We're willing to bet every woman on your holiday shopping list would be smitten with the gift of jewelry this season. Whether she's one for modest accents or total showstoppers, it's difficult to miss the mark when diamonds, gemstones or precious metals are involved. Yes, jewelry can be pricey, especially if you're going the demi-fine or fine route. But hey, 'tis the season, right? It’s the ultimate time to go big.
Fortunately, many jewelry designers are coming out with upscale offerings that don't totally break the bank—think crystal and gold stacking rings, sterling silver bangles and gemstone studs. And when you're shopping for the woman who has everything and the sky's the limit, why not go for an edgy 18k white gold and diamond handpiece or Chanel's latest must-have item, the Boyfriend Watch (complete with a diamond-set dial—casual)?
If you fall somewhere in between, options abound. For the modern girl, a mini marquise ear pin, ear suspender set or sculptural ear-jacket is novel. For the classically inclined, white gold micropavé hoops, round diamond studs or a delicate chain link necklace will delight. For the woman with an affinity for the ultra dainty, a teensy precious stone pendant or barely there bar stud is perfection.
Whatever budget you're working with, we've curated a jewelry guide guaranteed to please every woman on your list. Shop our edit ahead, but fair warning: These pieces are seriously stunning.