Holiday Gift Guide: Jewelry

Small boxes sometimes make the biggest impact. Make a jewelry-lovers day with these bright baubles.
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Small boxes sometimes make the biggest impact. Make a jewelry-lover's day with these bright baubles designed and/or offered locally.

Bicycle All Day Post Earrings
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If someone on your list is really, really into “biker’s rights,” then these cute bike-graphic earrings should calm them down a bit; the cheery blue fabric is mounted on stainless steel posts. $14, available at Assemble (Phinney Ridge, 7406 Greenwood Ave. N; 206.913.2470;


Statement Necklace from History and Industry by Irene Wood
Before moving to Brooklyn earlier this year, Seattle artist Irene Wood launched a collection of beaded necklaces that had our city’s stylish women clamoring. Big, chunky, bright and made from painted wood (of course) and semi-precious stone beads, Wood’s pieces are just the thing to give to that special woman on your list who has something to say, and wants to say it in style. From $98, available at and

Fine Jewelry from Alvin Goldfarb
Donning a dazzling bracelet has never been easier than with an Amore Magnete bracelet ($95). Each bracelet, made of sterling silver and plated in 18 karat gold, rose gold, rhodium and ruthenium, feature diamond cut beads and a unique magnetic clasp, making them a breeze to snap on and off. Available at Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers (Bellevue, 305 Bellevue Way NE; 425.454.9393;

Keep time, stylishly, with the Frederique Constant World Timer ($3450), a stunner of a stainless steel timepiece, which features 24 time zones, in house self-winding movement, water resistance up to 5ATM and synthetic sapphire crystal for a little bling. Available at Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers (Bellevue, 305 Bellevue Way NE; 425.454.9393;

Filigree Photo Lockets Head to Laura Bee Designs in Ballard for the ultimate personalized gifts, such as a charming trio locket, made-on-site, and available (for $12 extra) customized with favorite photos of a loved one, whose place of honor is right next to your heart. From $36. Available at


Monogrammed Sterling Silver Jewelry

These super cool monogrammed pieces from Hitchcock Madrona are sure to please the jewelry lover on your list. While the shield necklace ($295) and signet ring ($275) don’t come imbued with super powers, they do come with personalized engraving, which is pretty super in and of itself. Available at Hitchcock in Madrona.

Cheap Chic Jewelry from Twist
Twist, at Pacific Place, is known for their huge collection of totally on-trend jewelry from Jamie Joseph, Me&Ro, Cathy Waterman and many more, is no-miss one-stop-shop for gifts of jewelry. Their Cheap Chic section has a bevy of beautiful baubles, all under $150. Our picks: a white pearl and red tassel bracelet from Tai ($62) and the intricate work of fine art painter and college professor, Julie Rofman (from $78) whose beaded bracelets are wearable, colorful and original.


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The newly opened Lolli and Pops store at Bellevue Square is a candy confectionery even Willy Wonka would love.

Almond butter is one of those things I can’t live without. Coffee. Red wine. Almond butter. Cheese. Probably in that order. But this stuff--this stuff--may just push red wine out of the No. 2 spot.