Some say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but we think everyone can appreciate luxury that they can wear. This week in our ultimate gift guide we have the best in jewelry and timepieces to delight your eyes and catch everyone else’s. We’ve saved the best for our last gift guide and we’re reading to go out with a bang, and plenty of sparkle.

JEWELRY.

PASQUALE BRUNI BON TON EARRINGS (PRICE UPON REQUEST).

The five-petal flower, an icon of the Italian jewelry designer Pasquale Bruni, vibrantly comes to life and seductively blooms anew in the luxurious enchanted garden of the maison. The Bon Ton collection, including the Bon Ton earrings and Bon Ton Ring, features versatile jewelry with romantic yet casual style. Bon Ton is a jewel that a woman can wear during all the special moments of the day. The flowers of the splendid Bon Ton bouquet are jewels that pay homage to the fifties. These precious earrings and ring are simultaneously refined and simple, delicate but decisive with a dizzy scent of femininity.

PASQUALE BRUNI BON TON RING (PRICE UPON REQUEST).

The five-petal flower, an icon of the Italian jewelry designer Pasquale Bruni, vibrantly comes to life and seductively blooms anew in the luxurious enchanted garden of the maison. The Bon Ton collection, including the Bon Ton earrings and Bon Ton Ring, features versatile jewelry with romantic yet casual style. Bon Ton is a jewel that a woman can wear during all the special moments of the day. The flowers of the splendid Bon Ton bouquet are jewels that pay homage to the fifties. These precious earrings and ring are simultaneously refined and simple, delicate but decisive with a dizzy scent of femininity.

PASQUALE BRUNI SISSI COLLECTION RINGS (PRICE UPON REQUEST).

These timeless Sissi Collection rings are in pink gold with blue topaz, smoky quartz, and white and brown diamonds. Elisabetta Amalia Eugenia of Wittelsbach, but for everyone else simply Sissi, is the empress of rare beauty with a tenacious soul, an aesthete, sporty and nature lover. Sissi, daughter, mother and wife is a symbol of all contemporary women, delicate, romantic, relentless and at times paradoxical, true empresses of their time. The Sissi rings display a distinctive style, unconventional and harmonious: a delight to look at, a pleasure to wear.

M.S RAU ANTIQUES THE ROYAL BLUE DIAMOND 10.06 CARATS ($9.8M).

This magnificent, 10.06-carat Natural Fancy Blue diamond is one of the world’s rarest and most extraordinary natural gemstones. Aptly named The Royal Blue, this stunning, radiant-cut jewel is the color of the clear blue sky, and is certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) as being a Natural Fancy Blue diamond with almost flawless VVS1 clarity. It is also certified as being a rare Type IIb diamond. This means that it contains no nitrogen, and therefore displays outstanding brilliance. The result is a highly important stone of monumental size, significance and beauty. Surrounded by 96 Vivid Pink diamonds weighing 1.05 total carats and 62 white diamonds weighing .97 carats, this captivating, completely natural gem is the finest blue diamond on the market today. All gems are set in platinum and rose gold.

M.S. RAU ANTIQUES CARTIER PANTHERE DIAMOND RING ($124,500).

Daring yet elegant, this exquisite diamond Panther ring from the important Panthère de Cartier Collection is a brilliant example of the firm’s undeniable creative genius. The entire platinum ring is encrusted with approximately 6.90 carats of luscious pavé set round brilliant white diamonds. Brilliant green emeralds and sleek black onyx form the eyes and nose respectively. The most alluring feature of this ring is the articulated head and paws that are set “en tremblant,” meaning they are put in motion with the movements of the wearer. The panther has been a style icon for Cartier since 1914, showcasing a perfect and unparalleled blend of fearlessness and femininity.

M.S. RAU ANTIQUES COLOMBIAN EMERALD RING 9.28 CARATS ($495,000).

An outstanding, 9.28-carat Colombian emerald exhibits perfect color and clarity in this captivating ring. Displaying an intense, “Old Mine” green hue and incredible clarity with no trace of oil, this octagonal step-cut gem is flanked by two shield-cut white diamonds weighing approximately 1.82 total carats. A true natural wonder, this incredibly rare gem is one of the few of this size and clarity with absolutely no heat treatment. Certified by C. Dunaigre Consulting as Colombian and untreated, this wonderful emerald and its supporting diamonds are set in platinum and 18K yellow gold.

ORQUIDEAS MAXI EARRINGS ($45,100).

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Earrings in yellow gold, rubies and diamonds. Impressive jewels of extraordinary beauty that represent the Fine Jewelry line of Seda Imperial. A world where creativity, inspiration, and innovation join luxury and elegance.

SUTRA SPINEL AND SAPPHIRE WING RING WITH DIAMONDS ($38,000).

Sutra Jewelry embodies luxurious sophistication. Designer Arpita Navlakha pulls inspiration from elements of nature, presenting a vibrant array of designs showcasing each gemstone in a unique way. This particular piece was inspired by her love of feathers. Set in 18 karst Gold she paired spinel and sapphire creating the illusion of angelic like feathers. The curve of the ring provides the perfect silhouette for both beauty and comfort.

STEPHEN WEBSTER HINGED THORN RING ($31,044).

Stephen Webster is an award-winning designer who merges fine craftsmanship with edgy design. This fabulously ornate hinged ring, crafted in 18 karat rose gold, is a fine example of his unmistakable style. Curving up and around the finger, its shape takes the form of twisting thorns. Set with sparkling full pavé white diamond embellishment, it is a vision to behold and wear.

LYDIA COURTEILLE JEWELRY (PRICES UPON REQUEST).

