Christmas Gift Guide: for the magpie

This veritable treasure trove of miniature wonders, all featuring precious metals or dazzling jewels, is guaranteed to plant a smile on your loved one’s face this Christmas

Watches & Jewellery 4 Dec 2020

Star struck
Fine jeweller David M Robinson has captured the romance of shooting stars in this 18ct white gold necklace. A single brilliant cut diamond is set against black rhodium in a statement swooping pendant; part of the jeweller’s new Stella collection – its name derived from the Italian for ‘star’. Stella white gold necklace, £2,950;

Lady in red
There’s something whimsical and beguiling about Fabergé eggs and the hidden treasures within. The Heritage collection takes inspiration from the Russian luxury House’s earliest designs, with signature enamel egg lockets that contain hidden surprises. We love this 18ct yellow gold necklace with a turquoise pendant that opens to reveal a delightful little ladybird. Palais Tsarskoye Selo turquoise locket, £8,640;

Head to toe
Remember the feeling of wearing a shiny new pair of patent Mary Janes as a child? Nobody re-captures that sense of child-like joy quite like Manolo Blahnik. The Spanish designer’s signature sky-high heels top many a Christmas wish list, and these teal satin mules with crystal embellishment are the stuff of dreams. Salvora mules, £785;

Gold standard
Anyone would be delighted to see a duck-egg blue Tiffany & Co. box sitting under their Christmas tree. The recipient may be surprised to find a gold straw inside, rather than a diamond ring, but this quirky precious metal and enamel twisty straw makes a fun and unique gift – especially for the eco-conscious type. Gold vermeil crazy straw, £355;

Full circle
Swiss jeweller Bucherer is really showing what it can do with this exquisite eternity ring. Studded with oval diamonds and fancy yellow brilliant cut diamonds, and set in 18ct rose gold, this showstopper will be hard to top this Christmas. Ring Soirée, £27,000;

Top it off
Ideal for anyone who has binged the latest season of The Crown this beautiful and delicate 18ct white gold headpiece by Chaumet. The Parisian luxury jewellery house has taken inspiration from Roman dignitary with the laurel sprig-shaped design; a perennial symbol of success and achievement. It certainly beats wearing a flimsy Christmas cracker crown at the dinner table… POA;

Man in the moon
Dior Jewellery creative director Victoire de Castellane took inspiration from both the stars and founder Christian Dior’s love of good-luck charms, in her celestial Rose des Vents collection. These asymmetrical sun and moon earrings with yellow and white gold, diamond, mother-of-pearl and onyx detailing are both playful and pretty. Rose des Vents and Rose Céleste earrings, £5,550; 

Show off
When subtly isn’t really your thing, get it off your chest (or in this case, wear it on your chest) with a Pop Art pendant from London jeweller Theo Fennell. Stylised like a 1960s Batman comic or Lichtenstein painting in eye-catching green, black and gold, this gift is a real charmer. OMG pendant, £3,250;

Jewel purpose
We may not be attending any sparking soirees this festive season, but that shouldn’t deter you from showing your affection with a sensational Harry Winston cocktail ring. Brighten up your loved one’s Christmas with this magnificent sparkler. Part of the Candy collection, this colourful cocktail ring features a dazzling 16.32ct red spinel centre stone and is offset with diamonds and yellow and pink sapphires. POA;