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

‘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.

Harry Winston Lotus Cluster
DY Haute Living
David Yurman 18K rose gold, faceted Morganite, pave diamonds $10,800
Graff Eclipse from the GraffStar Slim collection.
“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
deGrisogono ring
Bulgari LVCEA watch $27,800
Palme Verte bracelet 859773-0001
Chopard bracelet from “Palme Verte” collection crafted in 18kt Fairmined yellow gold. $10,840.
Montblanc-Heritage spirit perpetual calendar sapphire $20,900


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
Talisman Collection
Talisman Collection from Debeers
Pasquale Bruni 18K white gold ring with tanzanite, blue sapphires, and diamonds. Price upon request.
Djula 922 Madison Avenue. $1,435
Sanjay Kasliwal
Fred Leighton_Antique Rose-Cut Diamond Drop Earrings_$45000
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
Mahnaz Ispahni