Dazzling fine jewellery, haute horology and objets d'art to add to your Christmas wish list

Ellen Millard

1 December 2020

Far better than a pair of socks, slip these sparkling stocking fillers from the likes of Chanel, Cartier, Anissa Kermiche and Dior under the tree for a very happy Christmas indeed

1 December 2020 | Ellen Millard

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Annoushka Man on the Moon charm

“Though we may not all spend the festivities together, we can be comforted in the knowledge that we remain united under the same, ancient moon,” said Annuoshka Ducas of her celestial new Man in the Moon jewellery collection, which has been launched specially for Christmas. The Mythology charm features a spinning moon handcrafted in 18kt gold, coupled with a diamond planet and framed by sparkling diamonds and black rhodium. For those who are looking for something a little more personal, the jewellery brand has also launched My Life in Seven Charms, a bespoke service that allows you to design your own a charm bracelet in collaboration with Ducas herself. For inspiration, check out the designer's new podcast of the same name, which features celebrity guests such as Alexandra Shulman and Lady Anne Glenconner.

Mythology 18ct gold and diamond spinning moon charm, £8,500, annoushka.com

Pomellato Ritratto ring

The word amethyst translates to ‘not intoxicated’ in Ancient Greek, as it was believed to protect the wearer from the effects of drinking too much wine. There’s perhaps no better stone to unwrap on Christmas Day, then, as you pop the cork on your favourite bottle of red. Pomellato, the Milanese jewellery house founded by Pino Rabolini in 1967, has made the vivid gemstone the star of its Ritratto ring, a chunky rose-gold design with curved edges and a dazzling diamond-covered prong.

£4,140, pomellato.com

Cartier solitaire board

Cartier’s iconic panther continues to prowl through the brand’s collections, this time on a series of homeware and trinkets launched just in time for Christmas. Inspired by Jeanne Toussiant, Louis Cartier’s lover who decorated her apartment in lavish leopard print, the panther has been a constant motif in Cartier’s repertoire since 1914, when the brand’s signature Cartier de Panthère watch was embellished with a spotted animal print. The creature stalks along the edge of this charming solitaire set, which is decorated with blown glass beads and gold leaf detailing. When not in use, it’s just as striking as a coffee table centrepiece. The new Cartier Objects and Accessories collection also features stationary, jewellery boxes, photo frames, cashmere blankets and baby gifts, including a solid silver rattle.

£2,280, cartier.com

Chanel Coco Crush bracelet

Quilting has been a signature Chanel emblem ever since the fashion house introduced the iconic 2.55 bag in 1955 (fun fact: Gabrielle Chanel named it after the date it was created). Not limited to leather, the pattern has been carved into gold as part of the maison's new Coco Crush high jewellery collection. The motif is etched onto slender 18kt bracelets that come in beige, yellow or white gold. For true festive splendour, opt for this white gold style, which features a smattering of diamonds.

18kt white gold and diamond bracelet, £9,200, chanel.com

Anissa Kermiche Set of two Body ceramic candlesticks

Jewellery designer Anissa Kermiche began creating objets d’art that champion the female form in 2018, having failed to find something similar for herself on the interiors market. From the Jug Jugs, a humorous representation of the female bust, to the much-Instagrammed Love Handles vase and Tit for Tat salt and pepper shakers, Kermiche's designs have garnered a cult following. Handcrafted in Portugal and new for Christmas 2020, the sinuous Body candlestick holders will draw attention on your Christmas dinner table or mantlepiece, rendered in glazed ceramic.

£260, matchesfashion.com

Chopard Happy Sport watch

Envisioned by Chopard’s co-owner Caroline Scheufele, the self-winding Happy Sport watch was created in 1993 using a unique combination of steel and diamonds. Here, the watch’s signature free-moving Happy Diamonds are joined by three rubies to complement the suitably-festive scarlet red strap. Set loose in the dial, they dance among the rose gold Roman numerals.

30mm automatic Happy Sport watch in rose gold and stainless steel, with diamonds and rubies, £6,310, chopard.com

Dior Joaillerie Oui double ring

“Je t’aime” is what the recipient of this Dior double ring will say to you when they open it on Christmas day (we imagine). Part of the French fashion house’s Oui collection, this playful piece is the ultimate modern love token, crafted from 18kt gold and dotted with two single diamonds. C’est magnifique.

Yellow gold and diamond ring, £1,550, dior.com

Messika Move ring

Valérie Messika debuted her Move collection at Baselworld in 2005, and today it remains one of her bestsellers. Featuring an abacus-style design, this 18kt white gold and diamond pavé band has three central diamonds that represent yesterday, today and tomorrow. Suspended on a hidden wire, they move from side-to-side within their sparkling frame.

Move Joaillerie pavé diamond medium ring in white gold, £6,870, messika.com

Louise Sinclair Midnight Sky bracelet 

London-based jeweller Louise Sinclair crafts fine diamond jewellery, with entry-level prices starting from £180. The Midnight Sky bracelet delicately features 18kt white gold falling stars, twinkling with pavé diamonds. 

£2,200, louisesinclair.com