Jewelry Gifting: The Very Best Baubles from Statement to Delicate Everyday Pieces
Nothing makes the season bright quite like a little bit of sparkle—from the twinkle lights that adorn our trees to the glint of beautiful pieces of jewelry. Whether you're looking to treat yourself or someone you love, an eye-catching piece of jewelry is always a great gift idea. SwearBy's most discerning team of editors have broken down their very favorite gems, from luxury pieces to the very best bargain finds, so that you can add some extra sparkle to this holiday season.
Baublebar Hera Link Necklace
“You really can’t go wrong with any BaubleBar pick, but there’s something very of the moment about this gold paperclip chain link style. It’s the perfect base for layering a stack of necklaces, and since I’ve had my eye on it for myself for some time, I figured it would make a great gift for some friends I plan on exchanging gifts with this holiday season.” – Jayla Andrulonis
LELIA+MAE NUBIAN HOOPS
“I recently fell in love with this gorgeous and affordable jewelry line and can’t wait to gift these stunning hoops to all of my girlfriends. They’re very Parisian chic and I am obsessed. Plus, I love being able to shop small and support a Black-owned brand!” — Courtney Bowers
Adina's Jewels Personalized Pavé Block Name Station Necklace
“Gift your friend or family member something that feels truly personal this season. Made of 14-karat gold and cubic zirconia, you can customize this necklace to say the recipients name — or you can get a bit more creative and spell out an adjective that describes them. Either way, they’ll think of you every time they wear it.” — Stephanie Perry
The Bauble BAR Bracelet
“There’s nothing like customization to add a personal touch when giving jewelry, and BaubleBar’s BAR Bracelet is the perfect personable option. With the removable clasp, you (or your gift recipient) can add on as many baubles as you want, from your initials to cute charms like planes and shamrocks. The material is hypoallergenic too so no need to worry that you might be giving your special someone, friend, or family member something that could lead to a rash. I love wearing mine decorated with my initials and the brand’s Keep Calm bauble, and it brings a smile to my face every time I look down at it.” —Nina Huang
White Gold Silver Claddagh Ring
“This is the only piece of jewelry that I consistently wear daily, and makes for the PERFECT gift for a loved one. I love the symbolism behind the ring: the heart represents love, the crown represents loyalty, and the hands represent friendship. If worn on the right hand with the heart facing out it means you are single, facing in means you are dating someone. If worn on the left hand with the heart facing out it means you are engaged and facing in you are married.
It makes for the perfect gift because you are not supposed to buy it for yourself (it is meant to be received as a gift), and holds so much meaning. I’ve had mine for at least ten years, and it still looks good as new.” — Madeleine Letellier
“These simple stud earrings become so much more thoughtful with the addition of personalized gemstones. They offer a subtle pop of color and are perfect for stacking. I love wearing mine and think they’d make a great gift for anyone with pierced ears on your holiday shopping list.” — Christie Calucchia
Farrah Hoops - GLDN
“I cannot say enough good things about this brand. Their handmade jewelry is an infinite balance of subtlety and beauty. The ability to personalize most of their products means everyone I know and love has received a gift of GLDN from me at some point—birthdays, the birth of a first-child, wedding gifts for the bride.
I think almost every piece of jewelry I own is GLDN, and probably will be for life. I love this brand and think you will too!” — Shea Gorden
Tiffany & Co. T T1 Narrow Hinged Bangle
“Tiffany & Co.’s T collection is forever on my wishlist. This new bangle is perfect for that really special someone in your life, whether that’s your mom, your significant other or your sister. The chic silhouette is classic enough that it will never truly go out of style and is sure to become an heirloom piece, but the rose gold offers a fun, modern vibe.” — Courtney Bowers
CHANEL Étoile Filante Earrings
“If you’re wanting to gift someone in your life diamonds, look no further than these Chanel stunners! I mean can you even?! The shooting star design is more fun than your typical plain diamond earring, but they’re still subtle enough to ensure they’ll be a staple in any wardrobe.” — Courtney Bowers
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