Diamond Elixir of Strength pendant is a powerful amulet: The glass pendant contains 30 tiny loose diamonds that are inherently a symbol of strength and courage. Elsewhere, Milamore’s diamond Braille bracelet spells out hope in diamonds. It’s a secret message that everyone could use. See more symbolic diamond jewels that he or she will cherish forever.
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Vintage Diamond Jewelry and
Watches They Will Treasure Forever
For the person who loves old-world charm, style and a great story, vintage diamond jewelry and watches are the perfect gifts. They serve as instant personal heirlooms imbued with history, craft and soulfulness.
Our curated selection on our natural diamond jewelry gift guide includes the best antique jewelry and timepieces in every style and budget. Ashley Zhang’s chic art deco-style diamond ring is a timeless treasure and great value. Beladora’s fashionable Edwardian diamond bow brooch is a versatile accessory (great for guys too). Lang Antiques’ French-made diamond star brooch can also be worn as a pendant on a chain or silk cord choker. For the romantic, show your love and affection with Fred Leighton’s sweet Victorian-era jeweled heart locket.
Great vintage watches are about much more than just keeping time. The rare Van Cleef & Arpels’ gold and diamond Reverso timepiece sold by Hancock’s London is an elegant and stylish piece. Piaget’s super chic tiger’s eye and diamond dial watch sold at 1stDibs is a retro 70s design that never goes out of style.
More than anything, vintage diamond designs are thoughtful gifts that show you took the time to find something special—a gift that nobody else will have. These one-of-a-kind jewels and watches come with a story—with a past—and now you can write the next the chapter with this special gift.
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Natural Diamond Jewelry Gifts
for the Men in Your Life
Tis the season to elevate your man’s jewelry style with diamonds. Once relegated to celebrities and rappers, now there are new diamond designs for every man’s style. Today, everyone from sports stars to stockbrokers are defining their individuality with signature diamond jewels that include discreet masculine pieces and bold luxury designs.
For the guy who wants to shine bright, there is Cartier’s all-over pavé diamond Juste en Clou tie pin, which Justin Timberlake recently rocked on the red carpet. If he’s high tech, Messika’s titanium bangle is a sleek option with just a few diamonds. Sometimes a sentimental gift goes a long way, like Monica Rich Kosann’s new collection of men’s shield lockets (be sure to include of photo of yourself). David Yurman’s newest diamond bangle is contemporary and edgy. John Varvatos’s black diamond pendant is both subtle and luxurious.
For a playful gift, Dinh Van’s gold and diamond handcuff bracelet is sure to make him smile…wink, wink. The French heritage house Boucheron is making cool guy’s jewelry with Jack De Boucheron, which includes a bracelet and necklace style with a closure that is, well, like jack cables. Whether it’s for your partner, father or friend, there is a piece on our natural diamond jewelry gift guide to meet any man’s personal style.
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Juste en Clou Tie Pin
Diamond Jewelry for the
Art Lovers in Your Life
There’s nothing quite like a jewelry gift that shows the artist’s imprint—that personal touch that makes it special and irreplaceable. A jewelry design that is slightly imperfect, one that illustrates the artisan’s hand in sculpting the gold or painting a portrait, is imbued with a sense of humanness. A jewel with that tactile quality becomes an instant talisman and cherished gift.
Designer Jean Prounis’s jewelry has that tactile quality as though you could feel the artist’s imprint on these gold and diamond earrings. That personal touch is also evident in Jenna Katz’s hand-fabricated floral pendant with a diamond center. In a different style, designer Nina Runsdorf partnered with British style-maker Alex Eagle on a limited series of colorful diamond earrings. Kismet by Milka’s diamond cuff is wrapped around a handwoven silk cord.
Goldsmith Kelty Pelechytik collaborates with an artist who hand paints commissioned portraits (usually a lover’s eye) on a gold ring that is covered with a thin portrait-cut diamond. It doesn’t get more personal than that.
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The Best Jewelry Boxes and Books
for the Jewelry Lover in Your Life
The jewelry world is full of fascinating stories and people, and this year’s new crop of coffee table books gives you an insider’s look at the best houses. That includes juicy never-before-told stories.
At the top of the list is B is Bulgari by jewelry historian Marion Fasel and the style icon and fashion writer Lynn Yaeger. The book highlights Bulgari’s 50 years in America with famous icons like Elizabeth Taylor, who was constantly photographed by paparazzi dripping in Bulgari’s jewels and who helped make the Italian house famous here.
Another great edition for jewelry fans is theJewelry Guide, The Ultimate Compendium. It’s a carefully researched tomb that highlights jewelry’s multifaceted history, from its intrinsic value to its sentimental merit, and how it mirrored the human journey over the centuries. Cartier: 13 rue de la Paix traces the French house’s remarkable Paris flagship, from its opening in 1899 to its current transformation. Tiffany & Co. Vision and Virtuosity explores the great American jeweler’s 185 year history and its lasting influence on jewelry style.
Every jewelry collector needs a fabulous jewelry box to hold their treasures, to keep them safe and protected. These jewelry boxes featured in our gift guide are also elegant tabletop accessories.
Trove’s new Alphabeti Bespoke service engraves letters, names or words on one of their colorful jewelry cabinets or trays. The heritage brand Wolf’s new velvet Zoe large jewelry box is packed with smart storage to keep your jewels organized and tangle-free. It’s a gift that is sure to please friends and family.