Tonight marks the first night of Chanukah, a holiday near and dear to my heart. Growing up, this holiday was always a big deal in my house. The table would be scattered with dreidels, and gelt-gold coins- and we’d all crowd around the antique wooden music box menorah to hear it play Maoz Tsur, a traditional Chanukah song. We’d eat latkes and jelly donuts while listening to Paul Zim singing in Yiddish. Chanukah was definitely a family favorite in my house growing up.
I was hoping that this post would be up way before Chanukah, but traveling and getting sick put stumbling blocks in my way, Of course I couldn’t leave you all hanging, plus Christmas is just a few short weeks away. So without further ado I present part 1 of my holiday gift guide.
May the lights of all our holiday celebrations, dispel some of the darkness so prevalent in our world.
Teeny Dancer Studs in 18K Gold from Unhada Jewels. $980
To me holidays are all about things that catch the light and sparkle. There’s something really festive about stars and celestial themes to me and I’m really feeling them right now. These beautiful 18k gold star studs make a wonderful gift for that stargazer in your life. Available at Blue Tree, NYC
Peace Sign Emoji Stud In Sterling Silver By Wendy Brandes Jewelry $35
For that edgy cool chick in your life look no further than Wendy’s hip and current of the moment designs. Perfect for mixing and matching or the teenager who loves to role their eyes at you, these earrings will be a hit with anyone you gift them to. Great for a second hole too! Available at WendyBrandes.Com
Gumuchian B Collection Bracelet in 18Kt Gold $800
Gumuchian’s B collection is not only beautiful and whimsical but it has a charitable component to. Parts of the proceeds go towards supporting urban beekeeping, helping to stem the collapse of woking bee colonies. You can learn more about the initiative here. To find a store near you to purchase visit Gumuchian.com
Fox and Bond Amethyst and Opal English Ring $300
In any gift guide there has to be at least 1 vintage/antique piece if not more! This beauty from Fox and Bond is perfect in a stack or all on it’s own and the price is pretty great too. 9k yellow gold and can be sized up or down. Available at Foxandbond.com
Vintage 14K Gold Pearl and Diamond Necklace $995
This absolute beauty is circa the 1970s, and I am just in love with it. What a smashing gift it would be to receive! 14k gold with pearls and diamonds, and that little bow, what’s not to love?! Available from Trademark Antiques
Happy Holidays everyone. Hoping it’s filled with family, friends, good food and lots of sparkly jewelry. Also I’d love to see what you got, so don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @thegemtherapist and tag the photo with #gemtherapy. I might just repost it!