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11 best jewellery advent calendars for a daily dose of bling this Christmas

Frankincense and myrrh won’t get a look in with these gifts from Missoma, Astrid & Miyu and more

Daisy Lester
Friday 27 October 2023 13:42 BST
Whether you prefer silver, gold or mixed metals, there’s plenty here to spark joy
Whether you prefer silver, gold or mixed metals, there’s plenty here to spark joy (The Independent)
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The countdown to Christmas is no longer restricted to those with a sweet tooth. These days, everything from beauty to booze has a dedicated calendar – but if you’re hoping for a truly decadent December, a jewellery advent calendar is the answer.

An increasingly popular alternative (after all, who wouldn’t want a glitzy gift each day of December?), the latest crop of jewellery advent calendars contain 12 or 24 pieces to add some glamour to your celebrations. The gift that keeps on giving, the pieces will last long beyond sparkly season – from gold- and silver-plated rings to personalised necklaces, delicate bracelets and hoop earrings, you can wear the pieces year-round.

Plus, most brands let you choose between metals, and many of the designs can be regifted (but we’re not going to judge if you keep them all for yourself).

Growing your bling collection at a fraction of the cost, jewellery calendars can set you back anywhere between £50 to £600, with the RRP usually far below their overall worth, compared with buying the items individually.

From A-lister-favourite Missoma and Astrid & Miyu (which has not one, but three calendars this year) to fine jewellery calendars worth the splurge (think Liberty and Swarovski), the launches inevitably sell out within weeks.

How we tested

Two of this year’s best jewellery advent calendars (Daisy Lester)

This year, the choice is better than ever. From Pandora’s debut offering to Missoma’s luxe line-up and plenty of personalised options. Working our way through each calendar ahead of December (someone had to do it), we assessed the contents, value and variety on offer. Rest assured, all the jewellery advent calendars below are worth their weight in gold.

The best jewellery advent calendars for 2023 are:

  • Best jewellery advent calendar overall – Abbott Lyon jewellery advent calendar: £249,
  • Best budget jewellery advent calendar – Accessorize advent calendar 2023: £40,
  • Best gold jewellery advent calendar – Missoma 12 days advent calendar: £395,
  • Best jewellery advent calendar for ear stacking – Astrid & Miyu 12-day advent calendar: £325,
  • Best personalised jewellery advent calendar – Posh Totty advent calendar: £220,

Abbott Lyon jewellery advent calendar

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  • Best: Jewellery advent calendar overall
  • Number of days: 12
  • Product highlights: Chain-link necklace, birthstone pendant, initial charm, twisted ring and chunky bracelet
  • Value: £450
  • Metal options: Sterling silver and gold-plated
  • Available: Now
  • Why we love it
    • Personalisation
    • Everyday pieces and seasonal designs
    • Sturdy, reusable box

Available in personalised sterling silver or gold-plated metal, every piece in Abbott Lyon’s jewellery advent calendar is a delight. Adding that intimate touch (which makes it ideal for gifting), the brand offers you a choice of initial pendant, birthstone pendant, birthstone ring or birthstone stud earrings. These signature designs are included alongside everyday classics – think chain-link necklaces, huggie hoops and minimalist bracelets.

Helping switch up your look day-to-day, the pendants and charms can be mixed and matched between the bracelets and necklaces, while the twisted and birthstone rings are designed for stacking. Priced at less than £250 but worth £450, you’re saving around 40 per cent on your jewellery collection. Each curated piece is protected with an anti-tarnish coating, and the sturdy box can be used for storage post-Christmas.

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Accessorize advent calendar 2023

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  • Best: Budget jewellery advent calendar
  • Number of days: 12
  • Product highlights: Double-layer necklace, crystal hoops and drop earrings
  • Value: £95
  • Metal options: Gold-tone plated brass
  • Available: 10 October
  • Why we love it
    • Affordable
    • Good variety of pieces
  • Take note
    • The designs aren’t plated

The cheapest jewellery advent calendar available this year, Accessorize’s offering is worth £95. It contains 12 days of jewels designed in gold-tone metal and embellished with party-ready crystals, and it’s perfect for those with maximalist taste. From a double-layered chain necklace to two crystal-adorned silver bracelets, you’re covered for festive pieces and everyday staples.

