Christmas 2023: best jewellery gifts for her and him

Sparkling jewellery presents including gem-set flowers and candy-like cufflinks

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Dior Diorette Collection

Dior Diorette Earrings

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Victoire de Castellane, creative director of Christian Dior fine jewellery, has many signature motifs all inspired by the passions held by the maison's founding father. Botanicals are a big one, and she channels his love of flowers and gardens through gem-set wonders that capture the imagination, often showcasing unexpected colour combinations. Her latest Diorette creations are delicately rendered in gold and decorated with diamonds and vibrant lacquered enamel, turning clover shapes, daisies, roses, buds and little blooms into kaleidoscopic shimmering bouquets. This piece, a mini corsage for the ear, is the perfect blend of delicate and edgy. Price POA; dior.com

Chanel Cruise Collection

Chanel Choker

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Chanel's 2023/24 Cruise collection is centred on the idea of dance, music and movement, drawing from the glitz and glamour of the Art Deco era, as well as the pop climate of the 1980s, with its craze for bright colours, aerobics and roller skating. New costume jewellery reflects this exuberance with whimsical pieces galore, including chokers set with rainbow coloured gems, cute charm bracelets and long necklaces such as this one (£1,650), embellished with a golden pearl and crystal encrusted rollerblade pendant. Look closely and you'll see a diamante-shaped "CC" sign on the ankle of the boot. chanel.com

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Anoona Lunar Cufflink Collection

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Like glossy coloured bonbons, these unisex cufflinks by London-based fine jewellery brand Anoona promise to add style and intrigue to any shirt. Each pair is handcrafted and made-to-order since precious stones are meticulously carved, smoothed and polished, then set with a central gem. Choose directly from a set collection, which includes bright yellow chalcedony with diamonds, green chalcedony with pink sapphires and dynamic red carnelian with blues sapphires, or create your own combination. You can mix and match as you like. From £3,800; anoonajewels.com

Lalique Empreinte Animale Collection

Lalique Empreinte Animale Collection

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Lalique's jewellery collection is surprisingly well-priced and always superbly crafted, ranging from glass cabochon cocktail rings to crystal cut pendants. This unisex piece (£249) is from the heritage label's new Empreinte Animale collection, which celebrates Rene Lalique's love of exotic fauna. It features an O-shaped black crystal charm engraved with a zebra print set on a black "double-tour" leather strap. It is also available in green, red and clear crystal. lalique.com

By Pariah Necklaces

By Pariah Necklaces

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Anyone who loves classic, tactile jewellery should have London-based brand By Pariah on their radar. Founder Sophie Howard favours heritage production techniques and sculptural forms. Nothing is ever overworked, yet her designs are always unusual. Her latest collection includes these elliptic pendant necklaces inspired by pebbles. The smooth semi-precious stones – choose from black onyx, green aventurine, red carnelian, moss agate, white agate, green amethyst and smokey quartz – feel warm against the skin and are finessed with a band of gold which can be set with diamonds. From £950; bypariah.com 

Graff Tilda's Bow Classic Diamond Drop Earrings

Graff Tilda's Bow Classic Diamond Drop Earrings

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The Tilda's Bow collection showcases the exquisite know-how of Graff's London design atelier. Each precious gem is carefully selected to compliment the swirling, looping silhouette of the white gold form, resulting in a ribbon of sheer brilliance that reflects prismatic light with energy and intensity. According to design director Anne-Eva Geffroy the Graff bow is very distinctive: "The outline is elegant and tightly tied with a lightness of touch. The shape captures the moment when a bow is created with movement and fluidity." POA; graff.com

Hannah Martin x Applied Art Forms 'A Vanitas' Collection

Hannah Martin x Applied Art Forms Razor Dog Tag Pendant

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British jeweller Hannah Martin has joined forces with Guy Berryman, Coldplay bassist and founder of Amsterdam fashion label, Applied Art Forms, for a gender fluid capsule collection that covers dark gothic romance via sharp, edgy modernity. Cast in 18 carat yellow gold or silver, their "A Vanitas" bangles, rings and necklaces feature razor blade and safety pin motifs, as well as hand-engraved pearl skulls. Silhouettes are sleek in line with Martin's signature robust-yet-reductive aesthetic. Prices range from £95-£6,500; hannahmartinlondon.com and appliedartforms.com

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