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Photo 3 by Jim Osborne; select other photos by cheryl gerber

The cable-knit sweater and crackling firewood days of winter are upon us. It is time for twinkling lights outlining eaves and gables, frost-dusted wrought iron fences and piping hot peppermint mocha lattes with foam whipped into the shape of candy canes. Make this year’s holiday gifting experience a flight of fantasy to match the magical mood of the season with these whimsical pieces wrapped prettily under the tree.

The perfect complement to a chignon, a pair of 18 karat rose gold and diamond crusted petal earrings will have your lobes looking luxe. Adler’s, 722 Canal St., 523-5292,





What better way to ring in the new year than with a 1.21 carat, radiant cut fancy yellow diamond? Set in 18 karat gold with 1.00 carat of diamonds surrounding, this little lovely will sparkle and shine. Boudreaux’s Jewelers, 701 Metairie Road, 831-2602,

This sterling silver tassel necklace with a black pavé diamond bail and barrel, white diamond accented beaded ball and bell shaped drop with 12 pearl tassels is sure to be the talk of the hot toddy bar at your holiday soirée. Diamonds total approximately .22 total carat weight. Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 832.0000,

For the kid in you, a sterling silver Roman Candy Co. pendant will conjure up visions of taffy dancing in your head. Cristy’s Collection, 407-5041,

Inspired by the towering oak trees of New Orleans, a pair of 14 karat rose gold acorn cufflinks will add a soft touch to sophisticated French button cuffs. Friend & Company, 7713 Maple St., 866-5433,

As delicate as newly fallen snow, round your wrist in a 14 karat rose gold diamond bracelet, containing round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 2.00 carats. Hiller Jewelry, 923 Metairie Road, 837-8200,




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