Leaving you with plenty of choice for Christmas Day, you’ll find five pairs of hoops (our favourite are the chunky, multicoloured crystal design), two pairs of dazzling drop earrings and two pairs of everyday studs. While they won’t last as long as gold-plated offerings, and the box is rather flimsy, Accessorize’s calendar will make a lovely gift for those on a budget.

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Pandora advent calendar 2023

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  • Best: Sterling silver advent calendar
  • Number of days: 12
  • Product highlights: Snake-chain bracelet, heart necklace and matching stud earrings, lock-and-chain charm
  • Value: £550
  • Metal options: Sterling silver
  • Available : 12 October
  • Why we love it
    • Classic Pandora pieces
    • Jewellery box and cleaning kit included
  • Take note
    • Only silver metals available

Jewellery giant Pandora has finally joined the ranks with its debut advent calendar – and it doesn’t disappoint. Devotees of the label’s charms and snake chain necklaces will be delighted with the offering found inside. All the pieces come in durable sterling silver (perhaps a bugbear for gold metal loyalists) and the line-up includes a pink or silver jewellery box and a cleaning kit to be redeemed online or in-store.

From seasonal pieces to spark festive joy (highlights include a very festive mouse in a stocking and a dangling snowflake snow globe charm worth £60 alone) to keepsake classics that you’ll wear all year round, each piece is packaged in a drawstring bag that also makes them perfect for gifting. The stars of the show have to be the simple chain necklace and “O” pendant hailing from the brand’s moments range, as well as the opulent elevated heart necklace complete with matching stud earrings. Unveiling a real treat every day of December for Pandora lovers, it’s a confident debut.

Read our full review of Pandora’s advent calendar

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Liberty 12 days of jewellery calendar

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  • Best: Multi-brand jewellery advent calendar
  • Number of days: 12
  • Product highlights: Rachel Jackson T-bar necklace, Shyla sphinx glass hoop earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane chunky chain and pearl necklace
  • Value: £1,117
  • Metal options: Mixed
  • Available: Now
  • Why we love it
    • Includes multiple brands
    • Good variety of jewellery
  • Take note
    • Expensive

Just like its beauty offering, Liberty’s jewellery advent calendar provides a multi-brand countdown to Christmas. The beautifully designed box boasts a peacock finish, with 12 boxes revealing cult names such as Anna + Nina, Astley Clarke and Rachel Jackson, as well as luxe labels such as Alighieri and Auree. Spanning necklaces, earrings and bracelets, it’s easy to see how all the gifts equate to an overall worth of £1,117.

The perfect balance of everyday staples and statement styles, highlights include Astley Clarke’s gold and white sapphire mini hoops, Alighieri’s hand pendant necklace (worth £180 alone), Rachel Jackson’s understated T-bone necklace and Otiumberg teardrop stud earrings. You can also expect quirkier pieces such as Liberty’s own star bracelet and Shyla’s 22ct gold-plated sphinx glass hoop earrings (the Tbalance crystal blue moon bracelet matches perfectly).

The hero piece of the calendar, the countdown is concluded with Kenneth Jay Lane’s gold-plated chunky chain and pearl necklace – an instant outfit-maker.

There’s no denying this calendar is expensive, but each gift is well-packaged, making it suitable for gifting, and the overall value means you’re saving almost 50 per cent on the jewellery inside.

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Oliver Bonas 12 days of dazzle advent calendar

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  • Best: Keepsake jewellery advent calendar
  • Number of days: 12
  • Product highlights: Twisted hoops, pearl drop studs and snake-chain necklace
  • Value: £444
  • Metal options: Silver and gold
  • Available: 15 October
  • Why we love it
    • Good variety of pieces
    • Classic and seasonal designs
    • Reusable box

Debuted last year, this jewellery advent calendar is available in either gold or silver metals. A treasure trove of 12 staples that can be stacked, mixed and matched, the curated edit of jewellery costs £275 but boasts an overall worth of £444. Featuring earrings, necklaces and bracelets, you’re treated to everything from delicate huggies and a dainty snake-chain necklace to statement twisted hoops and pearl drop pieces.

