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8 Helpful Tips For Finding a Great Jewelry Gift

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8 Helpful Tips For Finding a Great Jewelry Gift
8 Helpful Tips For Finding a Great Jewelry Gift

8 Helpful Tips For Finding a Great Jewelry Gift

With the great selection of gifts to choose from, it can be even harder to pinpoint what specifically to pick. With a big event on the horizon, the decision can loom over you. Finding your loved one the perfect jewelry gift can save time, and even act as an opportunity to show how much you care.



Let’s face it, finding the right thing can be stressful. If it’s not something they love it, it may send an undesirable message. Generic jewelry gifts can even result in disinterest if it clashes with their style or personal preferences.

Notice Recipient’s Current Jewelry

The first step in picking out that perfect piece of jewelry is to consider what the recipient already owns. It would be careless to duplicate an item they already own. Noticing what is lacking in their collection is also important in case you happen across a bracelet that would match their favorite necklace perfectly.

You’ll also want something that matches their particular style so they have something to match it and it doesn’t just sit in a drawer. Classic jewelry sets can go with a multitude of outfits, so this is where simplicity becomes a viable option.



Personal Information

Most times it is vital to use any personal information on the person receiving the gift as you can. This includes favorite colors and their birthday. Using their birthstone is a personal touch that shows you purchased the gift exactly for them.

If the gift is for a relative consider if they have any pets, many different animal jewelry sets exist. If your daughter loves horses, horse-themed jewelry, like a necklace, could ultimately end up being a classy, yet personal present she’ll love and treasure. This can be the case for any type of animal or object a person is fixated on. This is the time to consider how the recipient will know you have noticed their particular likes and dislikes. It especially eliminates the idea that you are regifting.

Engraving

Personal touches are what presents are about. The ultimate addition to a piece of jewelry is an accompany engravement on the jewelry. This works especially well with a ring. Think of something special between you to remind them of each time they wear it. Initials are simple addition for personalization.

Jewelry can be mixed with other thoughtful gift ideas. Packaging the jewelry inside of a keepsake box can prove an ultimate set. Combine these two concepts by getting a matching engraving on both items.

Consider Charm Bracelets

Charms on bracelets can seem juvenile, but there are many trendy and stylish options available at jewelry stores. This can give you a large selection of additional charms to purchase. For other events or holidays, you can choose a new charm to purchase.

8 Helpful Tips For Finding a Great Jewelry Gift
8 Helpful Tips For Finding a Great Jewelry Gift

Mong Bui

When picking out charms, be sure to find those that hold significant meaning, or even better, embody a particularly important event or inside joke. This shows that you are always listening and value the stories and memories shared between you two.

Think Less Traditionally

Decide right away if the person you want to give the jewelry to is into more traditional styles or modern designs. This will lead way to all different styles and options you may not think of initially. Choosing a funky piece o jewelry with a lot of character can be the way to go for someone you think is out of the box. The forward-thinking will make the recipient know you understand their love of bold designs or bright colors.

Jewelry also comes in various forms besides the basic rings, bracelets, necklaces, or earrings. If they have additional piercing consider gifting them a nose ring or an earring set for ears pierced repeatedly. Accompanying the gift with piercing cleaning accessories could prove helpful and thoughtful.

Browse Online

Shopping online opens a much wider market to choose from. You’ll be able to find a variety of online vendors selling jewelry and switch to another in a flash if the original doesn’t have anything that works for you. Generally, online shopping is a great way to save money. The biggest drawback of shopping online is the wait time, so be sure to plan well in advance if you’re ordering online to allow for plenty of time for shipping.

Consider What is Appropriate for the Occasion

There are times when spending a lot of money can be unfavorable. If you are exchanging gifts be sure you are buying something similar to what the other person may be able to afford. It may also be off-putting to buy something so lavish if the relationship or occasion does not call for it.

Certain anniversaries have special connotations and should be treated so. A young birthday does not call for expensive jewelry. That is especially the case if the recipient cannot sufficiently take care of it properly.  Also, holiday-themed pieces may also be appropriate, but not if it’s something you want them to wear regularly.

Price Isn’t Everything

Whoever you’re buying for is sure to love what you find partially because it is from you. Something personal will be far more valuable in the long run than whatever has the biggest price tag. Synthetic stones are just as beautiful and can save a fortune which allows for a more extravagant piece. Stones that are not diamonds can prove beautiful accents, and if you find their birthstone that will add an extra sense of taste at a lower price than buying diamond jewelry.

