Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide

Angelica Frey | October 04, 2023

High quality lab-grown diamond jewelry is a gift that keeps on giving, as it's designed to last a lifetime and can be worn every day. “Finding a perfect piece of jewelry for your friend, spouse, or family member is a way to show your love for them year-round,” says Meg Esterkin, VRAI’s Lead Diamond Expert. The holiday season is one of the most popular times of the year to pop the question.

Jewelry does not stop at engagement and bridal jewelry, though. VRAI created diamonds adorn all types of jewelry, including timeless pieces, statement pieces, and practical pieces for the person that is always on the go. The holidays are when we get to spend more time with families and the holiday season give you ample opportunities to celebrate with your significant others joining the festivities.

How to Shop for Holiday Diamond Jewelry

If you want to buy diamond jewelry this holiday season, it’s important to understand the 4Cs, different diamond shapes, and the overall anatomy of a diamond.

Does the gift recipient already have a prominent jewelry collection? Consider something that makes a statement. Are they just getting started and are in need of heirloom-quality essentials? Timeless pieces with solitaire prongs will become the foundation of their budding collection. Do they work a lot with their hands or do they have a particularly active lifestyle? You might want to choose jewelry featuring protective settings, such as anything bezel.

Personal taste and aesthetic preferences are the most important factors when shopping for holiday diamond jewelry. Some people are drawn toward classic styles, others favor vintage-inspired and Art Deco jewelry, while others gravitate toward more contemporary styles.

Colorless diamonds are the most timeless gems that can be styled in a wide variety of ways, and they will never go out of style. Pavé diamonds, whether on a ring or on a pair of hoops,are everyday essentials. A diamond statement ring will heighten any formal wear.

Holiday Jewelry: Rings

Rings are not just meant to signify an engagement or marriage. They are actually versatile pieces of jewelry that work with all different personal styles. Since they’re worn far enough from your clothes, they don’t necessarily need to match an outfit on any given day.

A diamond band, such as the Infinity Band, can be worn both on its own or be used as the foundation of a stack. The Toi et Moi ring is a statement ring that can easily be styled and used as a cocktail ring should you choose not to associate it with an engagement.

Infinity Band

The Infinity Band

Shop now
Toi et Moi Engagement Ring

The Toi et Moi Emerald and Pear

Shop now

Holiday Jewelry: Earrings

Earrings can complement and complete any outfit, while casting a pleasant glow on your face and complexion. Everybody should own a pair of diamond studs. Studs constitute a timeless and classic choice. You can experiment with several diamond shapes beyond the all-time classic Round diamond. Consider Emerald studs for elegance and more earlobe coverage. In addition to studs, a pair of statement earrings, such as the Duo Pear Drop earrings will immediately elevate your look.

Duo Drop Diamond Earrings

Duo Pear Drop Earring

Emerald Diamond Stud Earrings

Solitaire Emerald Studs

Holiday Jewelry: Necklaces

Outfit-wise, necklaces tie everything together and can embellish even the most utilitarian and the simplest necklines. Necklaces are worn close to the heart, so they are gifts that carry a lot of symbolic meaning.

A solitaire diamond necklace complements any day-to-night look. It’s sleek enough that you can wear it on its own or layer it with other necklaces. For the ultimate sparkle, go with a Round diamond, as no other diamond shape sports similar scintillation. The Orion necklace, by contrast, has both sleekness and statement-making qualities thanks to the juxtaposition of three different diamond shapes.

Princess cut diamond pendant in white gold front view

Solitaire Diamond Necklace

Shop now
Orion Diamond Necklace

Orion Necklace

Holiday Jewelry: Bracelets

Bracelets define effortless elegance. Hand movements will ensure that diamonds will continuously dance and catch light from every direction.

If you like solitaire jewelry and want to explore solitaire-setting options for bracelets, choosing a Bezel setting has its advantages. It protects the diamond while also creating a sleek, timeless, and modern look. The Tennis bracelet featuring VRAI created diamonds harnesses a minimal setting for maximum brilliance and movement.

Bezel Solitaire Bracelet

Bezel Solitaire Bracelet

Petite Solitaire Diamond Bracelet

Petite Tennis Bracelet

Holiday Jewelry: Men’s Jewelry

If the man in your life favors blazers, getting a lapel pin will allow him to accessorize them in an understated, elegant manner. If he wears earrings, the V studs in sterling silver features a silver, knife-edge V setting that adds depth and emphasizes the brilliance of the diamond.

Diamond Lapel Pin

Lapel Pin

V Diamond Studs

Vrai V Solitaire Stud

Holiday Jewelry: Statement Pieces

If your gift recipient favors styles that combine timelessness and innovation, there are plenty of jewels to choose from that merge avant-garde design and maximum brilliance. The Unity Ear Arc features seven VRAI created diamonds in assorted shapes and covers a large portion of one’s ear while maintaining an ethereal design. Eternity bands can be configured in multiple ways, and range from delicate to opulent. Opting for Emerald diamonds with a 8 ctw will turn your eternity ring into a stunner.

lab-grown unity ear arc for holiday gifting

Unity Ear Arc

Emerald Diamond Eternity Band

Emerald Eternity Band

virtual appointment with diamond expert meeting with potential customers over a call on a computer
virtual appointment with diamond expert meeting with potential customers over a call on a computer

Consult with a diamond expert

Speak with our diamond experts and enjoy:

  • Personalized guidance to select your ring
  • In-depth diamond 4C education
  • Exclusive in-store fittings or virtual try-ons
  • Custom design options

Speak with our diamond experts and enjoy:

  • Personalized guidance to select your ring
  • In-depth diamond 4C education
  • Exclusive in-store fittings or virtual try-ons
  • Custom design options

What If I Want Something More Practical?

Our jewelry is crafted at the highest quality standards and is designed to be worn every day. “Pieces like solitaire studs and necklaces are super functional; they are perfect to wear to the office but can also be dressed up for a night out,” says Meg Esterkin, VRAI’s Lead Diamond Expert. “Certain ways of setting diamonds make them especially durable, like our channel set Devotion rings, or our knife-edge bezel collection. Tennis bracelets are a fabulous yet practical gift since they have a timeless elegance and feature an extra secure box clasp.”

Make Your Holiday Jewelry Unique: Shop Iconic Diamonds

If you want to gift something entirely unique, the Iconic Shapes collection will let you expand your jewelry beyond the Round diamond, combining innovative heritage and cutting techniques. The shapes range from classic to exclusive in-house shapes, with a nod to antique cuts.

Shop the Iconic Shapes Collection