If you're looking to add an astonishing piece of jewelry for women to your daily look or searching for something for a special occasion, read on, as we selected 18 fine articles that will make you shine.
Since the earliest days of humanity, we have adorned ourselves with jewelry. 10,000 years ago, we decorated ourselves in shells, stones, and amber, and with the new methods of copper and bronze processing, we produced not only axes and hatches, but rings, armbands, and necklaces.
Jewelry has long been a non-verbal symbolic system whose identity-defining character allowed social, territorial and religious groups to visually differentiate themselves. To some extent, this is still valid today, with jewelry expressing something about its wearer: a fine diamond ring still stands for pure elegance and quality, extravagant earrings speak of a strong demeanour and angular jewelry expresses masculinity and directness.
In this spirit, we want to showcase designers who not only create unique pieces, but also combine their work with quality and craftsmanship. This list is also quite perfect for all those special-occasion-gift-seekers who want to give a really special piece to their loved ones.
Our selection of the best jewelry for women pieces
Renowned for artisanal craftsmanship since its inception a half-century ago, the luxury fashion house out of Venice has reached a whole new level of covetable creation under the direction of designer Daniel Lee (recently named Accessories Designer of the Year), some of whose most inspired inventions are to be found in the realm of jewelry.
While recent collections have boasted many bold and inviting statement pieces, these gold earrings are fusions of lasting allure, offering a classy and timeless look for an everyday wear with a creative swirl as a fresh detail, echoing the curvilinear movements of Lee’s most distinguished designs in footwear and bags.
Forego your standard gold hoops and opt for the hottest accessory designer on the market – with this pair, you’re sure to stand out.
No jewelry for women box is ever complete without a touch of Tiffany. A beacon of Fifth Avenue and icon of elegance, the brand has become synonymous with ravishing modern jewelry, first established in 1837, but reaching its greatest heights in the 1950s under legendary French designer Jean Schlumberger.
Consistently producing collections ranging from subtle to extravagant, Tiffany offers a little something for everyone, setting the standards for accessories of romantic luxury. With its latest additions to the iconic ‘Tiffany T’ line, the brand reveals its ever-evolving ingenuity in modern takes on the legendary ‘T’ motif, a symbol of bond and connection at the heart of its design.
These polished golden earrings find the sweet spot between understatment and statement piece, capturing beauty in refinement that will sure to draw attention.
Jacquemus is synonymous with a sunny disposition that nods to the French countryside, spotlighted by the Les Créoles Jacquemus Sol hoop earrings. Suitable for pierced lobes, this large plated brass style has logo signature detailing.
These fringe earrings from Isabel Marant dazzle with their cascade of crystal embellishments. Backed by silver-toned brass, the design is finished with a discreet logo-branded plaque in the rear.Shop now
Part of Octavia Elizabeth’s Imogen collection, the Oval Eternity hoop earrings feature 13.52ctw emeralds nestled gracefully into the 18kt yellow golden construction in a flush setting. A favorite among brand devotees, this pair for pierced ears is one-of-a-kind and handmade in Los Angeles.
Dazzle with every turn of the head with Jade Trau’s Margot earrings. Made from 18kt yellow gold, each graduated drop is decorated with a cluster of 1.09ctw round, brilliant-cut, prong-set diamonds. For pierced ears, the delicate links are designed to move with you for an elegant touch to your every ensemble. Jade Trau's diamonds are ethically-sourced and hand-selected for their clarity and brilliance.
A fine addition to your jewelry for women collection, these dazzling Diamond 2 in 11 Gradual Drop Link earrings from Shay Jewelry are made from 18ct yellow gold and have a chic gradual drop chain detail.
Darling of Los Angeles and go-to for all Hollywood celebrities, Jennifer Meyer crafts jewelry for women guided by simplicity and enduring charm, centred on a philosophy of jewelry as an extension of yourself and commemoration of life’s precious moments.
After working for big names like Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani, Meyer started her own line of sophisticated gold pieces made of simple lines and high-quality materials and quickly became a fan-favourite. Her pieces are now on display at her pink-and-gold boutique in the lush Palisades Village.
Adding a dash of luxury to a classic bracelet design, this 18-karat piece’s slim shape make it the perfect gift for a very lucky loved one – or an exquisite addition to your own everyday outfit if you can’t bear to give it away (we won’t blame you).
