Give the Gift of Sparkle ! 12 Days Of Sparkle With Michael O’Connor, Guest Expert!
Michael O’Connor is well-known on this blog as I have interviewed him many times. O’Connor is a jewelry designer and stylist with a huge knowledge of jewelry and jewelry trends.
He works with the most innovative brands in fashion in general and jewelry specifically. Michael is a wizard when helping celebrities select the best jewelry for red carpet events. He has also created his own line for J-TV, the online destination for jewelry that looks like the gorgeous jewelry you see at many red carpet events- but with a much lower price tag.
Her are his suggestions for great gifts for Christmas- not just one or two, but 12 wonderful pieces!!
12 Days Of Sparkle With Michael O’Connor
All photos featured in this spread are courtesy of JTV.com
Most will be familiar with this holiday song, but if you’re like me, you may not know what to make of it (except of course the five golden rings)! I realize that times have changed and a partridge in a pear tree might, at one time been a somewhat prized possession, but, to be honest, if anyone ever tries to give me 7 maids “a milking”, 6 geese “a laying”, 4 calling birds or 3 French hens, they have better be supplying me with a huge farm to keep them on and a large staff to take care of their daily demands.
According to legend, the twelve days of Christmas is meant to represent the number of days it took for the wise men to follow the bright “star in the east” and reach the manger in order to present the precious, and rare gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. While some may feel that the tradition of twelve days and twelve gifts has faded away, some continue to value the tradition and celebrate the season in this way.
As I said earlier, I fully understand and appreciate the idea of giving precious and rare gifts, such as five golden rings and, of course, jewelry set into precious metals. Frankly, I believe a beautiful gift of jewelry always makes the perfect holiday gift. Certainly, the idea of 12 days of gifts, whether your giving them, receiving them, or simply indulging your own holiday dreams is high on my list.
Here’s my list of the top twelve jewelry gifts that are sure to make a lasting and meaningful impression this holiday.
Sparkling Bella Luce stones draw your eye to the heart of this deco-inspired ring. The four baguettes provide flashing white eye-interest as they intersect the two outer halos.
Almost 11 carats (10.86 ctw) of brilliant Bella Luce stones wrap your finger in elegance. This eternity band sits up proudly on a signature gallery of 18K Rose Eterno over sterling silver.
This 10mm cushion-cut center is sure to turn fellow New Years Eve party-goers into awestruck onlookers as you provide the fireworks to kick off 2018.
The 9 sparking sections of this “gate-link” style bracelet embrace your wrist and will amp up your style this season (and the seasons to come!)
8 bezel set Bella Luce stones form the gallery around these two 8mm princess cut center stones providing you the diamond equivalent look of over 6 ½ ctw. Each princess cut has additional faceting to create maximum sparkle.
The 7 individual sections of this versatile pendant and chain allow you the freedom to get the look that’s perfect for any event! Create a simple style by using only 1 section or wow them with all 7.
With a diamond equivalent total weight of over 6 carats (6.21 to be exact) this statement ring is both elegant and believable.
0634 different looks with one purchase would please all the wise men. This versatile set of hoops with drops allows you to wear the hoops alone or with a choice of white, yellow or pink drop!
This stack of 3 gives you style and color all in one with the center ring crafted of sterling silver with 18K Rose Eterno. If one is nice, two is nicer but three rings is nicest!
2 stylized angel wings rise gracefully from this Bella Luce solitaire pendant, a constant reminder that we all have someone watching over us, whether they are near or far.
1 single heart. The ultimate symbol of love and always the perfect gift to show someone you care.
I wish you the most beautiful of holidays with the love and warmth of friends and family and a new year filled with many blessings.
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Thank you to Michael O’Connor for sharing his picks for the 12 gifts of Christmas. These are gorgeous pieces (and I think along the way, I fell in love with a couple of pieces!). Each piece has a weight – or heft- in your hand that will have everyone who sees it think it’s the real thing. Think about it, it is the real thing! It’s a gift from the heart!
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