‘Tis the season to pull out all the stops and and nothing says forever like a complicated time piece or indulgent piece of jewelry These are the forever gifts—handed down the generations—from father to son or mother to daughter. Investing in the well-known brands is one way to go—reliable, time honored and classic. But if you’re in the market for the unusual— jewelers like Misahara, William Henry and Sanjay Kasliwal have a unique point of view. Vintage never goes out of style with Fred Leighton (at Bergdorf Goodman’s) and Mahnaz Ispahni—a new collection of antique pieces whose gold ring [last photo] from Kutchinsky from London in the 1970’s ( call 212-717-1169). Historic jewelers like like Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chopard, Bulgari, and deGrisogono pack a powerful punch of the finest cut gemstones, midas18K and intricate and lavish designs.
Beyond the bling, the defining element in buying a piece for a loved one is the sentiment behind the gift. Find a piece that signifies something shared like the Indian inspired bib necklace from Sanjay Kasliwal that recall a travel adventure or Harry Winston snowflake earrings which bring to mind a winter encounter.
Either, bold and ravishing or small and significant— we’ve compiled a grouping of masterpieces below will get that jaw-dropping reaction— when money is no object.