Jewelry must be the most popular present given after gift cards and money. It’s a small or lavish token that will forever tell a story. For some it tells a cute story of besties exchanging charms, for others it’s an eternal token of love –  but the stories some pieces tell are powerful. I once read an article where the woman said she would only take gifts of jewelry because in a dire emergency she could sell it. Even growing up, when many displaced refugees were enrolled in my school, I remember the recounted stories of the items they brought and why. Jewelry and priceless heirlooms were always on the top of the list to ensure some capital, when they arrived their to their next destination.

So, this season, if  you’re still struggling to find that perfect gift, just get them something shiny. One day, 10 days from now or 10 years from now, they too will have will have a story to tell.

Large Rose Gold Plated Open Link Cuff by RITANI – $445; Luggage Tag Charms by Jet Set Candy – starting at $58 (14k gold vermeil and sterling silver); Razor Blade Necklace w/ Diamonds in Yellow, White, or Rose Gold by Established – $7,500; ‘HAZE’ Rose Gold PVD Link Unisex Bicycle Bracelet by IceLink – $250; Constellation Necklace by Nirav Modi – Price available upon request. Contact boutiques in New York, Hong Kong, New Delhi orMumbaiTurquoise Bauble Ring by Established – $7,800; Gold Metallic Giuseppe Zanotti’s Iconic Bag Key Chain by Giuseppe Zanotti – $255 (available only at giuseppezanottidesign.com and in Giuseppe Zanotti Design flagships worldwide); Gold Sacred Sphere Mandala Cuff by Satya Jewelry – $299.25; Sterling Silver Claddagh Ring by Berricle New York – $36.90; Gold Aura Necklace by SARAH & SEBASTIAN – $330; Toothpickby Established – $395 (available in white, rose, and yellow gold); Geometric Square Ring by AU RATE – $ 1,200; Crystal Ear Cuffs by Claire’s – $12.50; Embrace Bangles by Nirav Modi – starting at $7,600