The Holidays are quickly approaching, and you may be just starting to think about what you should gift your friends and family. While gifts like initial necklaces and plain bangles are staples that any woman would love, sometimes you want to give pieces that are trendy and perfect for their individual style.
We turned to some of the best Boston fashion bloggers — whose personal styles range from classic and conservative to edgy and bold — for an inside look at what jewelry they put on their holiday wish lists. Use these pieces as inspiration, or just pick a piece right from the list that you think would fit your loved one best. With advice from some of the most stylish ladies in Boston, you can't go wrong!
Leslie - One Brass Fox
Roberto Coin Martellato Snake Bangle - "This snake bangle is an elegant yet sexy piece for any season. I love the idea of pairing it with a little black dress for holiday parties or wearing it throughout the summer as an arm cuff."
Marco Bicego Lunaria Ring - "I’m not much for wearing sparkles. But this balance of hammered metal with sleek, gem-crusted edges is ideal. It’s just enough pizazz to complement any New Year’s outfit yet not too bold so as to overpower my more minimal approach to jewelry."
Long's Collection Diamond Ear Climbers - "I am pleasantly surprised that the ear jacket and ear cuff trends have stuck around this long. I imagined they’d be a passing fad. Yet I continue to gravitate toward simple, unique pieces like these earring climbers. They provide a modern twist to more classic, solitaire earring looks."
See more of Leslie's style on her blog One Brass Fox.
Britt - The Relevance Report
Mikimoto Yellow Gold Pearl Station Necklace - "I love layering quality, dainty pieces to create a trendy yet sophisticated look. This Mikimoto necklace is the perfect mix of elegance and style, and would look amazing combined with another delicate gold item."
John Hardy Classic Chain Collection Five-Row Necklace - "This season is all about chokers. I love the masculine elements to this John Hardy piece and how they juxtapose with the sexy, femininity of the collar itself. This would look great with a chunky kit sweater for Fall."
18K Yellow Gold Burnished Bangle with Diamonds - "I love the idea of having a few key pieces that never leave your body. Bangles are definitely one of those things for me. This bangle is great because you can stack it with other, like bangles or add a watch to seem more casual."
See more of Britt's style on her blog The Relevance Report.
Kerrie - Rarely Taken Seriously
John Hardy Dot Long Diamond & Pearl Drop Pendant - "If there's one thing I've never been able to resist it's a pretty pearl piece. Add diamonds and you know exactly what I'm going to be asking Sannta for this year. Can you imagine this with an elegant plunging neckline? Because I can't stop imagining it - Holiday perfection!"
John Hardy Legends Naga Bracelet - "When I grow up I want to be fabulously eccentric" - or at least that's what my six year old self would have said had I known about women like Wallis Simpson or Iris Apfel all those years ago. This John Hardy cuff is 100% something these iconic ladies would wear and let's be honest here, we'd all like to steal even the littlest bit of their style . . ."
Roberto Coin Lemon Quartz & Mother of Pearl Ring - "When it comes to jewelry I've always been a gal of extremes. If you ask me, the finest gems are so delicate you have to do a double take to ensure they're really there or they make such a statement that they quite literally do all the talking for you. I'm guessing you don't need me to tell you which side of the coin this one falls on? Pair it with your favorite LBD and you won't need to worry about any other accessories."
See more of Kerrie's style on her blog Rarely Taken Seriously.
Maria - Blonde Meets City
18K Yellow Gold Burnished Bangle with Diamonds & 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Cluster Stretch Bracelet - "Bracelets are one of my favorite pieces of jewelry to wear (I wear at least one daily). These gorgeous bangles have a classic look with some flair and is definitely a set I would wear! Perfect for taking your look from work to out on the town."
Mikimoto White South Sea Pearl Earrings - "My style is very "classic with a twist" which is why I fell in love with these pearl earrings. Pearls are a classic staple piece and something women can wear on a daily basis. Adding diamonds to the piece gives this classic look a nice twist!"
See more of Marias's style on her blog Blonde Meets City.
Diana - Miss Prints
John Hardy Bamboo Knot Ring & Roberto Coin Wide Ribbed Ring - "I would wear these cocktail rings all the time — I doubt I’d ever take them off. Both are classic and transitional, but with a twist. These rings add that sophisticated finishing touch to any winter manicure, and can later feel nautical and timeless when worn with summer stripes."
Prism Necklace by Long's Collection - "This is the perfect statement necklace to have in your jewelry box — it has simple, geometric lines that would add an edgy element to any holiday party look. Because I love prints, I would wear this on top of a geometric printed frock that has a simple shape."
Marco Bicego Murano Link Dangle Earrings - "Sometimes less is more. Lately I have been trading in my bejeweled, oversized gems for something more minimal, like these simple retro earrings."
