With the focus will on meaningful gifts this holiday season, many people may be considering a gift of jewelry. Presenting a small box of jewelry can make it a memorable holiday and it doesn't have to break your budget. "No matter the budget, the excitement of giving jewelry can be yours this holiday," says Amanda Gizzi, spokesperson for Jewelry Information Center, the consumer education arm of Jewelers of America.
Amanda says three of the top jewelry gifts this year are keys; symbols of love, hope and freedom; and stackable bracelets.
To demonstrate these trends in gift giving, the following jewelry was showcased on ABC 7.
Keys Sterling silver monogrammed key pendants by Jane Basch Yellow gold and amethyst key pendant by Carelle Sterling silver "Key to Success" necklace by Dogeared Jewels & Gifts
Symbols of Love, Hope and Freedom Diamond peace, heart and ribbon pendants by KC Designs Sterling silver Ishi necklace with "To thine own self be true" ? Shakespeare inscription by The Barber's Daughters Sterling silver and rose quartz "Tru Love" necklace by Tru Jewellery Sterling silver wing necklace from the "Freedom & Hope" collection by Susan Suh
Stackable Bracelets Pearl bracelets "Off the Cuff" bracelets by Imperial Vermeil and smoky quartz bangles by Rarities: Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie Sterling silver and gold bangles by Gabriel & Co
Use the Gift Guides at www.JIC.org/?page=gift-guide to find jewelry gift ideas for everyone on your list. To find a professional jeweler near you, visit www.jewelers.org.