Christmas 2014: 14 best jewellery and watches

Geometric, bejewelled and completely beautiful, these pieces are going straight on our Christmas list (and probably yours, too)

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Diamonds are a girl's best friend, so they say – but we'd also add gold and labradorite and luxe watches to the list. Whether you're looking for a statement necklace for the office party or a classic piece for your giftee to treasure forever, strike gold with our pick of the best jewellery and watches for Christmas.

 

1. Astley Clarke Evil Eye Ring: £150, selfridges.com

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Stacking rings are two-a-penny this year, but this diamond and turquoise design in 18 carat yellow gold is a bit special and will catch the eye – evil or otherwise – in a group. 

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2. Wolf and Moon Deco Brooch: £22, notonthehighstreet.com

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British designer Hannah Davis makes striking Perspex and wood pieces in interesting colour-ways. Our pick of her latest collection is this geometric brooch in cool blue hues with a bit of sparkle. 

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3. Lara Bohinc Rose Gold Solar Eclipse Bracelet: £470, amazon.co.uk

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Lara Bohinc’s designs, inspired by the natural world, have adorned the wrists of Michelle Obama, Kate Moss and Madonna among others. Here’s a rose gold-plated piece with A-List appeal.

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4. Jennifer Loiselle In the Blink of an Eye: £55, jenniferloiselle.com

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Jennifer’s a rising star on the British jewellery scene. Her bold, almost cartoon-esque pieces are real conversation starters – these gold peepers are a case in point.

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5. Carolina Bucci NSPCC Double Twister Wrap Bracelet: £300, net-a-porter.com

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Want to splash out and give something back at the same time this Christmas? Then treat someone to Bucci’s signature ‘twister’ bracelet in NSPCC green. £95 from each sale goes to the children’s charity.

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6. Melitza Ortiz H20 Rings: £195 each, militzaortiz.com 

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With fluid lines and pretty, translucent stones, you can see how water was an inspiration for this collection by the Venezuelan designer, wear one on its own or in stack.

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7. Tory Burch Blue Watch: £295, toryburch.co.uk

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Gold and richly-hued Italian blue leather make for a luxe-looking combo. Add the geometric double-T logo on the dial, and you get a stand-out timepiece.

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8. Olivia Burton Big Dial Watch Pink: £75, watchshop.com

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Anyone who likes their watches big and bold will love this hot pink-strapped piece by the cool British duo.  

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9. Whistles Moxham Helix Longline Necklace: £125, whistles.com

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Moxham’s latest collaboration with Whistles packs a style punch: leather, laser-cut steel and silver hardware, which together can be worn multiple ways. Buy this and you’ll get some serious cool points. 

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10. De Anna Kiernan Geometric Cocktail Ring: £158, boticca.com

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Who says a cocktail ring has to be blingy? The bold lines and angles on this chunky piece make as much of a statement as sparkles.

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11. Kirsten Goss Maxi Maya Cuff: £225, kirstengoss.com

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Bringing the sun’s rays to the wrist, in metal form at least, it’s easy to imagine this kyanite-set cuff adorning a Maya goddess, or your own leading lady.

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12. Toosis Three Stones Ring: £67, boticca.com

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Three dappled grey labradorite stones on one band makes for an unusual but strikingly beautiful statement ring.

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13. Iosselliani Floral Navettes Earrings: £169, amazon.co.uk

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If you’re looking for something a bit different, these Italian made show-stoppers manage to look vintage and super-contemporary in one sparkling package.

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14. Nocturne Aden Black Necklace: £160, ilovedesigner.com

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Black and royal blue together make a real impact. This is one makes for perfect sparkly New Year’s Eve party neck candy.

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