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The Ultimate Jewelry Gift Guide for the Holidays 2018 for Men and Women

Nov 13, 2018

The Ultimate Jewelry Gift Guide for the Holidays 2018 for Men and Women

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LISA

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Lisa and John Krikawa on a fall hike!
It's that time again, when we're faced with the question of what to give our loved ones for the holidays.  You've done the socks, the ties, the gag gifts, perhaps even the diamond earrings and the watch. This season, consider something that your special someone will cherish forever (hint, hint, John :).

In my experience, there's nothing as sentimental as a jewelry gift.  Why is that?  Well, quality, precious jewelry lasts forever.  A woman cherishes the REAL jewelry she hoards away in her jewelry treasure box, and when she wears it, she remembers EXACTLY when and where she received it.  Even the daughters and granddaughters end up knowing the story.  Whether it's for Christmas, Hannukah, or a birthday, a beautiful piece of jewelry speaks volumes. 

Do you want to gift something special this holiday season? For that jaw dropping response from the people whose hearts are the biggest gift you could ever have in your life, consider something from the following lists.  The items below are all made to order, which makes them EXTRA special.  I've selected my very favorite made to order jewelry items that continue to be beautiful and stylish year after year.  I categorized it by the type of recipient and gave a couple of price categories.

Let your love shine this holiday season as you give a gift that speaks day after day, and year after year, about the love that you hold dear.

 
 

Gifts for the Special Women in Your Life

I'll start with a specially curated collection of jewelry gifts for women.  From wives to sisters and daughters, every single woman you love is sure to treasure a gift dripping in gems and precious metals.  Keep in mind that you can mix and match these items for the different important women in your life, however, this should give you a great starting point.


 

Jewelry Gifts for Your Wife

The most precious of jewelry gifts is given to the woman that has dedicated her life to the man she loves.  Through sickness and health, good times and bad, she's willing to give him her all.  Tell her how much she means to you with a glittering talisman of your love and chivalry, that she can proudly wear and pass down to future generations.
 
 

My Top Choice:
Lab Created Yellow or White Diamond Earrings

lab created yellow diamond earrings
  • Materials: Any size or shape studs, with lab created or natural white or fancy colored diamonds.  
  • Price: $1000-$6000, depending upon the size and color of the diamonds. This pair was 1.90ctw (almost a carat each!) in lab created canary yellow and ran $4700.
  • Availability: Quite a few matched diamond pairs available in round and princess cut, yellow and white
  • How They're Made: We'll help you pick the shape, size and color that fits your budget, and put them into a classic basket setting, screw back or standard posts.
  • Turnaround Time: Around a week.  More time is appreciated.
 
 

Princess Journey Pendant Made to Order

jewelry gift ideas diamond pendant
  • Materials: Shown in 2.00ctw natural diamond in 14k white gold. See other diamond pendants here!
  • Price:  $2000-$9000 depending on size and quality of diamonds, Moissanites or lab created diamonds chosen.  Let your designer know your budget and they'll pick the perfect stones. This one is $8,740 in natural diamond.
  • Availability: Unlimited (made to order)
  • How They're Made:  Made in house by Krikawa Jewelers.
  • Turnaround Time:  4-6 weeks.  
 
 

Krikawa Diamond and Sapphire Stacking Rings

diamond stacking bands for the holidays
  • Materials: Available in 14k white, yellow or rose gold with diamonds or sapphires (except for baguettes)
  • Price:  Priced by size and metal type.  Contact for details.
  • How They're Made:  Made by Krikawa Jewelers to order. Twist Band, Diamond Pave Millegrain
  • Turnaround Time: 4-6 weeks depending upon production backlog
 
 

Mokume and Diamond Relic Earrings

mokume diamond earrings
  • Materials: 18k and 14k mokume gane, 18k yellow gold accents, 0.35ctw natural white diamonds
  • Price: $2200
  • How They're Made:  Handmade by Krikawa Jewelers (I made the first pair myself and you might be lucky enough to have me make yours too!). Other Mokume Earrings here.
  • Turnaround Time:  2 - 4 weeks (advance notice is preferable!)
 
