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Holiday Gift Guide: Treasures Under $50 from Around the Globe

Jennifer Jedda

November 21 2016

Written By: PJ Valenciano

All our favorites from Asia to Europe!

There is no question---the holidays are coming! Good news for you, we are here to make checking off your shopping list easy. Let us share our favorite global finds with you so that you can share them with your favorite people!

Here are some recommended gift-worthy treasures curated from Jen’s travels: 

JEN’S JEWELRY PICKS

¡Hóla!

“Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican painter, was my inspiration for going to Oaxaca. During her lifetime she adopted the traditional Tehuana attire as a means of showing her solidarity with the strong women of this matriarchal Zapotec society. I was pleased to find pieces that were representative of what she may have worn."

 Mexican Filigree Earrings

MEXICAN FILIGREE EARRINGS FROM OAXACA I $28.00

 

Street Look Book

Street Style featuring JJ Caprices Earrings from Mexico

 

Shalom! !שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם

“I love having my breath taken away. And that is exactly what happened when I walked into the AMARO boutique in Jerusalem 3 years ago.”

AMARO Earrings

ILLUMINATION POSTS BY AMARO I $48.00

 

Street Look Book

Street Style featuring JJ Caprices earrings from Israel

 

Bonjour!

“The handmade pieces mesmerized me.  I would browse the store studying the tribal, baroque or couture elements that made each collection better than the next.”

 

Satellite Paris Ring

WINDY FLOWER RING BY SATELLITE PARIS I $30.00

 

Street Style Look Book

Street Style featuring JJ Caprices Ring from France

 

Ciao Bella!

“Like the myriad of stained glass windows found in the churches of Italy, these colorful earrings captured my attention while I was enjoying the streets of Rome.”

Stained Glass Earrings

STAINED GLASS DROP EARRINGS I $49.00

 

Street Style Look Book

Street Style featuring JJ Caprices Earrings from Italy

 

Buenos Dias!

“This detailed and hand strung beaded necklace was a gleeful discovery in a family owned shop in a community next to Lake Atitlan. The owners and the artisans are indigenous Kaquichel Mayans.

Hand Beaded Necklace from Guatemala

HAND BEADED NECKLACE - SHIMMERING RED I $38.00

 

Street Style Look Book

Street Style featuring JJ Caprices Necklace from Guatemala

 

Marhaba! مرحبا

“ These multi-color semi-precious stones and sterling silver posts were handmade by Armenian jewelers in a small town in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley called Anjar.  The work of these jewelers has been long renowned across the Middle East and world. "

Sterling Silver Earrings from Lebanon

 MULTI-COLORED STERLING SILVER POST EARRINGS - ARMENIAN JEWELRY I $49.00

Street Style Look Book

Street Style featuring JJ Caprices Earrings from Lebanon

 

¿Cómo estás?

“Walking the streets of Cusco,Peru I stumbled into a little silver market off the Plaza de Armas.  I was enchanted by the rows of silver jewelry all encased in glass that lined the four walls. Some of the work was quite detailed, others, like these wonderful .950 silver hoop earrings, were elegant in their simplicity. "

Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings

STERLING SILVER HOOP EARRINGS SIZE S I $45.00

Street Style Look Book

Street Style featuring JJ Caprices Earrings from Peru

 

If you are the type who loves to give gifts that stand out, refrain from hitting the malls, instead bookmark our shop and this list! The beauty of each piece is that it was carefully chosen from a group of artisans Jen was able to personally meet and greet. You needn’t have to stress yourself to get hold of precious trinkets and baubles that tell stories of culture, people and geography. We have them right here. And wouldn’t these jewelry make a conversation starter over holiday dinners and gatherings?

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