With this elegant bangle, Salvatore Ferragamo offers a fresh take on one of its iconic motifs. Made from gold-tone brass to a Gancio-inspired silhouette, the design is detailed with shimmering crystal embellishments.
Sometimes it's the simplest styles that make the biggest statement – this Gucci GG Running bracelet being a perfect case in point. Designed in open fashion in 18kt yellow gold, it's anchored with the iconic interlocking logo at both ends. Wear this piece on its own or – as the fashion set does – layered abundantly with other slim bangles.
Traditional Florentine craftsmanship finds a vibrant, youthful centre stage in the atelier of Carolina Bucci. Backed by four generations of fine jewellers, Bucci designs her elegant works in a family studio that sits in the heart of Florence’s goldsmiths’ corner – an atmosphere permeating each invention with rich heritage, artisanal intricacy, and established standards of excellence.
Her signature Forte Beads are colourful expressions of individuality and character, collections of polished beads shaped from an array of precious hard-stones.
This exclusive iteration is part of a collaboration with New York City lifestyle brand LoveShackFancy, the bohemian-chic fashion house led by top stylist and designer Rebecca Hessel Cohen. This splendid bit of arm candy will surely add a splash of fun and femininity to any outfit.
Enhance your collection of jewelry with the exquisite String Ring by ELHANATI. This ring features a striking bezel-set diamond set on a curved design, and encircled by a beautifully engraved 18-karat gold band. The brand's signature textured surface adds to its charm, making it a perfect complement to your daily wardrobe, exuding unparalleled elegance.
A classic of design history and protagonist of stories revolving around romance and class: Cartier is one of those brands that requires no introduction. With timeless elegance and a sensibility for fashionable style, the brand has inspired royalty, Hollywood divas and lovers of classic sophistication.
In 2019, they shook up the tradition with their audacious and edgy ‘Clash de Cartier’ line, made of pieces emphasizing the meeting point of two contrasting aesthetics. A tour de force in the craft, typical for the luxury brand, the Clash de Cartier ring has been spotted on the finger of every A-list celebrity.
Now its latest XL iteration is even more striking and bold: it’s an extra large model blending white gold, diamonds, and imposing onyx truly embodying the ‘clash’ between classic and eccentric. A ring like that is a doubtless collector’s item and a sample of brilliant innovation.
With Cartier’s commitment to the fight against conflict diamonds, the brand sets a strong example of corporate responsibility and is a pioneer for many. After all, jewelry for women is not only beautiful but also valuable – just like those who wear it.
This ring from Jil Sander is strewn with crystals in an organic fashion – the perfect addition to your ring stack. It's made from brass, and coordinates with matching earrings for the full set.
Jil Sander reinvents tailoring with minimalist, clean lines and an impeccable attention to detail. This wide-link chain necklace has an engraved logo plaque and a hook fastening.
Make every day special when wearing the Rivulet necklace from Ileana Makri. Inspired by the movement of water, it’s expertly handcrafted from 18kt yellow gold, and decorated with prong-set champagne-colored diamonds that are both round-cut and baguette-cut.
Looking for a piece that really tells a story? As a student of Italian and French at the University of Oxford, the London-born and Zambia-raised Rosh Mahtani fell deeply for the Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, and was compelled to create a line of modern heirlooms based on the pre-eminent work. Each gold talisman from Alighieri is a handmade production capturing a moment from one of Dante’s 100 poems, imbued with melancholic imperfections and mythical beauty that are eye-catchingly unique.
Committed to sustainable production and local craftsmanship, the brand is already a name on everyone’s lips in its home-base of London – where Mahtani received in 2020 the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design – and is rapidly sweeping across the globe.
With its broad gold plate, the Il Leone necklace will be a distinctive addition of elegance and gravitas to any jewelry for women box.
Show love with this pendant necklace from Suzanne Kalan. It's made from 18kt yellow gold and it features a shimmering pendant that's encrusted with diamonds.
The Best Jewelry for Women Pieces: Conclusion
Maybe you’re looking for that special (well-deserved) treat for yourself, or maybe a token of appreciation for a supportive loved one. No matter who wears it, a thoughtful, lasting, and emboldening piece of jewelry for women from any of these exceptional creators is sure to be a cherished and precious keepsake for many years to come.