Everyone wants their loved ones to feel special on Christmas day. However, in these tough economic times we don’t all have the budget to spoil our partners as much as we would like.
The good news is that while jewellery might be the ultimate symbol of luxury, this festive season there are plenty of beautifully made pieces priced at under £250. With this in mind, here is a look at five beautiful jewellery gift ideas
that won’t break the bank.
Necklaces are extremely fashionable right now, with a huge revival of chunky statement pieces that are perfect for brightening up the highly tailored style of clothing currently available on the high street.
Charm necklaces are an affordable and stylish option, with intricately designed sterling silver charms brightening up even the plainest outfit. Pendants are another beautiful yet affordable necklace style to keep an eye out for this Christmas.
Swarovski crystals make an eye catching centrepiece that won’t break the budget. Two great examples are the Swarovski ‘Simplicity’ pendant which features a large, clear crystal framed in clear crystal pave and the Swarovski reversible pendant, which is rhodium plated with a spinning disc centrepiece of Jet Hematite crystals.
Both items are guaranteed to impress with their wow-factor quality, yet with price tags well under £200 they won’t put your finances on a back foot before the start of the New Year.
Whether your partner prefers hoops, studs or drop earrings, there is a huge range of affordably priced options to choose from. If you’re on a very strict budget, stud earrings can start at around £15 and include a wide range of quirky and playful earring designs, including fruity-inspired, lady beetle and candy-striped creations.
If quirky isn’t really your girlfriend’s style, chic and elegant looks are still very affordable. The Emporio Armani collection features a beautiful selection of small sterling silver hoop earrings set with cubic zirconias. A truly glamorous stud design might be more what your girlfriend loves and if that’s the case you can’t go past the Ti Sento sparkling cubic zirconia ball stud earrings which come set in rhodium and plated with sterling silver.
Bracelets make for a stunning Christmas gift and the style of jewellery is also well suited for a heartfelt engraving to add an extra sentimental touch. Classical silver bracelets
make for a timeless accessory and there’s a wide variety of styles priced under £100, leaving extra money for a card and some chocolates.
Charm bracelets are exceptionally popular right now. DKNY has created a high shine stainless steel charm bracelet featuring a beautiful assortment of charms, which are encrusted with cubic zirconias and priced under £100. For a unique and feminine option, the Chris Lewis Pearl Nest Bracelet is a beautiful piece set in sterling silver. Priced at only £130, it also comes with a matching necklace and earrings to complement the look.
If your girlfriend already owns a beautiful charm bracelet or necklace, why not add to her collection by getting her a new charm? From sentimental and stylish to fun and quirky, a new charm is a great way to show just how well you know her. Lovelinks are a stylish yet affordable brand of charms if you’re thinking of creating a bracelet or necklace from scratch.
Nothing says romance and celebration like a new ring. Spoil her this Christmas with a stunning 9ct white gold diamond set ring with intricate flower designs. Or, if she loves a splash of colour in her jewellery, why not consider the beautiful 9ct white gold ring showcasing a .45ct Marquise Cut pink sapphire. Worth £249, it’s sure to be a gift that she’ll cherish for life and falls just under the £250 budget threshold.