GEMOLOGUE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2017
Choosing the perfect Christmas gift for a jewellery lover is tough… Living and breathing jewellery, I know what I am talking about! Gifting on any occasion, and not just Christmas, is very personal and sometimes challenging. I hope in this guide you will discover something new and get inspired!
Here are the 10 gifts I recommend to celebrate Christmas this year. Different options for any jewellery lover, most of which will not break the bank and are fun and creative ideas.
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1. DIAMOND & PEARL RING FROM ANISSA KERMICHE
What else could you desire for Christmas if not a contemporary diamond and pearl ring? Pearls are given a modern edge in the hands of Anissa Kermiche, as illustrated by this unusual sculptural ring. The perfect gift for a lady with an effortless sense of style to be worn on a special occasion.
2. SMYTHSON JEWELLERY BOX
Your collection of beautiful jewelry deserves to be stored in the most luxurious way, don’t you agree? Smythson‘s nubuck-lined ‘Grosvenor’ box has been crafted in Spain from textured-leather and flawless gold hardware and has a removable tray with compartments for rings, bracelets and necklaces.
A beautiful new coffee table book from Joanna Hardy, commissioned by Gemfields. The book explores the long history of this fiery gem, which is traditionally associated with love, prosperity and protection. The author Joanna Hardy believes that no other coloured gemstone fuels passion more than this stone, so this is the perfect gift for your loved one, even if a real-life ruby is out of your budget.
4. RED NAIL POLISH FROM CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
A perfect little Christmas gift for your sister or even yourself! To get in the mood for Christmas, paint your nails with Christian Louboutin Beauty’s nail colour in ‘Rouge Louboutin’, the same shade as the brand’s iconic lacquered soles. Inspired by calligraphy and paintbrushes, the long tapered bottle top is a reference to the ‘Ballerina Ultima’, the highest heel Louboutin has ever designed.
5. PRIVATE V&A JEWELLERY TALK
Victoria & Albert museum houses one of the most spectacular jewellery collections in the world. Treat your loved V&A organises private jewellery talks and tours. Perfect gift for a jewellery lover, if you are after an experience. To organise, email [email protected]
6. RENT TIARA FROM BENTLEY & SKINNER
Many girls have dreamt of wearing tiaras. Now you can make your childhood dream a reality thanks to the Hire service from Bentley & Skinner. To make a special event a truly memorable occasion, Bentley & Skinner has a few gorgeous tiaras available for hire. Our favourite is a late Victorian diamonds foliate tiara.
Tiaras and other items of jewellery may be hired from Bentley & Skinner at a charge of 1% of the retail value plus VAT for every period of 24 hours or part thereof. A full refundable deposit to the retail value of the item in cleared funds is required upon hire.
7. HAVE YOUR DIAMOND PAINTED BY ANGIE CRABTREE
Here is a rather unusual idea for a creative gift for any jewellery lover. During Couture in Las Vegas, I met met a lovely artist San Francisco- based artist Angie Crabtree, who paints portraits of diamonds. So why not paint the stone of your engagement ring or an important keepsake on a large canvas or your phone case? This is certainly something unique and special .
8. LANVIN DOLLS
I was recently gifted an exquisite Miss Lanvin doll that I absolutely love! If you thought you or your loved one were too old with dolls, think again and look at these gorgeous creations from Lanvin. Over the last few years, Alber Elbazhas has designed several miniature porcelian hand painted dolls showcasing Lanvin fashions, perfect as an accessory for your stylish home. The rendition of their jewellery is just as exquisite as the rest of their outfits. These collector’s items are presented in an exclusive Lanvin boxed set, making it the perfect Christmas gift.
9. NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD PEARL SANDALS
A prefect gift for a sophisticated lady that likes to dress up from one of my favourite shoe designers, Nicolas Kirkwood. These elegant sandals feature Nicholas Kirkwood’s signature pearl design that I cannot get enough of.
10. GUCCI GOWN
I recently laid my eyes upon the most breath-taking embellished red tulle Gucci gown that will certainly break the bank, but sometimes breaking the bank is worth it, isn’t it? This excite dress has been carefully embellished with glistening crystals, beads and sequins to depict tigers and sun rays on the bodice and skirt. You will certainly not go unnoticed at any Christmas party.[:pb]Choosing the perfect Christmas gift for a jewellery lover is tough… Living and breathing jewellery, I know what I am talking about! Gifting on any occasion, and not just Christmas, is very personal and sometimes challenging. I hope in this guide you will discover something new and get inspired!
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