Wow ‘Em: 19 Jewelry and Watch Gifts For When Money Is No Object

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‘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 & ArpelsChopard, Bulgari, and deGrisogono pack a powerful punch of the finest cut gemstones, midas18K and intricate and lavish designs.

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph Hand-wound tourbillon watch with chronograph. 18-carat pink gold case, $298,600. Available at Material Good, 120 Wooster Street, New York

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.

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Harry Winston Lotus Cluster
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David Yurman 18K rose gold, faceted Morganite, pave diamonds $10,800
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Graff Eclipse from the GraffStar Slim collection.
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“Lagune Précieuse” necklace from the “Seven Seas” collection featuring diamonds, sapphires and aquamarines set in 18K white gold by Van Cleef & Arpels. Price upon request
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deGrisogono ring
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Bulgari LVCEA watch $27,800
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Chopard bracelet from “Palme Verte” collection crafted in 18kt Fairmined yellow gold. $10,840.
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Montblanc-Heritage spirit perpetual calendar sapphire $20,900

 

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Vacheron Constantin, Overseas Limited Edition Dual Time in Blue $17,800
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William Henry, “Ovation” bracelet with rose gold bracelet on tactical cord, inlaid with green dinosaur bone and blue sapphires.12,500
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Talisman Collection from Debeers
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Pasquale Bruni 18K white gold ring with tanzanite, blue sapphires, and diamonds. Price upon request.
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Djula 922 Madison Avenue. $1,435
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Fred Leighton Antique Rose Cut Diamond Drop $45,000 at Bergdorf Goodman
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Misahara “Cali Dreaming Necklace” Fancy colored diamonds, emeralds, 18k yellow gold, $800,000
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Mahnaz Ispahni
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