As the saying goes, diamonds are a girl’s best friend – they’re a timeless classic and undoubtedly add a special touch to jewelry pieces. In that vein, here’s a round up of the very best dainty diamond jewelry on the market, from traditional solitaire studs to contemporary ear cuffs, these pieces are ideal for treating a loved one (or yourself) at Christmas.
Riva Diamond Hoop Ring by Monica Vinader: Featuring ethically-sourced diamonds, this ring from British jeweler, Monica Vinader is part of the ‘Riva’ range and has been designed to be worn and loved everyday. The pavé hand set white diamonds (there are 16 stones to be precise) are teamed with either 18kt yellow gold, rose gold or sterling silver. What’s more, if the ring doesn’t quite fit, the brand offers ring resizing is free of charge.
Opal & Diamond Drift Necklace by WWAKE: Brought you by cult New York brand, WWAKE is this delicate diamond and opal necklace. Expect 14kt solid yellow gold in a subtle tone that’s been polished to give a little shine, along with two brilliant cut diamonds and an opal.
Unchain My Art Diamond & Gold Ring by Delfina Delettrez: A fourth generation Fendi, Delfina Delettrez founded her jewelry label in 2007 and she’s been a favorite with the stylish ever since. This 18kt yellow gold ring has been crafted in her Rome atelier, is punctuated with a fine curb chain and studded with two white diamonds either side to give a little edge.
Horseshoe Diamond & 18kt Gold Charm by Rosa De La Cruz: This lucky horseshoe charm from Rosa de la Cruz has a vintage appeal, and makes a great gift for a loved one or yourself. Here, an 18kt yellow gold disc is studded with 0.13kt of pavé set champagne diamonds, cut to a classic round shape that sit on top and sparkle.
Diamond & Gold Single Ear Cuff by Persée: Established by Nawal Laoui in 2017, the fine jewelry label Persée offers plenty of modern, dainty jewelry options, including this solo ear cuff. Unlike many huggies on the market, this one has a diamond suspended from a fine link chain to add some luxe.
Love Diamonds 14kt Gold Solitaire Large Stud Earrings by Annoushka: Infamous jewelry designer, Annoushka Ducas in her own words, creates precious jewelry for remarkable women, and there really is something to suit every woman and her look. These solitaire studs though are an absolute classic, and an essential for a jewelry box. They are crafted from 14kt yellow gold, hand set with a 0.12kt white diamond, and feature a high shine finish to glisten.
Brontē Ring by Anissa Kermiche: An intricate item, this ring from London-based designer, Anissa Kermiche is made from 14kt white gold links and has been set with 12 tiny diamonds that have been lovingly arranged to evoke flower petals. To fasten there’s a unique slider, and so this adjustable element is handy if you’re unsure of ring size.
Diamond, Malachite & Gold Anklet by Yvonne Léon: For those who like to wear jewelry around their ankle, this deluxe take on an anklet by French designer Yvonne Léon has a diamond studded malachite stone hanging from a fine 9kt yellow gold chain. Just add the beach.
14kt Mixed Diamond Necklace by Zoe Chicco: A super sweet and delicate necklace, it features three small white diamonds in a princess, baguette and round cuts, on a yellow 14kt gold chain. Zoe Chicco, who founded her namesake brand in 2000, has a whole host of celebrity clients from Jessica Alba and Jennifer Lawrence to Miranda Kerr and Cameron Diaz, so the wearer will be in good company.
Bijou Solid 14kt Gold Duo Star Diamond Pinky Ring by Dinny Hall: The cutest of pinky rings, move over signets this 14kt yellow gold ring features a pair of stars and smack bang in the middle are white hand cut diamonds, making each piece beautifully unique.