By Åse Anderson in London
We can't guarantee that there will be snow on the ground in December, but these Christmas gift ideas for women should hit just the right spot this Christmas. Glistening in shades of ivory and alabaster, this winter-white selection of frosty jewels will light up even the darkest winter's night.
Give the gift of luck this Christmas courtesy of the Amulette de Cartier necklace in white mother-of-pearl, which is said to act as a magical talisman to unlock the wearer's innermost wishes. Whether or not you believe in its mystic powers, this delicate and striking Cartier necklace is the kind of jewel that you will want to wear every day.
The camellia was Mademoiselle Coco Chanel's favourite flower, and the motif is regularly incorporated into the maison's jewellery designs. A Christmas gift like no other, this pretty floral Chanel ring from the new Camelia Galbé collection, in white ceramic and white gold, has a sparkling diamond heart.
In his day, Christian Dior was also seduced by floral motifs and was fascinated with the rose. The Rose Dior Pré Catelan ring manages to fix the ephemeral beauty of two white roses for eternity in a delicate work of art. Beautifully cut by hand, the two white coral roses sit atop an elaborate yellow gold band with openwork leaves. In the centre of this exquisite Dior ring, a buzzing bee with pink sapphires on its body and diamonds on its head adds a delightful touch of colour.
The De Beers Daylight Enchanted Lotus Daylight ring is an inviting tactile and visual experience with the smooth, sensual touch of white ceramic, the warmth and richness of rose gold and the cool frost of white diamonds.
Across-the-finger rings and rose gold are both big trends this year, and Van Cleef & Arpels brings the two together beautifully in the Cosmos ring, with its heart-shaped petals in white mother-of-pearl and diamonds.
Whatever the weather, with any of these lovely Christmas gift ideas for women wrapped up under the tree you can be sure of a creating a memorable white Christmas this year.
Van Cleef & Arpels Cosmos earrings in rose gold with brilliant-cut diamond buds surrounded by white mother-of-pearl and diamond petals (£13,700).
Cartier Amulette de Cartier necklace in yellow gold with white mother-of-pearl and a brilliant-cut diamond (£2,980).
Chanel Camelia Galbé ring in white ceramic and white gold, set in the centre with a brilliant-cut diamond.
Rose Dior Pré Catelan ring with two white coral roses on a yellow gold band set with pink sapphires (£10,300).
Van Cleef & Arpels Cosmos Between the Finger ring in rose gold with brilliant-cut diamond buds surrounded by white mother-of-pearl and diamond petals (£14,500).