By Hailee Lucchesi
All product photos courtesy of retailers
Give a gift that will PUT A TWINKLE in your loved one’s eyes this year
’Tis the season for going all out on the perfect gift for a special someone in your life. And if your gift-giving includes an investment in fine jewelry, the biggest hurdle you’ll face is selecting just one. Before you head off to these local retailers, consider your specific relationship and your partner’s preferences. Does she wear earrings but rarely necklaces? Does she like to switch up her ring selection or does she prefer to wear only her wedding band? A carefully chosen piece of jewelry, such as an exotic gemstone ring or a diamond necklace, can be a personal expression of your love. You can select something that reflects your partner’s style and taste, making it a meaningful and unique gift.
Fine jewelry from these impeccable local retailers is crafted with attention to detail and high-quality materials, making it a lasting and timeless gift. It can be passed down through generations, becoming a family heirloom. Also, some types of jewelry, like high-quality diamonds and gemstones, can appreciate in value over time. While this shouldn’t be the primary reason to buy jewelry, it can be seen as a potential investment.
Receiving an expensive piece of jewelry can evoke strong emotions and create cherished memories. The element of surprise and the value of the gift can enhance the emotional impact. A luxury jewelry gift can be a meaningful and beautiful expression of love and commitment, but it’s crucial to consider the context of your relationship and your partner’s desires. The most important aspect of any gift is the thought and love behind it, rather than its price tag.
If you are not sure what to gift this holiday, we recommend you stick to the classics. There is something to be said about the beauty and simplicity of diamonds. Nothing is more timeless or elegant than a clean-cut diamond design. But don’t take it from us, the professionals at John Atencio, Oster Jewelers and Trice Jewelers will help you select the perfect gift for your love, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing your purchase came from a reputable source. From cocktail rings to bracelets to drop earrings, there is something to dazzle her this season.
Signature Ametrine, Citrine and Diamond Ring, $6,250
Signature began with John’s search for ethically sourced, rare and exotic gemstones and his desire to create one-of-a-kind, singularly personal pieces of wearable art. Each unique Signature design is hand-crafted in 18-karat gold and authenticated with John’s signature. This jaw-dropping piece is designed with 18-karat yellow and white gold, a 15x13mm emerald-cut ametrine, pear-shaped citrine accents, and .31-carat-weight diamond pavé.
Monaco Riviera Necklace, $13,500
The simplicity and beauty of diamonds come alive in this impeccably crafted and inspired necklace. The 17-inch stunner is made from 14-karat white gold and 8.5 total carat weight natural diamonds.
Paris, X/O Gemstone Bracelet, $7,895
Inspired by the beauty, culture and romance of the City of Lights, John turns his focus to love. Bringing his soft arcs and exquisite diamond pavé to the forefront, we are reminded of the graceful curves of city streets and the brilliance of the Paris landscape. In 14-karat white and yellow golds, 1.42 total carat weight diamonds, and 11×6.5mm bezel-set oval blue topaz.
8505 Park Meadows Center Dr.
Czapek Antarctique S La Carte Des Nuages Misty White Diamond timepiece, $42,300
This dreamy masterpiece is crafted from wafer-thin discs of elegant mother-of-pearl that capture the light with every turn of the wrist. Fine guilloché detailing is masterfully etched into the dial, while princess-cut diamonds are set throughout each hour, culminating at 12 o’clock with a unique pair of “Antarctique” cut diamonds. The bezel, integrated lugs and first ‘C’ link of the bracelet are set with diamonds, bringing magnificent sparkle to the wrist.
Antonini Malibu Orecchini 18-Karat White Gold Pavé Diamond Earrings, $14,900
Geometric shapes have never looked more radiant. From Antonini’s “Malibu” collection, these incredible geometric earrings feature 1.76ctw of pave diamonds set in 18-karat white gold. The 1-inch earrings have subtle movement and are secure with a French clip back.
Louis Glick 5-ct Fancy Yellow Starburst Diamond Ring, $136,000
Louis Glick Starburst yellow diamond rings are renowned for their incredible brilliance and deep color. The center stone is mounted with 2 white trapezoid diamonds weighing a total of .63cts.
The diamonds are set in a handmade mounting available in platinum, 18- or 24-karat yellow gold.
251 Steele St., #101
Fana Platinum and 18-karat Yellow Gold Emerald Earrings, $60,020
A pair of matched drop earrings, each set with a pear-shaped emerald, held in 18-karat yellow gold prongs and surrounded by 27 round brilliant diamonds. These emeralds weigh a total of 5.08 carats. Set on the top of each earring is a single pear-shaped diamond. All these diamonds are highlighted by platinum settings and weigh a total of 1.81 carats.
Fana Brilliant in Green Emerald and Diamond Bracelet, $19,800
This brilliant green emerald and diamond bracelet comes in a variety of material types like 14-karat white, yellow and rose gold, and it can be customized to suit your special someone.
6885 S. University Blvd.