Shop local for these everyday, last-minute holiday gifts.
Marco Bicego Lunaria collection 18K yellow gold large double-drop earrings
BOLD GOLD Brown & Co. Jewelers has been a go-to in Atlanta since 1974 for everyday and special occasion pieces. Brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, David Yurman and Jaeger-LeCoultre await. (Brown & Co. Jewelers is the official jeweler of Rolex, and the only authorized retailer of Patek Philippe in the state.) In particular, Sara Beth Brown, vice president, says that Marco Bicego’s Lunaria collection is hot for 2020. Inspired by nature, each piece mimics the movement of wind through flowers. “They’re bold, lightweight and can be casual or dressy,” she says. “Long necklaces are great for throwing on with a sweater or button-down, and layering with your everyday necklaces.” She’s seeing a general trend back toward gold for fashion lines: “Women are layering gold necklaces, bracelets and rings to create their own unique look with multiple pieces styled together.” Multiple locations
Marco Bicego Lunaria collection 18K yellow gold large chain necklace
KISS THE WRIST “People are trending toward dainty jewelry pieces because you can dress it up or down, and it layers well,” says Jaron Solomon, president of Solomon Brothers Jewelers. “They’re more wearable for every day.” Take, for example, this stack of thin bangles from Simon G. And Gabriel & Co. “2020 is the year of the stack,” says Solomon. “Stacking rings and bracelets have been hot, and yellow gold is also back in a big way. We have more and more requests for yellow gold jewelry than ever before.” Mix and match to your heart’s desire. Multiple locations
From top: Gabriel & Co. split 14K white gold beaded Bujukan bangle, Simon G. thin polished stackable bangle with pavé diamonds in 18K yellow gold, and Gabriel & Co. 14K yellow gold Bujukan beaded cuff bracelet with diamond pavé teardrops.
WATCH THIS Watches have always been great gifts for both men and women, and the same holds true this year. Alana Tobian, co-owner of Essex Fine Jewelry, says “a watch upgrade is a great over-the-top gift” for any holiday, and that the Audemars Piguet 37 mm Royal Oak in rose gold with a diamond bezel and gray nickel-toned dial is a “stylish purchase that will take any look to the next level. Jewelry and watches are such a special token of love and appreciation.” She notes that buying a watch is a big purchase, so naturally you’ll want to turn to experienced salespeople to assist to ensure you are making a smart buy. “We love being a small part of people’s big celebratory moments,” she says. 2 Buckhead Plaza, Ste. 250
Audemars Piguet 37 mm Royal Oak in rose gold with a diamond bezel and a gray nickel-toned dial
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