(Original story published on Tuesday December 3rd, 2014 on Slice.ca.)
We know the deal: Your S.O. knows you better than anyone. They can tell us just how you take your favourite cocktail, your idea of a perfect Friday night, and if you say you need an extra few minutes to get ready, they know to expect 25.
Though we’re sure there are few fabulous holiday surprises waiting for you, we’re here to nudge your gift-givers in another direction: the jewellery direction.
We’ve highlighted 20 cool and classic pieces of jewellery we’d kill to have in our gem lineup. Coming in at all price points, we suggest adding these gorgeous pieces to your wish list and sending this list over to your lover, stat.
1. Gold Twist Knot Earrings
For us, versatile earrings we can wear with everything from an LBD to jeans and a T-shirt are one of the most practical and classic gifts we’d love to receive. Tiffany’s Twist Knot Earrings ($865) in 18k gold totally have our names written all over them.
2. Diane Kordas Diamond Bar Necklace
Simple, ladylike and elegant, Diane Kordas’s Bar 18-Karat Rose Gold Diamond Necklace(US $1180) is one of those timeless pieces you’re bound to reach for day after day to complete any minimalist look.
3. Lulu Frost’s Statement Bracelet
Bold, look-at-me jewellery is always an easy way to amp up any look. And, Lulu Frost’sElizabeth Bracelet (US $175) is a fun deco-inspired piece that will add a touch of ’40s charm to the most mundane or extravagent looks.
4. Cartier Saphirs Legers Earrings
Reminiscent of the first pair of earrings we ever donned, Cartier’s Saphirs Legers de Cartier Earrings (US $1320) are a feminine, simple and completely stunning option for every day.
5. The Tiffany Bangle
Like that heart tag charm bracelet you loved so much, Tiffany’s 1837 Bangle ($605) is bound to become your next classic, go-to bracelet. Coming in titanium and boasting an inscription with the year of Tiffany’s founding, this elegant piece will add a touch of timelessness to your look from morning to night.
6. Dannijo’s Statement Earrings
For those times your look could use a healthy dose of sparkle, it’s great to have a fun, goes-with-everything pair of statement earrings on hand. Enter Dannijo’sKatie Earrings (US $392). Boasting translucent crystals and a starburst shape, this fun pair will take any plain or dressy look to a fun new level.
7. Catbird Jewelry Heart Necklace
For the non-traditional and creative type of girl, finding a cool jewellery line with original pieces is the way to her heart. And for that, we look to Brooklyn’s go-to jewellery company, Catbird Jewelry. Our favourite piece? The Full Heart Necklace ($216) complete with her initial.
8. Lulu Frost’s Statement Earrings
How do you take a plain tee and your worn-in denim to an oppulent new level? Just slip on a pair of killer pumps and of course, a fabulous pair of sparkly earrings ,like Lulu Frost’s Lana Statement Earrings (US $260).
9. Dannijo’s Giulia Bracelet
Whether worn alone with an LBD, or teamed with a watch and your go-to denim, Dannijo’sGiulia Bracelet (US $170) is bound to get a lot of play.
10. Steven Alan’s Solitaire Ring
Petite, delicate rings are having a serious fashion moment right now, and we’re loving Steven Alan’s Tiny Solitaire Ring with Black Diamond ($215).
11. Jennifer Meyer Diamond Bar Studs
We look to Jennifer Meyer for minimalist, classic pieces of fabulous jewellery we can wear anywhere, from Monday to Sunday. These 18K Gold Bar Diamond Stud Earrings ($950) are our latest obsession.
12. Alexis Bittar Cocktail Ring
Cocktail rings are one of those fun extras we can never get tired of. And Alexis Bittar’s Gold Muse D’or Cluster Ring (US $295) is a fun look-at-me essential for any well-stocked jewellery box.
13. Melissa Joy Manning’s Emerald Studs
We say, you can never have too many glam pairs of studs. And when they’re as gorgeous as Melissa Joy Manning’s 14-karat Gold Uvarovite Garnet Earrings(US $315), we say they’re an absolute must. Coming in a rich emerald green, this chic pair is an easy way to inject a bit of colour into any look.
14. David Yurman’s Labyrinth Ring
For the girl who’s equal parts cool and classic, we love David Yurman’s Labyrinth Single-Loop Ring (US $695). It’s one of those interesting and timeless pieces you can wear anywhere.
15. Alex’s Bittar’s Link Cuff
Make a bold statement with a bold, opulent cuff like Alexis Bittar’s Gold Muse D’or Link Cuff(US $175). We love it teamed with ladylike pieces to add a bit of soft edge to your look.
16. Steven Alan Sunburst Diamond Earrings
Every lady needs a simple and elegant pair of studs, and for the perfect option, we’re loving Steven Alan Sunburst Diamond Earrings ($368).
17. Jennifer Meyer Jewelry Gold Thin Diamond Ring
An elegant piece you can don everyday, Jennifer Meyer Jewelry’s 18K Gold Thin Diamond Ring ($208) is a chic and perfectly on-trend piece to add to your collection.
18. Harry Winston Diamond Necklace
When in doubt? Just go for a classic Harry Winston Straightline Diamond Necklace. What girl would say no to that?