See more of Diana's style on her blog Miss Prints.
Kara - The Bostonista
Long's Collection Diamond Ear Climbers - "Climbers and cuffs are all the rage this season! This silver pair is elegant and subtle while still making a cool girl statement."
Mikimoto Black to White Fade Pearl Bracelet - "I've always been a girl who loves pearls, and Mikimoto never disappoints! The black pearls give a classic piece some edge and dresses up any outfit...even just jeans and a tee!"
See more of Kara's style on her blog The Bostonista.
Mindy - A Mix of Min
Marco Bicego Siviglia Yellow Gold Pave Bracelet - "Arm candy is a fun way to add personality to any outfit. This Marco Bicego Pave Bracelet does just that by incorporating mixed metals and an elegant pop of diamonds. Nothing says ‘the holidays’ like silver and gold, right? I’d love to pair this piece with a gold watch and a dainty silver cuff."
Roberto Coin Three Loop Earrings - "Whether I’m heading to an office holiday party or my family’s Christmas dinner, I always accessorize with dangling earrings because they add an elegant statement to any outfit. I’d style Roberto Coin’s Three Loop Earrings with a classic black turtleneck sweater and a chic top knot - making the earrings the outfit’s focal point."
Marco Bicego Goa Collection Seven Strand Ring - "I for one am never fully dressed until I’ve thrown on my rings! This Marco Bicego Goa Collection Strand Ring is perfectly on-trend with three different colored metals, glimmers of diamonds, and multiple layers, making it a flawless statement piece."
See more of Mindy's style on her blog A Mix of Min.
Alisa - Cultura Guista
Mikimoto Morning Dew 11mm Pearl Earrings - "These are a classic go to for any formal occasion. Simple yet sophisticated. Add this to any simple black dress for an effortless elegant look."
Penny Preville Firebolt Pendant Necklace - "I personally love this necklace because it can be worn for dressy and casual occasions. I would wear this with a white shirt and black pants during the day and add on heels for a night look!"
Penny Preville Double Triangle Earring Jackets - "I love that these earrings have an edgy flare. They could make any outfit fun and chic."
See more of Alisa's style on her blog Cultura Guista.
Kristen - The Boston Fashionista
Penny Preville Geometric Cuff - "Enough with the "arm parties"! I am really into wearing one beautiful, striking bracelet. This would look just as good in a more formal setting (with a pencil skirt and blouse) as it would in a casual one (concert tee, boyfriend jeans)."
Penny Preville Crescent Overlap Necklace - "This Crescent Overlap Necklace does double duty - I could imagine this with a v-neck cardigan and silk trousers or casually layered under a button down shirt and skinny jeans!"
See more of Kristen's style on her blog The Boston Fashionista.
Meghna - Snazzy Bellanista
Prism Necklace by Long's Jewelers - "A unique eccentric piece sure to turn heads. This geometry inspired statement necklace can go with most holiday dresses.. Time to stand out and this piece from Long’s collection adds subtle elegance to festive outfits."
Hulchi Belluni Diamond Cluster Bracelet - "Go gold with this rosy bold and beautiful bracelet. Gold is the color this season and rose gold makes it a seductive and sexy affair. Adds gracious bling to outfits. This Hulchi Belluni Cluster Bracelet will accentuate any outfit. It’s a statement on hands."
John Hardy Legends Naga Dome Ring - "This Naga Dragon inspired John Hardy piece symbolizes love and prosperity. This dome ring is adorned with dragon scales with black and blue sapphires making it a simply irresistible ring. A truly versatile jewelry and a definite conversation starter. Jewels draws attention to feminism while the dragon scales portray boldness. Can be paired up with other silver jewelry for a night out or day. Hard to miss!"
Rachael - Threads For Thomas
John Hardy Classic Chain Earrings - "I'm loving these John Hardy gold earrings. They are such a timeless classic, but also make a nice statement to any outfit. Not only would they make the perfect finishing touch to my cocktail dress for a holiday party, but I would wear them endlessly with jeans and a tee shirt."
Hulchi Belluni Diamond Pave Ring - "I love a great statement piece, and this ring is definitely that! It's the perfect piece to add a little sparkle to your holiday outfit, and since this ring is so bold, it's the only piece of jewelry that your hands will need."
Marco Bicego Siviglia Pave Bangle - "My signature style is to pile on gold bracelets. I love how this Marco Bicego bangle will not only blend with my favorite bracelets, but it also adds a dressier feel that is perfect for any holiday look. Plus it's beautiful enough to wear on its own."
Emily - Shell Chic'd
Mikimoto Akoya Cultured Pearl Diamond Strand Necklace - "I'm a sucker for anything pearls, and here's a classic piece she'll keep in her jewelry box forever. The diamonds make it that much more irresistible."
