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Festive Foliage: Leafy Jewels for the Holidays and Beyond


This holiday season I have found myself in an extra festive spirit of decorating. While other people may have spent their weekend shopping for the best deals on gifts, I spent most of it on the hunt for more cheery tchotchkes to liven up the house with (okay, I shopped for gifts, too).

I’m not sure if it happened organically or I was inspired by the viral shower curtain rod hack for hanging garland (probably a bit of both), but I’ve been focusing heavily on greenery, lured by every “buy one, get one free” offer and other sales on garland and wreaths.

Why should you be concerned with my home holiday decorating, you ask? Well, you shouldn’t be. But the reason I’m telling you this is to highlight the fact that foliage plays a major role this time of year, and I now find myself searching for it everywhere—including in jewelry.

During the holidays, our senses are tantalized by so many wonderful things—things that look sparkly, feel plush, smell of cinnamon or pine, or taste of sugar—but greenery is a consistent backdrop to it all. Whether entwined with lights or tied up in bows, hanging at an entryway (to be kissed under) or adorning a table, a bit of nature goes a long way. This is true in jewelry, as nature touches so many of the wonderful creations available for us to enjoy.

So now that I’ve decorated my home in all things green, I’d like to echo the practice in jewelry—with botanically inspired pieces, some kissed with gorgeous green. Here is a selection of favorites. They’re not just a seasonal trend, but evergreen: beloved jewels for any time.

Paul Morelli emerald Arboreal brooch
Arboreal brooch in 18k black gold with 6.53 cts. t.w. emeralds, $44,000; Paul Morelli
Cece Jewellery Wild Ivy hoops
Ivy hoop earrings in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, $17,911; Cece Jewellery
Ellinas Treasures olive leaf necklace
Olive leaf necklace in gold-plated sterling silver, €185 ($200); Ellina’s Treasures
Tresor emerald earrings
Earrings in 18k yellow gold with 3.8 cts. t.w. emeralds and 0.38 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,510; Trésor
Gwen Barba Lily of the Valley pendant
Lily of the Valley pendant in 18k yellow gold with vitreous enamel and diamonds, $1,000; Gwen Barba
Mindi Mond Fibonocci ear climbers
Exclusive Fibonacci ear climbers in 18k white gold with 3.26 cts. t.w. diamonds, $22,000; Mindi Mond
Paula Elaine Barnett leaf pendant
Begonia leaf pendant in 14k yellow gold with opal, Oregon sunstone, Montana sapphire, and diamond, $500; Paula Elaine Barnett
Effy diamond leaf earrings
Classica leaf earrings in 14k white gold with 2.59 cts. t.w. diamonds, $8,890; Effy
Octavia Elizabeth emerald ring
Toi et moi ring in 18k yellow gold with 2.94 cts. t.w. emeralds, $5,875; Octavia Elizabeth
Nak Armstrong banana leaf earrings
Banana leaf earrings in 20k rose gold with emeralds, Ethiopian opal, green tourmaline, and diamonds, $25,500; Nak Armstrong
Yessayan leaves diamond ring
Baguette leaves ring in 18k white gold with 1.35 cts. t.w. diamonds, $3,500; Yessayan
Never NoT Eshvi earrings
Ready 2 Lead On earrings in 18k yellow gold with enamel, $6,497; NeverNoT
Muse Gems emerald pendant
Green Oasis pendant in 14k yellow gold with 4.75 cts. t.w. emeralds and 1.12 ct. labradorite, $3,350; La Muse Gems
Lord Jewelry emerald leaf earrings
Drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with 5.53 cts. t.w. emeralds and 1.1 cts. t.w. diamonds, $8,000; Lord Jewelry
Elizabeth Gage Oak Leaf ring
Oak Leaf ring in 18k yellow gold with enamel and 0.09 ct. t.w. diamonds, $6,812; Elizabeth Gage

Top: Freya ring in 14k yellow gold with 2.06 ct. color-changing sapphire and 0.18 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,950; Ellie Lee

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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