One of the most treasured gifts for a woman is the gift of jewellery and a beautiful piece of jewellery customised for her specific tastes and size makes the perfect Christmas gift.
Customised Jewellery Gift Ideas for all budgets
If you are looking for some last minute jewellery gift ideas (or just jewellery for yourself), here are some of my favorite picks for all budgets.
You will notice that many of my picks are from small businesses, as I am a strong supporter of artisanal work and small business. In addition to supporting someone’s dreams, in most cases the jewellery is hand-made to measure and can be personalised on demand.
The sites featured below are based in the UK, France and the USA, but all offer International Shipping, so you can select any piece and have it delivered wherever you want!
Ma boîte à bijoux
“Ma boîte à bijoux’ was started by a young entrepreneur in December 2016, and Victoria offers hand-made jewellery, personalised for each client and custom-made in her atelier in Paris.
The bracelet photographed above is from her e-shop, where prices range from 15€ to 39€, and despite the modest price-range, Victoria’s jewellery is all custom-made.
For example, this bracelet (29€) features Swarovski crystals and you can choose the colours you wish when you place your order (all colours are possible.)
If you want to offer a gift that carries on beyond the festive period, Victoria also offers a monthly subscription box (you can register for one, three, six or twelve months) and each month Victoria proposes a selection of hand-made jewellery to choose from. Once your choice is made, you can customise your chosen piece according to your tastes and size.
A one month subscription box costs just 23€, 3 months is 65€ and a year’s subscription is 249€ (just over 20€ per month).
If you want to offer a customised piece or a subscription box, then you can use the code “Julia” to get a 15% reduction across all the site! (That brings the monthly cost of a one year subscription down to just over 17€)
£50 to £100
Lat and Lo
The cuff bracelet featured above is in the next price category up, this cuff from Lat & Lo retails at 95$, and is customised for each client with the latitude and longitude coordinates of a special place.
If you want to have (or offer) a unique memory of special place (such as the place you were born, where you got engaged or married or any other important place to you) then you can use the code ‘velvetrunway10’ to get 10% off a customised bracelet, necklace or ring on the Lat & Lo site.
The Marie Fringe Earrings featured above retail at £225 and they are hand-made from 18K Gold plate and fringe made of dyed Jade and Lapis Lazuli.
Nocturne was created in 2003 by Claudine Bertinotti Lenoble with the aim to celebrate Asian artisan crafts with a modern aesthetic. Since 2011, creative director Catherine Howkins has been leading Nocturne’s design from their studio in East London, and all Nocturne’s jewellery is designed in London and handcrafted by skilled artisans in their family-owned factory
Check out their site for their latest promotional offer (currently 15% off your first order with code W17NEW15).
You may remember the “Envy Cuff” from a previous post about “Meghna jewels.
This cuff, which retails at $300, is 18K gold plated and set with blue and yellow stones and mirrored surfaces. The border of sparkly CZ stones makes this the perfect statement piece.
Meghna Jewels is the creation of Chicago based fine jewelry designer, Meghna Patel, who launched her first collection in 2011. and all her pieces are handcrafted and start with a simple sketch. You can find out more by watching this video.
Each of her pieces can be customized with your choice of gemstones, diamonds and metal and if you are looking for a special piece, she can create something unique that fits your style and taste.
Don’t forget, you can get 15% off across all the site with my code “Velvetrunway”.
Jord watches offer hand-crafted wooden timepieces, made using 100% natural wood.
The watch featured above is the beautiful Cora Koa and Rose gold watch, featuring pretty Swarovski crystal markers, and it retails for $275.
When you order your watch you can select ‘custom-sizing’ to have the watch tailored to your exact wrist size (but don’t worry if you’re giving it as gift as all Jord watches can be sized by any jeweller or watch shop), and you can also opt to have the watch and/or box personalised by engraving the message of your choice.
You can get 25% off the entire site using this link, but hurry, because this link expires on December 19th 2017!
I hope you enjoyed reading this and I would love to know what jewellery brands you love? Please leave your comments and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask!
You can also contact me via e-mail if you would like any advice or just to chat.
I am taking a blogging and social media break over the holiday season to spend some time with my family but I will be back in January 2018!
In the meantime, I want to thank each and every one of you for your support this year and I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful New Year
Thank you for reading and have a great festive season!