The Handmade Jewellery Gift Guide

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Looking for unique, handmade jewellery gifts? Want carefully crafted pieces that last more than just one Christmas?

Whether you’re a last minute gift buyer or an in-advance prepper, our Aquila Jewellery gift edit will give you all the handmade jewellery gift ideas you need to ensure your loved ones (and perhaps yourself) will have meaningful and long lasting gifts this year.

Why is handmade jewellery gifting a great idea?

Choosing handmade is exactly that - a choice. You are choosing all the dedicated hours and detailed craftsmanship that goes into each piece. You are choosing techniques passed down generations and the marking of traditional hand held tools without a factory or high street in sight.

You’re also choosing uniqueness, timelessness, enduring quality and the romance that the time-honed art of handmade jewellery making results in pieces with a legacy, not just a price tag.

After all, with so many single-use, plastic gifts out there, why not choose something made from natural materials (and the majority of that recycled) that will last much more than just one Christmas?

Why Aquila Jewellery?

We are an independent travel-inspired jewellery brand that sell carefully curated, handmade gold, silver and mixed metal jewellery pieces designed in Brighton and made by our trusted artisans in Indonesia and India.

Join us in our journey to discover beautiful and unique places in the world that inspire our jewellery collection. And as we seek sustainable ways to better our processes - we’re keen to learn to be better and do better.

Our Gift Guide

Festive Favourites

For those that adore handmade jewellery with a twist, our 14ct gold vermeil feather drop earrings could be the ones! They’ve proven to be very popular since their release and bring a gorgeously gold glow to your Christmas wardrobe.

The shape and detailing has been designed to match the feather plumes of ostriches, which run wild across the expansive plains of the Maasai Mara national reserve in Kenya, Africa.

A place of huge ecological importance and home to the Great Migration, the vast and arid beauty of the Maasai Mara is a fitting inspiration for our earrings; ideal for anyone who adores the wonders of nature.

The Statement Piece

What would a jewellery gift edit be without a show stopper? An eye catching boho piece with a design so intricate it’s hard to believe it is made by hand?

Take a look at the finely crafted Mandalay ring. A mixed metal saddle ring made from 925 sterling silver and 18ct solid gold that displays careful dot work by our Indonesian artisans.

The small dot work and larger circle shapes draw inspiration from the spiritual significance of the circle or ‘Mandala’. Mandala’s are generally linked to the cosmos and deities and carry a symmetrical quality. 

The name of the ring comes from the richly spiritual city of Mandalay, central Myanmar, a place steeped in royal history and grand architecture.

The choice for chunky ring lovers who look for unique boho designs.

Minimalist Pieces

Everything from our Agonda collection is the perfect choice for minimalists.

Each piece is created in a simple shape with no design or technique other than the hand-hammering of the 925 sterling silver or 14ct gold vermeil precious metals.

This makes for handmade jewellery that is beautifully subtle on its own, or perfect for stacking.

What is great about the Agonda collection too, as inspired by the idyllic sands of Agonda beach in Goa, India, is that its clean and refined design makes it popular to most tastes.

Looking for jewellery gifts for her? Try our silver dangle dots or how about some cute little Agonda round studs? Perfect for everyday wear.

The Gold One

The wow factor comes in many different forms. From the fact that this ring is made from 9ct solid gold to the fact that you can wash your hands whilst wearing it, this versatile Agonda skinny ring is ideal for stacking or wearing on your chosen finger (pinky is popular).

For those that love high quality fuss-free jewellery, it’s at the top of the Christmas list!

Stocking Stuffers

OK so they’re too special to be crammed alongside satsumas but they are the perfect size to fit in a Christmas stocking.

We’re talking about easy-to-wear, lightweight huggies, like our 14ct gold vermeil Tanna huggies.

Just the jewellery choice for busy people who want simple and classic everyday earrings that won’t fall out. They are a real winner if you’re looking for a clean, effortless look.

All in all…

From statement rings to skinny rings and drop earrings to huggies, we hope we have inspired your Christmas jewellery gifting this year to be as special as the person you are buying it for.

Which piece from our list is your favourite? Will handmade jewellery be on your Christmas list this year? Let us know in the comments below.


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