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Jewellery gift guide 2018: the best bling to give (or be given) this Christmas

“I have enough jewellery. I don’t need any more jewellery,” said no one ever.

As we begin to deck and dazzle the halls and adorn our homes with tinsel and glitter, it’s also pressing time to get cracking on our gift lists. And whilst chocolates are cute and socks are sweet, it has long been known that getting sparkles from Santa will always rank sleigh-in-the-sky high in the eyes of your gift-receiver. To make things easier for you (consider us elves), we put together an ultimate jewellery gift guide, featuring timeless classics like diamonds and pearls, and playful reinterpretations. There’s something here for any stocking big or small, sure to bring a gorgeous glimmer to the true star in your life. You can thank us later.

Featured image credit: Bulgari; Hero image credit: Jasmin Jewelry

Jewellery Gift Guide 2018: Chopard

Chopard Happy Diamonds Icons Pendant

Beginning our list with a sweetly festive one, this Chopard Happy Diamonds Icons Pendant (approx. THB 258,045) is likely to tug on heart strings no matter whom you gift it to. Part of the Swiss watch and jewellery maker’s iconic Happy Diamonds collection, the 18k rose gold pendant sees a white diamond-set bow adorning the playful central sapphire crystals – in between which twinkle five freely moving diamonds. Delicate, endearing, and already partially gift-wrapped. (Diamond ribbons count, right?)

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Jewellery Gift Guide 2018: Bulgari

Bulgari Diva’s Dream Earrings

We’re not saying these Bulgari Diva’s Dream Earrings (approx. THB 71,622) look like Christmas trees, but we’re also not saying they don’t look like Christmas trees. Definitely an elegantly apt colour for the season, the deep green malachite fan-shaped motif was inspired by the colourful mosaics of the Roman Caracalla Baths, adorned with subtle pave diamonds and set in 18k rose gold. Gracious and somewhat mysterious, here’s one for the lady in your life with that unforgettable allure.

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 Jewellery Gift Guide 2018: Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels Olympia Necklace

You’ll never go wrong with a diamond necklace for the festive season, and you’ll absolutely never go wrong if it’s by Van Cleef & Arpels. As a stunning ode to femininity, this white gold Olympia necklace (approx. 10,689,700) boasts a simple and yet deeply sophisticated design, featuring 1911 diamonds at 33.95 carats, all interwoven for a visually striking graphic effect. A timeless collar necklace, it has the aura of a regal ice queen, and the seductive pull aptly suited for the power woman who runs it all.

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Jewellery Gift Guide 2018: Mulberry

Mulberry Twist Pearl Earrings

For the cutest person in your life, these Mulberry Twist Pearl Earrings (approx. THB 12,200) will surely not disappoint. Bearing a bit of a fun 80s flair about them, the gold brass earrings are shaped like brass love-hearts and edged with pearls for a pop-y look. Part of Mulberry’s Twist collection, the playful statement earrings were inspired by precious pearl jewellery heirlooms, reinterpreted in bold and easily wearable ways, for the women who like to have a bit of fun (and a bit of love) with their accessories.

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Jewellery Gift Guide 2018: Burberry

Burberry Crystal Daisy Gold-plated Kilt Pin

A fantastic gift for the creative, stand-out-from-the-crowd, mainstream-avoiding cool cat in your life, this Burberry Crystal Daisy Gold-plated Kilt Pin (approx. THB 11,995) proves that snazzy jewellery need not be confined to earrings and necklaces. Brooches are so hot right now, and this oversized gold-plated brass version with crystals is sure to make the greatest statement of them all. Inspired by traditional Scottish kilt fastenings (yup), the pin can be worn with blouses or on jacket lapels, or perhaps even to adorn fabric bags. You may have never known you needed a kilt pin. But now you do.

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Jewellery Gift Guide 2018: Piaget

Piaget Possession Pendant

There’s something very captivating about a long necklace. It can pull together a whole look, taking it from everyday casual to contemporary chic. For the gift-receiver who likes to dress up without actually having to dress up, this Piaget Possession Pendant (approx. THB 413,217) is a great fit. Made in 18k rose gold, the pendant is set with 116 brilliant-cut diamonds and a lapis lazuli cabochon. The perfect sphere combines a warm elegance with a dreamy deep blue, much like a star gaze from the jewellery box.

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Jewellery Gift Guide 2018: Cartier

Cartier Les Oiseaux Libérés Ring

For the wild one in your life, there’s nothing like an animal-inspired ring. This Cartier Les Oiseaux Libérés Ring (approx. THB 2,573,935) is a charming option, made with 18k white gold, rubies, emeralds, mother-of-pearl, and diamonds. Known as being a symbol of optimism and liveliness, Cartier’s bird design actually dates back to 1942, before being recently reinterpreted in fabulously fun finesse. Worn as a statement piece or an eye-catching cocktail ring, it’s a stylish excuse to unleash any inner animal this festive season.

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Jewellery Gift Guide 2018: Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. Rope Ear Clips

It’s difficult not to fall for any and all of French designer Jean Schlumberger’s creations, and where dangle and drop earrings may provide contemporary allure, you can never go wrong with a pair of classic pearl studs. Schlumberger’s Tiffany & Co. Rope Ear Clips (approx. THB 257,400) are a great match for the festive season, featuring twisted gold wire and dazzling diamonds to truly accentuate the central pearls. Light, luminescent, and with a slight nautical feel – perhaps a foreshadow to beachside trips in 2019.

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 Jewellery Gift Guide 2018: Jasmin Jewelry

Jasmin Jewelry Kukicha Bracelet

Launching at Siam Takashiyama inside Bangkok’s most exciting new riverfront landmark ICON SIAM, Thailand’s very own Jasmin Jewelry has released yet another line of sparkles for us to swoon about. Inspired by Japan and Japanese green tea, the Kukicha Collection features minimalist designs, integrating the oval shape of the green tea leaf stem with Japanese Akoya pearls. This white gold bracelet (THB 58,000) is adorned with a subtle sprinkling of diamonds and two pearls, making for a smooth and modern accessory. For the person who needs a little more zen in their lives (and also loves a sweet sleek wrist companion).

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Jewellery Gift Guide 2018: Chanel

Chanel Bracelet

Will you ever really go wrong if you’re gifting somebody a pearl bracelet? Or Chanel? Exactly. Combining both icons in one truly chic piece, this Chanel Bracelet (THB 35,000) is made with metal, glass pearls, and glass. The different pearl sizes and rows bring about a bit of a stacked look, giving the bracelet an Audrey Hepburn vibe with a glamorous Parisian touch. The gold and pearly white colour scheme is a timeless one that will never go out of style, and is always likely to bring about a smile to the one who unties the ribbon, opens the box, and finds this inside.

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Jewellery gift guide 2018: the best bling to give (or be given) this Christmas

Lisa Gries

Creative Content Director, Bangkok

Lisa is the Creative Content Director at Lifestyle Asia Thailand. When she’s not knees-deep in SEO analysis or editorial calendars, you’ll likely find her in downward-facing dog at the yoga studio, or immersed in conversation at a secret bar in China town. Lisa writes mostly on dining, travel, and pop-culture, and is a huge fan of soup dumplings, Riesling, and power napping — in exactly that order.

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