Retail therapy has always solved all of life’s problems. If you’ve had a bad day, there’s nothing a new pair of shoes or a new accessory can’t fix. Well then, what if it’s been a shockingly bad, downright terrible year all around?
Maybe gifting yourself (and friends) some jewellery — the sparkle of diamonds and the gleam of gold — can provide the necessary distraction til the new year rolls around.
Here are our favourite Christmas gifts for the jewellery lover in your life.
You can also find gift guides, giveaways and more over on The Prestige Christmas Edit here.
In a year as unconventional as this one, De Beers is here to remind us that we need to hold on to treasured things in life — precious moments shared with family, as well as diamonds of course. The Dewdrop collection pays homage to the beauty of nature and reminds us that with spring comes a new beginning and exciting possibilities. The choker necklace in white gold and diamonds is a favourite.
De Beers Dewdrop necklace in white gold and diamonds (HK$176,000)
The Dior Rose des Vents collection is inspired by Monsieur Dior’s lucky symbol, the eight-pointed star-shaped wind rose. If the wind rose brought Monsieur Dior luck, then we sure hope the Rose des Vents 18K white gold earrings with diamonds and mother-of-pearl will also become our lucky talisman for the coming year.
Dior Rose des Vents earrings in white gold, diamonds and mother-of-pearl (HK$ 29,600)
The Tiffany T and Tiffany T1 collections are just the right balance of fashion and timelessness, comfort and edge. An essential jewellery piece that can easily be stacked with other accessories, the bangles in pink gold and diamonds are our choice for the season.
Tiffany T diamond and mother-of-pearl wire bracelet in 18K rose gold (HK$25,600)
Tiffany T1 wide diamond hinged bangle in 18K rose gold (HK$162,000)
The Joséphine Splendeur Impériale ring comes with a solitaire brilliant-cut diamond paired with a pear-shaped diamond and flanked by more brilliant-cut diamonds in the shape of a tiara. The design is a signature for Chaumet, honouring its original muse, Empress Joséphine. If you’re feeling like royalty, this queenly ring is the perfect accessory.
Price on request.
If you’re yearning for better luck next year and searching for a protective talisman then Van Cleef & Arpels is your answer. The Alhambra collection is inspired by the four-leaf clover which symbolises luck, a quality that the Maison has held dear to its heart since the very beginning. Each year, Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates the holiday season with a limited edition Vintage Alhambra pendant. This year’s version is in guilloché white gold, with a centre diamond to accentuate the rippling play of light.
Limited edition Vintage Alhambra pendant, in guilloché white gold with diamond (HK$30,100)
Fred’s Chance Infinie collection is meant to symbolise endless opportunities to the wearer; the infinity symbol is subtly incorporated into the design of the clasp. The Chance Infinie ring in white gold set with diamonds would be the perfect holiday gift, a constant reminder that opportunities are always within the grasp of our hands.
Fred Chance Infinie ring (HK$37,900)