Thoughtful Jewellery Gifts

The pressure of picking a perfect gift can be avoided if you take a deep breath, and really know it is the thought that counts. If you consider your relationship and find a present that is meaningful, whether in a favorite color or in their favorite funky animal design, they will know you were thinking of them when you made the purchase. Choose details that would compliment their style, and even personal events you share with them. These are all ways to find a wonderful jewelry gift for someone you care for.

Timepieces with celebrities’ names Label Noir, the ultimate personalization’s signature

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Timepieces with celebrities' names Label Noir, the ultimate personalization's signature
Timepieces with celebrities' names Label Noir, the ultimate personalization's signature

Timepieces with celebrities’ names Label Noir, the ultimate personalization’s signature

While Label Noir makes personalization a luxury brand, the time when special orders were named after very special customers is coming to mind: Graves and Packard at Patek Philippe, Newman at Rolex.

At a time when spirits are overheating due to the race for end-of-year gifts and the approach of watchmaking fairs, the originality of some people is limitless. Especially if, on the contractor’s side, there is Emmanuel Curti, a top watchmaker who perceives the grains of madness that lie dormant in you. Emmanuel Curti, CEO of Label Noir, has all the answers… He masters all the parameters of personalization, from the external appearance of the watch, the casings, the surface treatments and dial expressions, to the modifications made on a precious calibre. Let’s remember the global buzz he has just orchestrated, thanks to the request of a customer who wanted to modify an authentic classic Milgauss into the first Rolex Tourbillon in history. Behavioural rebellions, offering yourself something unique There are those who have everything, already. Yet they are in need of a breathtaking acquisition, a purchase so different, so unique, that it becomes memorable. This kind of customer, if he is fond of fine watchmaking and fundamentals, certainly already has in his collection a choice of valid, valuable and why not rare pieces, often a little too well acknowledged pieces. Then, he even had to venture here and there towards discoveries and more risky favourites. His ultimate dream? To be at the controls at least once, to be at the origin of a new creation, at the heart of the decision-making process: options of choice of materials, coatings, watchmaking decors and sometimes even functionalities of the mechanical heart of his future watch. When these types of customers are given carte blanche, they tackle real legends, timepieces with mythical names or famous references, they disintegrate them, reshape them, and take them over. Timepieces with celebrities' names Label Noir, the ultimate personalization's signatureThe perfect order, the one with your name on it There was a time in the history of watchmaking when watchmakers made their timepieces on demand. These orders specified many of the elements that are now part of Label Noir’s palette of possibilities. Sometimes, the wishes of the future purchaser was so extraordinary that the timepiece could, at the time of its delivery, bear the name of its buyer. This was the case with Patek Philippe for Henry Graves Jr. and James W. Packard, two hyper-complications carrying the desires of their instigators. This was certainly also the case for Breguet’s Marie-Antoinette. At the beginning of the third millennium, the practice continues with the brilliant watchmaker François-Paul Journe: his “Sonnerie Souveraine”, his emblematic complication that comes to an end at the end of 2018, has exchanged his reference number for the name of his buyer. And since behind this phenomenon often lie resolute collectors and legend makers, it is worth mentioning the Paul Newman watch, a Rolex which, because its owner was a pilot, actor and famous, has espoused his name forever thanks precisely to these enthusiasts. Timepieces with celebrities' names Label Noir, the ultimate personalization's signatureLabel Noir: personalization arts based on fundamental’s expertise Personalization has a special place in the pleasure of shopping and offering. It has a vast territory, it allows personal messages, the wanderings of the ego. At Label Noir, this practice comes from a galaxy of companies and skills that are already involved in subcontracting on behalf of prestigious brands: usually hidden craftsmanship that suddenly, thanks to these amazing customers, go from the shadows to the light to the point of becoming the signature of the ultra-luxury. Rolex Tourbillon, behind the successful world premiere. This unique request from a customer made a big buzz. To date, it is the only Rolex Tourbillon watch known. Basic model in steel, Milgauss, all-steel bezel (not ceramic). On the Rolex calibre reference 3131, 51 components have been removed, 2 components modified and 94 components added. From 28,000 vibrations per hour, the frequency has been changed to 21,600, from 4 to 3 hertz. The thickness of the case has been preserved, including the dial and hands. The flying tourbillon is installed on a ball-bearing. It makes one turn in 1 minute. To date, it is the only Rolex Tourbillon watch known. It is possible to repeat the operation. It takes about three months of customization works and a budget exceeding CHF 100,000. https://www.labelnoirdesign.com/en/watches/rolex-milgauss

Liverpool Celebrity Jeweller, House of Dash to Unveil New Collection

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Celebrity Jeweller House of Dash
Liverpool Celebrity Jeweller, House of Dash to Unveil New Collection, just in time for Christmas

LIVERPOOL CELEBRITY JEWELLER, HOUSE OF DASH TO UNVEIL NEW COLLECTION, JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS.

