The Topper Blog consists mainly of original writing by Rob & Russ Caplan with occasional special contributions and interviews. All photography in the blog is taken at Topper Fine Jewelers , or on location unless otherwise indicated in the photo captions.

10 New Year's Gift Ideas for Women



1) Pure Grown Diamonds 1 carat t.w. Diamond earrings

Beautiful and versatile well beyond the holidays, these bright white and sparkly diamonds are geologically identical, and comparable to natural diamond studs that sell for well over $2200. Each is set in a beautifully classic basket setting, and you have the choice of either a screw or friction back. Topper price: $1,400



2) Award-winner: handmade Danhov Abbracio AE-100 Engagement ring

Popping the question on New Year's Eve? Excellent idea! We'll get you started – this ring is handmade using traditional wire methods, and is available in your choice of platinum and diamond, or 18 karat gold and diamond. And with sixty-two diamonds in a micro pave set along the hand-curved wire, we think you'll appreciate how it celebrates the best of old-world craftsmanship with striking detail and unique modern styling. Topper price: $3,780 (18 karat gold) and $4,120 (Platinum). The center diamonds are sold separately.



3) Aero Diamond necklace

No, it's not magic that suspends these brilliant diamonds on this special necklace, but it's quite close. A small hole is actually laser-drilled in each of the twenty-five diamonds (weighing 1.96 carats total), which is then fitted with a fine platinum ring. The ring is then hung from a 18 karat yellow, white, or rose gold chain. We love these pieces in all sizes, but the large fringe shown is simply spectacular. Topper price: $4,700



4) Marco Bicego Lunaria necklace

Designed from a leaf, Marco Bicego's Lunaria necklace combines a classically organic shape with an intricate hand-engraved motif, which is now available with mother of pearl. For more information on this incredible piece, we'd urge you to give us a call so we can discuss pricing and all of the intricate details of the necklace. Topper price: Starts at $8,550



5) Our favorite surf board!

Catch the wave with the elegant Tacori fashion collection – this particular piece exhibits a beautiful, slender Sterling silver setting for the diamonds – just the way she likes them. Topper price: $890.



6) Steven Kretchmer Jazz Bracelet

There's simply nothing like this Jazz Bracelet by Steven Kretchmer. A free-formed symphony of platinum, 18 and 22 karat gold, diamonds, sapphires, and rubies comprise this eye-catching work of modern art. And not only is the design itself wildly original, the bracelet is built using a patented tension setting, making it about as unique a bracelet as we've ever seen. And like any true work of art, there's much more to this story, so please give us a call – we'd love to discuss pricing, and tell you more about how the Jazz bracelet comes to life. Topper price: $23,000



7) Roberto Coin Tiny Treasure Initials

Clean, simple, fabulous. These 18 karat white gold and diamond initials are sure to become a personal favorite piece for anyone who wears them. Now, unlike many of the more fancy pieces of jewelry we sell that are usually reserved for more special occasions and thus never make their way back into our store, the Tiny Treasure Initials are the kind of pieces that we're lucky to see over and over again, as we greet our friends and returning customers in the store. Choose from any initial combination in the full alphabet. Topper price: $580.



8) Tacori 18 karat rose gold and moonstone pendant

Subtle elegance personified – this gorgeous pink moonstone is as soft as moonlight itself, thoughtfully lassoed to a tonal 18 karat rose gold pendant chain. Topper price: $1,070



9) Topper's ideal cut natural diamonds

Here is just one example of our wide selection of stunning diamonds. This particular 1.34 carat stone is GIA certified (GIA grading report 5233231288) with G color, VS2 clarity. As you can see, it exhibits an excellent cut grade, superb polish, and near-flawless symmetry. As we do with every such stone at Topper, this one was hand-selected from hundreds of diamonds as being exemplary of its grade. Quite simply, it's the diamond that many would dream of – all it needs is the setting of your choice! Topper price: $12,000



10) Furrer Jacot men's wedding band

Swiss wedding band manufacturer Furrer Jacot builds rings to last a lifetime. Handmade by master craftsmen, each ring in this collection starts with single threads of carbon fiber which are carefully wrapped around precious metals – in this case, both white and rose gold, to yield a striking, unbreakable layered aesthetic that will last a lifetime. In fact, we think they are so well made, you can fully expect them to last the lifetime of your future heirs as well.

The Topper Blog consists mainly of original writing by Rob & Russ Caplan with occasional special contributions and interviews. All photography in the blog is taken at Topper Fine Jewelers , or on location unless otherwise indicated in the photo captions.