2019 Gift Guide: Jewelry

You’ve probably noticed our affinity for jewelry by now, we’ve even curated a great selection of modern pieces in our newly launched Design Milk Shop! It’s the final touch added to every outfit, whether you stick to one signature piece or layer up all of your favorites together, jewelry defines your style. We’ve pulled together 10 standout pieces to give – or keep! – this holiday season.

Promises Promises’ Acet Earrings \\\ $106
For the most vibrant jewelry lover on your shopping list, these Acet Earrings are a joyful blend of color and shape. Architectural beauties that are sure to make a real statement, they fuse pure shapes with colors in metal and granite jesmonite.

Ziiiro’s Aurora Plus+ Watch \\\ $126
Looking for a great gift for the tech-lover in your life? Check out this watch that displays time using two transparent gradient discs, making the watch’s face a halo of continuously changing colors.

Minamaliti’s Balanced Twisted Gold Ring \\\ $108
This ring’s symmetrical design was inspired by an orbital movement that ends in two straight lines. Perfect for stacking with other favorites or being worn alone, this sleek ring will instantly upgrade the lucky recipient’s style.

Zelma Rose’s Bonita Handwoven Necklace \\\ $198
Named after Bonita Cove facing the Golden Gate Bridge, this necklace evokes a spirit of beauty and heartfelt adventure. A definite standout piece, it’s made from 100% cotton cord and natural hemp with minimal to zero waste. An ideal gift for the eco-friendly fashionista on your list!

Aka Jewellery’s Concord Constructive Lobe Earrings \\\ $210
This pair of simple, yet stunning earrings are seen as a simple thin line from the front. In actuality, the minimal design wraps around the earlobe and is secured with a post in the back, giving the illusion of a conch piercing without the pain.

Skagen’s Helena Rose-Tone Genuine Diamond Bangle \\\ $56
This open-ended bangle bracelet features a curved, rose-tone bar accented with a diamond. Easy to slip on and off, gift this piece confidently knowing that the diamond was purchased from a legitimate source not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations resolutions.

13and9’s Hexa Triple Geometric Ring \\\ $150
Made to be wearable architecture, this bold and edgy three-finger ring will create a dramatic statement and add something unique to their jewelry collection. Hand-polished for a beautiful stone-like finish, gift this piece to someone who is ready and willing to make a statement.

Pico Design’s Cladding Necklace \\\ $100
Have someone on your gift list who likes to mix things up? Then they’ll love this necklace that features a magnetic closure to allow it to be worn at any length. Tighten things up to rock a choker, or let loose for a longer pendant necklace.

Craighill’s Snap Cuff \\\ $150
Simple to wear while being deceptively complex, this bracelet has a super satisfying *snap* every time you close it. Familiar yet modern, this piece will fit into anyone’s jewelry collection with ease, and dress up any outfit they pair it with.

Sadé’s Kind of Mood Ring \\\ $175
Harkening back to those days of junior high, this upgraded mood ring is a real gem. Each one comes with a color chart to decipher the ring’s reading – the perfect gift for your longtime best friend.

Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.