Looking for a sentimental gift for the discerning — and well-deserving — jewelry aficionado in your life?
Well, you’re in luck. Seattle is home to some seriously skilled jewelry designers who are hyper-focused on creating special pieces that are high on design. Step up your gift game this year for the most important women in your life and consider these carefully crafted little treasures that are sure to fulfill all of her sartorial wishes.
For your wife
Takara Coron Ring ($175 at Supply Chain, West Seattle, and takaradesign.com). Inspired by layers of rock and earth, this expertly hand-sculpted ring is cast with a gold-plated finish that proves even the most minimalist of designs can make a statement.
Hitchcock Madrona Diamond Signet Ring ($695–$995 at Hitchcock Madrona and hitchcockmadrona.com). The simplicity of this timeless sterling silver signet ring, surrounded by your choice of white or black diamonds, means she can wear it every day. Don’t miss the option to monogram it.
Claire Kinder Mosaic Bateau Studs ($1,110 at Honed Jewelry, Capitol Hill, and honedboutique.com). Beautiful on their own or as a complement to other earrings, this pair of sophisticated, uniquely shaped solid-gold studs are set with delicate diamonds that catch the light from all angles.
Faris Sappho Necklace ($195–$225 at farisfaris.com). Handcrafted from bronze, this 18-inch curb-box chain is strung with a single, lustrous pearl for a subtle statement. For cooler skin tones, opt for the same style in a sterling silver and smoky quartz combination.
For your best friend
Poise & Post Rainfall Earrings ($45 at Moorea Seal, downtown, and mooreaseal.com). Embellished with shimmering glass beads suspended from balanced hardware, these earrings give off that perfect light and airy feel.
Baleen Arch Earrings ($48 at Moorea Seal and mooreaseal.com). Made from gleaming gold-plated brass and tortoise-hued cellulose acetate, this pair of statement earrings elevates even the most basic of outfits.
Rebekah J Designs Fortunate Necklace ($68–$120 at Supply Chain and rebekahjdesigns.com). Hand-carved in wax and cast in brass, silver or 14-karat gold, this whimsical design symbolizing luck and fortune makes a wonderful gift for a friend who needs a boost.
Fresh Tangerine Line Necklace ($63 at freshtangerine.com). This simple chain is centered with a dainty, long-line charm that creates a cool floating effect. Available in 14-karat gold or sterling silver.
For your mom
Kimberly Baker Gold Overlay Box Chain Necklace ($320 at Supply Chain). For a modern spin on a time-honored gift, this locket in the form of a roman coin pairs with a lustrous pyrite heart. It has an adjustable length for various styling options, either double wrapped or worn long.
Cass Salzwedel Vienna Beaded Cuff ($520 at Flora and Henri, Pioneer Square, and florahenri.com). Inspired by nature, this one-of-a-kind hand-woven beaded cuff is made with semi-precious Japanese Delica beads with clasps at either end.
Faris Porta Bracelet ($148 at farisfaris.com). This delicate design celebrates the natural beauty of white keshi pearls, set on a sterling silver bracelet with a playful bronze Porta face charm.
Fade into the Abstract Sway IIII Abstract Tanzanite Oval Brass Pendant Necklace ($78 at fadeintotheabstract.com): A wearable statement piece that’s as timeless as it is beautiful, this modern pendant necklace set on brass is illuminated by a single tanzanite gemstone.