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Holiday Gift Guide

Every year, the experts at Eiseman Jewels put together a curated selection of their top gift selections for all the most important people on your holiday shopping list. Read on to find out which pieces made their (very) nice list for 2018.

Gifts For Her

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Dazzle her with this stunning Messika necklace and bracelet set from the Undine Collection. Set in 18-karat white gold and unlike anything else in her jewelry box, these pieces each feature five cascading rows of breathtaking emerald-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds.

Roberto Demeglio Collection

Roberto Demeglio

Can’t decide between these beautiful Roberto Demeglio Collection ceramic and diamond bracelets and rings? Get them all so she can mix and match!

Diamond Earrings

Diamond Earrings

When in doubt, diamonds are always the way to go. But our brilliant collection of diamond earrings will make it hard to choose.

Roberto Coin

Roberto Coin

Exclusive to Eiseman Jewels, these bracelets from the new Roberto Coin Sauvage Prive Collection, with its bold geometric designs in diamonds and 18-karat gold, will not disappoint.

JB Star

JB Star

Make her holidays exponentially happier with this incredible sparkler from JB Star. This cocktail ring features a 16.98-carat rectangular cushion cut Paraiba Tourmaline and a total of 4.40 carats of diamonds.

Vintage David Webb

David Webb

For the woman who has everything, this vintage David Webb bracelet from the Eiseman Estate Collection will wow even the most discerning recipient. The bracelet — which can also convert into a pin — features diamonds, emeralds and pearls set in platinum.

Exclusive Italian Collection

Italian Collection

She will love this twist on a traditional gold bracelet from our Exclusive Italian Collection, featuring rubies and diamonds in 18-karat rose gold.

Eiseman Fashion Collection

Eiseman Fashion Collection

Who can resist diamonds by the yard? Choose from varying metals and diamond sizes with the Eiseman Fashion Collection.

Jaeger LeCoultre

Jaeger LeCoultre

Make it the most wonderful time of her year with the rose gold Jaeger LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Date featuring a bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds.

Gifts For Him

L’Epée’s Gaz Derrick

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When an ordinary desk clock simply will not do, try an extraordinary one. The L’Epée 1839 limited edition Gaz Derrick clock is one of a very limited run of only 50. Powered by the earth’s energy, the clock’s movement allows for precise timekeeping for up to seven days.

Breitling

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Watch his eyes light up when you present him with this Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 from Breitling. A favorite among pilots and aeronautical enthusiasts since 1952, this legendary model stands out with its steel case, black dial with red seconds hand, silver chronograph counters and applied hour markers.

Men’s Accessories

Men's Accessories

Eiseman carries a little something for every man on your list, from an Underwood London watch winder to cufflinks, stretch bracelets and bands available in a variety of metal options.

Ulysse Nardin

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If he’s crazy about timepieces, we have just the thing. The first automatic watch in the Freak Collection, the Freak Vision “Grinder” boasts a super-light silicium balance wheel with nickel mass elements and stabilizing micro-blades and a new platinum case design made even thinner by a box-domed crystal.

Let our experts help you choose the perfect gifts for the VIPs in your life this year. Visit Eiseman Jewels during our special holiday hours at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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If you’re in the market for a high-end timepiece, it’s important to make your purchase from a reputable authorized dealer. Buying from a manufacturer-authorized retailer ensures that the timepiece you buy is new, genuine and covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, and that all the information you’re given about the timepiece is accurate.

You may be tempted to purchase a discounted watch on what’s called the “gray market” — a store (either online or brick and mortar) that is not an authorized retailer of that particular watch brand. When you buy from an unauthorized dealer, you have no way of knowing when the watch was made and what may have happened to it before it made its way to you.

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An authorized retail channel, on the other hand, works like this: A brand manufactures watches, which are sold to official distributors throughout the world. The distributor then sells the watches to authorized retailers, which sell the watches to retail customers.

When you purchase a luxury timepiece from an authorized dealer, you can trust that you are purchasing a new watch — one that has not been stolen, has a serviceable warranty and runs no risk of being repossessed.

