In this edition of Luxe Loves, we take a look at the most luxurious jewelry in Birmingham. From enormous rock-like rings and glittering necklaces, to unbelievable earrings and bejeweled bracelets, these gorgeous pieces are the very embodiment of high-end luxury and top-notch craftsmanship. These impressive pieces, all from our own local jewelers, are the absolute cream of the crop. Get ready to drool! Or simply kick back and imagine yourself on a yacht off the coast of Southern France, where the wind gently blows through your voluminous hair as the sun sets — and these gorgeous jewels twinkle in the light of your loved one’s enamored gaze. Here’s to Champagne wishes and caviar dreams, ladies!
14 Beautiful Jewelry Pieces
Handmade diamond & emerald earrings
You’ll feel like you are walking the red carpet at the Oscars in these handmade earrings of emeralds and diamonds. The chandelier earrings and the bright, classic colors exude a romance and elegance befitting the most special occasion. So, whether you’re walking down the aisle or on the red carpet, you’ll certainly be ready in these fabulous earrings! Find them for $9,250 at Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers.
Gold & diamond earrings
With sparkling oval diamonds set in 18-karat yellow gold, these earrings are absolutely beautiful works of art! The light catches the beautiful diamonds from both sides in this delicate yet bold design. It’s a statement piece that is sure to garner a compliment or two! Find them for $13,500 at Bromberg’s.
Buddha Mama pagoda earrings
These exotic pagoda-shaped drop earrings by Buddha Mama lend a worldly vibe to your most buttoned-up formal wear. These beautiful pieces are 20-karat gold with yellow and white diamonds and are sure to be a treasured family heirloom for years to come. Find them for $10,465 at Jordan Alexander.
BRACELETS & WATCHES
Antique diamond cuff
Old World elegance and antique charm are captured in this one-of-a-kind bracelet. The brooch, more than likely, was made during the Edwardian period and converted into a bracelet during the beginning of the 1940s. The brooch is platinum, featuring old European-cut diamonds, set in a 14-karat yellow gold bracelet with hand-painted blue enamel. On August 25, 2016, this beauty will be available for $7,775 at Levy’s Fine Jewelers.
Yellow gold link bracelet
This chunky, 14-karat yellow gold matte link bracelet is a gorgeous style staple. Paired with jeans and a crisp white blouse or with your favorite little black dress, this classic piece will never go out of style! Find it for $3,500 at Bromberg’s.
Longines art deco diamond watch
This art deco watch by Longines features 12 carats total weight of diamonds set in platinum, with engraving on all sides of the watch and each link. This little clock will do more than tell time; it will turn heads! Find it for $13,600 at Levy’s Fine Jewelry.
Sapphire and diamond bracelet
Get ready to wow with this sapphire and diamond bracelet with 10.33 carats of diamonds and 9.78 carats of sapphires. This stunning wrist candy looks like it came straight out of Hollywood royalty Liz Taylor’s jewelry box. However, it’s right here in the heart of the Magic City — waiting for the perfect leading lady. Find it for $28,600 at Bromberg’s.
Yellow gold and diamond necklace
Simple and delicate, this 18-karat yellow gold and diamond necklace offers 36 inches of understated elegance that can go from the board room to cocktail hour to the ball field with grace. It can be worn long or layered for a short, multi-necklace look. It’s a truly versatile jewelry box basic that will serve your wardrobe needs for years to come! Find it for $2,500 at Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers.
Tahitian pearl and beryl necklace
Exude the natural beauty of the sea with this 32-inch Tahitian pearl and beryl necklace. Sold separately, the detachable 18-karat hammered yellow gold tassel cap with pave diamonds features an 18-strand tassel of Tahitian freshwater oval seed pearls. It’s a beautiful mix of stones, pearls and gold in a striking yet timeless design. Find the necklace for $6,635 and the tassel for $3,524 at Jordan Alexander.
Ruby and diamond brooch
Although this ruby and diamond brooch is not a necklace, the knowledgeable and savvy jewelers at Mountain Brook Estate Jewelers say that this piece would look great as the pendant on a custom necklace. With 2.75 carats of rubies and 25 carats of diamonds, the beautifully bejeweled bouquet is undeniably breathtaking. Appraised at $22,500, it currently retails for $11,500 at Estate Jewelers of Mountain Brook.
Art deco diamond wave ring
This stunning art deco-style wave ring features white diamonds and sapphires set in platinum. You’ll feel like Daisy Buchanan at a Gatsby ball in this beautiful ring. Find it for $3,620 at John-William Jeweller.
Yellow sapphire and diamond cocktail ring
Your happy hour will be ecstatic hour with a cocktail ring like this one. This uber bling features a 30-carat yellow sapphire surrounded by diamonds. Classic and modern at the same time, this eye-popping stone is sure to garner some compliments. Find it for $90,000 at Estate Jewelers of Mountain Brook.
Modern engagement ring
With a custom halo cushion-cut engagement ring and 2.2 carats of diamonds, any bride would be blushing if presented with this stunner! The gorgeous stones capture the light and will sparkle for all the years of your long, happy marriage. Find it for $12,900 at Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers.
Art deco rings
Embrace the jazz, glitz and glamour of the art deco era with one of these art deco rings, featuring red enamel, black enamel, diamonds and sapphires. These fabulous conversation pieces add a touch of 1920s flirty elegance to your look — and might make you want to do a little flapper dance! Find them, ranging from $2,200 to $9,200, at Estate Jewelers of Mountain Brook.
Ah, diamonds — and gold and sapphires and rubies — are indeed a girl’s best friend! Here’s to the good life!