As the style editor of Town & Country, Stellene Volandes is always in tune with the precious jewels market. She not only chooses the exquisite pieces that make the glossy’s pages, but she regularly hosts luxe jewelry events and has done personal appearances at Neiman Marcus plenty of times. As a customer and style authority, Volandes knows what women love in terms of jewels, so we asked her to pick 10 exquisite pieces to give and receive this season. From an easy-to-layer David Yurman black and gold cable to a decadent ruby and diamond Bayco bracelet, Volandes attributed a piece for every occasion in the holiday season!
Platinum Bracelet With Rubies And Diamonds
It is my birthstone—just saying.
Poi Moi Bracelets
Love the simplicity of these: an essential purchase.
Africa Three-Strand Bib Necklace
It's embarrassing how many times I have tried this on in the Bicego showroom. It’s so much look, but so light!
24k All Around 3-Strand Bracelet
Gurhan creates treasures that make you feel as if you just left the Grand Bazaar, without having to endure the flight to Istanbul.
Byzantine Coin Pendant
I wish I could say this was passed down to me by my Greek ancestors, but it would never have looked this good.
Black & Gold Cable
Ask any woman to remember her first David Yurman cable and you will hear a story about a milestone moment in her life. This is slightly thinner than the original, and perfect for stacking.
Black Tahitian Strand Necklace
The inspiration is Tilda Swinton in “I Am Love.”
I have the medium size, but would really like the larger ones. Anyone listening?
A Maltese cross cuff or the Crescent bracelet. This is the dilemma of a modern Verdura lover. Buy both?
Alexis Bittar Fine
Midnight Marquise Necklace
The riviere necklace is one of the most classic jewelry forms. I love that Alexis roughs it up a little. I’d buy this and the white topaz and wear them together.