Our Favorite Western-Made Jewelry to Gift Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season
All that glitters is hopefully gold this holiday season.
It may seem difficult to gift a piece of jewelry to a loved one. Are they more of a silver or gold fan? Do they prefer dangling earrings versus studs? What is their ring size? However, this process does need to be daunting. What really matters when it comes to picking jewelry is the thought that you put into selecting a timeless piece to add to someone’s collection—that will definitely not go unnoticed.
Take note of colors they wear often or simple pieces they never take off, then choose something to complement that! If they have a long chain that they never take off, get them a shorter one to add some shine to their neck. Are they always wearing an assortment of earrings on an ear with multiple piercings? They could probably benefit from a new pair of studs. With our selection of timeless pieces made by Western designers, you’ll be sure to bring a smile to the face of any lucky recipient with simple, personal pieces, and gemstones made to last.
If you have a friend who never leaves the house without earrings or a statement necklace help them store their pieces with a ceramic jewelry holder. Have a friend who’s always snapping pictures of a beautiful sunset? Gift them a one-of-a-kind pair of earrings from California jewelry maker Clouds and Ladders, whose collection is inspired by West Coast beach views. Show anyone with their ears pierced that you notice the little things with a set of studs with their birthstone for an added pop of color and a personal touch.
Giving the gift of timeless jewelry is how you start the line of family heirlooms. A personalized symbol ring with peace signs, hearts, moons, and more set in 18-karat yellow gold is something that can be passed down from generation to generation. So, consider the gift that keeps on giving with a simple stacking ring, set of studs, or a customized necklace.
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Clouds and Ladders Gradient Collection
These handmade jewelry pieces are created with beach sunsets in mind, perfect to adorn the neck of someone special in your life who can’t live without the water. Pieces come as one-of-a-kind earrings or pendants.
GLDN Personalize Yue Necklace
You can’t go wrong with a customized necklace. This dainty disk necklace from GLDN allows for personalized letters in three different fonts or a range of symbols to choose from. For a sweet gift that will always remind your loved one of you, get a few different tags with your initials and a heart in the center.
Georgina Trevino Huevos Fritos Earrings
Have an egg lover or brunch aficionado who always shows up in style no matter how early the reservation is? Let them know you know them better than anybody else with these egg earrings. Each pair is slightly unique and made to order.
Valerie Madison Birthstone Studs
All you need to know to make these studs the perfect stocking stuffer is the month the receiver was born. Valerie Madison has a handy chart to help identify birthstones on its site so you don’t have to guess or get it wrong.
Lockwood Sun and Moon Ceramic Earring Holder
If you’re looking to give a gift that isn’t so much of a splurge or a specific piece, opt for an earring holder to display favorite pairs. This one from Lockwood shop has space for seven pairs of earrings or an array of studs and comes with a cute hand-painted sun and moon on ceramic.
Charlie Beads Blue Ras Necklace
Pearls may never go out of style, though they’re getting a modern makeover as beaders across the West and beyond combine them in new pieces. This piece from Charlie Beads uses freshwater pearls and glass beads made to look like blue raspberries, for the fruit lover in your life!
Lauren Wolf Octagon Necklace
This necklace is perfect for layering and comes with your choice of opal, ruby, or various shades of quartz to adorn the neck of any gemstone lover. The gem comes set in 14-karat gold with an oxidized silver chain.
Lockwood La Fleur Earrings
For the flower lover in your life, these dangling earrings will put a smile on the face of any floral fan and fit within the category of great gifts under $100.
Ounce of Salt Gold Zodiac Medallion
We all know someone that’s a little obsessed with astrology. If that person is on your gift list this year, odds are you know their sign (because they’ve likely mentioned it). Give the gift of helping them let everybody know what their sun sign is with this solid gold zodiac medallion necklace.
Beads by Tara Gold Bead Bracelet
These handmade bracelets are perfect for stacking and pairing. Beads by Tara is based in San Francisco and makes jewelry made to work together. The large gold bead bracelet pictured above shines even brighter when combined on the wrist with a small gold bead bracelet or dainty chain.
Noemie Personalized Symbol Ring
This solid 18-karat gold band ring will become a timeless piece that can be handed down for generations to come. Noemie has tons of symbols you can choose from, though you can also email a request for a personal symbol to create a one-of-a-kind piece.
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