Gorgeously luxurious – but affordable – jewellery gifts

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  • Is there anything better than a new stunning piece of jewellery to add to your collection?

    Whether you like treating your mothers or daughters to it, or simply love the feeling of gifting yourself a lovely new sparkly item – jewellery gifts are always a nice thing to receive.

    And it turns out, ladies jewellery gifts are in fact huge business. Spending on jewellery and watches has grown massively over the years. An estimated £8462 million was spent on the luxury items last year, compared to a much smaller £5038 million in 2005.

    In fact, we’re actually such huge fans of a bit of luxury bling, that according to a study of 2,000 women, conducted by jeweller Vashi.com, women who are over 40 have – on average – accumulated a jewellery collection worth £6,000!

    We won’t argue that it certainly makes for a great gift. Jewellery gifts can often signify important moments in our lives, and provide an emotional connection to someone we love. A ring from a partner, a bracelet from a sister or a necklace from a grandmother – jewellery gifts are often among our most treasured items.

    So be it Christmas, Valentine’s or a birthday, the gift of jewellery is always a welcome choice.

    Here’s our edit of the best, crowd-pleasing pieces for any woman who takes her jewellery seriously – whether you’re looking for others, or for just for yourself…

    Ladies Jewellery gifts

    Swarovski necklace: sparkling dance round necklace, £89

    One of Swarovski’s best-sellers, this glittering white necklace is the perfect addition to any collection. Simple and sophisticated but still a show-stopper, this gorgeous, rhodium-plated necklace would go with almost any outfit in your wardrobe, be it a simple jeans and jumper day or an elegant dress for an evening out.

    The stone set within the necklace is actually available in five different colours though, if the white is too neutral you. Try a mystic blue, a daring red, the white on a gold plated chain, white on the silver-plated chain (above), or a white stone with rose-gold plating.

    For just £89, this sparkling item could be yours this Christmas – or, the ideal gift for a loved one.

    Buy jewellery online: Buy Swarovski necklace: sparkling dance round necklace, £89, here

    Meghan Markle ring: Missoma Double Arrow Ring, £59

    This stylish ring from cult jewellery brand Missoma has been spotted on no less than the Duchess of Sussex herself!

    The 18ct Gold Vermeil on Sterling Silver piece can be layered up with other rings from the collection, creating a classic yet contemporary look. The ring also comes in a pretty branded box along with the brand’s jewellery care guide to ensure you can continue to keep it in mint condition for years to come.

    Buy jewellery online: Buy Missoma ‘Meghan Markle’ Double Arrow Ring, £59

    The Alex Monroe Bumble Bee Necklace

    This necklace by jeweller Alex Monroe has become somewhat of an iconic jewellery gift since it launched. It’s certainly easily recognisable, given its unique bumble bee design. The bee is clearly a popular emblem, with this piece remaining the brand’s best-selling piece out of the entire collection since it launched.

    The delicate golden bumble bee design combines both fun and sophistication – and the quality is certainly there too. The piece is handmade in the UK, and shipped out with extreme care, ensuring it stays in tip-top shape before arriving in your jewellery box.

    While the original design of the necklace is solid yellow gold, the piece also comes in a gold-plated and solid gold version – for those customers who have a little bit more to spend.

    Buy jewellery online: Buy the Alex Monroe Bumble bee necklace here, £150

    Raymond Weil’s Ladies Diamond Noemia Watch

    Who doesn’t love a diamond watch? Well, it seems that there’s not many of us who don’t. Ladies diamond watches are all-time popular gift for those extra-special occasions.

    Raymond Weil – the great-grandfathers of watch design – are one of the first places to head to if you’re after a stylish and impressive watch.

    Their best-selling design for women is the Diamond Noemia – the model which has consistently been successful since it launched in 2009 in the UK.

    It features the all-important mother of pearl dial, and a two-tone gold and silver strap. This would certainly make for an impressive Christmas present for the lady in your
    life that’s always late…

    Because really, is there a more stylish way to tell the time?

    Buy jewellery online: Buy the Raymond Weil ladies diamond watches here, from £995 – £1,095

    Annoushka’s ‘Kate Middleton’ Earrings

    A piece from jeweller Annoushka is another of our highly recommended jewellery gifts – and it’s a brand favoured by none other than the Duchess of Cambridge herself!

    The 18ct Baroque pearl earrings are clearly a jewellery item treasured by Catherine, and are one of favourite go-to pieces for important royal events and engagements.