 

White Ice Drop Earrings

moonstone and white sapphire earrings
  • Materials: 14k white gold, white faceted sapphires, white diamonds, and cabochon moonstones
  • Price: $1800
  • How They're Made: Handmade by Krikawa Jewelers
  • Turnaround Time:  2 weeks (but give us more if you can!)
 
 

The Perfect Diamond Hoops
with Optional Removable Tahitian Pearl Drops

perfect diamond hoops with removable tahitian pearl drops
Okay I just have to say, these are the most awesome diamond hoops ever, and we've tried on dozens. These are made in-house and any drop can be made to go with them.  The earrings snap on and look amazing.
  • Materials: 0.27ctw white diamonds in 14k white gold, with natural cultured Tahitian Pearls (11mm).
  • Price: $1940 for hoops, $1240 for fancy colored Tahitian pearls (as shown) (other pearls available)
  • How They're Made: Made in-house by Krikawa Jewelers
  • Turnaround Time: 4-6 weeks
   
 

Jewelry Gifts for Mom

Mothers sacrifice  more than you will ever know. Tell her how much she means to you with something that tells her you love her every day.

 
 

Mother's Ring with Heart Shaped Birthstones

unique mother's ring
  • Materials: Shown in 14k white gold, diamond, and two birthstones
  • Price: As shown, $1890 
  • Availability: Any combination of heart birthstones can be added to this ring
  • How They're Made:  Made to order by Krikawa Jewelers
  • Turnaround Time:  4-6 weeks
 
 

 Her Birthstone and Diamond Earrings

Birthstone and diamond earrings for mom gift
  • Materials: Made with 14k yellow or white gold, diamond, and the birthstones of your choice.  
  • Price: $630 includes basket, lever backs, diamond and stone setting.  Birthstones sold separately.
  • Availability: Limited only by the matched pairs of birthstones available. Use link above for top quality gemstones, or ask about our standard quality gems available.
  • How They're Made:  Made in-house by Krikawa Jewelers.
  • Turnaround Time:  1-2 weeks (but more is appreciated :)
 
 

Mother's Tree Branch Pendant

mother's tree branch pendant
  • Price: $440 in 14k yellow gold plus stones
  • Availability:  Made to order with the stones of your choice
  • How They're Made:  Made by our US manufacturer
  • Turnaround Time:  2 weeks (but more time is appreciated!)
 
 

Rose Quartz Trio Earrings

These fun and sparkly earrings will be great for your mom to wear on New Years Eve and throughout the year! From day-to-evening wear, these versatile earrings are sure to please.
mother's earrings gift
  • Materials; Sterling, rose quartz, green quartz, chalcedony
  • Price: $460
  • Availability: Limited quantities
  • How They're Made:  Mady by our US manufacturer
  • Turnaround Time:  2-5 days
 
 

Jewelry Gifts for your Daughter

Girls simply love glitter.  Regardless if your daughter is 15 or 51, a special gift from you made of precious jewels will be held dear to her, a physical memento and reminder that she will always be held in loving thoughts.

 
 

Cushion Daughter / Sister /BFF Pendants

daughter pendants gifts for the holidays
These darling pendants are great for teens or women of any age.  What a wonderful way to celebrate your daughters! They become sister pendants when given at the same time.
  • Materials:  Shown in 14k rose gold and lab created 1.25ct peach sapphire (6mm) Also available in lab created blue sapphire, ruby, emerald and white Moissanite.
  • Price: $1600 each for the lab created sapphire pendant. Includes the stone.
  • Availability: Unlimited, made to order
  • How They're Made:  Handmade by Krikawa Jewelers
  • Turnaround Time: 3-6 weeks depending upon production backlog
 
 

Rose Flower Diamond Earring

rose flower diamond earring studs
An all time Krikawa favorite, these gorgeous rose studs are great for the second ear holes (the tiny ones) or as regular studs.  Loved by all!
  • Materials: Your choice of white, yellow or rose gold or platinum, with diamond or Moissanite.
  • Price: $750 - $1,680 full range.  Price them here.
  • Availability: Made to order, unlimited. Some in stock!
  • How They're Made:  Handmade by Krikawa Jewelers
  • Turnaround Time:  3-6 weeks depending upon production backlog
 
 

