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.
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.
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.com. nialaya.com.
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.
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.”