2018 Top 5 Unique Gift Ideas

When giving a gift, everyone wants the recipient to feel special and appreciated. Gifts are one of the ways that we show the people we love that we’re thinking of them and that we care. And giving a unique gift can help you show someone just how much they mean to you. Giving a unique gift lets the recipient know that you put a little extra time into choosing their gift and thinking about what they might like.

To help you wow your loved ones this year, we’ve put together this list of our top 5 favorite unique gift ideas. Read on to see these incredible gift options that are as distinctive as they are gorgeous.

#1 Rose Gold Bezel Diamond Studs

Who doesn’t love a diamond stud? They’re classic, gorgeous, and go with everything. These diamond studs have an edge on the competition, however— their unique detailing. On these studs, a softly glowing rose gold bezel setting surrounds the diamond studs. The combination of the romantic, vintage-era-ready rose gold and the modern, bold bezel setting creates a unique juxtaposition that makes these diamond studs stand out from the crowd.

#2 Martini Princess Studs

These radiant diamond studs are another example of unique detailing and beautiful design. These princess cut diamonds pair elegantly with their four-prong martini settings. The white gold martini settings give these studs an icy retro vibe— plus, the open sides of the design allow the diamonds to catch light from all sides, maximizing their sparkle.

#3 White Gold Ruby Studs

Wearing gemstones instead of diamonds is growing in popularity among women who want to wear jewelry that’s more personalized and distinctive. When selecting a gemstone piece to give as a gift, think about the recipient’s personality and which colors would compliment them most. These ruby and white gold bezel set studs are a great choice for a woman with a passionate spirit, a big heart, or one who looks particularly incredible in red.

#4 Round Diamond Hoops

These diamond hoops are to die for. These dazzling earrings showcase 40 gorgeous white diamonds that will turn heads from across the room. Our favorite thing about these diamond hoops is the way their design allows their incredible white diamonds take center stage and really shine.

#5 Black Diamond and Rose Gold Ring

We saved the best for last. This rose gold black diamond solitaire ring is a truly unique, incredible piece. The black diamond and rose gold combination create a mysterious and cool look. It’s a truly distinctive style that is ready and waiting to elevate the jewelry collection of the fashionista in your life.

Outfit Ideas for the First Dinner Date

They say you only get one chance to make a first impression. So on a first date, you want to make sure you feel confident about the impression you’ll make. Choosing an outfit that you feel comfortable and attractive in, is a great way to make you feel more at ease on a first date. When you feel relaxed, you’ll be able to have more fun, which will let your personality shine. Need some outfit inspiration to help you rock the first date? We’ve put together this list of five great outfit ideas for the first dinner date, complete with stunning jewelry pairings that will catch your new beau’s eye.

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Classic Cocktail and Diamond Hoops

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If you’re going to a more upscale restaurant, you’ll want to dress for the occasion. Try wearing a cocktail dress in a jewel-toned color to help you stand out from the sea of black you’ll find at most restaurants. Pair your cocktail dress with nude heels and some classic but sexy jewelry, like these diamond hoop earrings and this delicate round diamond pendant.

Denim, Leather, and Black Diamonds

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If you’re going to a slightly more casual spot for dinner, like a wine bar or a gastropub, try wearing dark jeans and a leather jacket. You can wear this with a cute, flowing top to make sure that this outfit still feels soft and feminine. Pair this look with cute black boots and fun jewelry. We love the cool look of these black diamond trinity earrings and black diamond pendant necklace.

Vintage-Inspired 

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Cushion Cut Pendant in Solid 14k Rose Gold 

If you love the vintage look, embrace your personal style and wear a vintage-inspired cocktail dress to your dinner date. Try an A-line dress with a sweetheart neckline for a fun and flattering look. Go with delicate accessories in vintage-ready rose gold to complete this look. These dangling rose gold and cushion cut diamond studs will beautifully compliment your vintage-inspired ensemble.

Black and White with colored gemstones

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Wearing a well-tailored black trouser with a flattering white top is a chic choice for a dinner date. Add a few pops of strategic color with your accessories. You can pair this outfit with halo set ruby earrings and beautifully rich burgundy shoes to add a dash of romantic red.

A Classic: The LBD and white diamonds

RB100-A1W-M1 PRB100-A1W-M2There’s a reason the little black dress is considered the ultimate classic look. It’s flattering, elegant, and can work for any occasion. Keep the classic vibes of your LBD going strong by pairing it with classic accessories like black stilettos, a black clutch, a round diamond pendant, and round diamond studs.

The Jewelry Trend That Will Be Everywhere This Fall

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It’s almost fall, and that means it’s time for a new season of fun fashion trends. This year’s fall trends include a wide array of luxe options, like winter florals, fur, embroidery, and everything red. But what’s trending on the jewelry front for fall? The jewelry trend that will be everywhere this fall is rose gold.

