If you’re one of those lucky folks who adores gift-giving and stockpiles winter holiday goodies starting in June, I’m sure you scoffed on seeing this post title. But if, like me, you always scramble just a teensy bit at the last minute to find perfect presents for everyone on your list, I’m hoping my roundup of ideas will be helpful! I’ve tried to offer up something for a wide variety of personalities, and pick pieces that will make anyone of any age, gender, size, and style look and feel fully fabulous.
For the Statement-maker: These one-of-a-kind Kirigami Fan Earrings in recycled sterling silver and 18K yellow gold with Arizona peridots and recycled diamonds were such fun to make! They’ve got incredible organic movement when worn, and are just big enough to make a splash, but not so huge they’ll dominate your look. ($2166)
For the Nature-lover: Nothing says down-to-earth like a rough, raw stone, and these Sapphire Earrings with a Twist feature spectacular Montana sapphires in a one-of-a-kind asymmetric setting. They’ve also got a pair of recycled diamonds set into 18K yellow gold and oxidized sterling silver with 18K French wires. ($1430)
Rough Montana sapphire and recycled diamond earrings with sterling and 18K twists
For the Life of the Party: Pump up the volume with one of these eye-catching cocktail-style origami rings. The Kirigami Fan Ring (below) is an open design featuring two big origami flowers, with pear-cut blue-green sapphires in the center of each. ($910) Equally fun and unique, the Double Hyacinth Fold Ring showcases .12ct total weight recycled diamonds set in 18K yellow gold bezels on a sculptural sterling silver ring. ($730)
Kirigami Fan Ring with pear sapphires
For the Artist-at-heart: Lightweight but packing a stylish punch, the Medium Anise Fold Earrings look amazing on everyone. And they dress up or down so beautifully! ($376)
For the Geometry Fanatic: This Peony Pillow Necklace combines a pleasingly architectural structure with an undeniably floral motif. The pendant hangs from sternum to mid torso depending on chain length. (Happy to customize for you!) Long necklaces are trendy now, but I think this style is utterly timeless. ($326)
For the Minimalist: Understated and simple, the Edged Hinged Twist Earrings are perfect for anyone who strives for versatile elegance. I wear mine constantly. ($376)
For the Love of Your Life: Shop the wedding line or contact me to design a custom engagement, wedding, or commitment ring! My Bergen Wedding collection puts a modern, Scandinavian-style twist on the traditional wedding band with square or triangular shapes. My Mod Style Wedding group has timeless round bands teamed with bold, artistic settings.
A group of Triangle Bands from the Bergen Wedding Collection.
For the Recipient Voted “Most Likely to Return Their Gift”: You can never go wrong with a gift card! Let the fussy ones pick out their own sparklies.
Best Everyday Hero: This piece is brand new, and I’m thrilled with how it turned out! I crafted the Hook Bracelet with a fair trade Liberian hexagon-cut ruby set in 18k yellow gold on an oxidized sterling silver cuff. Love that rich, deep red! ($464)
Hook Bracelet with fair trade hexagon shaped ruby slice
Best Future Heirloom: You’ll be handing down this piece for generations to come, guaranteed. The Torus Tiny Diamond Bracelet features twenty-four 1mm diamonds set point-to-point in twelve 18K yellow gold inlays on a sinuous oxidized cuff. Check out this post to see how this beauty is made, step by step! ($1,252)
I’ve used fair-trade, domestic, or recycled gems and recycled metals in nearly all of these pieces, and imbued them all with loads of design-geek TLC. (TLC comes free of charge.) I hope at least one item on this list would make the perfect holiday gift for someone you adore!