The 37 Best Jewelry Gifts to Give, from $13 to $10,800

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It really is true that the best gifts come in small packages. Whether you're looking for a present for mom, planning to treat your partner to something sparkly for Valentine's day or want to show your daughter how much you love her, letting them unwrap a teensy box to find a glittering chain necklace or timeless pair of pearl earrings tucked inside is a surefire way to satisfy even the pickiest of shoppers. See, jewelry is one of the best presents to give (and receive) because most pieces can be worn every day and are naturally imbued with sentimental meaning. (The way that jewels glint and gleam in the sunlight is just an added bonus.) That's why we did the shopping for you and found 37 of the best jewelry gifts—from dainty chain bracelets and statement-making necklaces to vibrant signet rings—that, regardless of your budget, will have your special someone totally swooning.

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1. Madewell Twinklelight Stud Earring Set

Your bestie will be thrilled to unwrap this beautiful stud earring set. It comes with three pairs, so they can wear a different one every day.

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2. Pavoi 14k Gold Colored Lightweight Chunky Open Hoops

Any jewelry lover will appreciate a new classic to add to their collection, like these subtle hoops that will only set you back 14 bucks.

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Free People

3. Pretty Pearl Belly Chain

Belly chains made a comeback last year, so treat your too-cool cousin to this adjustable pearl-beaded version that features a clamp closure for a waist-hugging fit.

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4. Stone Huggie Hoop Earrings

Few items in this world will please both your mother and your TikTok obsessed teen niece—but these hoops just might fit the bill. The clear-colored rhinestones are trendy and classic. Hell, while you’re at it, snag a pair for yourself.

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5. Nashelle 'mini Initial' 14k-gold Fill Bar Necklace

Meghan Markle loves the look of these tiny dog tags to keep her loved ones close to her heart. Which means that yes, this bauble is sentimental enough to become a gift they won’t stop talking about...until next season.

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6. Nordstrom 2-carat Cubic Zirconia Earrings

They put diamond studs on their Valentine's day wish list. Along with Airpods, a new winter coat and some combat boots. Phew, something’s gotta give. We promise they won’t be disappointed to receive these classic beauties, even if they’re made from cubic zirconia. As one reviewer put it, “you can't tell they're not D flawless diamonds.”

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7. Baublebar Dalilah Small Tube Huggie Hoops

If you’re looking to get your sister a gift she’ll actually wear (even on a daily basis), you can’t go wrong with these small huggie hoops. They’re light enough that they won’t tug on her earlobes, but they’re chunky enough to be deemed trendy. It's a win-win.

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8. Giani Bernini Paperclip Link Ankle Bracelet

The girl (or guy) who has everything probably doesn’t have a statement-making anklet. Meet their champagne taste with your beer budget by scoring this gold bauble from Giani Bernini.

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9. Bracha Initial Pendant Necklace

Initial necklaces are by no means a new trend, but this larger pendant iteration is a modernized take that will pair nicely with her other baubles—or take center stage on its own.

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Local Eclectic

10. Melinda Maria Margot Baby Opal Necklace

This lab-created opal is surrounded by a halo of CZ stones—making it look far more luxe than its $58 price tag. In our honest opinion, this Local Eclectic find is the ideal present for Valentine's Day because honestly, who wouldn’t find it gorgeous?!

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11. Shashi Women's Khaleesi Necklace

If you really want to impress a jewelry lover this year, gift them a few necklaces and call it a neck mess starter pack. Intended to look like a tangled jumble of metal and gemstones, a snake chain like this is a great base layer because it plays well with chunky chains and delicate pendants alike.

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12. Tai Rittichai Studded Chain Earrings

Sometimes you want to surprise them with a statement piece. These stunning chain earrings are just that, plus they have beautiful movement that will make heads turn and go with almost any look.

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13. Polygon Lariat Locket

A twist on the traditional locket, the bauble on this necklace twists open to reveal a secret message. You can choose from one of Fortune & Frame's quotes or submit your own custom note when you buy it, making it a sweet, meaningful gift to give.

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14. Gorjana Crew Versatile Hoops

These gold, dangly earrings are a true showstopper. They up the ante on your classic pair of hoops, equal parts refined and timeless but still with plenty of unique personality.

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The Sparklane

15. The Sparklane Enamel Signet Ring - Varsity

Choose between seven enamel colors, three types of metal and any letter in the alphabet or number from 0 to 9 to customize this timeless signet ring. FYI, the brand also takes special requests for their designs. So if you’re lucky, you might be able to get even more personal with this gift.

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16. Stella Valle Hers | Hers Bracelet Gift Set

If you really want to show her how much she means to you, then you must scoop up this adjustable gold-plated bracelet set. "You complete me" is engraved in both bracelets, and you're supposed to gift one to your special person and keep one for yourself, so that you're connected at all times. With Valentine's day quickly approaching, we can't think of a better time to grab one of these sets.

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17. Notte Happy Together Necklacearring

It’s not quite a necklace and not quite an earring; it’s actually both. Yup, the dangling smiley face pendant at the end of this golden paperclip chain can be removed and worn as a single earring. It’s just as powerful a multitasker as your assistant—making it an ideal gift for her.

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18. Azzurra Capri Mati Anklet

So she's not into necklaces, earrings and bracelets, why not gift her with something equally as shiny and special? This gorgeous adjustable Azzurra Capri anklet, for example, has been flying off the shelves recently. Why? Well, other than its simple yet elegant design, it's handmade from 14-karat gold and features CZ stones, making it an all-around dazzling piece.

