From a social standpoint, the month of December is famously intense. Company parties, Christmas pageants, family get-togethers—it’s enough to fill a girl’s calendar end to end. To get through this marathon of special occasion dressing, we recommend fortifying your wardrobe with no less than an arsenal of flair. That would be jewelry we’re referring to—the sparkling, eye-catching kind that can convert any standard sheath dress from basic to brilliant.

To help steer you down the right path, we have mined the collective wisdom of the Barneys New York accessories team. Below Sarah Blair (vice president, DMM of women’s accessories), Gretta Van Leuven (senior buyer fine jewelry) and Lauren Painter (jewelry buyer) share their picks for the season.

1. Irene Neuwirth boulder opal & diamond darrings; 2. Ileana Makri champagne diamond riviere; 3. Stone diamond and pink gold Tess ring; 4. Sidney Garber azure Laguna

1. Deborah Pagani amethyst and diamond Zeena ring; 2. Cathy Waterman diamond triple Hexagonal bezel necklace; 3. Olivia Collings foiled stone earrings; 4. Malcolm Betts white diamond hoop earrings;

1. Sharon Khazzam grey diamond slice Valencia earrings; 2. Monique Pean opalina and white diamond stud pendant; 3. Finn pave diamond dagger earrings; 4. Repossi black diamond snake ring

 Image courtesy of Lori Stalteri