An authorized agent provides:

  • Physical interaction with the timepiece — you can handle and try on the watch before you buy it
  • Easily comparable models/brands
  • Superior customer service and quick answers to questions
  • Coverage of a manufacturer’s warranty
  • Immediate gratification
  • Complementary sizing done correctly with watch purchase
  • Faster after-sales service
  • A personalized buying experience and a relationship with the agent
  • Access to manufacturer-authorized servicing. If you bring a watch purchased from an unauthorized dealer to be serviced by an authorized dealer, they will be unable to service the watch.

How can you tell if you’re working with an authorized dealer? 

authorized dealerThe majority of online dealers are offering grey market pieces. If a watch is offered at a discount you are most likely looking at a grey market timepiece.

The bottom line is: If you’re going to invest in an expensive timepiece, you should do so from a reputable, authorized dealer, like Eiseman Jewels.

To shop our incredible selection of authorized luxury timepieces, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

 

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We could all use a little inspiration when it comes to polishing our look — and men are no exception. These 9 elegant-yet-masculine artisanal accessories will not only complement your current wardrobe — or the wardrobe of that special man in your life — but will prove useful in everyday life, as well.

William Henry Studio Pocket Knife

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For a pocket knife that looks as sharp as it cuts, go with a piece from William Henry Studio. A study in elegance, each William Henry piece takes more than seven months to create, incorporates the work of more than 30 artisans and is individually and uniquely engraved.

Pens by Montegrappa

For more than a century, Montegrappa has provided its customers with a truly authentic and custom service. Using ages-old techniques and traditional tools, their craftspeople hand-engrave or hand-paint an image of your choosing on a high-quality writing instrument. The result is a work of art that’s like no other pen on Earth.

Deakin & Francis Cufflinks and Stud Set

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The Sterling Silver Black Spinel Spider Cufflinks and Stud Set from Deakin & Francis add personality and style to any button-down shirt. Exquisitely crafted, these sterling silver spiders are encrusted with black spinel semi-precious stones and ruby eyes. The cufflinks feature a contrasting rose gold plated web, making them the ultimate edgy finishing touch.

Underwood London Watch Winder

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The Underwood London Biometric Thirty-Module watch winder protects up to 30 timepieces in a secure safe with the exclusive biometric lock system. The cabinet has a smooth calfskin leather exterior with hinged doors and fingerprint plate window on the bottom. The interior has 30 individual compartments for rotor boxes, which are removable and operate independently.

Cartier Gold and Steel Santos

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Inspired by his friendship with famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont, Louis Cartier created the Santos watch. The rounded angles of the dial, the seamless curve of the horns and the exposed screws made for an iconic watch that inspired countless reinterpretations. Today’s Santos watch features a mechanical movement with automatic winding, sapphire crystal and two bracelets — one steel with 18-karat yellow gold screws, and one calfskin leather with steel double adjustable folding buckle.

Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon

Men's Accessories

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The essential beauty of the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon’s inner workings is obvious thanks to its bold, aerial design. Its look is punctuated by oversized Roman numerals, sword markers and a raised rectangular bridge. With its exceptional power reserve of 170 hours, sapphire crystals and 18-karat rose gold case with ceramic bezel, it’s a celebration of the technical savoir-faire, pioneering expertise and artistic sensibility of Ulysse Nardin.

Louis Moinet Mecanograph

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The Mecanograph Calibre LM31 is the perfect marriage between an exclusive Louis Moinet chronometer-certified movement and the brand’s incomparable aesthetics. Its pure mechanical beauty is on display through both the half-dial on top and the display-back underneath. The right half of the dial boasts stylish and emblematic Côte du Jura guilloche, while the left half shows off the escapement, screwed balance, lever and gear train of the 182-component, COSC-certified automatic movement. From the display-back, you can see that the bridges — anthracite-treated and enhanced with 26 jewels and blued steel screws — are adorned with a Côtes du Jura motif, as is the bi-directional winding rotor mounted on a high-tech ceramic ball bearing.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris

Men's Accessories

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With a subtle blend of timeless elegance and athletic spirit, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris automatic timepiece boasts all the features of watchmaking elegance, including a sleek dial with delicate numerals and hour markers, serrated crowns, short lugs and a polished and brushed finish on the case. Its sporting character is enhanced by the two off-center crowns — one at 2 o’clock to adjust the rotating inner bezel and another at 4 o’clock to adjust the time.

MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual

Men's Accessories

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MB&F and independent watchmaker Stephen McDonnell have reinvented one of the most complex traditional watchmaking complications: the perpetual calendar. The result is the Legacy Machine Perpetual, featuring a visually stunning in-house movement developed from the ground up to eliminate the drawbacks of conventional perpetual calendars. Its fully integrated and purpose-built 581-component movement has been designed for user-friendly use. Thanks to an innovative “mechanical processor,” skipping dates and jamming gears are a thing of the past.

Let our experts show you how you can elevate your men’s accessories game. Visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

 

 

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Eiseman Jewels is the ultimate destination for jewelry connoisseurs. We are home to some of the world’s most remarkable pieces of estate and heirloom jewelry — jewelry that comes with a sense of deep history and unique character that sets it apart from other pieces. It is often one-of-a-kind and always timeless.

Here are just a few of the legendary jewelry designers and artisans whose creations you can expect to see in the Eiseman Estate Collection.

Henry Dunay

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Henry Dunay began his career when he started working as a jewelry apprentice in New York City at the age of 14. He worked his way up the ranks to become a master model maker and setter. In 1956, at the age of just 21, he started his own firm and quickly found fame after winning the De Beers Diamond International Award. Known for his bold designs, sensuous curves and signature finishes, Henry Dunay has solidified his position as a leading jewelry designer, artist and trendsetter in the world of fine jewelry.

Jean Mahie

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Father and daughter-in-law design team Jean and Jacline Mazard were among the first artists to create their own work with their own brand name, Jean Mahie, and have it displayed at leading jewelry stores such as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. From the moment they started their company in 1970, Jacline insisted that everything she made should be one-of-a-kind. With design studios in New York and the Bahamas, the company became known for its free-form, primitive designs with hammered finishes and melted metal designs. Pieces such as the ones pictured are becoming increasingly rare, as Jacline is no longer designing.

David Webb

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David Webb was a self-taught jewelry designer who, in his early years, worked for several large design houses such as Tiffany and Harry Winston. He went on to found David Webb, the luxury American jewelry house, in 1948 in New York City. Bold, attention-grabbing designs and vibrant gems in 18-karat yellow gold characterize the David Webb collection.

Julius Cohen

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Julius Cohen began his jewelry career in 1929, at the age of 16. In 1956, he established Julius Cohen Jeweler, Inc., with the belief that creating a special relationship with each customer on a personal basis was the only way to do business. The company is among America’s most celebrated and award-winning jewelry design firms of the 20th century. Julius Cohen’s unique, dedicated marketing style of visiting and servicing customers in their own homes or offices or the company’s Madison Avenue studio in New York remains the cornerstone of the business to this day.

Buccellati

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Mario Buccellati opened the doors of his first jewelry boutique on Largo Santa Margherita in Milan in 1919. Today, almost 100 years later, a timeless design aesthetic and refined craftsmanship remain at the heart of the Buccellati business. The house’s distinguished Milanese heritage — along with an unyielding desire to create objects of rare beauty — has established its distinct, inimitable style.

Every piece of pre-owned jewelry at Eiseman Jewels has undergone a thorough inspection, lovingly restored to like-new conditions, and comes with a warranty guaranteeing its quality. Peruse our stunning selection of estate designs at Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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Sutra Jewels was born of a collaboration between Arpita and Divyanshu Navlakha, the husband-and-wife team who founded the brand in 2008. The two had similar upbringings in two different regions of India. Arpita was raised in western India by a family that manufactured commercial jewelry, while Divyanshu’s specialized in traditional Indian jewelry out of northern New Delhi.