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19. Deborah Pagani Solid Pill Hair Cuff

We consider a hair tie to be jewelry since it spends 90 percent of its life on our wrists. This Deborah Pagani design is way cuter than the basic black elastics we buy in bulk off Amazon and far less delicate than the silk scrunchies we always tend to ruin. Suffice it to say, this is the Goldilocks of hair ties.

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20. Rellery Pearl Choker

Remember the neck mess we referenced earlier? Yeah, this Rellery number is another great addition to the stack since the choker length will sit above most other chains she piles on. However, this style can be worn at 15” or 17”, so she can truly style it however she needs.

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21. Monica Vinader X Doina Chain Crossover Ring

There’s certainly a way to exude ladylike charm without layering on the pearls. This crossover ring, for example, is inspired by the Italian glamour of the '50s and is bold enough to make a statement, while the subtle feminine flare will mix and match wonderfully with her other pieces.

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Saks Fifth Avenue

22. Eliou 14k Gold-plated & Freshwater Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings

If she appreciates trendy takes on timeless classics, she'll adore this pair of drop freshwater pearl hoops. An updated version of traditional pearl earrings, these beauties can be dressed up for a fancy night out or dressed down to wear with her everyday fits.

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23. Olivia Burton Celestial Bracelet Watch, 38mm

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to drop four figures on a watch that’s memorable. This Olivia Burton design is not only made to withstand daily wear, but that celestial pattern will make it feel like a special keepsake.

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24. Nirvanain Sparkling Ethiopian Opal Beaded Necklace

Remember what we said earlier about beaded gem necklaces maintaining their status as a trend? Yeah, this fiery string of opals is the absolute epitome of that movement. BRB, we’ll be spending the next 15 minutes being hypnotized by those gorg gems.

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Saks Fifth Avenue

25. Gas Bijoux Escale Raffia Chain Necklace

Whether she wants to layer this statement-maker over simpler necklaces or wear it solo, the playful pops of pink on this chunky chain add a fun touch while still keeping the overall vibe classy and sophisticated.

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26. Nanushka X Alighieri The Flicker Of Monastery Necklace

Admit it: the self-proclaimed minimalist is the hardest person to shop for on your list. Regardless, even the most discerning gal you know will find joy in this Nanushka x Alighieri necklace that was “inspired by the last twinkle of candlelight, beaming from the arches of the monastery at night.” Profoundly romantic and mysterious, it’s also made from 24ct gold-plated recycled brass for a sustainable touch.

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Saks Fifth Avenue

27. Eyem By Ileana Makri Emily In Paris 'c'est La Vie' Necklace

A hint of color adds a playful touch to this whimsically worded necklace.

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28. Verlas Marquise Diamond Glitter Bracelet

This bracelet starts at $460 and includes a ⅕ carat SI marquise diamond, plus your choice of 14K yellow, white or rose gold. However, if you want to up the clarity of the diamond or upgrade to 18K metal, you’ve got the choice to do so. After all, doesn’t the one you love deserve the best?

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29. Mejuri La Dôme Ring

Ideal for the gal that enjoys bold yet timelessly chic accessories, this thick, domed ring with the tiniest touch of sparkle makes a luxe addition to her collection.

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Tiffany & Co.

30. elsa Peretti For Tiffany & Co. Diamonds By The Yard Ring

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. This is, indeed, a Tiffany diamond that’s well under $1K. This delicate chain ring can withstand everyday wear, and it’s sure to garner plenty of compliments. (Because that 0.7-carat diamond is definitely a beauty.)

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Saks Fifth Avenue

31. Anzie Topaz & Sapphire Evil Eye Pendant Necklace

Set with multicolored sapphires and a center topaz, this Anzie style puts a cheerful spin on the classic evil eye motif. (For the uninitiated, the symbol is said to protect the wearer from harm.) However, it’s also an easy way to incorporate a pop of color into your daily life.

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Saks Fifth Avenue

32. Gucci Gg Running 18-karat Gold Ring

While we can’t speak for all women, we mean it when we say most will let out a squeal of excitement when they unwrap anything that comes in a Gucci box.

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33. Auvere Octavia Stack Ring Polished

This geometric ring looks striking when worn solo, but it also plays well with any stack you throw it into. We particularly like how it looks when worn with a classic eternity wedding band.

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34. Larkspur & Hawk Caprice Elements Water Earrings

It’s an understatement to say these earrings give us all the feels. Mainly because they look like what diving into the ocean on a hot summer day feels like. Crafted from a combination of white quartz and various blue sapphires, these babies will definitely add a little something extra to any upcoming date night. *Hint, hint.*

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Jennifer Fisher

35. Jennifer Fisher Skinny Family Id Bracelet With 2 Diamonds

While this slim ID bracelet might look like a gift that mom would love (because she will), it’s also a sweet way to remind her that her family is always close by. A max of seven characters can be engraved on the 14K white gold bar—all flanked by two diamonds.

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36. Yi Collectionemerald Nouveau Ring

This luxe take on a rectangular signet ring is unique in its simplicity and subtle details. And if you're wondering how to justify such an expensive gift? Aside from this ring’s gorgeous design, it also has a few philanthropic ties. With each purchase, Olivela provides chemotherapy care supplies for children through St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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37. Cartier Baignoire 24.5mm Small 18-karat Rose Gold And Alligator Watch

Forget about checking your phone to see the time; you’ll want to gaze at this timeless Cartier timepiece all day long. Featuring an elongated oval watch face in 18-karat rose gold and an alligator strap, it’s an elegant investment piece that will only get better with wear.

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