With so many options to consider, selecting a piece of jewelry as a holiday gift can be a daunting task. From peridots to citrines, bracelets to rings, what’s the ideal piece to choose? According to Philadelphia-based jewelry designer Craiger Drake of Craiger Drake Designs, classic jewelry is always in style and flattering.
“There are certain must-have pieces that everyone should own in their collection, but even traditional pieces can be tailored to complement their unique style — making the gift personal, yet timeless,” says Drake.
Don’t let your holiday shopping list overwhelm you; shop for jewelry for any member of your family this holiday season, and consider personalizing classic pieces that are sure to last a lifetime.
For your mother: The ever-elegant strand of pearls is a stylish and sophisticated complement to any outfit. Whether in a necklace or bracelet, pearls exude a timeless grace that every woman desires. To update her collection, select a set of Tahitian pearls that add color and flavor to her look.
* For your daughter: Diamond stud earrings bring elegance to any ensemble or occasion and can be worn throughout your daughter’s lifetime. Another classic accessory, a pendant necklace of her birthstone can add just a touch of personalization.
* For your grandmother: A brooch is a sophisticated piece of jewelry for any woman’s collection. In jewel or pastel gems and various shapes and designs, brooches add instant glamour to a simple sweater or coat.
* For your wife: If diamonds really are a girl’s best friend, then what woman wouldn’t want a diamond bracelet? These simple, classic bracelets emanate a luxurious feel and can be worn day-to-night. For a more contemporary look, your wife can make a statement in a bold gold cuff.
* For the men in your life: Cufflinks are the classic jewelry accessory for men. Select a design that represents his style to make it personal.
To personalize the gift further, consider a custom design to create a one-of-a-kind piece of beauty. “Selecting jewelry should be a very intimate and heartfelt experience,” says Drake, who specializes in custom designs. “Gift-givers should always have the recipient’s personality and style in mind for a unique and special touch.”