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The Many-Splendored Things I Want For Christmas This Year


Technically, I told my husband I wanted a gift certificate to a med spa because the mirror tells me daily that’s time for some “enhancements.” But I think I’m getting cold weather–friendly leggings and, if my daughter can be relied on to relay important information, a Christmasy to-go coffee cup I spotted when we were at the local five-and-dime.

Even if I specified a jewelry gift today, I’m pretty sure I missed the ordering window (except for the Page Sargisson charm below, which I understand will arrive on time if you purchase by Monday—I’m a chrysoprase freak, and its healing energies might be even more beneficial than Botox or whatever).

Page Sargisson Oval Stone Chrysoprase charm
Oval chrysoprase charm in 10k gold, $425; Page Sargisson

Charms, in fact, dominate this holiday jewelry wish list, a little “habit” I picked up during the pandemic—some little souvenirs of a terrible year that has turned into a sport and pastime.

The one I absolutely want the most is from Alex Šepkus; writing his obituary this fall was one of the most important assignments I have ever attempted, and the designer will forever have a special place in my heart.

Alex Sepkus A charm
Letter charm in 18k gold with diamond, $725; Alex Šepkus

The rest of my picks are a mix of fantasy purchases and ones I’ll be sticking a pin in for future reference.

Featherstone Design curb link bracelet
I am crushing on curb links so hard, and when I saw this at Bergdorf Goodman during NYC Jewelry Week, I thought it was the most superb example I had seen in some time—breathtaking with its weight, clean lines, and delicious diamond-edge contours. Two Cars bracelet in 18k gold and diamonds, price on request; Featherstone Design.
Heavenly Vices love lock necklace
Heavenly Vices’ new Lock Story necklace is the neo-Victorian answer to Cartier’s LOVE bracelet. The charms spin around to state the word Love in the roman alphabet, via carefully chosen Victorian symbols and braille (created during the Victorian era). There are also Luck and Mama versions, but this one has my heart. Lock Story necklace in 14k gold, $4,000.




Alphabet harms
More alphabet charms in letters that make sense, clockwise, from left: Initial charm in 18k gold, $595; Katey Walker; charm ring in 14k gold, $1,250; Elizabeth Moore; and Mini All-In Initial pendant in 14k gold, $360; Alice Pierre (I already have the larger one in “G” for my daughter, Georgina).
Psyche Nope pinky ping
There’s something to be said for eloquence without vehemence. And I don’t have a pinky ring. Yet. Nope pinky ring in 14k gold, $950; Psyche Fine Jewelry.
M Spalten heart charms
It’s all about hearts right now, another motif that has low representation in my collection, and these rose to the top of my list after seeing them in Las Vegas. Gemstone heart pendants in 18k gold and diamonds, prices on request; M. Spalten Fine Jewelry.
Kimberly Doyle Jewelry charms
I have so many loose gemstones from gold that I melted for cash, and now I know just what to do with them! Assorted Light charms in 14k gold with gemstones, $275–$875 each; Kimberly Doyle Jewelry.
Urbaetis bracelet
I wear a perennial stack of gold and diamond chain bracelets on my left wrist, and I have been stalking this one with four bright-white marquise diamonds since I saw it at JCK Las Vegas. Bracelet in 14k gold with diamonds, $699; Urbaetis.
Sophie dAgon rings
I love flowers so much, and yet don’t really have any floral-themed jewelry. I just adore French designer Sophie d’Agon and these sweet, colorful stacking rings. Assorted flower rings in 18k gold with colored gemstones and diamonds, $809–$1,455 each; Sophie d’Agon.
Sienna Patti Apply stickers
And these stickers, created in collaboration with the jewelry gallery Sienna Patti, would be perfect for my stocking. $50 for three sheets, Apply.
Taylor Swift Cathy Waterman
Huge fan of Cathy Waterman and so is Taylor Swift, something I observed earlier this year. The singer created this ring with the designer for her fans last month on the occasion of the debut of her new album, Red (Taylor’s Version). It’s in fact a replica of the one she wears on the album cover. I have some Swiftie in me for sure and at this price, I think I can hook myself up. Red (Taylor’s Version) Album Cover ring in silver with CZ, $45; Taylor Swift store

Top: The cherry on top—literally—is a custom-carved carnelian pendant set with a diamond in 14k gold. There are earrings too. Price on request, Sophie Gardner.

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