Lilith DorkoAndy Williams got it right when he crooned that the holidays are “the most wonderful time of the year.” December is always a memorable month filled with fun, thanks to the copious holiday parties that abound. And what says holiday cheer more than friends and family? Big, bold jewelry – of course! So while we may not get the joys of a month filled with fluffy snow, adornments in the form of cocktail rings and sparkly earrings sure beat a wreath. And ’tis the season for richly colored stones in deep jewel tones to complete any holiday ensemble. Give your little black dress European flair with antique-inspired jewelry. Aquamarine, pearls and diamonds from Wellington and Company provide understated elegance to any outfit. Wellington and Company, 505 Royal St., 525-4855. Nothing says winter like a beautiful pin attached to your coat on those chilly days. Make an appointment to check out the vintage-inspired custom and estate designs of HGM Fine Jewelry, like this oversized floral pin in pavé white and yellow diamonds. HGM Fine Jewelry, 957-3409, www.HGM jewelry.com. As this is the season of gift giving, why not make it more memorable with a present of estate jewelry? Symmetry Jewelers offers heirloom-worthy pieces in addition to their own handcrafted designs. Symmetry Jewelers, 8138 Hampson St., 861-9925. Compliment a beautiful up-do this party season with bold earrings
to adorn you as the center of attention. Friend and Company offers exquisitely detailed designs, ranging from diamond hoods to sapphires fit for royalty. Friend and Company, 7713 Maple St., 866-5433. This season, forgo the big cuff and add some individual style by layering delicate bracelets in multiple colors. Thin white gold and diamond bracelets from Lee Michael’s come in a variety of stones, so customizing your look is easy. Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry, 333 Canal St., Suite 106, 581-6161. Celebrate the Christmas season in festive colors that reflect the holiday spirit. Adler’s Jewelry offers plenty of options to keep those fingers warm, like this ruby, emerald and diamond cocktail ring in 18 K gold. Adler’s Jewelry, 722 Canal St., 523-5292.