If you’re stuck for Christmas gift ideas, remember that diamond jewellery makes the perfect stocking filler - easy to wrap and hide, but with a big wow factor on Christmas morning. The trend for stacking shows no sign of abating and some sparkly arm candy is just the thing to light up those dark winter nights. So, ladies, this year be extra generous when you put out the mince pies for Santa on Christmas Eve and you may be rewarded with the best Christmas present ever: a wristful of diamond bracelets.
1. De Beers
Talisman open bangle
Known as The Jeweller of Light because of its commitment to creating pieces using only the very finest stones, De Beers jewellery is a natural choice when it comes to sparkly Christmas gifts. The Talisman collection plays on the contrast between diamonds in their roughest, purest form and their polished counterparts, and is perfect for those who like to stand out from the crowd. This open-ended yellow gold bangle features a honey-coloured octahedral rough diamond at one end, and a round brilliant-cut diamond at the other, both set in the De Beers signature serti poincon setting, which gives the gold a hand-hammered finish.
2. Fernando Jorge
Fluid rose gold diamond bracelet
Channelling the seductive energy of Brazil into every piece, Fernando Jorge jewellery is both edgy and sophisticated. This rose gold bracelet from the Fluid collection features a double snake chain that opens to reveal inlaid brown diamonds in various sizes. The diamond bracelet can be adjusted in size and is a chic and elegant way to wear diamonds every day.
3. Paloma Aboy
Seven white diamond thin chain bracelet
Simple but oh-so-stylish, this diamond bracelet by Paloma Aboy would make for the best Christmas present ever with its seven white diamond charms dangling from a yellow gold chain. Born into a Spanish family of jewellers, Paloma Aboy’s love for craftsmanship was nurtured by watching her grandfather work in his studio. She studied at Central Saint Martins before launching her own jewellery brand based in London.
4. Candice Luk
Harper Edge yellow gold and diamond bangle
Sometimes, designers don’t have to look far to find inspiration for their beautiful diamond jewellery. The jagged shape of this bangle is inspired by the industrial gear wheel in Hong Kong, based on Candice Luk’s design studio. Set with white diamonds, its subtle beauty and wearability make it perfect for those in need of Christmas gift ideas. Candice believes that jewellery can be both tough and elegant at the same time.
5. Raphaele Canot
Skinny Deco Fly pink gold bracelet
Striking the perfect balance between modern and vintage, this delicate pink gold and diamond bracelet makes a romantic Christmas gift for the special lady in your life. The 18cm chain can be adjusted to two different lengths and is embellished with white enamel as well as rose-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds. Born in Paris but now living in London, Raphaele Canot worked at De Beers and Cartier before setting up her eponymous label creating fine jewellery that is elegantly timeless with a modern twist.
6. Suzanne Kalan
Fireworks diamond cuff
It’s easy to see why these Fireworks bracelets are the best selling of all Suzanne Kalan jewellery. The Los Angeles-based designer has lined up sparkling diamonds on an open gold band in a slightly haphazard manner, which gives this baguette-cut diamond bracelet a laid-back lux feel. Wear it LA style by teaming it with a casual jeans and T-shirt combo.
7. Tiffany T
Wire bracelet in yellow gold and diamonds
Finding a duck egg blue box inside her Christmas stocking scores pretty high on most women’s wish lists. And even more so if nestled inside is one of these sleek Tiffany T wire bracelets. The classic pairing of yellow gold and round brilliant diamonds in this unfussy piece of Tiffany jewellery has been given a contemporary update in the linear designs by Tiffany & Co’s first female design director Francesca Amfitheatrof.
8. Yannis Sergakis
The dramatic black gold setting emphasises the round brilliant-cut diamonds in this yellow gold cuff by Athens-based jewellery designer Yannis Sergakis. Hailing from a long line of Greek diamond traders, and after studying at the Gemological Institute of America, Yannis Sergakis worked for the family business before setting up his own label. His intricately detailed delicate pieces are the very definition of modern everyday luxury.
Simple and stylish this diamond bracelet by Paloma Aboy features seven white diamond charms dangling from a yellow gold chain (£990).
This delicate pink gold and diamond bracelet by Raphaele Canot can be adjusted to two different lengths and is embellished with white enamel as well as rose-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds (£1,950).
Tiffany T wire bracelet featuring yellow gold and round brilliant diamonds in the T-shape edges (£2,525).
This yellow gold cuff by Yannis Sergakis features a black gold setting that emphasises the round brilliant-cut diamonds (€2,000).