Liverpool fine jewellery house, House Of Dash, to release a diamond earring collection branded “The Caviar Collection.” On December 7th 2018, the collection, specifically designed for pierced ears, will be accessible on the official House Of Dash website.



The name of the collection derives from sturgeon roe, Caviar. The setting used for the earrings is known as a pressure setting, meaning there are no visible gaps between the diamonds, mimicking the exotic delicacy.

Celebrity Jeweller House of Dash
Liverpool Celebrity Jeweller, House of Dash to Unveil New Collection, just in time for Christmas

This intricate technique creates the illusion of one solitaire stone. But in fact, seven are housed within the mounting.” Said Quincy Dash, Creative Director.

The Caviar Collection is constructed in 18k Gold Alloy and is available in three metal colours – White Gold, Yellow Gold and Rose Gold. Set with premium handpicked colourless diamonds and finished with screw back fasteners for absolute security.

Wearable on any occasion, with opportunity to go bigger in size without breaking the bank. Makes the collection the perfect gift and fashion accessory this festive season.

The Caviar Collection will be available to purchase from £395-£1,250 on the official House Of Dash website on 7th December 2018



HOUSE OF DASH is a trusted private jeweller based in Liverpool, Merseyside. With its private office located within the business district. Founder & Creative Director, Quincy Dash is an IGI Certified diamond graduate from Antwerp’s prestigious International Gemological Institute (IGI).

Established in 2014, HOUSE OF DASH specialises in certified conflict-free diamonds (GIA, HRD & IGI) and pre-owned luxury timepieces. With celebrity clients ranging from Shawn Stockman, The Sing-off judge and ⅓ of the US Grammy Winning group Boyz II Men. To American cable network TLC’s, Emmy winning show, Overhaulin host Chris Jacobs.

Source: House Of Dash

Accessory and Jewelry Options as Christmas Gift

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Accessory and Jewelry Options as Christmas Gift
Accessory and Jewelry Options as Christmas Gift

Well-being & Holistic Inspired Collections by Charlotte’s Web Jewellery

Inspired by ancient Tibetan meditation and mantra techniques, our sterling silver spinning rings, braclets and pendants are our most loved pieces, designed not only to adorn and embellish your body but to calm and soothe your mind.



Spinning jewellery has been used throughout history as a proven aid to anxiety, with the repetitive motion of spinning the ring instantly relaxing the soul and spirit.

 

Accessory and Jewelry Options as Christmas Gift
Accessory and Jewelry Options as Christmas Gift

Charlotte´s Web Jewellery offer the original and most extensive collection of handmade Silver Spinning Rings, Pendants and Bracelets ranging from simple silver pieces to ornate gemstone adorned styles each piece tells a story. Charlotte’s Web Jewellery also offer customisation options for customers.



Choose A Sustainable Christmas With Arabel Lebrusan

“Christmas is most definitely the season of giving and it can be the most rewarding time of year, knowing you’ve chosen the ultimate gift for your loved one. However, it can also be a wasteful time of year, when that unwanted gift is tossed to the side and forgotten about”.

Accessory and Jewelry Options as Christmas Gift
Accessory and Jewelry Options as Christmas Gift

Through our responsible sourcing here at Arabel Lebrusan, this is always something we want to avoid. We like to think we make your choice a little easier by offering luxury jewellery that stands the test of time whilst supporting sustainable practices.

-Choose Ethics-

Our ethics combined with our distinctive style means our pieces aren’t just beautiful in style, but hold a beautiful story too Looking good and feeling great go perfectly together, and it’s this belief that keeps us motivated to create stylish jewellery without compromise.

With the fashion industry and society as a whole taking more care in how we treat the world around us, there is no better statement than making the ethical choice. Shop our edit of sustainable jewellery for her perfect Christmas wish list.

-Choose Originality-

Who doesn’t love getting a gift that is unique and truly personal? After all, there is no better way to feel loved than to receive something you know has been customised for you.

Accessory and Jewelry Options as Christmas Gift
Accessory and Jewelry Options as Christmas Gift

With this in mind, give back and shower your loved one with luck, love and protection with our Amulets of Harmony Collection.

