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Great Jewelry Gifts You Can Give This Holiday Season

With the holiday season fast approaching, time is running out to find the perfect gift for the special people in your life. There are only twenty days until Christmas, and with life getting in the way, it’s essential to avoid those last-minute shopping trips!

Since we know that everyone has different tastes, here are a few ideas for jewelry gifts that we’re sure everyone will love. Jewelry can be a sentimental and personal gift, and you want to make sure you get pieces that will mean something to the people you are giving them to.

There are so many different styles, materials, and stones to choose from!

Jewelry as a Gift

Jewelry can be an extremely personal and significant gift, and finding the right one may take some work. But trust us when we say that it will all be worth it when you see your loved one’s eyes light up as they open their present. To ensure they receive the best jewelry gifts possible, here are multiple categories you can consider when choosing the perfect gift.

Necklaces - Chains

Whether shopping for women or men, giving a necklace chain can enhance the pieces they already own. Many people buy necklaces as complete pieces, but there is always the option to buy a single chain. Since necklaces can come in many shapes and sizes, choosing something that matches your friend, family member, or significant other’s current style is essential. Try observing the type of chains they currently wear and matching something similar.

Thinner chains work well if the pendant is an authentic statement piece, or perhaps you are buying for a man who likes bulkier chains.

Necklaces - Pendants

Pendant Necklaces From Carats and Stones Are Sure To Be A Holiday Hit

Pendants are the perfect outfit accent piece. Often, a bold pendant can make or break an outfit, depending on the occasion! More oversized statement necklaces, with thin chains but larger pendants, can bring the whole look together.

Consider the types of pendants that your loved ones would like: serious and made of lots of gemstones, or perhaps your loved one is graduating from school and would love our Graduate Pendant. If you want to make it extra personal, consider getting a necklace with the person’s birthstone or initials on it.

Black diamond jewelry is popular right now, so consider a pendant that incorporates these diamonds as accents or as the center point of the piece.


Rings are always a great gift that can be worn to a fancy event or in everyday wear. They can be especially meaningful when given to someone you’re in a relationship with. Depending on who you are buying for, there are several options. Rings can be just a simple band, have one stone, or have several stones of varying sizes. And, of course, the preferred material of the band and the type of stone will vary from person to person.

Some people love gold jewelry, while others prefer silver or other materials. There are a variety of different band materials and styles to choose from. For example, a statement ring might have a large stone, while stackable rings are usually thinner so that several can be worn on one finger.


Carats and Stones Is Your Home For Custom Bracelets and Jewelery

Bracelets are an underrated gift that can bring a whole new level to an outfit. A tennis bracelet can be a small but bold addition to any look. These bracelets are characterized by a line of diamonds that are linked together without a chain. And tennis bracelets for men are on the rise. This fashion statement can be worn by anyone bold enough to go for it.

Tennis bracelets require a little more care than other pieces since more gemstones are involved. Therefore, it’s vital that you store and clean your tennis bracelets properly!


Anyone who wears earrings regularly loves to get new ones as a gift. A bold set of earrings can change the whole feel of an outfit and be a great conversation starter because they are so visible. Likewise, a simple but elegant set of stud earrings can elevate an outfit, while a set of dangle earrings will draw attention and make an outfit shine.

Sapphire earrings are a popular choice, especially paired with sapphire bracelets and rings!


There are so many different gemstones to choose from, each with its unique color and qualities. Here are a few of the most popular stones.

Amethyst is easily recognizable because of its distinct purple color. It’s actually a type of quartz and is known to be durable. This makes it ideal for everyday wear. It’s a beautiful and affordable option for any piece.

Aquamarine is known for its beautiful blue coloring, though it can vary from light blue to a darker greenish blue. The cost varied depending on the shade, with clear and bright aquamarine being the most costly.

Citrine comes in a distinct yellow color and is a cousin to amethyst. This stone can range in color from a pale yellow to an amber and is strong enough for everyday use. It can be affordable or a little more costly, depending on the color and quality.

Diamonds are well known to be the hardest naturally occurring substance on earth. They are very durable and can be worn every day without chipping or showing wear and tear. Though they are usually colorless, certain environmental conditions have produced variations in many different colors.

Emeralds are known for a vibrant green color but are slightly more brittle than the other stones we’ve covered. This makes them more suited for special occasions than everyday wear. They can be found in several different shades of green, from blue-green to yellow-green. Emerald jewelry was once worn by royalty all around the world to symbolize their status!

Of course, there are many other stones to choose from, and each one has its own specific look and qualities. When designing a jewelry gift for someone, take note of what styles and colors they like and try to match the new piece to them so you know it will be a perfect fit.

Custom Jewelry

No matter what type of jewelry you choose to give, know that your jeweler will always work with you to create a custom piece. You may love the stone from one ring, but the gold band from another. No problem! A jeweler will work with you to ensure that the custom gold jewelry you get is perfect.

Custom jewelry is a great way to show your friends and family that you love them. You don’t have to choose straight from the jewelry case this holiday season!

Contact Carats & Stones

If you have any doubts about what to buy, don’t hesitate to contact a professional, and they will help you make sure your presents are perfect this holiday season. Jewelry is a financial investment that should be treasured, whether buying for loved ones, friends, family, or even yourself!

Our expert jewelers can help you pick out the perfect piece or help you get started on a custom order. You can shop in-store in our bay area store or book online to get your appointment started!

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