Jewellery Christmas Gift Guide

By Charlene Bent, Style News Christmas is our favourite time of year and what better way to let the one you love know just how much you care, than with jewellery? From designer key pieces to diamond rings, there are so many amazing jewellery gifts to give. It’s an excellent present for pretty much anyone in your life so the team at Style News scoured the stores at Rushden Lakes to select the most iconic jewellery to add to your Christmas shopping list. There’s something for every shopper in our jewellery guide. If you’re looking for affordable premium pieces that sparkle or high-end luxury for the forgiving budget, we’ve got you covered. Our first stop was at the lovely Pandora. The store was bustling with customers looking around for the perfect statement buy. The staff pointed me in the direction of the Christmas collection that shone with the Sparkling Statement Halo earrings. The oval, princess, blue, man-made crystals were framed by a halo of sparkling clear cubic zirconia stones, designed to create the feel of heirloom jewellery. Set to elevate your everyday style, these showstoppers are the perfect pair to match with the Sparkling Pave Tennis Bracelet for a set.   Accessorize was next on our list of sparkly treats and with the collection famous for eclectic accessories that pop with colour and geometric shapes, I knew we were in for a collection guaranteed to impress. The healing stones are an excellent gift for the festive season. Choose from Lapis for self-expression, Crystal for awareness and amplifying energy and clarity, Turquoise for positive thinking, creativity, and empathy. Green Aventurine for prosperity, good luck and wellbeing, Black Onyx to block negativity, fuel determination and patience and finally Rose Quartz for unconditional love, emotional healing, and compassion, all as part of the Z by Accessorize collection. Pick the perfect healing gem and gift the recipient a sentimental token of your affection. And if you feel like giving jewellery as a treat for the whole of the Christmas holidays, why not opt for the advent calendar which is packed with one token piece of jewellery for every day until the big day!   Not sure what to get the man in your life? Classic is always the failsafe way to go. This leather rope bracelet is easy to style and can take you from day to night. At only £50 at Beaverbrooks it’s a great stocking filler. Thinking about upping the stakes this year? This diamond tennis bracelet priced at £2750 will do all the talking. Sales consultant Mariah gave us a tour of the collection and shared “When you can’t find the words, we’ll help you find the gift.” If designer staples are more your style, then choose from the Vivienne Westwood base metal necklace which is silver in colour priced at £95 or one of the fancy Michael Kors pendant necklaces in sterling silver or gold plated with cubic zirconia at £115. And if you plan on popping the question, choose a ring that will be exclusive to your love. The Once Collection at Beaverbrooks means that every item is unique to the customer so your chosen ring will never be duplicated. We’re particularly in love with this platinum find with a classic solitaire for a traditional approach and a flawless diamond just under 1ct, priced at £9250. There’s no way they won’t say YES!   Be the star that twinkles this season with this collection from Swarovski. Packed with crystals that reflect the light and inspired by the magic of Austrian scenery, the star is an iconic Swarovski emblem. Style yours alone, or with the matching bracelet and earrings all from the Stella family. Designed by Creative Director Giovanna Engelbert for Collection II. But don’t stop there pop instore to explore the full range and bag yourself a fabulous, handcrafted piece to don at your Christmas parties.   Frasers was last on our crawl and between Flannels and House of Fraser we were spoilt for choice. Looking for a standout set that will nod to seasonal trends? These Versace pieces will tick all the boxes and will make for the perfect surprise to tuck under the tree. With the enamel Medusa earrings starting at £270 right through to the iconic Medusa pendant necklace at £345, these classic Versace pieces will stand the test of time. As we cruised the halls of House of Fraser, the Olivia Burton London collection caught our eye. The Rainbow bracelet (£55) and ring (£45) are super-sweet additions. They radiate happy vibes featuring a dazzling spectrum of coloured crystals for your very own positivity charm. And for a less in more approach, indulge in the Tory Burch studs and drop earrings for a simple signature perfect for every day. The classic designs transform their iconic double ‘T’ into graphic hardware. Whilst Kate Spade’s heritage bangle sealed the deal with a traditional look styled with the heritage spade flower to wear with your winter wardrobe priced at £65.   It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Rushden Lakes, be sure to head down to shop for the perfect gifts this season and make this Christmas a happy one…..