Christmas inspiration 2017: jewellery gift ideas for her

From pearl hoops to fire opal rings, tastemakers share the gifts that have been a real hit

Janice Blackburn’s Alice Cicolini rings
Janice Blackburn’s Alice Cicolini rings | Image: Matt Munro

Craft and design curator Janice Blackburn “The best gift was a beautiful new Alice Cicolini ring. It’s a fire opal in an enamel setting by one of the last 15 Meenakars in Jaipur.” alicecicolini.com.

Bobbi Brown received a pair of delicate hoop earrings with clusters of dangling pearls by Ted Muehling
Bobbi Brown received a pair of delicate hoop earrings with clusters of dangling pearls by Ted Muehling
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Cosmetics doyenne Bobbi Brown “The best gift I’ve received recently was a pair of delicate hoop earrings with clusters of dangling pearls by my favourite jewellery designer, Ted Muehling. I have an incredible collection of his things – strands of pearls in rosy pink and opalescent colours; simple brushed-gold earrings – and they often inspire my make-up colours and collections.” tedmuehling.com.

Charlotte Olympia Dellal’s gold and diamond Venyx ring
Charlotte Olympia Dellal’s gold and diamond Venyx ring | Image: Richard Grassie
Diane von Furstenberg likes the Nialaya designs by Danish jeweller Jannik Olander
Diane von Furstenberg likes the Nialaya designs by Danish jeweller Jannik Olander

Shoe designer Charlotte Olympia Dellal “My husband gave me a beautiful gold and diamond ring from Venyx that’s shaped like a tortoise shell. I’m not the biggest jewellery person, but he knows what I like.” venyxworld.com.

Rosetta Getty’s Céline gold earrings, £310, Cartier diamond ring and Kathleen Whitaker gold hoop earrings, $145 each
Rosetta Getty’s Céline gold earrings, £310, Cartier diamond ring and Kathleen Whitaker gold hoop earrings, $145 each | Image: Patrick Fraser
The turquoise and gold ring that Stella Tennant received from her friend, antiques dealer Emma Hawkins
The turquoise and gold ring that Stella Tennant received from her friend, antiques dealer Emma Hawkins | Image: Philip Sinden

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg “My son Alexander is a great gift giver and gave me a silver and diamond pavé bracelet on a dark silk string, designed by Danish jeweller Jannik Olander, that has healing properties.” jannikolander.comnialaya.com.

Kilian Hennessy gave his wife a necklace from Elie Top’s Mécaniques Célestes collection
Kilian Hennessy gave his wife a necklace from Elie Top’s Mécaniques Célestes collection
Pippa Small bought her gardener sister a necklace hung with little gold charms that represented the shapes in her world, such as seeds and pods
Pippa Small bought her gardener sister a necklace hung with little gold charms that represented the shapes in her world, such as seeds and pods

Womenswear designer Rosetta Getty “The best gift I’ve received recently was a square Cartier diamond solitaire, c1930, from my husband. I’m not typically a diamond person, but this one is so unusual. It’s very masculine, which I love, and it’s just perfect for me.” cartier.co.uk.

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Stella Tennant, Holland & Holland ready-to-wear co-creative director “My friend Emma Hawkins, an antiques dealer, recently gave me a turquoise and gold ring. It is a very ancient stone – a curious bit of turquoise – with a flower in it. Emma didn’t know its history, but it’s possibly something Egyptian. She is a bit of a wheeler-dealer and is always coming across fascinating things; she is based in Edinburgh but does the taxidermy in Dover Street Market.”

Perfumer Kilian Hennessy “I gave a necklace from Elie Top’s Mécaniques Célestes collection to my wife. It has a cage system made of articulated compartments and interlocking cages that open and close.” From £7,000; elietop.com.

Jewellery designer Pippa Small “The best gift I’ve given recently was a necklace, to my sister, hung with little gold charms telling her story and capturing the colours and shapes in her world. She’s a big gardener, so it was full of seeds and pods, and as she’s a twin and a mother of twins, I made everything in twos. I hope the necklace will be handed down the family line.”

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