Celebrate the Holidays with Diamonds
The end of the year is near. And what a year it has been. No matter how you put it, it is safe to say we will not easily forget 2020. The last months of the year are usually already a moment remise about everything we are grateful for. This year, it might perhaps even make more sense to look back at the past months. Especially to think about what – and who – we (still) have to be grateful for. It is time to appreciate them!
For hundreds of years, we celebrate the end of the year by exchanging gifts. The nature of these gifts can vary from person to person. But also the kind of religion can determine what you celebrate. There is Christmas and New Year’s Eve. But also Hanukah (Judaism), Mawlid an-Nabi (Islam) and the Pancha Ganapati festival (Hinduism) and many other end-of-the-year celebrations. Whatever you celebrate, it is always appropriate to surprise a beloved one with a special jewel.
But there are also other special occasions that can call for jewelry as a gift that are not bound to the end of the year or a religion. Think about the push present for when a woman had a baby for example. Or a graduation present after someone passes high school or college.
Jewelry for Christmas
Let’s start by stating the obvious: jewelry for Christmas is always a good idea! There are different directions to go in when you think about Christmas jewelry. You can think about the traditional Christmas colors, such as green, red and white. But also items that go great with the winter in general.
Colorful or white Christmas
Santa’s coat is red. The Christmas tree is green. And of course, we’re all dreaming of a white Christmas. Coincidentally, red, green and white colors make marvelous jewelry. Think about, for example, emerald and diamond earrings. Or a ruby and diamond necklace. These will definitely complement your sophisticated Christmas outfit.
Winter jewelry is jewelry that is not necessarily linked to Christmas, but to the whole season. You can think of certain designs such as snowflake-shaped pendants. But also white diamond in white gold match the winter perfectly. Cool colors such as light blue, like the aquamarine, surely also fit your winter-wonder outfit. Yet don’t underestimate the impact of darker (semi) precious gemstones either. The dark blue-purple from the tanzanite for example looks marvelous with that certain dress.
Jewelry for New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve is not complete without sparkles! What sparkles better than stars and diamonds? Get yourself some star-shaped diamond earrings in rose gold to start the new year in style. Top it off with a matching necklace. Another great option for New Year’s Eve jewelry is Day & Night earrings. These earrings have a detachable part. During the day, you only wear the top part which is often similar to a stud or a small huggie hoop earring. When the evening falls, you attach the bottom part, transforming your every-day earrings to an evening set.
Jewelry for Hanukkah
Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Light that is celebrated for eight days straight. We often associate this holiday with the Menorah. This is the candelabra that has eight candles and one additional candle in the middle to light the eight holy ones. Giving presents is quite common at Hanukkah. Gifts like books, clothes and gift certificates are common. But also: jewelry! When giving jewelry for Hanukkah, you go in different directions: classic symbols or classic diamonds.
Symbolic jewelry for Hanukkah
The most iconic Jewish symbols are the six-pointed Star of David and the “Chai”. Chai means Life. The Chai figures prominently in modern Jewish culture. That’s why the Hebrew letters of the word are often used as a visual symbol, which makes it a beloved item in jewelry as well. An example is the L’Chaim (meaning: “to life”) necklace.
Classic diamond jewelry
If you’re not too keen on giving symbolic jewelry, there are lots of other options. One of these options is a “growing brilliant”. The growing brilliant can be applied to any kind of solitaire jewelry. This can be a solitaire ring, but also a solitaire necklace and even earrings. The idea is quite simple: you start with a fairly small diamond. On every year or every special occasion, you upgrade your diamond. This is how the diamond grows. The benefit of this growing principle is that you don’t have to pay the full price for the new diamond. That’s because you trade the old diamond for the new one.
Jewelry for Islam holidays
There are two major Islam holidays: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Both holidays occur on dates in the lunar Islamic calendar. This calendar differs from the solar-based Gregorian calendar, so they are observed on different Gregorian dates every year. For the traditional Ramadan (or Eid al-Fitr), it is custom to give a variety of delicacies. However, for Eid al-Adha, it is quite custom to give (Arabic) jewelry. Even though these two holidays are not at the end of the year, there are certain other Islam holidays that celebrate it.
Custom made jewelry
We do not have (a lot of) traditional Arabic jewelry. But we certainly have stunning diamond jewelry that make stunning gifts nonetheless. We have a large collection of chandelier earrings that are great to celebrate any special occasion. But also statement necklaces that will make you the center of attention. If you are looking for something truly unique, you can always opt for custom made jewelry. This way, you get exactly what you want as it is made for you only.
Jewelry for Hindu holidays
Pancha Ganapati is a festival from December 21st to 25th, honoring Lord Ganesh, patron of Arts and Guardian of Culture. Pancha Ganapati is often called the “Family Festival of Giving” or “Hindu Christmas”. It includes outings, picnics, feasts and exchange of cards and gifts with relatives, friends and business associates. The most valued presents are homemade gifts. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can never give jewelry. Think about the extravagant gold jewelry as worn in India for example.
“Jewelry adorned by Indian women has never been limited to be of any particular stone, but has always shown a variety in it. Ornaments made of various precious and semi-precious stones like emeralds, pearls, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, etc. have been used since ages. The variety of jewelry created in India is not only to suffice the aesthetic sense, but also to fulfill the religious needs” (Source: culturalindia.net). If you like to give some colorful jewelry, there are options aplenty. Think about the collection of rainbow jewelry. This jewelry consists of a combination of gold, diamonds and a variety of colored gemstones.
Jewelry for every occasion
Especially the end of the year is a moment to reflect on everything that has happened. Whatever you celebrate and whoever you celebrate it with, make sure to tell your loved ones how much you value them. If you like to give jewelry, our diamond consultants are happy to help you find that certain piece. You can book an online consult or drop by our store.
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