-By Beth Berstein, INSTORE Guest Editor
Gift giving this holiday can be made simple if you are tuned into the style of the gift’s recipient and the key trends that the women (from wives to mothers and daughters) are falling head over heels for. Many of the styles Gabriel & Co. offers are at accessible price points. The company also features a range of different styles, metals and motifs from which to choose. Personally, the women on my gift list are a varied bunch. Some prefer silver to gold, symbolic jewelry to streamlined styles or updated classics in diamonds set in white or yellow gold. Once you suss out this valuable information, selecting gifts will become less stressful, especially when you know you will be bringing joy to the woman who is going to be wearing the new jewel.
Here are some of my favorite picks from Gabriel & Co. split into different sections: Updated Essentials, On Trend and Stylized Silver.
UPDATED ESSENTIALS (GABY)
14K Yellow Gold Bezel Set Diamond Station Layered Ring
Achieve the stacking look without the fuss in one ring with four rows of 14K bezel-set diamonds and beaded texture bands.
14K White Gold Curved Round Diamond Bar Necklace
A diamond bar necklace is a staple in every jewelry wardrobe. It can be layered for a more dazzling effect with other diamond necklaces or worn on its own for a delicate and subtle hint of sparkle.
14K White Gold Pavé Diamond Pendant Heart Necklace
The quintessential symbol of love — a heart pendant is the perfect gift for the holidays. Here is a lovely version with pavé diamonds and 14K white gold.
14K Yellow Gold Beaded Pavé 10mm Diamond Huggie Earrings
Two-tone earrings work harder than any other piece in a jewelry wardrobe. The beaded texture of these double column hoops adds a chic sense of style to more ordinary diamond huggies.
14K Yellow Gold Beaded Round Bezel Set Diamond Pendant Necklace
What jewelry wardrobe is complete without a single solitaire diamond necklace? And when it is designed with a beaded halo, it offers a modern sensibility for an enduring classic style.
ON TREND (GABRIEL)
14K Yellow Gold Curved Bar and Waterfall Chain Necklace
This cascading bib of chains creates a waterfall effect in dangling from a 14K yellow gold curbed bar. It combines the ‘80s style we are seeing so much of today with a relevant vibe.
14K Yellow Plain Gold 40mm Beaded Round Hoop Earrings
Hoops have become a classic staple — an earring style that a woman can use regularly in her jewelry rotation. These are the pair she might wear the most — they are streamlined, sophisticated yet designed for everyday with a subtle yet powerful beaded design.
14K Yellow Gold Bujukan Bead Cuff Bracelet with Diamond Stations
A perfect layering piece, this thin cuff bracelet is perfect for adding on more from the Gabriel & Co. Bujakan collection. It will also work effortlessly with any white, yellow or rose gold thin cuffs and bangles a woman may have in her existing jewelry wardrobe.
14k Yellow Gold Scalloped Diamond Choker Necklace
Delicate and feminine, this choker necklace features a sprinkling of diamond clusters in 14K yellow gold. It’s another great layering or stand-alone piece.
14K Yellow Gold Bujukan Bead Cuff Bracelet with Pavé Diamond Connectors
Cuff bracelets have been trending for some time. This one is perfect for women who prefer a medium-width cuff — not too wide or narrow but just right for wearing alone on one arm, stacking or making a statement with one on each wrist. The yellow gold outlines diamond stations and is a gift she will be thrilled about and wear often.
14K White-Yellow Gold Twisted Rope and Diamond Criss Cross Ring
Yellow and white gold make a great team when it comes to mixing metals in jewelry. The look is particularly elegant when the white gold features pavé diamonds and the yellow gold has textural interest. Adding a fashionable twist is the crossover effect in 14K gold.
925 Sterling Silver White Sapphire Vintage Inspired Floral Drop Earrings
For the woman who loves feminine, romantic jewelry that is antique-inspired, these floral drops with their open filigree work and white sapphires offer a perfect pair of earrings in a style that endures.
925 Sterling Silver Hammered 10mm Black Spinel Huggie Earrings
Designed with arock-and-roll sensibility, these textured silver and black spinel huggies offer an alternative to more subdued or sophisticated styles. They are fun and edgy at the same time.
925 Sterling Silver Filigree Bead Station Necklace
Intricate beaded stations are featured on this 32-inch opera-length chain. It can be worn as a single strand or doubled for a layered look.
Hammered 925 Silver Rock Crystal and Pink MOP Split Bangle
Classic and contemporary come together in this silver and stainless steel hinged bangle featuring rock crystal and pink mother-of-pearl end stations. It’s a pared-down, refined design which can be worn on its own or with Gabriel & Co.’s other colored stones in the same bangle for a statement look.