The unstoppable annual carnival that is Christmas is roaring around again with lightning speed and the party season is in full swing. All across the country friends, colleagues and families are gathering to glam up, go out and get down, and no time of year better lends itself to draping yourself in glittering gems or dazzling diamonds than the deepest, darkest mid-winter.
Christmas party jewellery is nothing if not BIG. From elaborately adorned crystal necklaces to oversized chunky chains and bold, eye-catching cuffs, it’s all about making yourself seen this season, so don’t hold back.
But with so much on offer, what key pieces should you pick? We’ve sifted our way through the latest fashion pages, influencer blogs and stylists social media to distil down this Christmas’ top trends and bring you our top 6 most wanted party pieces:
1. The Crystal Statement Necklace
We love the fabulously dramatic drop of these dark crystals.
Set in swirling silver and dangling from another of this season’s top trends, the torq, this is a party piece which adds a dose of seriously switched-on sophistication to any average LBD.
Silver Torq & Dark Crystal Necklace, £141
2. Diamonds to Die For
Costume jewellery crystals may no longer seen as fabricated fripperies, as opposed to perfectly covetable pieces with which to keep your evening wear on-trend, but there’s still no better dazzle than the gleam of real diamonds. And if you’re going to go with the real thing then you might as well make sure they’re seen!
These delectable diamond earrings are customisable with your choice of precious metal and grade of diamond. Still not eye-catching enough? You can even select the size of the stones to reach maximum impact on the eye.
Start designing your perfect pair: Bespoke Diamond Earrings, from £3,204
(price correct at 20/12/18, price may vary according to daily market rate)
3. Go For GoldClassic, timeless yellow gold is back and this romantic Renaissance-inspired ring hits just the right festive note. Elegant and unsparing curves of 18ct gold quatrefoils, a symbol long-associated with luck and luxury, decadently studded with diamonds, all the way around. Glorious golden luminescence.
Rinascimento Luminosa Ring from The Artistry Collection By Biagio Patalano, £2,985
4. Disco Drop Earrings
Marie-Antoinette meets Donna Summer. Long-drop ear-sparklers have been first order of play for a couple of seasons now, but their irresistibly feminine glamour shines on. We’re lusting after the affordable luxury of these chandelier-style crystal droppers, which are practically guaranteed to ensure your status as ‘Belle of the Ball’.
Chandelier-Style Crystal Drop Earrings, £77
5. Cool Cuff
Not to be left out, wrists get statement styling too this holiday season. Cuffs are what the best-dressed wrists are wearing. The bigger, the better and jewel or crystal encrusted is the way.
Second only to your fingers, wrists are one of the most animated parts of the body, making them the perfect place to put some sparkle and watch as they continually catch the light.
Last but not least on our Christmas list is this ice-cool cuff. We adore its clean geometric lines and the way its crystal-coated surface gleams under spotlights.
Silver Trapani Cuff by Sif Jacobs, £289
Looking for a gift guaranteed to make someone special smile this Christmas? Our gift guide collection has been handpicked to take the hard work out of finding the perfect present. Plus, there’s 15% off everything in the gift guide and free UK next day delivery*, so there’s a good reason for you to smile too.
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