Of all the Christmas gifts you could buy, there's nothing quite as impressive as a shiny piece of gold and diamond encrusted jewellery. So if you're hoping to pop eyes, drop jaws and trump everyone else's gift (by far), here is our holiday gift guide of the most coveted pieces of jewellery in Hong Kong right now:
1. Panthère de Cartier ring
This yellow gold ring (HK$570,000) by Cartier will make anyone purr, featuring the brand's iconic panther with emerald green eyes, a defined onyx nose, and glittering diamonds set into its head and neck.
Cartier, Shop G09-15, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 8105 5008, www.cartier.com
2. Gold bamboo cuff by John Hardy
Get inspired by nature with the Bamboo slim gold cuff by John Hardy (HK$32,200), with its hand-carved 18 karat gold and diamonds meant to look like bamboo grass sliced at an angle and bubbling with fresh water.
You'll even be doing something good for planet earth as John Hardy will plant 17 bamboo seedlings for every gold cuff sold.
John Hardy, Shops B33-34, Basement Floor, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2533 3895, www.johnhardy.com
3. De Beers Cocktail Fizz pendant
Make someone giddy with De Beers' Cocktail Fizz pendant (HK$208,000), featuring 18 carat white gold and three stars of diamonds clustered together for the ultimate dazzle.
De Beers, G1-2 Ground Floor, The Landmark, Central, +852 2118 2321, www.debeers.com
4. Tiffany & Co. Jean Schlumberger Conique Bracelet
The Tiffany & Co. Jean Schlumberger Conique bracelet of diamonds and red spinels is handcrafted with 18 karat gold wire, which entwines the stones like flowers, leaves, cones and berries on the vine. Ideal for showing off during the holiday season, this bracelet is priced at HK$1,066,000.
Tiffany & Co, Shop 323, Level 3, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2918 9992, www.tiffany.com
5. Links of London 2012 Entwine pendant and bracelet
Designed to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic games, the Links of London Entwine pendant (HK$8,750) features a bright citrine stone wrapped in an 18-carat gold spiral. For those feeling extra generous, there's also a matching bracelet for HK$11,250.
Links of London, Shop 1003A, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2295 3328, www.linksoflondon.com