Designed to help keep its owner balanced during the trials of everyday life, the Hand of Fatima Pendant encompasses the meaning of the traditional Hamsa hand. Beautifully handcrafted in recycled rhodium plated silver by Spanish filigree master craftsmen, it is available adorned with ethically sourced garnet, amethyst, peridot and citrine. These gemstones hold their own individually special meanings, making this collection a thoughtfully unique gift this Christmas.

“This personal and effortlessly stylish pendant would make the perfect Christmas gift. Now all that’s left to do is choose which gemstone matches her personality best!”

-Choose Style-

Our signature bangles are striking, wow-factor addictions to any outfit, but perfect for the girl with an eye for statement pieces. Intricate filigree work set against a bold motif with our Butterfly Heart or Walnut Leaf designs evoke high-octane glamour perfect for the party season.

“Wear your heart on your sleeve with intricately glamorous but consciously created design.”

Accessory and Jewelry Options as Christmas Gift
Accessory and Jewelry Options as Christmas Gift

If a ring is more her thing then opt for our Gemstone Stacking Rings. Wear one on its own for a delicate pop of colour or amp it up and mix-and-match geometric shapes with one on each finger. For the ultimate high impact look, stack and style them together to create a juicy hued cocktail ring. Our stacking rings are a fail-safe Christmas gift for any woman, featuring an open adjustable band and abundance of coloured gemstones each telling a different story. What will yours be?

-Choose Us!-

A timeless piece of jewellery is at the top of every woman’s Christmas list. When designing at Arabel Lebrusan our mission is to not only create jewellery that is unique in its design and versatile in its style, but also to create pieces that can be treasured and passed down through families for years to come.

“Be proud of your purchases this year – give her something she’ll adore whilst helping developing communities around the world. When it comes to finding the ultimate gift for someone special, you can’t go wrong with the beauty and elegance of Arabel Lebrusan”.



About Arabel Lebrusan. Beauty in Design, Craftsmanship and Ethics

Arabel Lebrusan took her Masters in Jewellery Design at Central St Martins and went on to become Creative Director at Leblas Jewellery, leaving two years later to create her own brand of unique designs. Arabel commissions only the best craftsman in the UK and her native Spain and insisting on precious metals and gemstones that have been sustainably and ethically sourced.

Introducing the new Alpina Shadow Line

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Introducing the new Alpina Shadow Line
Introducing the new Alpina Shadow Line

Alpina launches a new range of smoked dials in its Startimer Pilot and Alpiner collections

The new Alpina Shadow Line is now available in store declined in six watches: two Startimer Pilot big date quartz chronographs, three Startimer Pilot Automatic watches and an Automatic Alpiner 4 watch, all equipped with an exclusively developed Alpina connected e-strap.



Faithful to Alpina’s roots, a new line of smoked dials combining urban elegance and sporty technicity is born, reinterpreting its best-selling pieces.

The Startimer Pilot

Drawing inspiration from the Startimer Pilot Automatic collection, these Shadow Line edition timepieces maintain all the desired pilot features as well as excellence and qualitative finishing details with an added twist.

Introducing the new Alpina Shadow Line
Introducing the new Alpina Shadow Line

A great example of the above would be the rose gold-plated stainless steel 44 mm case contrasting with a dark grey sunray finishing dial, it displays the typical oversized luminous hand-applied rose gold-plated indexes and hands with a date window at 3 o’clock. The timepiece features a dark genuine leather e-strap as well as an engraved case back. Another model is available in black PVD-coated stainless steel with a dark blue or dark grey dial displaying mat finishing and applied pearl black indexes and date window at 3 o’clock.

The same models are available with the quartz Chronograph function and bearing the same mat urban sporty look.

The Alpiner 4 Automatic

The Alpiner 4 is one of the most emblematic Swiss sports watches, combining beautiful aesthetics while offering performance and accuracy to alpine and nature enthusiasts under the harshest conditions.

Alpina introduces a new version in black PVD-coated stainless steel with its famous red triangle adorning the seconds hand and the 12 o’clock mark on the bi-directional turning bezel, while the Alpina 1883 logo is engraved on the 44mm back case of the watch. The date window is displayed at 3 o’clock and the luminova-treated indexes are delicately placed over the sunray-finished dial. The AL-525 automatic caliber offers a 38-hour power-reserve, the stainless-steel case allows for a 10 ATM water-resistance as well as the other three main features of the Concept 4 anti-magnetic, anti-shock, and stainless steel.

