Christmas gift guide 2023

Christmas is around the corner, and with the festive season upon us it’s time to start thinking about gifts. Jewellery can make the ideal present for many reasons: it can be sentimental, versatile and even customisable. Here we will talk about some of our favourite or most popular jewellery pieces and why you might consider gifting them this Christmas.


Jewellery Gifts From £35 & Under

Here at Hepburn & Hughes, we have a wide range of jewellery and accessories, which are suitable for all budgets. If you are looking to get a loved one an elegant piece of jewellery this Christmas, but want to stick to a £35 and under budget, we’ve got you covered with these timeless pieces. 


Black medium Semi-Circular Troca Seashell Pendant: £35

This stunning sterling silver pendant has been made with a Troca shell which displays the wonderful patterns that are typically found in the natural world. If you are looking for a statement piece of jewellery to gift as a present this festive season, then we recommend this striking Troca Seashell Pendant. At only £35, you can gift a piece reminiscent of the Art Deco period thanks to its ornate bail attachment, which is not only eye-catching but can also be worn with many different types of outfits. 

troca shell necklace

Lapis Lazuli Earrings: £35

Discover a splendid pair of oval Lapis Lazuli earrings meticulously fashioned from this eye-catching gemstone and adorned with sterling silver accents, imparting a distinctive touch. Lapis Lazuli, the cherished birthstone of September, is celebrated for its serene qualities, captivating deep blue hue and the alluring glints of golden pyrite. As well as making a magical Christmas gift, this stone holds a special place in the hearts of couples celebrating their 9th wedding anniversary. At just £35 this set of earrings can be a memorable present for any gift recipient. 

blue earrings

Rainforest Feathered Friends Powder Scarf: £29

Our range of scarves also make for the perfect gift – and our Rainforest Feathered Friends edition is no exception. The Powder Scarf is the perfect blend of both comfort and style. If you are on the hunt for a unique gift, this scarf, with its combination of Oriental and tropical bird print, is ideal. It offers remarkable comfort, draping gracefully in delicate pleats, adding a vibrant burst of colour and fashionable patterns to your seasonal attire in a sumptuously soft fabric.

orange scarf

Jewellery Gifts From £60 & Under

In addition to our delightful collection of gifts priced under £35, we proudly present a selection of exquisite jewellery pieces that are affordably priced at £60 and under. Our jewellery range in this category offers a balance of affordability and beauty, making it the perfect choice for those seeking an elegant and thoughtful gift without breaking the bank.

Clarice Cliff Art Deco Ring: £60

All of our Clarice Cliff collection will make for a thoughtful and unique gift, including our rings with her fine bone china present. Presented in sterling silver, these striking art pieces are part of our limited edition collection of the artist’s Bizarre Living Landscapes range, which were designed between 1920 and 1939. Upon purchasing our Clarice Cliff Art Deco Ring, it will come with a gift box, certificate of provenance and jewellery care sheet. You will not only be gifting a loved one a piece of jewellery, but also a piece of history. 

art deco ring


Abalone Shell Bracelet: £60

If your gift recipient loves nature, then our Abalone Shell Bracelet for £60 could make the perfect present. Created with beautiful Abalone (or Paua) with eight individual circular shells hung on a sterling silver chain, this piece is truly timeless. The Abalone shells have a striking appearance, which makes them a real talking piece when worn. They are full of beautiful shades of blue, aquamarines, and greens. You also notice some beautiful tints of purple and gold too. Not to mention, this bracelet is light to wear, making it ideal for everyday use.

Shell Bracelet


Medium Ammonite Pendant: £45 

Brought all the way from Madagascar, our Medium Ammonite Pendant celebrates the natural shape of the fossil along with its delicate hues and markings. We believe that a well-chosen necklace can enhance one's outfit by adding a touch of elegance, style or personality to their overall look – and this necklace is no exception. Surrounded with a double bezel band of Sterling Silver and complete with an enclosed silver back, this piece is timeless. 

 shell necklace

Jewellery Gifts From £100 & Under

Finally, for those who are looking to spend a little more, we also have a selection of gifts which are £100 and over. As well as beautiful necklaces, there are also jewellery gifts for him as well, including some of our historic cufflinks. 

Long Drop Meteorite Earrings: £99 

Another showstopping gift is our Long Drop Meteorite Earrings. Discover the exquisite elegance of our sterling silver earrings crafted from the extraordinary Swedish Muonionalusta meteorite. These elongated beauties perfectly complement the matching pendant, making for a stylish and truly unique gift. Ideal for those with a passion for space, astronomy, geology, or palaeontology, these earrings are a captivating statement piece that will leave a lasting impression.

meteorite earrings


HMS Victory Nautical Pendant: £89

Introducing an exceptional nautical jewellery piece showcasing genuine HMS Victory Oak – a truly unique and historic naval pendant. This elegant pendant is a perfect gift choice for history enthusiasts, sailors, or a fellow history lover. Crafted with precision in Sterling Silver and elegantly presented in a gift box, these exquisite HMS Victory pendants are meticulously fashioned from authentic HMS Victory Oak.

Hepburn & Hughes proudly holds the official licence for the HMS Victory trademark, and with every purchase of our HMS Victory jewellery and cufflinks, you are contributing to the ongoing preservation of this iconic ship and other noteworthy naval heritage initiatives. Additionally, we offer a selection of HMS Victory Oak rings and cufflinks, and HMS Victory copper cufflinks and pendants, all expertly crafted from materials sourced from the ship's restoration projects. 

nautical necklace

Wide Teardrop Malachite Pendant: £79 

Introducing our Wide Teardrop Malachite Pendant. This artisan-made pendant boasts a wide, teardrop-shaped malachite cabochon nestled within a sterling silver setting. Its exceptional finish showcases intricate and captivating markings. Here at Hepburn & Hughes, we love the distinctive green gemstone, which as well as making a lovely Christmas gift, is also perfect for any Taurus zodiac signs. The pendant's timeless beauty is suitable for a wide range of occasions and is best complemented by a longer chain. For an added touch of elegance, we suggest considering an upgrade to a 24-inch or 30-inch chain length.

green teardrop necklace

November 09, 2023 — Louise Parkin