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Gift Guide for Her [Holiday 2017]

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The holidays are upon us! With endless options out there, it's hard to choose the best gifts for the women in your life. Instead of stressing about what to get her, we've curated a list of our top picks to help you find that special gift she'll cherish for years to come. Here are eight of our favorite designers and our guide to their best pieces for this holiday season!

1. Dana Rebecca


Featured: Poppy Rae 14k Rose Gold Diamond Earrings ($825), Sadie Pearl 14k Yellow Gold Diamond Necklace ($440), Lulu Jack 14k Rose Gold Diamond Necklace ($385), Rochelle Jo 14k White Gold Diamond Drop Earrings ($1,980)

Looking for unique, fine jewelry that can be worn daily? Dana Rebecca is the designer for you! All her pieces have a young, edgy feel to them, and have been worn by celebrities from Emma Stone to Kate Hudson. Inspired by her world travels and the special women in her life, each piece is thoughtfully designed to be the piece you’ll still wear 20 years from now. We love how she named two of her collections after her daughters, Poppy Rae and Lulu Jack. A few of our favorite Dana Rebecca designs are the Poppy Rae 14k Rose Gold Diamond Earrings, Sadie Pearl 14k Yellow Gold Diamond Necklace, Lulu Jack 14k Rose Gold Diamond Necklace, and Rochelle Jo 14k White Gold Diamond Drop Earrings.

2. John Hardy


Featured: Classic Chain Bracelet with Champagne Diamonds ($895), Modern Chain Brushed Drop Earrings ($795), Modern Chain Necklace with Diamonds ($895), Modern Chain Stud Earrings with Diamonds ($1,195)

For a more natural, eco-friendly gift, look no further than John Hardy! John Hardy is dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind jewelry inspired by Bali and its time-honored jewelry-making traditions. Since 1975, John Hardy has been committed to making handcrafted jewelry with techniques passed down for generations. Each piece uses ethically sourced gemstones and reclaimed silver and gold. They also plant a select number of bamboo seedling for every purchase from their Bamboo collection. John Hardy is known for bold designs and meticulous attention to details. For example, their iconic Classic Chain bracelet, featured here with Champagne diamonds, takes one artisan four days to weave by hand. Some of our other favorite John Hardy pieces include the Modern Chain Brushed Drop Earrings, Modern Chain Necklace with Diamonds ($895), and Modern Chain Stud Earrings with Diamonds.

3. Roberto Coin


Featured: Diamonds by the Inch Necklace ($1,080), 18k Rose Gold Knife Edge Bangle ($1,500), 18k Rose Gold Diamond and Black Jade Disk Necklace ($1,450), 18k Rose Gold Diamond and Black Jade Disk Earrings ($1,950)

Since 1977 Venetian jewelry designer, Roberto Coin, has devoted his life to a passion for innovative design inspired by the world’s diversity. His collection is defined by a common thread – a thoughtful balance of elegance and creativity. We love his signature, hidden ruby inspired by ancient Egyptian legend which is present in each Roberto Coin piece. This is Coin’s blessing for long life, health and happiness. A few of our favorite Roberto Coin designs are the Diamonds by the Inch Necklace, 18k Rose Gold Knife Edge Bangle, 18k Rose Gold Diamond and Black Jade Disk Necklace, and the matching 18k Rose Gold Diamond and Black Jade Disk Earrings. Perfect for the stylish woman in your life!

4. Marco Bicego


Featured: Lunaria 18k Yellow Gold Petite Stud Earrings ($660), Lunaria 18k Yellow Gold Large Pendant ($1,640), Lunaria 18k Yellow Gold Black Mother of Pearl & Diamond Drop Earrings ($1,400), Paradise 18k Yellow Gold Mixed Stone & Gold Teardrop Bracelet ($990)

Another favorite Italian designer is Marco Bicego! Marco’s business was handed down to him by his father, who founded the brand in 1958. His vision is to create a luxury brand grounded in the experience of family goldsmith traditions and enhanced by a passion for Italian creativity. Marco Bicego is constantly inspired by his Venetian origins and the natural settings surrounding his Italian home. Every Marco Bicego piece is made in house at their headquarters in Trissino, Italy. You can’t ask for better quality jewelry! Some of our current favorites are the Lunaria 18k Yellow Gold Petite Stud Earrings, Lunaria 18k Yellow Gold Large Pendant, Lunaria 18k Yellow Gold Black Mother of Pearl & Diamond Drop Earrings, and the Paradise 18k Yellow Gold Mixed Stone & Gold Teardrop Bracelet.