A certified gemologist, Lydia Courteille sources the finest precious stones and transforms them into intricate adornments that have earned her critical acclaim. Courteille’s new jewelry collection transports us to the Amazonian forest filled with tropical birds, exotic insects and indigenous plants. Crafted from green turquoise this delightful frog is resting on a bed of green garnet and diamond lily pads. This ring is the ultimate embodiment of whimsy and playfulness.

An explosion of surprising green colors in Lydia Courteille’s new jewelry collection sources inspiration form the “Amazonia” collection.  The green turquoise used in this collection evokes landscapes from a bird’s eye view of the forests’ canopy or the duckweed in swamps. Centered with green turquoise the piranha fish and skull and crossbones create the contradiction between immortality and mortality.

Lydia Courteille – biochemist, antiquarian and collector, traveler – has  always had a fascination with the beautiful, the strange and the curious. An autodidact, her inquisitive mind knows no limits, be it for design or her choice of stones. Her unique jewels start with either a drawing or evolve around a central theme, which is usually a stone. Iridescent stones are a favourite, especially opals, moonstones, cat’s eyes; the play of light on the surface creates a special atmosphere, a mystery. She uses frogs, bats, piranha fish, monkeys and insects deliberately, not just for their provocative quality but because the shapes help her add interest. Although not particularly religious, the ethnologist in her is hard. One of a kind piece from the ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ collection featuring black rhodium gold, black diamonds, rubies, and pink sapphires.                 

TIMEPIECES.

LA MER LA LUNE MARS MERCURY ($1,000).

                                

                

                                        

La Lune by La Mer Collections’ Mercury timepiece.                                       

One 14K rose gold 11mm 35 pts diamond disc charm paired with La Mer Collections‘ signature multiple 14K rose gold feminine jewelry chains.   

AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK 33M QUARTZ WATCH ($28,881).

For the most exquisite finish to your look, choose Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak 33mm Quartz Watch. This Swiss made timepiece is worked in 18 karat rose gold and set with 40 brilliant-cut diamonds. “Grande Tapisserie” patterning to the silvered dial offers a signature look while the white rubber strap provides a contemporary finish. A truly prestige watch to treasure for a lifetime.

VOLANTS DE LA REINE ($128,000).

        

Inspired by costumes worn by Breguet’s client, Queen Marie-Antoinette Queen of France, this high jewelry watch is part of a new collection representing the elegant silks and ruffled lace of the period. The dressmakers of old made vivid and sophisticated costumes where bows, ribbons, lace and frills competed to proclaim the womanhood and status of the wearer. This flourishing creativity has inspired some of Breguet’s finest jewelry watches. This year the company once again reinterprets the seductive power of these dress accessories in mechanisms and gemstones with the Volants de la Reine model. Thus metal playfully evokes the fleeting beauty of fabric in motion, while the rustling chaos of frills can be imagined in the gem-set bow with scrolls that cling to the bezel and lose themselves haphazardly in the dial of natural mother-of-pearl. Thanks to Breguet’s expertise in jewellery, a myriad of diamonds bathes the watch in an exquisite fire. The bezel and the flange are set with brilliant-cut diamonds. Baguette diamonds make up an interwoven ribbon surmounted by two cushion-cut sapphires while the scrolls and the bow are decorated with a fine frosting of diamonds. To meet a lady’s expectations of proper watchmaking, this timepiece is fitted with a mechanical movement made according to Breguet’s watchmaking expertise. Ref. GJ28BB8924DDS8

REINE DE NAPLES DAY/NIGHT HIGH JEWELRY ($225,200).

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Among the timepieces Breguet produces, those in the Reine de Naples collection have been referred to as poetic. Created in tribute to the Queen of Naples, Caroline Murat, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte, the collection pays homage to the first wristwatch created in 1812 for the queen. This newest extension to the collection is the Breguet Reine de Naples Day/Night in High Jewelry, a mechanical interpretation of the daily ballet of the sun and the moon in the heavens. It launched to critical acclaim, winning several prizes. The bezel and caseband are set with 131 baguette diamonds, while the dial and the ball attachment are finely decorated in a frosting of diamonds. The crown is topped by a briolette diamond. Breguet’s mechanical expertise is also on display, since this watch is fitted with the movement specially made for the Reine de Naples collection. A titanium moon is placed on a disc of lapis lazuli representing the sky, while the path of the sun is represented by the facetted rim of the balance-wheel that throws out rays of light. The sun moves according to the motion of the balance on a daylong tour of the Arabic Chapter ring before setting beneath the horizon of the steel bridge supporting the mechanism. Decorations on the disc add to the enchantment with inserts of mother-of-pearl for clouds and the living gleam of gold stars. Ref. 8999BB8D874 DD0D

CUFFLINKS.

DEAKING & FRANCIS PEARL AND ENAMEL CUFFLINKS ($3,678.97).

 

Crafted from 18 karat yellow gold in England, Deakin & Francis’ Pearl and Enamel Cufflinks will make a suave addition to a formal look. Round in shape, the cufflinks have a domed oval spring link fitting and see a cultured pearl circled with blue enamel. A perfect gift that is guaranteed to be treasured for years to come.

TACORI CUFFLINKS ($4,740.00).

For the Tacori Gentleman, it’s all in the details. Add a sophisticated finish to you attire with pave set diamond cuff links. These stunners will garner all the attention for a night out on the town. Style no. MCL10

TACORI CUFFLINKS ($5,970.00).

Oval sky blue topaz over hematite stone cuff links cradled in a yellow gold signature Tacori crescent cut. This piece adds a sophisticated finish to your shirt cuffs and an unexpected pop of detail. Style no. MCL103Y37

Which of these gifts do you want this holiday season? Let us know below in the comments.