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The Ultimate Gift Guide

By Alex Martin |  December 3 2018


From exquisite jewelry to dreamy timepieces, elegant games and special spirits, you’re sure to find the perfect present in Elite Traveler’s Ultimate Gift Guide for 2018.Ultimate Gift Guide

De Beers Soothing Lotus necklace in 18K white, yellow and rose gold with 6.06-carat pear-shaped diamond and 154.4 carats fancy-yellow, fancy-pink, brown, greenish-grey, orange and white diamonds. Price on request, available by appointment, De Beers in New York, +1 212 906 0001, debeers.com

Star light, Star Bright

Luxury Gift Guide

Clockwise: Jimmy Choo Supernova clutch, $2,995, Jimmy Choo in New York, +1 212 593 0800, jimmychoo.com. Verdura Stardust necklace in 18K white gold with 460 carats rainbow moonstones and 7 carats diamonds, $79,500, Verdura in New York, +1 212 758 3388, verdura.com. H Stern Genesis star ring in 18K noble gold with 2.35 carats diamonds, $15,800, H Stern in New York, +1 212 688 0300, hstern.net. Verdura Stardust ear clips in 18K white gold with 51 carats rainbow moonstone and 2 carats diamonds, $29,500, Verdura in New York, +1 212 758 3388, verdura.com. Lilly Street Radiance Sea Green ring in 18K yellow gold with 17.3mm-Tahitian pearl and .94 carats diamonds, $19,000, lillystreet.com.

Dazzling DiamondsLuxury Gift Guide

Clockwise: Bulgari high jewelry earrings in 18K white gold with 9.72 carats diamonds, price on request, Bulgari in New York, +1 800 285 4274, bulgari.com. Wempe diamond earrings in platinum with 13.34 carats diamonds, $103,300, Wempe in New York, +1 212 397 9000, wempe.com. Cartier high jewelry ring in 18K white gold with 2.15 carats diamonds, price on request, high jewelry necklace in 18K white gold with 29.85 carats diamonds, price on request, Cartier in New York, +1 212 940 2220, cartier.com.

Pretty in PearlsLuxury Gift Guide

Clockwise: Assael necklace in 18K white gold with 15-16.6mm Tahitian pearls and 3.4 carats diamonds, $230,000, assael.com. Mastoloni ring in 18K white gold with 14mm-Tahitian pearl and 1 carat diamonds, $7,260, mastoloni.com. Yoko London ring in 18K white gold with 13.9mm-Tahitian pearl and .96 carats diamonds, $9,000, Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, +1 212 753 4000, yokolondon.com. David Yurman earrings in 18K white gold with 16mm-Tahitian pearls and 3 carats diamonds, $41,000, David Yurman in New York, +1 212 752 4255, davidyurman.com. Neha Dani Orabella ring in rhodium-plated 18K white gold with 10.5mm-Tahitian pearl and 3.67 carats diamonds, $32,000, Macklowe Gallery in New York, +1 212 644 6400, nehadani.com.

Shades of blueLuxury Gift Guide

From left: Oscar Heyman earrings in platinum with 6.81 carats indicolite tourmalines and 2.36 carats diamonds, $40,000, Oscar Heyman in New York, +1 212 593 0400, oscarheyman.com. Louis Vuitton high jewelry necklace in 18K white gold with 8.45 carats diamonds, 4.44-carat beryl and 1.08-carat aquamarine, price on request, available by appointment, +1 866 884 8866, louisvuitton.com. Coomi Trinity necklace in 18K white gold with 40.61 carats Paraíba tourmalines and 10.31 carats diamonds, $180,000, coomi.com. Chopard high jewelry ring in 18K white gold with 3.81-carat Paraíba tourmaline and 2.53 carats diamonds, price on request, Chopard in New York, +1 212 223 2304, chopard.com

Radiant rubiesLuxury gift guide

Clockwise: Oscar Heyman necklace in platinum with 203.88 carats invisible-set rubies and 19.66 carats diamonds, $950,000, Oscar Heyman in New York, +1 212 593 0400, oscarheyman.com. Jacob & Co Infinia ring in 18K white gold with 11.92 carats rubies and 5.69 carats diamonds, $59,000, Jacob & Co in New York, +1 212 719 5887, jacobandco.com. Graff ring in platinum with 4.01-carat ruby and 1.07 carats diamonds, price on request, bracelet in 18K white gold with 15.85 carats emerald-cut rubies and 10.55 carats diamonds, price on request, Gra in New York, +1 212 421 3605, graffdiamonds.com

