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Jewelry You Can Still Get in Time for the Holidays

Design: theSkimm | Photos: Aureum Collective, Kinn Studio
November 30, 2022

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Who among us wouldn’t love to receive a little something sparkly for the holidays? It’s a foolproof gift, really. We’ve found huggies and hoops they’ll never want to take off, personalized pieces, and a few splurge-worthy beauties as well. Go on, they’re worth it.

Want more holiday gifting ideas? Check out The Shoppes at Skimm Ave. for our recs for everyone on your list.

Jenny Bird

A pair of small hoops they’ll wear every day…

These are just slightly bigger than a classic huggie, so they’ll make more of a noticeable impact paired with a white T-shirt and jeans. The earrings open and close via a hinge, and lock into place, so they won’t have to worry about recreating a Kim K. looking for her earring in the pool. Sold. ($90, Jenny Bird)

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Starling Jewelry

A mini signet ring that’ll become a family heirloom…

Gift them this adorable mini signet with a delicate diamond star that can be passed onto future generations. It comes in all sizes so they can wear it traditionally on their pinky, or stack it on their other fingers. It comes in 14-karat yellow, white, and rose gold. ($310+, Starling Jewelry)

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Jennifer Fisher

A petite pair of hoops with a devoted following…

What do Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid, and Emily Ratajowski all have in common? Aside from the obvious, they all wear Jennifer Fisher hoops. So if you have a dedicated fashionista on your hands, help them achieve the perfect off-duty model look with these small hoops in 10K gold-plated, silver, or 14K rose gold-plated. Pair with a slicked back bun to really show them off. ($180, Jennifer Fisher)

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A shimmering, twisted bracelet from one of our favorite jewelry brands…

If you’re not already a Catbird stan, let us introduce you to your next obsession. Their in-house brand is handmade in Brooklyn from recycled gold (a win for sustainability). This dainty bracelet will shine in the sun, and can house charms to make it more personal. Psst…we gift their engraved tiny keys all the time. You’re welcome. ($108, Catbird)

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A mini herringbone chain that’s great for layering…

A staple in every jewelry collection, this flat gold chain is guaranteed to play nicely with all their necklace mainstays. It’s incredibly affordable for 18K gold-plated and looks just as good paired with a swimsuit in the summer as it does layered over a turtleneck in the winter. ($65, Shopbop)

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A dangly pair sure to steal hearts…

See what we did there? Big, dangly, flashy earrings are back, baby. And we’ll admit, these are on our wish list. The small, medium, and large hearts, the crystals — we just can’t resist, and your giftee won’t be able to either. They’ll wear them over the holidays and into the new year. Trust us. ($74, Revolve)

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A diamond letter charm they can put on any chain…

“T, as in Troy?” (Please tell us you know this reference.) But no, T as in timeless. We would wear this dainty diamond-encrusted initial forever and ever. It’s just the right size, and we love that it hangs on a tilt to set it apart. Shine on. ($225, Mejuri)

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Kinn Studio

A true pair of huggies to help them curate their ear party…

These 14K solid-gold huggies are gorgeous on their own, but work well if your family member has multiple piercings and wants to slot them in a second or third hole. They’re sold as a single or pair, so it’s easy to mix and match depending on their needs (and wants, right?). ($240, Kinn Studio)

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The M Jewelers

A nameplate necklace if they love “Sex and the City”…

For Carrie vibes, we look to The M Jewelers (based out of New York, of course) for our nameplate necklaces. Personalize with their name, initials, or a special phrase you know they’d appreciate. We also love the gothic version for a little more edge. Psst…they’re always having a sale, so keep your eyes peeled before ordering. ($170, The M Jewelers)

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Aureum Collective

A heart-shaped ring to show them how much you care…

Corny to give someone heart-shaped jewelry? We think not. We just adore this perfectly imperfect ring. It wears well on its own but will look great with their other rings. If it seems a bit pricey, that’s because it’s 24K gold-plated, so the heart will be extra radiant. D’aww. ($190, Aureum Collective)

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A croissant ring that looks way more expensive than it is…

This 14K gold-plated ring resembles everyone’s favorite flaky pastry. It’s great for stacking and comes in rose, white, and yellow gold. Customers say the finish lasts no matter how many times they wash their hands. Yes, please. ($13.45, Amazon)

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Free People

A necklace for astrology lovers…

Do they know their zodiac, moon, and sun signs? Then there’s no way they won’t love this necklace that forms their zodiac constellation with flowers. We know, so cute. It also comes on a pretty gift tag. Done and done. ($19.95, Free People)

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Mix-and-match ear cuffs for easy accessorizing…

No piercing? No problem. This 10-piece ear-cuff set could fool anyone. Since they adjust with a bit of tension, finding the perfect fit is easy-breezy. And because they’re lead- and nickel-free, the hypoallergenic set is less likely to irritate — a win for those with sensitive skin. And for more great holiday gifts from Amazon, check out our storefront. ($12.99/10 pack, Amazon)

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A pair of earrings if they can’t get enough of the holidays…

If they were playing Christmas music before the turkey was even in the oven, chances are they’ll love these. Choose from either adorable snowmen or shining gold bells (why not both?), and they’ll be able to flaunt their holiday spirit with their ears. ($24, Baublebar)

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Astrid & Miyu

The ultimate sparkly stacking band…

Made out of recycled metal, this oh-so-sweet ring features wraparound crystals and comes in gold, rose gold, and silver. At this price, we’d grab a few to help them start their stack, even mixing metals. All the cool kids are doing it. ($95, Astrid & Miyu)

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Maison Miru

An adjustable floating stacker ring…

Based on the double-decker buses in London, this ring features crystals on top and a solid gold band on bottom, with negative space in between. They can squeeze the two ends together to make it tighter, so it’s a great option if you’re not sure of their ring size. It also just looks gorg on any finger. Bling, bling. ($70, Maison Miru)

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