Mikimoto Akoya Pearl Strand Bracelet - "Is it cheating if I pick two pearl pieces? :) I love adding a pearl bracelet to an arm party stack - It adds an unexpected touch of classic femininity!"
John Hardy Classic Chain Earrings - "I'm wearing a very simple, long black dress for a New Year's Eve wedding this year, so I'm in need of some statement jewelry to dress it up. These earrings look like just the ticket -classic, glam, and will absolutely make a statement. "
See more of Emily's style on her blog Shell Chic'd.
Ines - By Inca With Love
Penny Preville Entwined Bangle - "This is my choice for a timeless piece, "Diamonds are forever". For me this bracelet represents beauty and romanticism, it will give that special and unique touch to my style and wardrobe."
Penny Preville Crescent Overlap Necklace - "This necklace is a must have in a jewelry collection of any woman. It's definitely a piece that I identified myself with, as it follows all the rules of elegance, simplicity and femininity. "
Jaime - La vie Jaime
Marco Bicego Jaipur Link Bracelet - "It is so beautiful and simple. I'd wear this everyday (wish wish!) but especially think this would be a perfect wedding day piece. The connecting circles represent two lives joining together to always be connected, and the diamonds add just enough bling."
John Hardy Classic Chain Earrings - "These earrings would be on my holiday wish list as they are just special enough to upgrade everyday work wear for day to night, after work event or cocktails with clients."
Hulchi Belluni Diamond Pave Ring - "My wish list wouldn't be complete without more diamonds and I love the Hulchi Belluni 4 Row Diamond Pave Ring. This ring is such a statement piece and I love all things rose gold lately."
Tanisha - The DT Project
Hulchi Belluni Diamond Pave Ring - "Fall brings out vibrant colors all around us. My outfits usually are a combination of black, white or beige. This season however calls for accessories that are glamorous yet classy. This ring is perfect as rose gold complements fall and brings together a minimalistic outfit. We put together an ensemble of an all black top and bottom with a beige scarf working well with any rose gold piece of jewelry."
The Mikimoto Akoya Cultured Pearl Diamond Strand Necklace & The Mikimoto Akoya Pearl Strand Bracelet - "The second piece of jewelry requires a subtle mesh of colors. Solid pastels and floral prints bring about the delicate look we are going for. The Mikimoto Akoya Cultured Pearl Diamond Strand Necklace and the Mikimoto Akoya Pearl Strand Bracelets are perfect for it. I love these pieces because pairing them together with an outfit is as easy as switching from pastels to a maxi dress allowing you to go from delicate to extravagant in a blink of an eye."
See more of Tanisha's style on her blog The DT Project.
Divita - The DT Project
Marco Bicego Jaipur Knot Earrings - "My outfit was built around the fall favorite which is the turtleneck and I decided to pair it with a black leather skater skirt. These earrings are on my wish list because the earrings add a touch of detail to the look without overpowering the outfit."
Mikimoto Morning Dew Pearl Ring - "This piece was alluring in its combination of diamonds, pearls and gold. Instead of choosing an entire set of pearls which presumably can be worn any single way a ring like the one on my wish list satisfies any occasion. Whenever I see a pearl my first choice is any white piece of clothing so of course my outfit comprises of a white coat with a pastel top along with a ripped white pair of jeans. The outfit is a combination of different styles like a formal jacket with a casual top and an edgy pair of jeans."
See more of Divita's style on her blog The DT Project.
Julie - Jules Style Diary
18K Yellow Gold Diamond Cluster Stretch Bracelet - "This bracelet is simple yet elegant. Its simplicity makes it a classic piece, appropriate for everyday wear. The lustrous gold with diamond detailing elevates the simple design of the bracelet. In addition, I am a petite gal with tiny wrist and am always on the hunt for bracelets with a stretch – the stretch almost always ensures a better fit! I can see myself wearing this bracelet every day, or stacked together with other simple pieces for more of a statement look."
Mikimoto Pearls In Motion Necklace - "This simple timeless pearl necklace is suitable for the classiest of affairs. It exudes elegance. You can wear this to a black tie event, wedding, or even a company holiday party. This piece can also be dressed down with very basic pieces such as a black turtleneck sweater. A pearl necklace like this is a staple in every woman’s jewelry collection."
Roberto Coin Lemon Quartz & Mother of Pearl Ring - "This truly is a luxurious ring. I love the juxtaposition of the matte mother of pearl center with the sparkly diamond gems surrounding it. This one-of-a-kind statement ring can easily dress up a simple cocktail dress or little black dress. The hints of gold and silver in the ring allows for versatile pairings with either all gold or all silver jewelry, or even mixing and matching it with both gold and silver tones."
See more of Julie's style on her blog Jules Style Diary.