Ladies love jewels! It’s a wonderful last minute gift option because you don’t need to worry about size; they’re small, lightweight and easy to ship; and you’re guaranteed to get a good return on your investment because you can wear the same piece of jewelry every day, unlike a dress or a blouse. We’re especially fond of AK Vintage, designed and made locally by Anna Korte. Check out the Journey Necklace, Hair of Gold Necklace or Precious Stones Necklace. Another local gal making beautiful baubles is Sahlia Michelle. Her Pearl and Chains Necklace and Pearl Tangle Earrings have a delicate, old-world glamour, and her Lotus and Pearl Headpiece, Lotus Headpiece and Smoky Quartz Headpiece have been especially popular with brides-to-be. For the bold and the beautiful, check out NYC designer collaboration Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer: the Lennox Necklace, Cortland Necklace and McIntosh Necklace Set are all true statement pieces for fashionistas. For something a bit more understated, look to Upper Metal Class for little dainty studs like the Moon and Stars Earrings or everyday elegance in the form of the Deco Arrow Necklace. While we have an awesome little selection of jewelry, we would be remiss if we didn’t point out that our neighbors at Una are the undisputed queens of jewels. I send my husband there every holiday season to pick up one special item, so be sure to check out their gorgeous antique display case full of one-of-a-kind treasures if you’re looking for something extra-special. Merry Christmas, everyone!