December 1, 2016 by Jeanelly Concepcion
Now that the Black Friday frenzy is over, we can actually go Holiday shopping without having to camp out or play tug of war! We’ve been keeping our eye on the latest jewelry Winter collections that we’re hinting our significant others, parents, friends and even “from me to me” for this upcoming holiday season. I know every time my husband asks me what I want for Christmas I say “I don’t know”, but I’m secretly wanting him to surprise me with something shiny. The guessing game is over! We’ve narrowed down our Top 10 favorite jewelry collections from big names to local designers to make your selection easier.
10. Sycamore & Amaranth
Based out of San Antonio, Sycamore & Amaranth empowers both the company and the consumer to give back and raise awareness. Each collection donates 10% of all proceeds to a specified and reputable charitable organization. All causes are thoroughly researched, and must have a 4-star rating on CharityNavigator.org. The collection combines geometric, floral, and natural elements. Each piece is customizable in plating color and stone type, and every stone is slightly different due to natural inclusions and rock formations. This is truly a special line, with 10% of all proceeds from their 2017 collection being donated to Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS), which provides services to girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
9. Betty Atwell
Betty Atwell is a local San Antonio designer who uses natural stones in her pieces. Every piece is unique and has an earthy quality, while still having a glamorous esthetic. Her signature Bullet design is wildly popular, so be sure to snag a piece before they sell out this season!
8. D.M. Kirkland
This locally based jewelry line recently launched an amazing Holiday Lookbook, complete with spins on current trends like the choker and the ear crawler. Be sure to check it out at D.M. Kirkland before finalizing your holiday wishlist!
The Joyarte line is just stunning! Ballerina turned jewelry designer, Priscilla Martinez Gamer, has brought her love for delicate beauty to her jewelry line. The SLTV crew was decked out in Joyarte for the San Antonio Fashion Awards, and we were just glowing all night! Makes for a wonderful holiday gift for a loved one, or for your next glam moment.
6. J for JMR
Our obsession for J for JMR Jewelry has only just begun! As a sponsor for the San Antonio Fashion Awards, they designed amazing gifts for all the award winners, which we just can’t get over! The 24 carat gold plated cuffs were customized with the title of each category and included a sweet message on the inner part of the cuff. All the winners were glowing with joy upon receiving this special gift, and so will your loved ones when they see the delicate, unique and dainty pieces J for JMR has to offer.
5. Stella & Dot
We simply can’t get enough of Stella & Dot! Trunk shows are being held all over the city in the cutest settings. The Holiday collection is to die for. I’m loving the bigger statement pieces and basically everything with tassels this season.
4. Kendra Scott
We obsessed over their French Riviera Collection during the Summer and the Winter Collection did not disappoint! Filled with Winter white stones, rose gold, a new nail polish line and now the launch of a home decor line, we have tons of fabulous options to choose from this year. Run don’t walk! Take advantage of some major sales on their website this week thanks to an extended Cyber Monday deals or stop by their SA locations at The Shops at La Cantera or The Shops at The Quarry.
I’ve been a major Pandora Jewelry collector for several years. It was my go to gift for my girlfriends and for my family and husband to gift me as well. I’ve even treated myself to a few beads to add on to my bracelet and own several rings. I may be a little biased on this one, but the 2016 Holiday Collection is absolute perfection! They added deep blue stones, snowflake designs and basically created a Winter Wonderland line this season. I’m in love!
2. David Yurman
We recently attended the David Yurman fashion show and holiday line launch party at Neiman Marcus. Dripping lariat necklaces, starburst diamond earrings, chunky resin bracelets, and layers of pearls dawned the runway at the show. The collection is filled with so many beautiful pieces, you won’t know which one to choose!
1. Daniel Espinosa Jewelry
If you caught our most recent episode of On Location with Daniel Espinosa Jewelry in Mexico City on our Top 10 Trends Channel, you experienced the making of beautiful, unique, intricate jewelry through the eyes of our Senior Digital Editor, Burg. Every piece is handmade with love and pride with the unique designs inspired by the surrounding nature and Daniel’s worldwide travels. You can visit the new Flagship store in San Antonio’s The Shops at La Cantera and see for yourself!