By Åse Anderson in London
Leave behind the bright colours of summer and inject a shot of arctic cool into her jewellery box with these seasonally inspired Christmas gift ideas for women. This selection of winter jewellery brings to mind starlit skies, freshly fallen snow and frost-covered trees glistening in the sunlight.
The star motif is an enduring year-round classic, but it really comes into its own at Christmas, and Stargazing doesn't get any more luxurious than the new Chanel Comète jewellery collection. Inspired by Gabrielle Chanel's fascination with cosmic motifs, the collection encompasses necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings in white gold set with diamonds, pearls or black spinel. H.Stern, also, has just launched an entire Star collection, including an impressive pendant set with cognac diamonds that give off an old-world sparkle.
The unique beauty of a snowflake is recreated in these Alexandra Mor earrings featuring the designer's signature floating diamond melee and knife-edged wire. Suspended by a pair of round diamonds, these dangling earrings are available in yellow and white gold or platinum and will add a sub-zero edge to any outfit.
With an innovative design that connects to the ear via a magnet, no piercing is required with these beautiful Nikos Koulis star earrings. In white gold and sparkling with white diamonds, they can be worn in the traditional way on the ear lobe or positioned higher up the ear. The Greek jewellery designer has also crafted a glittering ring featuring a jagged star in black rhodium and sparkly white diamonds. For a more delicate look, a geometric 3D star takes centre stage in this diamond necklace by Noor Fares. On a fashionably long chain, the necklace is bound to become an everyday favourite.
It's nature, but not as we know it: London jewellers Guy & Max have reconstructed the humble pine cone in rose gold with a generous smattering of diamonds. The pine cone drops can either be attached to stud earrings, which are sold separately, or hung from a chain for a true multi-purpose winter jewel.
Finally, for a fun take on Christmas gift ideas for women, this Alice Cicolini ring from her Memphis Candy Band collection reminds us of a childhood favourite: a candy cane. Like all rings in this colourful collection, it has been crafted out of Fairtrade silver and hand lacquered before being set with a single green tsavorite.