‘Tis the season for shiny and sparkly things – and jewellery certainly falls into that mix. And let’s face it, jewellery makes a great Christmas gift because it’s nice to enjoy in the New Year. I’m pretty much always on the lookout for nice jewellery and the holidays are a perfect time to do it. Whether it’s elegant and fine jewellery or contemporary and chic, I’m a fan. And great jewellery isn’t just for the ladies. While there’s a growing number of awesome jewellery lines geared specifically for men, I think both men and women should wear whatever kind of jewellery they want – whoever it’s intended for. Below are four jewellery lines I think are particularly fancy or cool – or a bit of both – for the New Year.
My good friend Dean Davidson started his career in Calgary and has grown to receive international attention in the last few years. His line has also received a lot press coverage in top fashion magazines for good reason – it’s modern, chic, wearable, and reasonably priced. And the gold and silver pieces works super well when worn together. Although his designs continue to evolve, they always have his signature architectural aesthetic. I’m a big fan of his work – and my family and friends are too. You can find his work at Holt Renfrew and on his website.
Anything from the Tiffany T collection is sure to be a popular gift this Christmas for Tiffany fans. It’s a modern and fresh design but still has that classic and timeless quality associate with the iconic brand. It’s also a perfect layering piece for someone who likes to wear a few bracelets at one. The collection has been so well received, many of the designs are already sold out.
Since I discovered Miansai about five years ago, the line has been one of my favourites. It stands out because it’s unique, the craftsmanship is done with care and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Miansai originally began with a single men’s bracelet in 2008 (which I still wear) and since then the collection has grown to include necklaces, rings and a women’s collection. This is for sure one of the coolest jewellery lines out there for men. You can buy it from Nordstrom and Miansai’s website. And make sure to check out the flagship store shop on Crosby St. next time you’re in NYC.
If you’re looking for elegant and timeless jewellery, it doesn’t get more beautiful than Armenta. It’s VERY FANCY. Because of its historical aesthetic, this is the kind of jewellery I often think could be in a museum. The pieces are expensive but the craftsmanship, detail and quality of materials used are incredible. And they would definitely last a life time. To see this see this unbelievable work in person, visit Rubaiyat in Calgary.