Leaning into trends but retaining a classic feel, the designs are wearable long beyond party season. Plus, each item is packaged in a reusable pouch that’s ideal for gifting and storage. As for the box itself, the design is minimalist enough for year-round use, and it comes complete with reversible drawers featuring a golden sunbeam.

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Astrid & Miyu 12-day advent calendar

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  • Best: Jewellery advent calendar for ear stacking
  • Number of days: 12
  • Product highlights: Cosmic dome mini hoops, star chain stud earrings, crystal cluster huggies
  • Value: £604
  • Metal options: Gold, silver
  • Available: Now
  • Why we love it
    • Mix of everyday staples and seasonal pieces
    • Choice of metals

Astrid & Miyu’s jewellery advent calendar sells out year after year. For 2023, the cult label’s offering focuses on elevating your ear stack for the festive period and beyond. From glitzy studs and crystal-adorned huggies to cuffs and barbells, the line-up is brimming with staple and seasonal pieces. Available in silver and gold metals, the 12 pieces inside add up to a total worth of more than £600.

Highlights include cosmic star and celestial crystal 6.5mm huggie hoops, a cosmic star ear cuff, chain link huggies, glimmer crystal climber stud earrings and chunky dome mini hoops. The pièce de résistance is a pair of large, crystal-detailed hoops with a dangling moon charm, which will serve you well through party season.

If you’re not one for stacking, some of the pieces will make lovely gifts, helping you get your money’s worth. Or choose to invest in the 24-day offering (£650, Yes, it’s expensive but there’s a lovely classic mix of earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets that you’ll be able to wear long after the festive season.

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Missoma 12 days jewellery advent calendar

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  • Best: Gold jewellery advent calendar
  • Number of days: 12
  • Product highlights: Gold bangle, pearl half-sun earrings and blue gem drop earrings
  • Value: £917
  • Metal options: Silver and gold
  • Available: 4 October
  • Why we love it
    • Keepsake box
    • Huge overall worth
    • Good variety of enduring pieces

From the beautifully designed box to the gold or silver (£365, jewellery staples found inside, Missoma’s 12-day jewellery advent calendar is a luxurious affair (we wouldn’t expect anything less from Kate Middleton’s go-to jewellery brand). The box is complete with a mirror and stripes beneath each coloured door and has been designed for post-Christmas use as a jewellery holder or even a make-up organiser. Inside, you’ll find a whopping £917 worth of classic pieces for everyday wear and evening glamour.

The star gold necklace, matching bracelet and sparkly huggies are party-ready, while the gold studded bangle (helpfully adjustable), small stud hoops and matching stud necklace go together for the perfect Christmas Day look. Offering stellar value for money, the decadent pearl half-sun earrings and dainty blue gem drop hoop earrings are each worth £89 alone.

Both calendars, as well as the fine jewellery offering, are sold out – but we’ve asked Missoma if they’ll be restocked in the coming weeks, and we will update this page when we have more details.

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Grove & Vae jewellery advent calendar

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  • Best: Mixed metals jewellery advent calendar
  • Number of days: 12
  • Product highlights: Chunky gold twisted hoops, a matching gold ring and staple silver hoops
  • Value: £679
  • Metal options: Mixed metals
  • Available: Now
  • Why we love it
    • Durable box
    • Good variety of pieces
    • Minimalist and maximalist pieces

Much loved for its trend-led jewellery at affordable prices, Grove & Vae’s advent calendar is back for 2023. Packaged in a lovely blue box with a marble-effect finish, the sturdy, durable design is intended for year-round use (the drawers can be reversed to hide the numbers). It contains 12 jewels spanning necklaces, earrings and rings, and you’ll find both gold- and silver-plated pieces inside.

