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Handy earrings by Louis Vuitton. Photography by Camille Summers-Valli, Set Design by Samuel Pidgen

12 Beautiful Pieces of Jewellery to Give (or Keep Forever)

Give the gift of diamonds and pearls this Christmas

Lead ImageHandy earrings by Louis Vuitton. Photography by Camille Summers-Valli, Set Design by Samuel Pidgen

1. Tassled Earrings by Louis Vuitton

Designed to be worn hooked over the top of the ear – much like a pair of Christmas ornaments for your lobes – these silver tassled earrings by Louis Vuitton made from aluminium, brass and silver will delicately skim the tops of your shoulder blades, acting as the perfect adornment for any festive ensemble. 

2. Marble Necklace by Completedworks

Completedworks’ necklace is akin to wearing a fragment of ancient greek architecture around your neck, cut and polished from Breccia di Massa marble to form a column-shaped pendant. Set in an 18ct gold base and peppered with diamonds, this is a piece of fine jewellery that should form the foundation of your wishlist this year. 

3. Ear Cuff by Sophie Bille Brahe

Six luminous Akoya pearls, ascending in size order and set in 14ct gold, mimic the trail of a shooting Christmas star in Sophie Bille Brahe’s single clip-on earring. 

4. Juste un Clou Bracelet by Cartier

First conceived in the 1970s, Cartier’s Juste un Clou pieces set out to “magnify the precious qualities of everyday objects in a sublime take on the ordinary”, subverting iron nails into pieces of fine jewellery. This white gold bracelet, finished with rhodium, is one for life – not just for Christmas. 

5. Enamel and Diamond Ring by Solange Azagury-Partridge

Part of Solange Azagury-Partridge’s Poptails collection, this multi-coloured enamel cocktail ring is a vibrant cacophony of materials, with diamonds, sapphires and emeralds throwing a party on your finger. Wear whilst clutching a champagne flute filled with Buck’s Fizz. 

6. Elsa Peretti for Tiffany Bone Cuff

Elsa Peretti is perhaps one of the most elegant women who ever lived, as is reflected in her timeless jewellery design for Tiffany. One of Peretti’s iconic bone cuffs, beautifully ergonomic in shape, is the perfect gift for those with a penchant for a minimalist 20th-century aesthetic.

7. Quilted Watch by Chanel

There are few things as emblematic of the house of Chanel than its signature quilted motif. The Code Coco watch, a new timepiece inspired by this very design trope, is crafted from steel, with the black lacquered face set with a princess-cut diamond. Très belle.

8. Hair Barrette by Sophie Buhai

Jewellery should not be resigned to being worn on the body alone, argues Sophie Buhai. “A hair accessory that lasts forever,” Buhai’s solid sterling silver barrette will do just that, but is also an excellent solution for 2017’s New Year’s Eve up-do. 

9. Studdy Hoop Earrings by Louis Vuitton

For those whose budgets are unable to stretch to a piece of Louis Vuitton luggage this year, a pair of these earrings might just be the next best thing; they are inspired by the studs on the house’s monogrammed trunks.

10. Crystal Earrings by Céline

Céline’s brass crystal earrings require little justification. Just look at them.

11. Face Ring by Delfina Delettrez

Delfina Delettrez designed this ring, formed from a disembodied eye, pair of lips and a nose, to reflect her surrealist sensibilities. With each facial feature resting between the gaps of each finger, its sure to be a talking point over the Christmas lunch table.

12. Beaded Earrings by Simone Rocha

A mistletoe green shade, Simone Rocha’s beaded drop earrings will dazzle potential suitors. Pucker up.