15 Pieces of Jewelry from $$ to $$$$ That Make for the Best Holiday Presents

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Gifting your someone special a piece of jewelry is such a personal experience. You can spend hours at the jewelry counter looking at dozens and dozens of pieces until you find the one. Although it can be a time-consuming process, watching that person open it and seeing the literal sparkle in their eye is well worth it.

That’s why we rely on Ben Bridge Jeweler for all our holiday jewels. It’s a family-run business with over 110 years of experience that puts an emphasis on creating a personalized experience, thanks to their Personal Jewelers who make the entire buying process seamless and enjoyable. Their Certified Gemologists, Registered Jewelers and watchmakers all have the skills, knowledge and training to help you find what you’re looking for. Each of their pieces are of the highest quality and are responsibly sourced so you can rest assured you’re in the right hands. Below, our 15 favorites from Ben Bridge, ranging from under $600 (and that includes diamonds) to $1,000 and up.

$$: Gifts Under $600

cultured freshwater pearl hoop earrings

Traditional pearl studs will always hold a special place in our hearts, but we’re never ones to turn down a little modern twist. A beautiful freshwater pearl sits at the ends of this minimalist threader earring, lending an elegant and fun touch that’s ideal for any occasion.

interlocking double twist ring necklace

This simple 14K yellow gold necklace features a special twisted band interlocked with a high-polished smooth band on a delicate chain. This style is great for someone who doesn’t like wearing a ton of jewelry but still likes to add a special piece to their outfit.

diamond dangle bracelet

Don’t let the daintiness of this white gold diamond dangle bracelet fool you. It’s made to show off the elegance of diamonds without limiting itself to formal occasions. These five-bezel set round diamonds will add just the right amount of sparkle.

diamond stud earrings

If there’s any piece of jewelry that’s universally accepted, it’s a pair of diamond stud earrings. Why? They’re the definition of classic, match any type of outfit and can be worn all day, every day. An obvious winner if you ask us.

engravable bar necklace

Gifting jewelry is already considered personal but if you want to go a step further, opt for this engravable bar necklace (psst, it can even be engraved on both sides). On the flipside, it also makes for a cool and modern necklace if you prefer to leave it blank.

$$$: Gifts from $600-$1,000

bella ponte rose gold diamond band

Technically, this diamond band falls under the wedding category, but we think its not-so-obvious design works for anyone on your holiday list. It’s super thin so it can be stacked with other rings or worn on its own. Our favorite part is the sneaky diamonds set on the profile that provide special detailing.

cuban link bracelet

This style of jewelry has been around for decades and is considered timeless, thanks to its unique, yet modest design. A Cuban link chain will suit anyone’s jewelry collection and is a great addition for those who want to add a bit of flare to their outfits without being too showy.

ben bridge diamond solitaire necklace

Much like diamond studs, you can never go wrong with a diamond necklace. Layer it with others to create a unique look or let it shine on its own. Either way, this classic style is *chef’s kiss.*

ben bridge triangle diamond hoop earrings

If your giftee has been wearing the same pair of gold hoops for the last ten years, upgrade them to these. This versatile pair has a triangle shape with sparkling pave diamonds, making them stand out in a sea of classic gold hoops.

oval opal pendant necklace

Opals will instantly captivate anyone’s eye and this pendant necklace is no exception. A bezel setting and light gold chain will immediately draw the eye to this colorful gemstone.

ben bridge ikuma round diamond huggie earrings

Set in 14K yellow gold, these solitaire diamond huggies are a must-have for anyone. The contoured shape will immediately draw the eye to a sparkling round prong-set Ikuma Canadian diamond. These are the perfect balance of sophistication and effortless wearability.

tissot prx watch

This watch may have been born in 1978 but we’re celebrating its comeback with an updated version. The new Tissot PRX has an evocative and slim design making it an essential for watch enthusiasts.

$$$$: Gifts $1,000 and Up

ben bridge ikuma canadian diamond zodiac necklace

This celestial beauty features diamonds in the form of each sign’s constellation on a 14K yellow gold pendant. The brushed gold adds a playful texture and highlights the diamonds natural sparkle.

three stone natural brown diamond ring

Shopping for someone who doesn’t like to follow the crowd? This brown diamond ring is your winner. Three beautiful natural brown diamonds are set in 14K yellow gold and feature four accent diamonds to balance out the look and add another dimension of shine.

paperclip bracelet with diamond accent

If you prefer a more modern style that can be worn every day, choose this understated and edgy paperclip bracelet. A single link of diamonds along the 14K white gold provides just the right amount of sophistication.


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