Starfish Diamond Earrings

diamond starfish earrings
For women who love the sea, these white gold and diamond starfish absolutely sparkle and shine.
  • Materials: 14k white gold and 0.50ctw diamonds
  • Price: $1810 with diamonds or $1350 with Moissanite
  • Availability: Made to order
  • How They're Made:  Handmade by Krikawa Jewelers
  • Turnaround Time:  3-5 weeks depending upon production backlog
 
 

Diamond Accented Hidden Heart Birthstone Pendant

best birthstone pendant for holiday gift
This beautiful pendant has 4 hidden hearts.  With a petite halo of diamonds, this meaningful keepsake is sure to be a favorite.
  • Materials: 14k white, rose or yellow gold.
  • Price: $680 plus center stone (6mm), includes chain
  • Availability: Made to order with the center stone (birthstone) of your choice.  Choose from our top gem quality stones here, or inquire about standard quality stones with us.
  • How They're Made: Pre-manufactured in US and set by Krikawa Jewelers
  • Turnaround Time: 1-2 weeks depending upon backlog
 
 

Jewelry Gifts for your Sister

As a woman with two sisters, I have to say that my sisters are my most special female relations, and I've personally gifted them with jewelry that I know they treasure (it makes it a little easier for me since I make jewelry :-).  But I know the bond between sisters is unlike any other, and a piece of jewelry reminds them of that unbreakable bond.

 
 

Celtic Knot Hoop Earrings

celtic knot hoop earrings
How do I know these are awesome sister gifts? Because I gave them to my sister years ago and she still wears them daily! :)
  • Materials: 14k yellow, rose or white gold (diamonds can be added!)
  • Price: Large 30mm $850, Small 20mm $650
  • Availability: Some in stock, and made to order
  • How They're Made:  Made by Krikawa Jewelers
  • Turnaround Time: In stock or 2-4 weeks
 
 

Sister or BFF Rings

custom made sister rings for gifts
I love the simplicity of these bands.  Easy to size so not to worry!
  • Materials: 14k white, yellow or rose gold and the birthstone of your choice
  • Price: $955 with your choice of words, birthstones and gold color (size 7).  See more pricing here.
  • Availability: Made to order
  • How They're Made: Handmade by Krikawa Jewelers
  • Turnaround Time:  3-4 weeks depending upon production backlog
 
 

Jewelry Gifts for your Girlfriend

Let's not forget the girlfriend!  This category is special because you want to make a statement of romantic love, but perhaps you're not quite ready to put a ring on it ;) All kidding aside, these are good gifts for female friends that are super special to you.

 
 

Two Tone Diamond Pendant

holiday gift diamond pendant
  • Materials: 14k white and rose or yellow gold
  • Price: $1800-$4000 depending upon size of diamond or Moissanite.  As shown with 1/2 ct. natural diamond, and 16" chain, $2880
  • Availability: Unlimited
  • How They're Made:  Made to order around the diamond size chosen in the gold colors of your choice
  • Turnaround Time:  4-6 weeks.
 
 

Diamond Spike Earrings

diamond-spike-dangle-earrings
I LOOOOVVVVEEE these pretty, sparkly, edgy earrings (ahem... John?)!  What a classy way to make a unique statement!
  • Materials: 14k white gold and 1/4 ctw white diamonds
  • Price: $640
  • Availability: Until supplies last!
  • How They're Made:  Made by our US manufacturer
  • Turnaround Time: One week
 
 

Classic Mokume Hoops

mokume hoops
These well loved mokume hoops are perfect for gift giving!
  • Materials: 14k rose, yellow gold and 14k white gold ear findings
  • Price: $905.  See more here.
  • Availability: As long as we have mokume!
  • How They're Made: Made by Krikawa Jewelers
  • Turnaround Time: 2-4 weeks depending upon production backlog
 
 

Diamond Chain Earrings

Diamond Chain Earrings for Gifts
Don't limit these for just girlfriends! These are stunning earrings are wonderful for any woman in your life.
  • Materials: 14k white, yellow or rose gold and 1/3ctw white diamonds!
  • Price: $720
  • Availability: Until supplies last
  • How They're Made: Made by our US manufacturer
  • Turnaround Time: One week
 
 

Hand Wrought Knotwork Pendant or Earrings

rose gold hand made knot earrings and pendant
I love the simple beauty of these hand wrought pieces. With a Renaissance feel, these gorgeous pieces are sure to be worn daily.
  • Materials: 14k white, yellow or rose gold 
  • Price: $620 for earrings, $2400 for .arge pendant (includes 24" chain)
  • Availability: Unlimited
  • How They're Made: Hand forged by Krikawa Jewelers
  • Turnaround Time:  2-4 weeks depending upon production backlog
 
 

Gifts For the Special Men in Your Life


Men can sometimes be trickier to buy for. There's tools and toys, electronics and gadgets, but frankly, many of these things have limited lifetimes.  Once in a while, it's nice to give the man in your life something that really speaks about love. Watch them strut about with their precious metal that says, I am loved.