To the moonLuxury Gift Guide

From left: Arnold & Son HM Double Hemisphere Perpetual Moon watch in 18K red gold, $31,000, Cellini Jewelers in New York, +1 212 888 0505, arnoldandson.com. Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Silver watch in stainless steel, $15,200, Exquisite Timepieces in Naples, Florida, +1 239 262 4545, jaquet-droz.com. Louis Moinet Sideralis Evo watch in 18K rose gold, $265,000, available by appointment, Don FitzHenry, owner, don@ tzhenrys.com, +1 561 212 6812, louismoinet.com.

Sharply dressedLuxury Gift Guide

Top to bottom: Scarpe Di Bianco Pecari Nero Oliva monk-strap shoes, $995, scarpedibianco.com. Rolex Cellini Date watch in 18K white gold, $17,800, Wempe in New York, +1 212 397 9000, wempe.com. Corthay Wilfrid shoes, $2,450, Le ot in New York, +1 212 989 4577, corthay.com.

Spirited endeavorsLuxury Gift Guide

From left: The Macallan M in Lalique decanter, $5,356, reservebar.com, themacallan.com. Asprey crystal Hexagonal Liqueur Set (sold with four glasses), $1,300, Asprey in New York, +1 212 688 1811, asprey.com. The Dalmore Constellation Collection Vintage 1992, $3,000, enquiries@thedalmore.com, thedalmore.com.

Rock steady

Luxury Gift Guide

Top to bottom: Vram Chrona cu in black-rhodium-coated 18K yellow gold, $8,670, vramjewelry.com. Shamballa 10mm Braided bracelet with onyx beads, 18K yellow gold bead and 18K yellow gold certificate lock, $3,030, 10mm Lock bracelet with grey sapphire locks, rhodium-plated 18K gold lock and 18K yellow gold certificate lock, $7,300, Shamballa Jewels in New York, +1 212 924 2108, shamballajewels.com. David Yurman cable curb link bracelet in sterling silver with .99 carats black diamonds, $3,500, David Yurman in New York, +1 212 343 7918, davidyurman.com. Todd Reed ring in black jade and sterling silver with 1.82 carats black diamonds, $9,650, toddreed.com Vram Archa ring in black-rhodium-coated 18K yellow gold, $5,400, vramjewelry.com.

Textured elegance

Luxury Gift Guide

From left: Patek Philippe cufflinks in 18K rose gold, $4,080, Golden Ellipse Ref 5738R watch in 18K rose gold, $30,846, Wempe in New York, +1 212 397 9000, patekphilippe.com. Frank Clegg alligator briefcase, $15,000, frankcleggleatherworks.com. Stefano Ricci crocodile loafers, $4,100, Stefano Ricci in New York, +1 212 371 3901, stefanoricci.com.

Picture perfectluxury gift guide

Clockwise: Christian Louboutin Rantus Orlato sneakers, $1,050, Christian Louboutin in New York, +1 212 940 2501, christianlouboutin.com. Dolce & Gabbana graffiti sunglasses, $400, Dolce & Gabbana in New York, +1 212 897 9653, dolcegabbana.com. Olympia Le-Tan Basquiat book clutch, $1,340, Olympia Le-Tan in Paris, +33 1 55 35 36 11, olympialetan.com. Maison Margiela Replica Painter sneakers, $635, modaoperandi.com.

Game onluxury gift guide

Clockwise: Berluti leather backgammon set, $5,100, Berluti in New York, +1 212 439 6400, berluti.com. Hermès chess game, $2,300, Hermès in New York, +1 212 785 3030, hermes.com. Aerin shagreen poker set, $2,500, Aerin in East Hampton, New York, +1 631 527 5517, aerin.com. Purling London darts, $100, purlinglondon.com. Tiffany & Co sterling silver yo-yo, $300, Tiffany & Co in New York, +1 212 755 8000, tiffany.com. Hermès multi-color poker cards, $120, Hermès in New York, +1 212 785 3030, hermes.com.

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