FOR THE ROMANTIC
These delicate hearts will surely melt hers—but not in an overly sentimental way. Brent Neale brings a modern, whimsical feeling to her creations, while Sylvia Toledano‘s concentric heart-shaped hoops, handmade in the designer’s Jaïpur workshop, simply stun.
FOR THE ARTIST
If she writes, paints, or plays a musical instrument, a little finger bling goes a long way toward expressing herself. These sparklers from Dauphin are instant eye-catchers, but they are refined enough that they won’t get in the way of digits dancing across a keyboard.
FOR THE MIX-AND-MATCHER
Some things were made to go together, like Ambre Victoria’s gold cuff and Retrouvai’s mushroom-shaped ring. For the woman who shies away from head-to-toe dressing, preferring to create her outfits piece by piece, you can’t beat this compilation of modern jewelry.
FOR THE GLOBAL TRAVELER
Sometimes it’s less about the sparkle and more about the unique details. If you’re shopping for a woman who lives for her vacations to exotic locales, take note. Meticulously crafted and substantially sized, these pieces draw inspiration from indigenous cultures and highlight the artisanal workmanship behind each design.
FOR THE JEAN-AND-TEE WOMAN
Heavy pieces are not her style, and flashy gems were never her thing. But these simple, delicate beaded necklaces from Irene Neuwirth say substance and elegance in one quick glance. They work as well at a family picnic as they do with a simple blazer for the office.
FOR THE DRAMATIST
Large chunky pieces, each with a story to tell: Judy Geib’s precious yet brute jewelry is not for the shrinking violet. Handcrafted in her Brooklyn studio and designed around each unique stone’s characteristic—experimentation leading to unforeseen works—these bracelets bring out the beauty of each opal.
FOR THE ACTIVE LIFESTYLER
She does yoga in the morning, works a full day, and runs the soccer field sidelines during her kids’ after-school games. For the mom who is always on the move, these small, sparkly numbers from Lodagold, Shihara, and Anni Lu will move right along with her.
FOR THE STATEMENT-MAKER
Strong lines, bold shapes. This woman is less about razzle-dazzle and more about sculptural silhouettes and architectural details. Sidney Garber has built its reputation around the same, crafting impeccably designed, modern jewelry from its Chicago headquarters since 1946.
FOR THE NATURE-INSPIRED
Small clusters reminiscent of pebbles in a stream bed or budding flowers in a field, these delicate, versatile pieces from Sharon Khazzam are in high demand for those seeking day-to-night options with a modern twist. The New York–based designer crafts each piece by hand, ensuring no two are exactly alike.
FOR THE BUDDING ASTROLOGIST
No matter her sign, she knows better than to try and forge a new relationship during a waning moon, or to attempt to resolve a crisis at the start of a new cycle. These whimsical pieces speak her language, providing daily comfort and inspiration along with a major dose of style.