E-strap

Each watch comes with its own black leather e-strap with a black fiberglass buckle.

The Alpina e-strap helps you to track your steps, calories, sleep, and more. The e-strap is an elegant and sporty leather strap with a hidden chip in its buckle that helps you to lead a healthier lifestyle and get tips from its companion app, the MMT-365. The app can be downloaded free of charge on iOS and Android devices and functions with all Alpina Horological smartwatches.



TECHNICAL DESCRIPTIONS

Alpiner 4 Shadow line
Watch: 1395 CHF/ 1395 EUR/ 1495 USD
Strap: 149 CHF/ 159.95 EUR/ 189 USD

Reference AL-525BB5FBAQ6 with ALE-BB22X18-BLK

Case
Stainless steel case with black PVD coating, 44 mm diameter with 360° Bi-directional turning compass bezel / Scratch – Convex Resistant Sapphire Crystal, 13.15 thickness
10 ATM/100m/330ft Water-resistant
ANTIMAGNETIC / ANTISHOCK
Engraved case-back threaded crown

Introducing the new Alpina Shadow Line
Alpina Shadow Line AL-525BB5FBAQ6_

Movement
AL-525, Automatic Caliber
26 jewels, 38 hours power reserve, 28,800/h

Dial
Black dial with sunray finishing with applied pearl black indexes with black luminous / Date window at 3’ o clock
Hands polished pearl black color with black luminous treatment and red second hands

Strap
Black leather E-strap with black fiber glass buckle
E-strap equipped with MMT-100 Module, +7 days battery life, synchronization to the companion app via the pusher

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date and connected function via E-strap
Activity tracking
Sleep monitoring
Sleep cycle alarms
Get-Active alerts
Dynamic coaching
Cloud backup and restore
Rechargeable Battery via USB charger
Average charging time: 4 hours

 

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTIONS

Startimer Pilot Automatic Shadow line
Price: 1295 CHF/ 1295 EUR/ 1285 USD

Reference AL-525GG4S4 with ALE-DBRB22X18-RGP

Case
Rose gold-plated stainless-steel case,
44 mm diameter, 10,74 thickness
Convex Resistant Sapphire Crystal
10 ATM/100m/330ft Water-resistant
Engraved case-back / Screw-in crown

Movement

Introducing the new Alpina Shadow Line
Alpina Shadow Line AL-525GG4S4

AL-525, Automatic Caliber
26 jewels, 38 hours power reserve, 28,800/h

Dial
Dark grey dial with sunray finishing with applied rose gold-plated and black luminous indexes / Date window at 3 o’clock
Hands polished rose gold-plated with black luminous treatment

Strap
Dark brown leather E-strap with black fiber glass buckle
E-strap equipped with MMT-100 Module, +7 days battery life, synchronization to the companion app via the buckle pusher

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date and connected functions via E-strap
Activity tracking
Sleep monitoring
Sleep cycle alarms
Get-Active alerts
Dynamic coaching
Cloud backup and restore
Rechargeable Battery via USB charger
Average charging time: 4 hours

 

Source: Alpina Watches

Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 wins the « Revival» Prize in the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

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Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 wins the « Revival» Prize in the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève
Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 wins the « Revival» Prize in the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 wins the « Revival» Prize in the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 wins the « Revival» Prize in the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève
The Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) awards the “Revival” prize to the Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 watch. This model is a perfect illustration of a unique savoir-faire. A deliberately vintage look for these new models reinterpreting the creativity and the aesthetic of the iconic timepieces born in the 1940s.



The Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 watch in its steel version, is inspired by reference 4240, of which the first executions in yellow gold, pink gold or steel were introduced in 1942. In keeping with the original, this understated and elegant model drives the hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, along with hand-type date and day and month by aperture. The calendar indications appear in dark blue, on a two-tone silvered dial typical of the era. The sunburst satin-finished centre and the outer zone punctuated by Arabic numerals clearly enhance the legibility of the respective functions and accentuate its retro-chic elegance.



Speaking at the GPHG award ceremony, the Maison’s Style and Heritage Director Christian Selmoni said: “Above and beyond the model itself, this prize rewards the passion and the savoir-faire perpetuated within our Manufacture for generations.The pride Vacheron Constantin takes in developing watches stems from a true vocation, a mission to create beauty, combining the excellence of Fine Watchmaking and horological complications with the refinement of dedicated design and aesthetic. That is what we in the Manufacture refer to as manual intelligence.”

Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 wins the « Revival» Prize in the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève
The Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942

Source: Vacheron Constantin Press Lounge

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