A Christmas Wish List, Featuring (What Else?) Jewelry

Christmas and the holiday season is about so much more than the gift-wrapped, bow-topped treasures that you give and receive. Still, that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun to do so.

I remember when I was younger and the catalogs started rolling in through the mail. It didn’t matter what it was—from the American Girl catalog to whatever the latest kid and tween fashion store was, when I got my hands on them, I started circling everything that caught my eye. It was all make-believe—paper window shopping. I knew I wouldn’t get a fraction of what I was marking off, but it was just fun to do so. It was probably more fun to check everything off, imagining what would be found under the tree, than to receive it all, anyway.

With my preteen catalog days behind me, I still enjoy a little list-making for the holidays. My tastes have just evolved to something a bit more adult—less scrunchies and stuffed teddy bears, more diamonds and gold.

So in the spirit of Christmas, I’m making my list today, stocked with some of the best jewels of the year, knowing that it’s just as much fun to imagine wearing one of these pieces as it would be to find one gift-wrapped and tucked into my stocking. Though, if Santa is reading this, perhaps I could request just one?

Brooke Gregson Mandala Hera disc necklace
Mandala Hera necklace in 18k yellow gold with 0.08 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,850; Brooke Gregson
Moritz Glik garnet and sapphire shaker ring
Ring in 18k rose gold with 0.66 ct. t.w. purple pyrope almandine garnet and 0.6 ct. t.w. diamonds enclosed in a white sapphire Kaleidoscope shaker, price on request; Moritz Glik


Nanis Italian Jewels Dancing in the Rain Reverse necklace
Dancing in the Rain Reverse collection necklace in 18k yellow gold with green labradorite, $9,590; Nanis Italian Jewels
Oscar Heyman emerald ring
Ring with 16 ct. cabochon emerald and fancy yellow and white diamonds, price on request; Oscar Heyman
Pamela Froman Ocean Dream jasper earrings
Ocean Dream earrings in 18k yellow gold with 16.45 cts. t.w. ocean jasper and 0.4 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,550; Pamela Froman
Parade Design rose-cut diamond ring
Ring in 18k rose gold with 0.5 ct. rose-cut diamond and 0.33 ct. t.w. round diamonds, $3,000; Parade Design
Tali Gillette Mama necklace
Signature Mama necklace in 18k yellow gold, $895; Tali Gillette
Penny Preville Watercolors ring
Watercolor ring in 18k white gold with 6.4 cts. t.w. sapphires, $5,490; Penny Preville
Alex Woo Power Mom necklace
Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles 2 collection Little Power Mom necklace in sterling silver, $98; Alex Woo
Dana Bronfman oversize Oculus diamond hoop earrings
Oversize Oculus click hoop earrings in black rhodium–plated sterling silver with 0.35 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,455; Dana Bronfman
Lauren K tourmaline earrings
Earrings in 18k yellow gold with 21.09 cts. t.w. green tourmaline and 0.07 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Lauren K

Top: Ring in platinum with 12.69 ct. emeraldcut bicolor sapphire, 0.32 ct. t.w. round sapphires, 0.3 ct. t.w. round alexandrites, and 0.27 ct. t.w. round brillliant diamonds, price on request; Omi Privé

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