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2023's definitive US jewelry holiday gift guide: 24 must-have pieces

Jewelry that fits any type of taste

jewelry gift guide
Margarita Hirapetian
US Affiliate WriterLos Angeles
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Jewelry is one of the most intimate gifts you can give or receive. For Christmas and the holiday season especially, jewelry is a memorable and special gift for anybody on your list. From quirky-cute charm necklaces to bold statement earrings, there's something that will appeal to every type of jewelry lover on our curated round-up of the top styles currently trending.

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If you've ever received jewelry as a gift, then you know how lovely it feels to unwrap a jewelry box and be dazzled by the sparkly, or unique, or shiny, or personalized item within. Give someone you love that same feeling when you get them a piece from this list.

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Best necklaces as jewelry gifts

notte montague necklace

Notte Montague Light Necklace, $79, Notte Jewelry


For the jewelry lover who isn't afraid to mix metals, this gold-plated and silver necklace from Notte is the best of both worlds.

pearl and glass necklace

Loulou de la Falaise Teardrop Pearl & Glass Necklace, was $850 now $510, Saks Fifth Avenue


A bead and pearl necklace in this traditionally elegant and regal silhouette is perfect for a fancy night out.

wooden necklace

rkitekt Wooden Bead Adjustable Necklace, $50, Etsy


This made-to-order wooden statement necklace is striking and modern, and perfect for the jewelry lover who doesn't want a traditional metal and gemstone piece.

black pearl necklace

Brinker & Eliza 24K Gold Plated Pearl Long Strand Necklace, $298, Saks Fifth Avenue


For a multi-tone pearl necklace that packs a punch, look no further than this long strand offering from Brinker & Eliza.

pandora necklace

Pandora ME Double Link Chain Necklace, $300, Pandora


If you can't decide on a single chain style, choose this Pandora ME necklace that features links of different sizes.

ian charms

Ian Charms The Icon Necklace, $190, Nordstrom


For the quirky, irreverent jewelry lover, the Icon Necklace (worn by Justin Bieber, Pete Davidson, and other celebs) from Ian Charms is ideal with its colorful assortment of beads, including a rainbow, mushroom, cowboy boot, and even french fries.

Best earrings as jewelry gifts

scarab earrings

Awe Inspired Lapis Lazuli Scarab Drop Earrings, $150, AweInspired


Fill yourself up with good luck and protective energy when you wear these powerful scarab earrings from Awe Inspired's Egyptians Collection.

pearl earrings

Khiry Isha 18k Gold Vermeil Freshwater Pearl Hoops, $650, Saks Fifth Avenue


These delicate earrings still manage to make a statement with the freshwater pearl design that looks like the pearls are resting on crescent moons.

clay earrings

CalmAndClay Clay Earrings, $18, Etsy


These clay earrings are handmade, lightweight, and pack quite a punch! Choose from colors like speckled white, Spanish olive, and black.


Chan Luu 18K Gold-Plated Labradorite Drop Earrings, $145, Saks Fifth Avenue


Shoulder-skimming, dangling earrings will elevate any outfit for all of those holiday parties you've got lined up.

pastel love

YAA YAA LONDON Pastel 'Summer Love' Gemstone Gold Statement Earrings, $103, Wolf & Badger


These handmade earrings with raw-cut solar quartz stone are entirely unique, eye-catching, and fun. No two pairs are the same ever!


Dannijo Goldtone Mismatched Bead Drop Earrings, $130, Saks Fifth Avenue


Spread cheer and spark joy with these cute and fun earrings that are like sunshine on a cloudy day.

Best rings as jewelry gifts

anita ko

Anita Ko 18K Rose Gold Braided Ring, $1,800, Saks Fifth Avenue


Braided rings remain a popular style because they are timeless and elegant. This ring from Anita Ko will be treasured and passed down generations.

cult gaia rings

Cult Gaia Anya Set of 3 Open Rings, $148, Nordstrom


Open rings are a very popular and sought-after style this season, and you can choose to wear this Cult Gaia set together or individually.

david yurman ring

David Yurman Renaissance Ring with Blue Sapphires 18K Gold, $895, Neiman Marcus


Designed to look like David Yurman's classic and coveted cable bracelets, this genuine blue sapphire 18K gold ring is a stunner.

rubber rings

Knotheory Custom Engraved Silicone Ring, $27.19,


Silicone rings are being worn by men more and more often. This ring can be given a custom engraving like a name, date, or even the coordinates of a special location.

pearl ring

Mejuri Pearl Contrast Ring, $78,


Turn heads with this unexpected black and white pearl ring that is not like all the usual rings out there.

safety pin ring

IceLink 14K Safety Pin Ring, was $1,200 now $795,


Get a little edgy with this original-looking 14k gold safety pin ring that is striking in all the right ways.

Best bracelets as jewelry gifts

bauble bar bracelet

Custom Pisa Bracelet, was $40 now $32 with code BB20, BaubleBar


A cute, customized bracelet is always a good idea. Feel free to customize this piece with a name, place, phrase, or special word.

cuff bracelet

Sylvia Toledano Byzantine Cuff Bracelet, $185, Neiman Marcus


This slip-on style cuff features malachite and amazonite cabochons on gold-plated brass to resemble pieces worn by royalty thousands of years ago.


SeaStamped Sea Glass Bracelet, $13.99, Etsy


You can't go wrong with this beautiful, magical sea glass bracelet for anyone on your list who loves simplicity and the sea.


Messika My Move 18K Gold & Diamond Leather Wrap Bracelet, $2,300, Saks Fifth Avenue


Messika specializes in jewelry that is simple and elegant with a unique twist. This leather wrap bracelet flies under the radar until you notice it's clever floating diamond.

friendship bracelet

Crystal Haze Jewelry Best Friends Bracelet, $50, Net-A-Porter


This traditional Best Friends bracelet evokes the "broken heart" design so popular in the '90s, and makes a meaningful and nostalgic gift for you and your closest friend.

spiral cuff

Greek Goddess Spiral Arm Cuff, was $98.48 now $73.86, Etsy


For the jewelry lover with a flair for the dramatic, this spiral arm cuff will add some extra spice to their look.

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