    The Duchess was first pictured in the luxurious Kate Middleton earrings five years ago, and since then, the stunning item has consistently been the brand’s number one best-selling item online. The famed Kate-effect at work…

    (The Duchess wearing the Annoushka pearl earrings recently, on 6th March 2018)

    She’s worn them on a regular basis since too, showing how much the simple but elegant piece of jewellery goes with just about any outfit. The brand is favoured by own very own w&h editor, Kath Brown, too! We’re pretty much sold…

    You can purchase the classic pearl drops from £320. The price is just for the pearl drops – not the hoops they hang from. But the pearls can be attached to any suitable earring, making them both reworkable as fashions change throughout the decades.

    Buy jewellery online: Buy the Annoushka pearl baroque Kate Middleton earrings here, £320

    The Dinny Hall Personalised Signet Ring

    The pinky ring piece by Dinny Hall is one of the UK’s best kept jewellery secrets. But fear not, because we’re about to reveal why this is the perfect item of jewellery to purchase for the lady in your life (or for yourself!).

    The piece is remarkably affordable, with prices starting at £100. But that certainly doesn’t mean that it compromises on quality, as it’s made with sterling silver. Plus, if you’re anything like us and struggle to find a ring that fits, Dinny Hall will offer a complimentary re-size that will take just a week. So no more fretting about getting that ring size right!

    But, the really special thing about this piece is that you can personalise the ring to include an initial, providing a unique twist on the item. This also makes the piece the perfect option for a special, unforgettable gift.

    Buy jewellery online: Buy the Dinny Hall personalised signet ring here, £100

    Mini Halo Hoop Astley Clarke Earrings

    These stunning Astley Clarke earrings are the chic addition to any outfit that every woman wants. The hoops come in a stylish 14 carat rose gold, and is set with gorgeous white diamonds to add that touch of sparkle. And if that wasn’t enough to convince you, this item has been a best-seller for the jewellery brand for over five years! Customers are also able to purchase a single halo hoop for £350, while those with a bigger budget have the option of the medium size, which are £1250. Whichever floats your boat, these are guaranteed to be a definite winner…

    Buy jewellery online: Buy Mini halo hoop Astley Clarke earrings here, £695

    Monica Vinader friendship bracelet

    This delicate Monica Vinader bracelet is the ideal option if you’re looking to pair your Christmas spending with a thoughtful gift for a friend. The Fiji chain friendship bracelet is made up of a sleek bar, and attached by a chain to ensure you can adjust the piece for the perfect fit.

    The style is available in 18ct Rose Gold Vermeil or Gold Vermeil depending on your tastes – and if you fancy it, you can even have the bracelet engraved for free.

    The sleek piece has been one of Monica Vinader’s best-sellers for years – and is guaranteed to make any recipient very happy.

    Buy jewellery online: Buy the Monica Vinader bracelet here, £295

    The Tiffany pendant necklace

    Is there anything better than jewellery from Tiffany & Co? Make like Audrey Hepburn with this subtle yet stylishly elegant Tiffany T Smile pendant necklace. The design is simple, but therein lies its beauty – it’s a necklace will go with just about any outfit you put on.

    The timeless piece sells in a sterling silver and an 18 carat gold, and is available in a mini size and a regular size. The smaller silver necklace is more affordable, at £240, while the larger silver option is £280. And for those with a little more cash to splash, the gold option is a more expensive £885.

    The pendant pictured (above) is the rose gold pendant with diamonds, priced at £1,775.

    Buy jewellery online: Buy Tiffany’s T Smile pendant necklace here, £240 upwards

    Goldsmiths 9ct Rose Gold Multilink Bracelet, £250

    Rose gold is so on trend at the moment, and what better way to wear it than this eye-catching 9 carat Rose Gold Multilink bracelet from Goldsmiths? To get the complete look and really make a statement the bracelet also comes with a matching necklet. As well as being able to collect the bracelet from over 100 stores free next day home delivery is also offered – perfect for last minute gift shopping.

    Buy jewellery online: Goldsmith’s 9ct Rose Gold Multilink Bracelet, £250

    Yellow Gold Plated Monaco Blue Topaz Earrings, Auree Jewellery, £165

    Cut to create a sparkle these unique teardrop earrings will turn heads wherever you are. Set in 18kt Yellow Gold Vermeil (a thick layer of 18kt Gold on Sterling Silver) 0ff-set by the brilliance of natural gemstones this is a truly timeless piece of jewellery that’s perfect for party season, special family gatherings and everything in between.

    Magic Bax Earring Lifters, sterling silver, £19.99

    Love statement earrings but hate the “skin sag” that comes with heavier styles? These clever little butterfly backs lift – which also come in gold – support the weight of your earrings whilst also being hypoallergenic. The backs are ideal for heavy earrings, large piercings holes and stretched lobes.

    Buy jewellery online: Magic Bax Earring Lifters, sterling silver, £19.99

    So which gift will you choose? Christmas is fast approaching, so get ahead of the shopping mayhem and pick our your perfect pieces now…

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