Vanity, thy name is woman. So, if you are looking for a perfect gift idea for the woman who has an extraordinary taste, our edit of the best luxury gifts ideas feature varied options to choose from. From artistically designed diamond rings by jeweler Stephen Webster and Swarovski studded sandal from Stuart Weitzman to Burberry’s Prorsum studded leather tablet cover and Dolce & Gabbana’s Animalier make-up collection, and the Russian sable coats from Dennis Basso's ‘Fur’ collection. Take your pick!
1). Stephen Webster’s ‘Temptation of Eve’ Ring
The founder of an eponymous jewelry brand Stephen Webster, the British jewelry designer known for gothic, rock and roll, and steam punk styles of fine and silver jewelry recently introduced an incredibly unique ‘The Temptation of Eve’ cocktail ring, a design based around the story from the book of Genesis. Made of 18k white gold, the ring’s body of the serpent is set with 6 carats of round-cut white diamonds.
Besides, there were other notable rings in the Eve collection of cocktail rings which depict a combination of histories’ most glamorous yet deadly femme fatales, including Lady McBeth, Eve, Bonnie Parker and Bettie Page. The collection starts with prices from $16,110. (Stephen Webster)
2). MB&F and Boucheron: jwlrymachine
Price: Staring $195,000
Renowned for their exceptional 'horological machines', Swiss creative lab MB&F has collaborated with 152-year-old French high-end jewelers House of Boucheron to create haute-jewelry version of MB&F's horogological machine no.3 ‘HM3’ named the 'jwlrymachine'. Conceived as a three-dimensional jeweled owl by Boucheron’s artisans, the 'jwlrymachine' comes presented either in 18k white gold, with amethyst, diamonds with blue and violet sapphires, or in 18k red gold, with pink tourmaline, rose quartz, diamonds and pink sapphires. (MB&F)
3). Dennis Basso's ‘Fur’ Collection
Price: Staring from $165,000
One of America’s premier couture fur designers, the ‘Valentino of furs’ Dennis Basso actually started his fashion career back in 1983 by selling a line of pelts out of the trunk of a rented Town Car, and since then he transformed his business into a multinational luxury fur brand. In business from 25 years, Dennis Basso offers lynx coats, lippe cat hats, and ermine shrugs, besides organza and chiffon gowns and delicately embroidered cocktail dresses. But he prides himself most on the quality of his skins, specially his broadtail, his chinchilla, and his sable. Notably, coat designed from 16 rows of Barguzin sable stitched together with barely visible seams of handmade lace costs $165,000.
Also, Dennis Basso’s media campaign in which supermodel Naomi Campbell was photographed posing in Basso’s Russian sable coats, which can cost anything around $200,000, was protested by animal rights organization PETA. (Dennis Basso)
4). Dolce & Gabbana Black Velvet Dress
Italian luxury industry fashion house Dolce & Gabbana designed an exclusive gold-leaf encrusted black velvet dress with glass pearl and resin baroque, which is just the perfect gift for an elite, fashion icon. (Dolce & Gabbana)
5). Versace Vanity Christmas Edition
Anyone looking for a perfect Christmas gift for her can go for the exclusive Versace Vanity Christmas Edition, which is a fabulous gold and white interpretation of Versace’s popular Vanity Collection timepieces. Described to be a true stylish jewel, it features an IP plate rose gold bezel with 45 brilliant cut white diamonds encircling the dial. With full .81 carat weight of diamonds shining on an exquisite white sunray dial richly embellished with symbolic elements of Maison Versace. The Vanity Christmas Edition which comes in a beautiful Versace presentation box and carries a two-year guarantee, is instantly recognizable with its trademark Medusa studs, Versace logo, and Greca motif dial. (Versace)
6). Dolce & Gabbana Animalier collection
Renowned for the love of leopard print, the Italian luxury fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana has now used the leopard print in its make-up collection. Dubbed as the ‘Animalier’, the full collection, exclusively available at Harrods, will feature an eye-shadow quad, 5 neutral nail lacquer shades, 3 lipsticks and 2 liquid liners as well as the stand-out product, a leopard print bronzer encased within a matching leopard print compact. (Dolce & Gabbana)
7). Burberry Prorsum Studded Leather Tablet Cover
Made in Italy; the Burberry Prorsum studded leather tablet cover which comes in a branded dust bag has been especially designed to let you protect your technology in punchy style.
Designers of the British fashion house crafted this stylish clasp-fastening piece by combining black full-grain padded leather and tough brass, which will make a sharp impression on days when you’re running between appointments. (Burberry)
8). Stuart Weitzman's Millionairess sandal
Designer of the international, high-end shoe company Stuart Weitzman, Stuart A. Weitzman who’s renowned for dressing-up the top-notch celebs for red carpets with his one-of-a-kind jewel pair of shoes especially the million dollar shoes with 464 diamonds which Laura Harring wore at the Academy Awards for her Oscar-nominated film Mulholland Drive. And, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of that special, iconic sandal, Stuart A. Weitzman revamped it for its 2012 edition.
Dubbed the ‘Millionairess’, the shoes have been given Swarovski crystal makeover and is priced at an affordable $595. (Stuart Weitzman)