Planning for the holidays is more than just about the gifts, the food, and the gatherings; you also need to consider what you will wear and how you will accessorize with jewelry. Whether you use pieces from your collection or find something new, the jewelry you wear during the holidays is a big part of your look.
With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's gatherings just around the corner, it's time to start planning what you'll wear and how to complete your look with the perfect jewelry. This holiday gift guide will inspire you and help get those creative ideas sparkling when your stuck on what to buy for that special someone on your holiday list. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have or even help you find that unique piece of jewelry your loved has been longing for.
Don't Shy Away From Color
The holidays are about festivities and the colors that go with them. Use your holiday jewelry to celebrate, and don't shy away from using color to stand out. Wear bright red and green pieces, such as a ruby and diamond pendant necklace for Christmas, or deep blue sapphire and diamond drop earrings for Hanukkah. You can even bring some color to your hands with bright stackable rings in red and gold, or choose festive emeralds and diamonds.
Consider the Type of Party
Before you choose your holiday jewelry, think about what type of party you will be attending. The outfit you wear to a work party, whether it's after a day at the office or an event planned for the weekend, will be different from what you wear to a casual get-together with your family or close friends.
Jewelry for a Casual Party
When you have a laid-back casual party with your friends, you can tone down your jewelry pieces but still make a fun statement. If it's a cold winter night, you can pair a cozy sweater with a simple pendant necklace and a coordinating bracelet. The new paperclip collection is a conversation starter, with paperclip drop earrings that pair perfectly with any outfit. You can easily make a statement with your jewelry and keep a casual look with a diamond hammered cuff ring or a simple gold bangle bracelet.
Jewelry for an Office Party
When you have a holiday office party to attend, you want to look festive but still professional. A statement necklace with a simple dress can give you some color while still giving you a professional look, and you can pair this with a colorful ring. If you really want the necklace to stand out, make it the only piece of jewelry that you wear.
If you need to transition from a daytime look to an evening look, adjustable-length chains are versatile, and they work with a variety of different necklines and styles.
Jewelry for a Formal Party
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Do you have a formal New Year's Eve party on your holiday schedule? If you need to dress for an event, you want your jewelry to match the style of your outfit. Drop earrings with or without a gemstone look great with a formal dress, and hoops go well with a sleek cocktail dress. Pearl drop earrings make the perfect accessory if you're wearing black, or you emeralds or sapphires can add a pop of color. Have some fun with your holiday jewelry, even if you're heading to a formal event.
Get Yourself a Statement Piece
Statement pieces are a fun way to wear jewelry during the holidays. Choose some bold hoops for your ears that stand out on their own or a necklace that makes a statement against a simple winter sweater. You can go big with a statement piece and make it the only jewelry you wear to your holiday party.
If your outfit doesn't have a neckline that works with a necklace, make your statement with bracelets to make your look more glamorous. Whether you choose one with gemstones to add color or bright diamonds to add sparkle, you can have some fun with this type of jewelry.
Mix and Match
While we often try to match jewelry and wear several pieces from the same collection, it's also fun to mix and match. Choose several necklaces with different chain lengths and layer them. You can even add a pop of color by adding one with a sparkling gem or diamonds. Layering bracelets is also a fun way to wear multiple pieces at once. If you have several holiday events planned, you can keep changing up your look by layering different pieces every time.
Choose a Classic Look
If you have a more classic style, you can still dress up your jewelry for the holidays without adding tons of sparkle or wearing a bunch of bracelets that jingle as you walk. Sometimes a classic piece is all you need to celebrate in style. A simple silver necklace with a sterling silver heart pendant might be the perfect addition to your outfit, or a pair of simple diamond stud earrings can add just a touch of sparkle to your evening.
Classic never goes out of style, and it can easily transition from a day look to an evening one.
Whether you need a sparkling gift for your mom, wife, or girlfriend, these simple yet classic jewelry pieces will make the receiver feel special this Christmas season.
This 14K Sapphire & Diamond Stackable Band is made with white gold and features four round sapphires and four round diamonds. It's the perfect dainty ring for the woman in your life who enjoys something brilliant but not too overwhelming.
Our Ruby and Diamond Halo Ring is absolutely brilliant with its pear-shaped ruby surrounded by 35 round diamonds laid against a white gold band.
If you're looking for a stunning piece of jewelry that is sure to stand out, consider our 14K East West Oval Citrine Ring. This gorgeous band features a 1.78 ct Citrine stone on a gold satin fish ring with dainty inset diamonds. You can also stack this piece with our 14K Amethyst and Diamond Ring and our 14K East West Oval Blue Topaz Ring for the utmost in style and sophistication.
