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How To Buy Jewelry From Joe Zee, Nicole Richie, The Glamourai, More
  • Click through to get tips on how to buy jewelry (and things to buy!) from top designers and influencers.

  • Nicole Richie, owner/designer of House of Harlow 1960: "The best gifts are pieces that a girl would love to have, but wouldn’t necessarily purchase for herself. I love to gift headpieces as they’re such a unique accessory – and you know they’ll always fit. When accessorizing, I focus on necklaces or bracelets as they are great for layering and can go with something you may already have in your jewelry collection."

    House of Harlow 1960 Triangle Collar Necklace, $70; at PiperLime; House of Harlow 1960 Regal Headpiece, $245; at Shopbop; House of Harlow 1960 Talon Cuff, $140; at Shopbop

  • Kelly Framel, the Glamourai: "I don't believe that fine jewelry should be reserved for special occasions -- I think you should be wearing your nicest stuff everyday and everywhere! With that in mind, I always choose pieces that I know will work into my daily life and become a seamless part of my style, like [an] understated, chic cuff."

    Phillips House Gold, Diamond, & Zebra Jasper Hammered Bangle, $4,300; at Phillips House

  • Jennifer Fisher, designer, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist: "Always listen to people or significant others when they mention what they want. The biggest mistake our customers make is going outside the box and buying something totally in left field. Never a good idea. Listen and write things down!! When buying for yourself stick to classic with an edge. Always purchase fine over costume if there is an option. You want your jewelry to retain its value and have an heirloom quality, especially with charms. Our customers feel like there is nothing better than receiving a piece of custom jewelry, something exclusive that is theirs alone because of the customization. You can go big or delicate but the customization is key.”

    Whitney Charm Set, price upon request; at Jennifer Fisher

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  • Sam Hitchcock & Shawn Hecox, designers of the Woods: "[Try] one of our charm bracelets -- you can attach your own meaning to each charm, maybe with a little irony or humor to take away the cliché and pressure of the typical Valentine’s gift!"

    Charm Bracelet, $550; at Shop Goldyn

  • Philip Crangi, designer of Giles & Brother: "Make it personal! Show her that you love her by customizing a piece of jewelry for her -- the date you met is a great thing to stamp on our skinny Rail Road Spike Cuff 'cause nothing says ‘I love you’ like remembering your anniversary."

    Skinny Brass Railroad Spike Cuff, $55; at Giles & Brother

  • Joe Zee, Elle Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Contributing Style Curator for Ventee-Privee: "When selecting a piece of jewelry, buy a piece that has characteristics special to you and your loved one but be sure it is an accessory that is rooted in timeless jewels that will never go out of style—like diamonds! If it's an extremely unique piece make sure it is one of great quality and substance. If you're stumped, you can always go for a stylish but versatile gift like a Missoni scarf that appeals to any woman and can be worn morning, noon and night."

    Missoni Knit Scarf with Fringe Detail, $61; at Ventee-Privee

  • Michelle Campbell, designer of Campbell Fine Jewelry: "For Valentine's Day I think [our] Diamond Air Ring is a winner. It's not too expensive, and so pretty. It also can [mix] well with other pieces."

    Campbell Diamond Air Ring, $2,875; at Campbell Fine Jewelry

  • Paige Novick, jewelry designer: "Go big or go home!”

    Paige Novick Chloe Cuff; similar styles available at Paige Novick


How To Buy Jewelry From Joe Zee, Nicole Richie, The Glamourai, More