The Jewelry Box Blog

5 Big Names in Jewelry Share Their Holiday Must Haves

on Dec 2, 2016 10:04 AM

Couple holiday shopping for jewelry

The holidays are almost here. You’ve made your list and checked it twice. Everyone seems to be covered ... except you!

If you’re building a capsule jewelry wardrobe like we are, you probably have a few jewelry items on your holiday gift list. We asked five big names in jewelry what their must-have jewelry picks are and they did not disappoint!

Gem Gossip

Dana Seng Initial Birthstone Necklaces

Photo Credit: Dana Seng Jewelry Collection

I would say these Initial Birthstone necklaces by Dana Seng. I like these because there are two ways of customizing and making it your own--first you choose what initial you'd like and then you choose your gemstone (you can choose based off birthstone or just because you like a certain gem!). I wear mine all the time and I like how it is easily layer-ready, as layering necklaces is definitely a trend!”

Blogger, gemologist and jewelry connossieur Danielle Miele has been a jewelry collector since she was four years old. Her career in the jewelry business officially began in 2008 when she founded her successful blog, Gem Gossip.


Third Coast Gems


Photo Credit: Brooke Gregson

"I love mixing different materials in a stack. Especially ones that were considered 'precious' in ancient times, and in today's modern world. This Tourmaline woven Silk Gold (shown) I pair with Boulder Opal and Tanzanite from Brooke Gregson and is the reason why #StacksAreTheNewBlack for me. Her 'Gem Wovens' collection is groundbreaking, while still keeping an eye on the past."

Third Coast Gems is a blog and Instagram gallery run by Benjamin Guttery, a GIA-, GG- and AJP-certified brand advocate and consultant to the fine jewelry community.


The Gem Therapist

Dilamani Sapphire Starburst Chandelier Earrings

Photo Credit: Dilamani

"On my must have list is a killer pair of dangling, shoulder dusting or chandelier earrings. Earrings bring the attention to your beautiful face and give you a sparkle that's just perfect for holiday parties. This sapphire starburst pair is from Dilamani."

The Gem Therapist blog founder Arielle holds diplomas from GIA and has worked in jewelry since 2008. She has a passion for jewelry and adores anything antique, with a particular weakness for estate pieces. 


The Clear Cut

White Gold Bezel Set Diamond Pendant

Photo Credit: 1stdibs

“I chose an 18kt white gold bezel set diamond pendant. I think this is the perfect investment accessory for a woman of any age. This pendant is classic and elegant and can be worn with just about anything. I have a pendant just like this and I get so many compliments on it. I never take it off – It has almost become a part of me!”

Olivia Landau, founder of The Clear Cut, is a GIA Graduate Gemologist and her family has been in the diamond industry for over four generations. She believes learning about your diamond ring should be just as enjoyable as picking it out.


Gem Hunt

Everett Andromeda Stud Earrings

Photo Credit: Everett

These earrings are from the brand Everett out of NYC. I am obsessed with the designer Alexandra Cole Nelson's collection called celestial creatures which uses clusters of diamonds to create stunning floral inspired jewelry. The diamond cluster plus the rose cut center white diamonds make these earrings at the top of my list.”

Catherine Cason, a self-proclaimed jewelry addict, founded Gem Hunt to feed her addiction. As it happened, she connected with amazing people and designers who love jewelry just as much as she does, and who want to share their knowledge and store with like-minded people.


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