Rose gold has been trending for a few years now and this trend shows no sign of slowing down. Rose gold has taken its place in the jewelry world as a new neutral. The beautiful, soft pink hue sits somewhere in between the warm tone of gold and the cool tone of silver, making it endlessly wearable. The versatility, warmth, and glamour of rose gold makes it the perfect pairing for this fall’s luxe trends.

Let’s take a look at some beautiful pieces that embody fall’s rose gold trend.

Ruby and Rose

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14k Rose Gold 4-Prong Basket Round Ruby Gemstone Dangle Earrings

These ruby and rose gold stunners are a perfect way to pair rose gold with fall’s biggest fashion trend: rich red tones. This pairing of wine-red rubies and warm rose gold is beautiful and simply perfect for fall’s rich tones.

Keep It Classic

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14k Rose Gold 4-Prong Basket Round Diamond Stud Earrings and 14k Rose Gold 4-Prong Basket

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Princess-Cut Diamond Stud Earrings

Rose gold is the perfect choice for classic diamond studs, shown here in the most popular diamond shapes, round and princess. These studs are classic, yet on-trend and are the perfect compliment for all of this year’s fashion trends.

Shine Bright

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14k Rose Gold Halo Round Diamond Stud Earrings

These halo set rose gold and diamond stud earrings are a stunning way to complement fall’s luxe fashions. The halo setting of these earrings gives the illusion of a larger center stone, and adds major sparkle to your look.

Embrace Fall’s Rich Tones

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14k Rose Gold 4 Prong Basket Round Black Diamond Stud Earrings with Patented Secure Lock Backing

These black diamond and rose gold studs add a mysterious and beautiful touch to any outfit. The dark yet warm tone of these studs perfectly compliments fall’s rich color palette and would go especially well with this season’s winter florals.

Think Pink

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14k Rose Gold 3-Prong Martini Round Pink Sapphire Gemstone Stud Earrings

Blushing pink rose gold pairs beautifully with the incredible pink shimmer of these pink sapphires. This gorgeous combination is uniquely stunning and a great way to add a subtle pop of color to your fall look.

July’s Birthstone: The Royal Ruby

While all birthstones have a distinct meaning and unique beauty, those born in July are perhaps the most fortunate considering their birthstone is the ever-enchanting ruby. Hailed by many as the king of precious gemstones and known throughout the world for its dazzling beauty, the ruby has many characteristics that make it a special gemstone for many people, but especially for those born in July.

Historians believe that rubies were traded on the Silk Road as early as 200BC and have traced the ruby back to many other ancient civilizations including ancient Greece, demonstrating the gem’s long-standing significance in the world. For these different ancient cultures, the ruby was highly symbolic and meaningful, and a great deal of that symbolic meaning is still attached to the gemstone today. The ruby is believed to represent arguably some of the most important aspects of life—love, protection, and prosperity. Legend has it that due to the ruby’s strength and durability, many ancient warriors donned rubies on their shields to grant them protection. In addition, being a stone that adorned the upper classes of society throughout history, the ruby became a symbol of wealth and prosperity.

One defining aspect of the ruby that makes it so special is its rich and radiant red color. The ruby’s brilliant red color is often associated with vitality, passion, and a zest for life and love. This is the reason many find the ruby to be a high-energy stone. Rubies can be found in many different shades of red, from rich tonal shades to bright and vivid hues.

Today, rubies are one of the most sought-after precious gemstones in the world.  Given their unparalleled beauty and deeply symbolic meaning, the highly coveted gems make for one of the most specials gifts available. As their birthstone, a ruby is a particularly appropriate gift for someone born in July. A piece of ruby jewelry is a gift that a person born in July will have a special connection with for the rest of their lives. Below, our expert team at DiamondStuds.com lists a few of our favorite ruby earrings that will make the perfect gift for a July baby.

1 Carat Round Ruby Earrings with 14K Rose Gold 3-Prong Martini Setting

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Featuring large ruby gemstones with a 1 carat total weight, this stunning pair of earrings are timeless and elegant in every sense. The ruby stones are secured by a 14 karat rose gold 3 prong martini setting that not only highlights the rubies and enhances their brilliance, but in addition accents them beautifully.

1 Carat Round Ruby Earrings with Platinum Bezel Setting

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For an undeniably bolder look, our experts at DiamondStuds.com suggest this pair of ruby earrings with a platinum bezel setting. The classic ruby stones are paired with a platinum bezel setting to create a combination that brings one of the world’s most precious gemstones together with one of the world’s rarest metals. The result is absolutely jaw-dropping.

1 Carat Round Ruby Earrings with Halo Diamonds

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What can possibly be better than gorgeous ruby earrings? Simple, ruby earrings with halo set diamonds. Our final staff pick for someone born in July that features their ruby birthstone is this pair of earrings that is outfitted with a .60 carat ruby center stone and surrounded by small pavé diamonds weighing a total of .40 carat. The awe-inspiring pair of earrings also feature 18 karat white gold throughout, making this what some would call the perfect pair of earrings.