5. Monica Rich Kosann


Featured: Square Lock Charm Necklace ($695), Secret Message "Vesta" Case Two-Tone Charm Necklace ($995), Oval Two-Tone Locket with Chevron Detail ($645)

Looking for a more sentimenal or emotional gift? Monica Rich Kosann is the designer for you! Her collection of 18 karat gold and sterling silver lockets, charm bracelets and other fine jewelry is rooted in the idea that every woman has a story to tell. Each design is driven by one question: “Can a woman give this piece of jewelry to her daughter in 20 years?” Monica creates heirlooms while still maintaining an enduring sense of fashion and timeless style. Pieces like the Square Lock Charm Necklace, Secret Message "Vesta" Case Two-Tone Charm Necklace, and the Oval Two-Tone Locket with Chevron Detail are not only a fashionable accessory today, but something to give your daughter or granddaughter in years to come.

6. Gumuchian


Featured:18k Rose Gold Diamond Nutmeg Oval Bangle ($3,595), 18k White Gold Diamond Nutmeg Oval Bangle ($3,595) 18k Rose Gold Diamond Nutmeg Ring ($2,395), 18k Yellow Gold Sapphire & Diamond Marbella Stacking Ring ($5,195), 18k Rose Gold Ruby & Diamond Marbella Ring ($5,390)

For a fun, trendsetting gift, look no further than Gumuchian. Owned and operated with meticulous attention to quality by Anita Gumuchian and her two daughters, Myriam and Patricia, this boutique company is proud to do it all, from diamond selection to the actual manufacturing. The three Gumuchian women design every piece of their sparkling collections with an intuitive feel for what modern women of style crave today. We love the Nutmeg collection, particularly the rose gold and white gold diamond bangles and rose gold diamond ring, as well as the Marbella stacking rings available with many different gemstones and metals!

7. Memoire


Featured: 18k White Gold Diamond Bouquet Studs ($625), 18k White Gold Diamond Bouquet Pendant ($530)

Looking for a diamond classic, but on a budget? The new Memoire bouquet collection is just the ticket! Each bouquet features diamonds uniquely set to appear three times larger than the combined carat weight. Nine invisibly set diamonds encircle a center diamond to perfectly recreate the impact of a solitaire. This gives you the look of a large stone, but at only a fraction of the price. Our favorites are the 18k White Gold Diamond Bouquet Studs and Diamond Bouquet Pendant, simple and elegant. Buy separately or get both for a perfect, matching set!

8. Mikimoto


Featured: 18k White Gold Pearl Cluster Earrings ($700), Black South Sea Cultured Pearl Pendant ($1,500), Golden South Sea Cultured Pearl Pendant ($1,800), Morning Dew Akoya Cultured Pearl Pendant ($1,600), 18k White Gold Pearl Studs (Starting at $300)

You can’t ever go wrong with the classic pearl, and no one does pearls better than Mikimoto. The company was founded by Kokichi Mikimoto, the inventor of cultured pearls, in 1893. Today, they are known as the foremost producer of the finest quality cultured pearls. Each beautiful piece reflects supreme dedication, passion and care. We particularly love the 18k White Gold Pearl Cluster Earrings, Black South Sea Cultured Pearl Pendant, Golden South Sea Cultured Pearl Pendant, Morning Dew Akoya Cultured Pearl Pendant, and, of course, the classic 18k White Gold Pearl Studs.

Which of these designer pieces is on your holiday wish list? For more amazing jewelry, shop our online collection or visit us in one of our five stores!

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