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Holiday Gift Guide 2017: The Best Jewelry for Her

Dec 6, 2017

‘Tis the season for sparkly things! When it comes to getting the perfect holiday gift for your special someone, you can’t go wrong with a stunning piece of jewelry. It’s a thoughtful way to express your love and appreciation, and the type of gift she’s sure to cherish forever.

From show-stopping earrings for the woman who likes to make a statement, to simple drop necklaces and elegant rings for the minimalist in your life, our holiday gift guide will get you headed in the right direction.

Each luxury item in this guide is hand selected from the Samuelson’s Diamonds Etsy shop collection and is sure to make her smile.


For The Person Who Has Everything…

We all have someone in our lives who seems impossible to shop for– either she’s very particular about what she likes, or she seems to have everything already. The key to shopping for this type of woman is to think outside the box. Remember, it’s not necessarily about what she needs, but what she may want and love.

Think about how you can add a personal touch to your gift.

Whether it’s a pair of earrings with her birthstone or a locket necklace with a picture inside. Like the saying goes, “it’s the thought that counts”. Putting a lot of care into your gift will be appreciated.


Antique Diamond Locket – Vintage White Gold Necklace. See it here.


These Ruby Diamond Halo Natural Studs are perfect for someone born in July. Shop these earrings.


Our last tip for shopping for this type of person is to choose a highly unique or hard-to-come-by item. For example, although she likely already has a ring, she certainly won’t have a vintage, one-of-a-kind pink tourmaline stone ring like the one below.


Vintage Diamond/Ruby Ring in 18k Yellow Gold. Shop this unique vintage ring.


For the Minimalist…

If your special someone doesn’t like flashy things, tends to go light on jewelry, or has a minimalist style, look for a simple yet stunning piece. Here’s how to narrow down your choices and pick the right piece to fit her style.

Think About the Type of Jewelry She Wears

Minimalist looks typically stick with just one type of jewelry at a time. For example, wearing earrings, but no necklace, bracelet, or rings. So the first step to choosing something she’ll love is to think about what type of jewelry she prefers to wear most often.

If she loves rings, think about choosing something small and delicate with a little bit of sparkle, like this ring below.


Round Diamond Solitaire Ring, 14kt White Gold


Smaller is Better

If you’re not sure whether a piece fits within a minimalist style, think about size. Minimalist jewelry tends to be small, thin, and delicate. Instead of a big chunky piece, look for a lightweight and simple option.

Don’t Be Afraid of Color!

Although you should veer away from anything large and gaudy, it’s okay to pick a piece with a little color. Remember, minimalist fashion isn’t about wearing things that are boring. Rather, it’s letting simple lines and smaller pieces speak for themselves.

Here’s a great example of a necklace fitting this description:


We love the simplicity of this Yellow Gold Bead Choker. Shop here.


For the Trendy & Bold…

Does your special someone have a knack for keeping up with the latest trend, being a little edgy in her style, or making brave fashion choices? Then have some fun when choosing her gift!

Since this person likes to have fun with her style, you can be bold in your jewelry gift choices. The key to choosing the perfect item is to look for jewelry that:

  • Is unique
  • Makes a bold statement
  • Has some color

Here are some of our favorite trendy pieces to get you inspired:


Wow her with this wild Multi-colored Snake Ring.This Amethyst Diamond Stacking Band features a unique and bold look.This Opal Sapphire Circle Ring has so many interesting dimensions.
Shop this item.See it here.Shop this ring.


For the Vintage Soul…

One of the best gifts you can give someone who loves antique items is period jewelry piece. These items are not only naturally stunning, they also come with a story to tell. When choosing a vintage jewelry piece, make sure to find out the following from the seller:

  • The piece’s condition
  • Whether or not the piece’s size is adjustable
  • What type of gemstones are in the piece
  • What type of closures are used

Evaluating this information will help you make sure it will be a good fit (both physically and stylistically) for your special someone.

At Samuelson’s Diamonds, we carry a wide selection of timeless period pieces. Each piece is hand selected for its quality, elegance, and beauty. For example, this 1920s Filigree Vintage Pendant Frosted Glass Diamond below:


This classic pendant is in excellent condition and has been tested for 14K gold. Learn more about this necklace.


Another example is this Emerald/Diamond Bangle in 9KT European Yellow Gold. This piece is a gorgeous example of classic vintage jewelry and would be loved by any vintage jewelry collector.

Our last tip when shopping for vintage jewelry as a gift is to learn a bit more about the history of the piece, including:

  • The era the jewelry came from (check out our guide!)
  • Some history about jewelry during that time period
  • Any details about the specific piece your jeweler may have

Include this information with your gift to make the item even more meaningful.


For the Showstopper…

There are some people who love to live loud, stand out, and wear lots of big sparkly things. If you know someone like this, then count yourself lucky! This type of person is living life to the fullest and we love that.

When choosing jewelry for the showstopper in your life, look for pieces that speak to their bright personality. Large gemstones and lots of color are key. We have lots of great jewelry pieces fitting this description, but these three are our favorite:


This Antique Diamond Pendant is meant for someone who loves a little glamour in her life.This stunning Vintage Double Halo Diamond/Emerald Ring from the 1940s is truly stunning.This authentic Art Deco style Diamond Navette Cocktail Ring has lots of sparkle and personality.
Shop this necklace.See it here.Shop this ring.


See Our Full Collection of High-Quality Jewelry

Samuelson’s Diamonds has been a trusted jeweler since 1922. Every piece we sell is thoroughly inspected, certified for quality, and comes with a guarantee.

Based in Baltimore, we’re proud of our Charm City roots and are excited to extend our products worldwide through our Etsy and eBay stores!

Learn more about who we are and browse our full Etsy Collection!

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