Elegant diamond earrings are an ideal way to express the love and affection you have for that special someone in your life. We have several styles to choose from including charming studs, brilliant dangles, dazzling drops, and more.
The epitome of diamond earrings are the classic studs. These 1/2 CT Diamond Stud Earrings will surprise and amaze anyone who receives them. We have several other diamond stud designs as well such as our Pave Circle Studs and our Marquise Flower Diamond Stud Earrings.
When it comes to dangling diamonds, anyone will absolutely adore unwrapping these Yellow Gold Starburst Earrings. Not only with these shine brightly as they wear these precious stones but they are a gift they will treasure for years to come. You may also want to consider these 14K Diamond Huggie Hoops with Floating Diamond or our 14K Geometric Dangle Drop Earrings.
Pendants, Necklaces, and Chains
Gorgeous pendants, elegant necklaces, and delicate chains are sure to delight any loved one on your Christmas list. Choose from our dazzling selection of necklaces. Neither you nor your loved one will be disappointed.
For a simple yet personal gift, wrap up any of our letter initial pendants. Made from 14K yellow gold on a 16 to 18-inch adjustable box chain, we can special order any initial you need for that hard-to-shop-for person on your holiday wish list. We have initial disc pendants available as well.
Celebrate a friend as well as their faith with our 14K Beaded Cross Necklace. Any person on your Christmas list will appreciate the thought and care that went into choosing this present. You can also pair any of our chains with several of our faith pendants for a one-of-a-kind customized gift.
Nothing says I love you like a brilliant heart pendant and this rose gold one is truly unique. Both the 18" chain and pendant are made from 10K rose gold and the heart pendant is adorned with several delicate diamonds.
Bracelets and Bangles
Earrings, rings, and necklaces are lovely pieces of jewelry, but bracelets and bangles know how to make a fashion statement. Tennis bracelets, gold bangles, link bracelets, and claw bangles, can be mixed and matched for another day at work or a night out with friends.
This Silver Amethyst and Diamond Bangle is uniquely designed and made with sterling silver, two amethyst gemstones, and .10ct diamonds. It's perfect for adding a bit of glam to that special event or to wear on the next date night. If the one you're purchasing a gift for prefers other gemstones, be sure to view our Sterling Silver Blue Topaz and Diamond Bangle.
Our station bracelets can be a fine addition to anyone's jewelry collection. We have both yellow and white gold single station bracelets with bezel set diamonds, gemstones like peridot and sapphire, and diamond-shaped stars.
For a classic statement that never grows old, surprise your wife with an exquisite bangle bracelet. Our 14K Diamond Bangle Bracelet is crafted with 14K yellow gold with nine round diamonds. Your wife may also enjoy this diamond claw bangle that has been flawlessly made with 14K yellow gold and .48ts of diamonds.
For a truly extraordinary gift, consider one of our vintage jewelry pieces. These adornments make fashionable conversation pieces and are anything but conventional. If you're looking for an extra special gift for your husband, our white gold Patek Philippe cuff links are sure to surprise. Made with 18K white gold, these cuff links are embellished with onyx and diamonds. You will definitely amaze your wife or fiance with this platinum vintage wedding band complete with six gorgeous round diamonds.
Let the team at Martin Busch Jewelers make your holiday shopping simple by choosing one or more of the jewelry pieces mentioned in this guide. Would your wife be forever grateful for a pair of brilliant diamond stud earrings? Perhaps your sister would love a customized initial necklace. Surprise your daughter with a ring adorned with her favorite gemstone. Whatever you choose, your loved ones will be amazed and overjoyed by your thoughtfulness and generosity.
Not only does our current jewelry inventory make amazing holiday gifts, we can also design and craft stunning customized pieces in our New York store. Simply contact us today to learn more about our design and production jewelry-making process.
Make an Impact
If you have a new piece of jewelry that you want to show off, such as a diamond starburst pendant or vintage bracelet, make sure to stay simple with the rest of your outfit. You can make your jewelry shine by giving it a simple canvas as a background.
Remember to keep your personal style in mind when choosing jewelry for the holidays. If you like bold and big, wear pieces that represent this, but if you prefer a more subtle look, then you can still be festive with classic pieces. Your jewelry should express your style.
To find some pieces that will work with your holiday wardrobe or to find the perfect piece to give to someone special as a gift for the holiday season, stop by Martin Busch Jewelers at 85 John St. in New York, New York. We can help you pick out something to add to your own collection or to give as a gift. We can also help you create a custom piece that will complement any holiday look.