Holiday Gift Guide, Day 5: Baubles and Bling from Local Jewelry Artists

Alrighty, listen up boys: Sure diamonds are great, but if you really want to knock your savvy gal’s socks off this holiday season, we recommend these oh-so-Seattle, stylish jewelry pieces. And guys, don’t worry, your day is coming too. Friday will be devoted to booze-related gifts, so you save this link, and forward that one on to her.


Moorea Seal chevron dangle earrings (pictured above)

Chevron print is having a moment, y’all. As the designer states herself, these dark brown leather and silver chain earrings are edgy, but still feminine-- plus the price point can’t be beat.



Grain “Chi-Chi Fat” thread necklace


There must be something in the water over on the Island, because the Bainbridge-based design collective Grain just keeps hitting it out of the park. First it was their electric love rings, now it’s the long cotton thread necklace produced in partnership with artisans in Guatemala.



Maria’s Designs gold tribal triangle necklace


Maria Carter’s Aztec gold-inspired collection is capped off by this cool, brushed-finished brass and gold plate triangle pendant necklace, which hangs on a 16-inch long chain.



Lolide green peridot cocktail ring


I spend (way too much) time on Lolide jeweler Lori Linkous Devine’s page. In addition to cozy arm warmers and her organic-laced jewels, chunky (and affordable) cocktail rings abound.



History and Industry bib necklace


Crafted from three strands of faceted ivory, dark brown rounds and gold painted beads, Irene Wood uses three very apt words to describe this thick bib necklace: Big, bold and regal. Amen, girl.


Missed any of the previous Gift Guide installments? Get caught up:

Day 1: Gifts Fit for Foodies (now also with recipes that include Marination’s Nunya sauce!)

Day 2: Parent-approved Kid Gifts

Day 3: Seattle magazine Friends’ Foodie Books

Day 4: Darling Calendars, Planners and other Paper Products


Photos courtesy of Moorea Seal; Grain; Maria’s Designs; Lolide; History and Industry