Luxury Jewellery Gifts for a Special 50th
luxury jewellery gifts for a special
Everyone knows 50th birthdays are very special and are renowned for receiving luxury birthday gifts, such as high-end jewellery. By the age of 50, most people have a well-defined personal style and perhaps already have a collection of luxury jewellery of some sort.
This provides plenty of options to give them a meaningful birthday present that shows how much you care. When you're buying luxury jewellery gifts for a special 50th, putting some thought into the recipient's personal style and existing pieces is always appreciated.
Consider whether your loved one may wish to receive a beautiful piece of jewellery that will add to an existing collection. Think about their everyday jewellery - such as a much-loved ring or necklace - that can be further enhanced with a bracelet or earrings from the same collection.
Alternatively, they may prefer a completely different piece that complements their unique style. A 50th birthday is an ideal opportunity to splash out on something your loved one will treasure forever. Read on for our detailed guide to luxury presents that every jewellery-lover will appreciate.
Ask anyone to name a luxury jewellery brand and you can guarantee many people will think of Cartier jewellery.
The brand's respected heritage, dating back to 19th century Paris, combined with its selection of exquisite white gold, rose gold, yellow gold and platinum jewellery pieces, enable Cartier to provide a truly significant 50th birthday present.
When you're buying a gift for your significant other, a Cartier Love bracelet and Love ring signify your lasting love that will continue long after the birthday is over. One of Cartier's most iconic pieces, the Love bracelet was designed and created by Aldo Cipullo in New York in 1969.
The unisex gold bracelet's unique design means the wearer needs their partner to fasten the tiny screws to clasp it around their wrist. This act symbolises everlasting love, as it is designed to be worn all the time. What could be more special for a 50th birthday than a gift that symbolises true love?
Van Cleef & Arpels
Luxury jewellery brands that are a favourite of royalty and celebrities make them an ideal choice for that special birthday present. This is the case with Van Cleef & Arpels, the highly sought-after French jewellery brand founded in the late 19th century.
The esteemed wearers of Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery have included iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor, Argentina's former first lady Eva Perón, the Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson and the American actress who became Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly.
With such legendary collectors, it's no surprise the Parisienne jewellery house ranks highly when it comes to providing luxury presents for loved ones. Every piece is painstakingly created by the best designers, stone-setters and jewellers in the world, drawn from their many years of expertise.
Van Cleef & Arpels' iconic collections include Alhambra, Perlee, Frivole, Lucky Spring, Treasure of Rubies and more, while the brand's signature motifs include clovers, butterflies and ballerinas. The unusual Zip necklace, created in 1950, remains one of the brand's most famous designs. It can be worn as either a closed bracelet or an open necklace, making it versatile, as well as stunning.
Founded in Rome by skilled silversmith Sotirios Voulgaris, Bvlgari has been creating luxury jewellery since 1884. An ideal brand for a special 50th birthday gift, its famous collections - such as B.Zero1, Serpenti and Divas' Dream - ensure Bvlgari continues its journey as a global leader in fine jewellery creation.
Pairing a Bvlgari white gold diamond B.Zero1 ring with a white gold B.Zero1 pendant is an inspired choice for any lover of beautiful jewellery. Bvlgari also creates luxury earrings for every occasion, such as the truly breathtaking and bold rose gold diamond and multi-gemstone earrings, a 50th birthday gift to remember.
Bvlgari has created some of the most exceptional and opulent jewellery in history and has a reputation for fine craftsmanship and Italian excellence. The Bvlgari Serpenti collection, launched in the 1940s, is probably the brand's most famous design.
The iconic Serpenti snake watch, with a flexible bracelet created from coiled gold using the tubogas method, a special technique originating in ancient Rome, is a trademark of Bvlgari luxury jewellery. A true work of art, any piece of Serpenti jewellery is the ultimate 50th birthday present.
Tiffany & Co
Mention Tiffany & Co and you're likely to be reminded of the famous 1961 romantic film, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Starring the legendary Audrey Hepburn as a glamorous socialite who dreams of owning a piece of Tiffany's jewellery, the iconic movie symbolises why it is so highly sought-after.
Make your loved one's dreams come true by buying them a special Tiffany Heart Tag charm bracelet, a yellow gold Tiffany T diamond bracelet, a platinum Hearts diamond ring, a platinum Diamond Lock and Key pendant, or any one of the brand's legendary pieces of jewellery.
The world-famous jewellery brand Tiffany & Co dates back to 1837 when entrepreneur Charles Lewis Tiffany and his business partner John Young set up a small shop in New York City. With its rich heritage and reputation for elegant jewellery, Tiffany & Co has commissioned the services of the world's most talented designers.
Paloma Picasso, Elsa Peretti, Jean Schlumberger and Frank Gehry are among the greats who have designed opulent Tiffany collections. The brand has attracted many famous devotees, including Charlize Theron, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Ariana Grande, Paris Hilton and many more. If your loved one has a birthday of note approaching, make them feel like a star with a stunning item of Tiffany & Co jewellery.
Few jewellery brands can boast they have been run by six generations of the same family, so when you buy a loved one an item of Boodles jewellery as a 50th birthday present, you're purchasing a piece of unique history.
Boodles was founded in Liverpool in 1798 by skilled silversmiths, specialising in luxury watch and jewellery making. Today, Boodles jewellery is still renowned all over the world more than 200 years later. It remains exclusive and independent and has grown over the centuries into the high-end opulent brand collectors know and love today.
When you're searching for the perfect 50th birthday jewellery gift, a beautiful Boodles eternity ring is a perfect way of showing the recipient how much they mean to you, both on their special birthday and forever.
The brand's famous collections over the years have included designer Rebecca Hawkins' Hug jewellery collection, the Poetry of Landscape collection and the exquisite Royal Ballet collection, inspired after Hawkins spent two months sitting in on rehearsals to get a feel for the ethos behind the design.
With its origins in Paris, France, Chanel jewellery, founded by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel in 1910, is synonymous with opulence and exclusivity.
Chanel's collections of exquisite custom jewellery captivate lovers of fine necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. As a very special 50th birthday gift, you cannot go wrong when choosing Chanel. Collections such as Coco Crush feature stunning platinum diamond rings, white gold diamond and pearl necklaces, earrings and white gold bracelets.
Chanel uses the Camellia blossom as a key symbol. It can represent masculinity or femininity. The Camellia jewellery collection boasts sparkling diamonds and a silhouette of the flower. Chanel's timeless style for every range of jewellery provides the ultimate luxurious birthday gift.
The brand's impressive collections include Comete jewellery, Ruban jewellery, Lion jewellery, Plume de Chanel jewellery and a legendary range of vintage items.