Catering to every taste, there are statement designs such as a gold necklace with a green zebra stripe pendant, chunky twisted gold hoops and lightning charm silver hoops, while simple silver hoops and a thin gold chain necklace cater for minimalists. Stylish and well-crafted, the pieces would also make lovely gifts if you find the eclectic selection not entirely to your taste.

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Estella Bartlett advent calendar

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  • Best: Jewellery advent calendar for gifting
  • Number of days: 12
  • Product highlights: Beaded bracelet, tennis bracelet, chain-link necklace and statement gold hoops
  • Value: £348
  • Metal options: Gold and silver
  • Available: Now
  • Why we love it
    • Beautiful box
    • Choice of metals
    • Pieces for minimalists and maximalists

One of the most gorgeously packaged offerings, Estella Bartlett’s bestselling advent calendar arrives in a neat red and pink patterned box that opens to reveal 12 drawers. Costing less than £200 yet boasting an overall value of nearly £350, the calendar is available with either gold or silver metals. A mix of the label’s classic pieces and more contemporary designs, there’s something for both minimalists (we love the simple charm necklaces) and maximalists (think colourful beaded bracelets and chunky chain-link necklaces).

Highlights include pearl drop stud earrings, a festive-themed star bracelet and statement gold hoops. We’ll leave the 12th day a surprise, but let’s just say it’s a real treat for jewellery lovers. One of the more affordable advent calendar options, it will make for a lovely gift.

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Joma Jewellery advent calendar

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  • Best: Jewellery advent calendar for teens
  • Number of days: 12
  • Product highlights: Star-adorned bracelets, gemstone rings and glittery small hoops
  • Value: £260
  • Metal options: Sterling silver
  • Available: Now
  • Why we love it
    • Durable box
    • Fun seasonal pieces

Coming in a sterling silver finish, Joma’s 12-day advent calendar offers a sparkly countdown that’s perfect for young jewellery-lovers. Packaged in a durable pink box that can be reused after December as a trinkets tray, the numbered boxes reveal everything from star-adorned bracelets and stud earrings to gemstone rings and glittery small hoops.

Containing simple, everyday pieces as well as festive-themed pieces for Christmas celebrations, the calendar will help build a teenage’s collection with pieces they’ll love for years to come.

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Posh Totty advent calendar

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  • Best: Personalised jewellery advent calendar
  • Number of days: 12
  • Product highlights: Birthstone bracelet, initial necklace, button studs and star hoops
  • Value: £421
  • Metal options: Sterling silver, yellow gold plated, rose gold plated, mixed metals
  • Available: Now
  • Why we love it
    • Personalisation with no extra charge
    • Four metal options

The personalisation available with Posh Totty’s delightful jewellery advent calendar makes it a gift that’s sure to impress. Coming in four metal options (mixed, yellow gold, rose gold and sterling silver), you’ve got the choice of naming the storybook-themed box, choosing an initial for a necklace, as well as a birthstone piece, with no additional charge.

From a sweet bee charm necklace, button stud earrings and white hoop earrings to simple initial pieces and square studs, the calendar includes a nice mix of quirky, statement pieces and classic, everyday designs. Better still, the line-up contains an adjustable ring from the brand’s Share a Hug collection, so, with every purchase, Posh Totty donates to the charity Women For Women International.

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The verdict: Jewellery advent calendars

As well as being one of the relatively affordable jewellery advent calendars, Abbott Lyon’s offering can be personalised and comes in a choice of either gold or silver. Adding some sparkle to the festive season, the 2023 calendar packs in party essentials and everyday classics.

If you’re looking for luxury, you can’t beat Missoma’s gold or silver advent calendar. Brimming with trend-led pieces and long-lasting staples, the brand’s decadently designed box is well worth the splurge. However, if you’re after a bit of sparkle for less, Accessorize’s party-ready offering is a must. Meanwhile, Estella Bartlett and Oliver Bonas’s opulent offerings are perfect for gifting (if you can resist the urge to keep it all for yourself).

Looking for a daily dose of make-up and skincare? Read our guide to this year’s beauty advent calendars

For a great Christmas gift idea, take a look at our guide to the best beauty gift sets

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