 
 

Gifts for your Husband

He dedicated his life to you and wants to be your hero. A precious gift can tell him just how much he is appreciated.
 


Mokume Tie Bar

mokume-tie-bar
This has become a popular gift for our mokume wearing clients!
  • Materials: Sterling and Mokume.  I prefer the spring loaded clip.
  • Price:  $1280
  • Availability: As long as the mokume lasts!
  • How They're Made:  Handmade by Krikawa Jewelers
  • Turnaround Time:  2-4 weeks depending upon production backlog
 
 

Men's Mokume Rectangle Pendant

mens mokume rectangle pendant
This is a new desgign; who's first?  Perhaps I can entice you with a complimentary inscription on the back :).
  • Materials: Sterling and Mokume (Darkened mokume highly recommended/ not as shown.)
  • Price:  $1880
  • Availability: As long as the mokume lasts!
  • How They're Made:  Handmade by Krikawa Jewelers
  • Turnaround Time:  2-4 weeks depending upon production backlog
 
 

Gifts for Dad

Dad.  A pillar of strength, a rescuer, a challenger, and constant source of support.  A gift to dad that he can hold dear year after year is a great way to say I Love You that will last throughout the years.
 
 

Titanium Mokume Money Clip

william henry money clip
  • Materials: Heat-blued, hand-forged 'Moku-Ti', with an inlay of carbon fiber, punctuated with a white topaz gemstone.
  • Price: $495
  • Availability: One available Here! And others here!
  • How They're Made:  Made by multiple craftsmen through William Henry.
  • Turnaround Time:  One ready to ship today!
 
 

Gifts for your Boyfriend

While you might not be ready to break the bank to say how much he means to you, a memento of your love can still speak volumes.  Let him know you care with something he can always treasure!
 
 

Ventana Prescott Knife

william-henry-knife
  • Materials: Heat-colored 'Wave Mokume' gane inlaid with cocobolo wood. The blade is 'Copper Wave' damascus with a core in strong VG-5 steel. The two-hand-button lock is set with citrine.
  • Price: $975
  • Availability: One available here! And others here!
  • How They're Made:  Made by multiple craftsmen through William Henry
  • Turnaround Time:  Ships in a day or two!  
 
 

Gifts for your Son

Boys don't often get gifted with precious objects, as it can be so much fun to give them toys and tools and gadgets. Whether he's 20 or 40 years old, send a message to your son that says, I love you. Consider the following item.
 
 

Killer USB Stick Pendant

great gift usb stick pendant for men
  • Price:  $750
  • Availability: limited
  • How They're Made: Another amazing men's item by William Henry craftsmen
  • Turnaround Time:  1-2 weeks
 
 

Gifts for your Brother

A brotherhood can be blood brothers, military, or tribal, and is a sacred relationship that can never be breached. Give your brother a gift of love with the following items:
 
 

Mokume Men's Shield Pendant

mokume mens pendant
  • Materials: Copper, Sterling
  • Price:  $375
  • Availability: Limited Availability
  • How They're Made:  Handmade by William Henry Craftsmen
  • Turnaround Time:  1-2 weeks 
 


I hope this helps you with your holiday shopping.  Take some time this holiday season to give a special gift that will last years (and not end up in a trash heap). Opens their hearts and surround them in a halo of love with a gift they'll cherish each time they wear it. 
 

How To Order


While some  items can be ordered through our shopping cart, I highly recommend calling us!  Any one of our super friendly design consultants can help you with getting these items in time for the hoildays.  Call Bonnie, Chelsie, Brianna or Tyler this holiday season and gift your loved ones with jewels that last.  520-322-6090 or answers at krikawa dot com.
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