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So if Tiffany, pandora etc are tacky - where could I look for a nice piece of jewellery for DDs 16th birthday?

(71 Posts)
RJnomore Mon 05-Jan-15 22:10:32

It's not until the end of the year but I'd like to take my time choosing and work out how much I need to save up for it!

She had a leather pandora with a couple of charms which she liked when she was younger. I can't see her with Tiffany tbh and I've seen some pretty negative comments on here about it. I suppose I'd like to get her something she can keep but also something that's recognisably from a "good" jewellers. Any ideas I can start browsing?

nottheOP Mon 05-Jan-15 22:12:01

Hot diamonds

thewreckofthehesperus Mon 05-Jan-15 22:17:13

Alex and Ani are apparently the new big thing. They're quite funky and the different charms have different meanings. Might be worth a look.

RJnomore Mon 05-Jan-15 22:19:11

Not hot diamonds, but thanks.

Would Thr next big thing date badly? I will have a look though thank you. I'd like something classic and classy?

ShebaQueen Mon 05-Jan-15 22:23:37

Monica Vinander, absolutely gorgeous, lots of choice and a wide price range. They also engrave for free. Some of my son's female friends "collect" the friendship bracelets.

ShebaQueen Mon 05-Jan-15 22:25:00

Just had another thought - maybe Links of London? Sweetie bracelets are classic and timeless.

santamarianovella Mon 05-Jan-15 22:33:52


RJnomore Mon 05-Jan-15 22:35:56

I'm loving Monica vinander for me

Links might be an idea, I hadn't thought of them. Will look at dodo...

How bad is tiffanys? I've always liked it (more to do with the film though)

RJnomore Mon 05-Jan-15 22:37:26

Loving dodo. ThankYou.

Dumpylump Mon 05-Jan-15 22:42:12

Well I like Tiffanys, a lot. They do loads of different things too, so I don't see how you could write it all off as naff to be honest.
My niece and my best friends daughter both turned 18 last year, and I got them both (different) silver bracelets. They were both pretty chuffed.
I think the Links of London sweetie bracelet is a bit past it now, but having said that, if I was given one as a present, I'd still be pleased!

CustardLover Mon 05-Jan-15 22:42:21

Alex Monroe - you can go direct to his website or John Lewis stocks some lines too. Really pretty, intricate little pieces that are whimsical and will sustain in 'classic' terms for years if not forever.

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Mon 05-Jan-15 22:44:40

Nothing wrong with Tiffanys! confused People just see the (classic, IMO) padlock bracelet and necklace and don't see the other stuff. It has a massive appeal to that age group too. Plenty of beautiful pieces that would work. Quite pricey but you can filter by material (eg silver) and price so you should find something on there, I'd definitely go for that. Opening a turquoise box has a fairly unbeatable appeal IMO, it's only on here that I've seen people be sniffy about it.

I do love Monica Vinader too and she has a sale on with lots of bargains I've been resisting. The Fiji bracelets are lovely.

Milmingebag Mon 05-Jan-15 22:45:21

Go on Etsy and look at the unique handcrafted silver jewellery.

TwelveLeggedWalk Mon 05-Jan-15 22:45:56

Stephen Einhorn.

mewkins Mon 05-Jan-15 22:48:23

Or Folksy has some lovely handmade silver jewellery. Silver stacking rings and bangles with birthstones etc look fantastic.

cleoismycat Mon 05-Jan-15 22:52:52

Thomas Sabo

Jewels234 Mon 05-Jan-15 22:57:38

A vintage Dior chain from Susan Caplan?

mrscumberbatch Mon 05-Jan-15 23:00:11

I'd go vintage as well. Alex
Monroe, vinader et al will all date.

Get her a really nice Art Deco piece that transcends fads.

MrsFlorrick Mon 05-Jan-15 23:02:49

Twelve. grin I was coming to say Stephen Einhorn. grin

Georg Jensen - classic.

mrscumberbatch Mon 05-Jan-15 23:04:54

Georg Jensen is a good buy. I get a piece every birthday.

When i was her age I liked the chunky silver rings. (Still do!)

BikeRunSki Mon 05-Jan-15 23:05:14

The Elsa Perreti stuff at Tiffany
Georg Jensen

Shadow1986 Mon 05-Jan-15 23:07:25

Tiffany tacky?? Since when?! Fake tiffany yes but real tiffany, no.

I'm sure any 16 year old would love something from tiffany.

Michael kors and Marc Jacobs hugely popular with jewellery at the moment, particular watches but they do jewellery too.

mrscumberbatch Mon 05-Jan-15 23:10:12

Tiffany can be perceived as a bit tacky as you're really just paying for the brand name. The value of the item isn't linked to its quality.

Only certain Tiffany items become classics and thus collectable and increasing in value.. The rest is just bog standard jewellery that could be from anywhere with a fancy hallmark.

PrimalLass Mon 05-Jan-15 23:10:15

I have a 10m2 bracelet. But mine is less strandy and more silver. It's lovely.

LondonRocks Mon 05-Jan-15 23:14:07

Posh Totty - look at the gold collection. They personalise, too.

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