10 New Year’s Eve–Ready Jewels Inspired by ‘Mrs. Maisel’

I love a dressy party, especially on New Year’s Eve—a holiday that most certainly calls for crystalline punch bowls, kicky cocktail dresses, sharply tailored suits, bold jewels, and a sprig or two of mistletoe.

To celebrate the passage of another happy and healthy year, I plan to channel a little of that late-’50s/early-’60s haute fashion rehashed so beautifully on the award-winning Amazon show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (the second season of which I unapologetically binge-watched last week).

Fortunately, I have a drawerful of vintage mid-century costume jewels in that Midge Maisel style—from diamanté flower brooches to faux-emerald drop earrings.

But if money were no object (one day!), I would head straight for these 10 glam-glorious jewels—designed and crafted by some of the world’s most storied jewelry houses. Not all are mid-century in origin and/or design—but they all boast loads of sparkle and a very flossy vintage vibe.

How could one not have a Happy New Year in these dazzling designs?

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Swirling into your dreams one emerald at a time. ⚡️

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Classic David Webb black-and-green—guaranteed to boost any woman’s LBD game!

Via: @belperron

Suzanne Belperron Couronne pearl cuffs, fit for a gauzy ball gown or a psychedelic-print muumuu.

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A perfect mix of Stars and Stripes. Happy Fourth of July!

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A quintessential mid-century diamond brooch, positively bursting with holiday spirit.

Via: @harrywinston

These cushion-cut sapphire and diamond earrings from Harry Winston are the jewelry equivalent of that elusive perfect red lipstick—rare and LIFE-ALTERING.

Via: @oscarheyman

A vintage Oscar Heyman peacock brooch with a mesmerizing pear-cut emerald. Swoon!

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Frosted ivy

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Party jewelry goals: an opulent diamond pavé-d, ivy-motif bracelet from Boucheron.

Via: @mc2jewels

A to-die-for McTeigue & McClelland diamond ring with a festive cayenne sapphire center stone.

Via: @tiffanyandco

A show-stopping Tiffany & Co. Blue Book brooch with an emerald-cut tanzanite center stone centered amidst butterflies in pavé sapphires and tanzanite.

Via: @cartier

A peachy center gem picks up the pinky tints in the pair of stunning opals in this Cartier High Jewelry ring. Charmed, we’re (100 percent) sure.

Via: @graff

Happy New Year, jewelry pros!

Top and above: Graff’s Diamond Bow collection jewels are so delightfully nostalgic—and fantastically festive.


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