Along with her husband’s expertise in fine gem sourcing, Arpita’s limitless design creativity fuses a remarkable use of color with innovative construction. Each piece reflects the couple’s intense personality and chemistry in tangible form.

Eiseman Jewels sat down with Arpita to ask her more about the story of Sutra.

Who was your idol or muse growing up?

Growing up, I submerged myself in my father’s craft and began my obsession with gemstones. I always turned to the beautiful landscape and nature of my home country for inspiration. There was never a particular person — it was more so the world around me.

As Sutra’s sole designer, where do you draw your inspiration from?

sutraI mostly draw inspiration from either nature or architecture. Both have a special space in my heart. I have always been intrigued by flowers, birds and buildings with beautiful points and windows.

What’s one word you’d use to describe the Sutra brand?

Individualistic. It is the perfect word to describe my designs and the type of woman who wears them.

Tell us about your inspiration for your new collection.

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We are focusing on the launches of our feather, butterfly and tassel collections, all of which possess great elements of movement and fluidity. The feather collection was inspired by my fond memories of peacocks wandering around my home country. The silhouette of the feathers demonstrates the ability the peacock has to spread its wings.

The butterfly collection was inspired by my recollections of butterflies fluttering about the Mumbai Gardens of Maharashtra. After the birth of my daughter, I returned with my sketchpad to the same botanical oasis I enjoyed as a child and created the depictions from memory. The majestic creature held a new, deeper meaning after I became a mother.

What is something we may not know about you or Sutra Jewels?

I am actually quite shy. My designs are my alter ego, in a way. They allow me a creative outlet to express myself.

What’s your favorite piece at the moment?

sutraOur incredible sapphire marquise cocktail ring with marquise diamonds surrounding it.

When you’re designing pieces for Sutra, what kind of woman do you envision wearing them?

She is the type of woman who decides and defines her own style. Her preferences are bold and her taste is always exceptional.

Which celebrity or public figure were you most excited to see wearing Sutra’s designs on the red carpet or to an event? Who would you love to see wear Sutra next?sutra

Having Michelle Obama wear our jewelry during her time as First Lady was an extremely high honor. We also had an incomparable fashion moment with Jennifer Lopez on the Met Gala red carpet in 2015. We would love to see Kate Middleton wear Sutra — that would be a dream.

What else can we look forward to seeing from Sutra next?

The new collections explore using multiple gems married into one harmonious, elaborate yet still very wearable piece. We are also incorporating multi-use functions such as converter pieces that maximize wearability. We recently introduced the bracelet-to-choker combination in the line.

To browse an incredible selection of jewelry from Sutra Jewels, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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As part of its Clifton Collection, Baume & Mercier is expanding its offerings with a new series of timepieces, the Clifton Club, for men who want a multipurpose, stylish sports watch. Contemporary, refined and athletic, the Clifton Club boasts a distinctive, elegant design that offers style, functionality and comfort.

Attractive and modern, the Clifton Club was designed for adventure. Water resistant to 100 meters and ideal for watersports and boating, the Clifton Club is the watch you’ll never want to take off.

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Powered by a Swiss-made mechanical self-winding movement with date function, the Clifton Club is available in several elegant and sporty versions:

  • Polished/satin-finished stainless steel case with a black or white dial and the “All Road” calfskin strap
  • Polished/satin-finished stainless steel case with a blue or black dial and a steel bracelet.
  • All-black version with a black dial and a stainless steel case with a black sandblasted ADLC finish.

All the finishes are done by hand in line with the watchmaking traditions of Geneva. The beveled edge is polished and the top is vertically satin-brushed, along with the case band on the all-steel versions. These contrasting polished and satin finishes highlight the elegant bevel that runs around the case. The black version in sand-blasted ADLC steel gives this timepiece a modern matte look.

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With the double finish, polished edges and sand-blasted center, the bezel of the Clifton Club is a standout. The numerals are filled by hand with long-lasting lacquer in orange, or in black for the all-steel and leather versions. A steel ADLC ring is integrated to the black version and a steel/aluminum ring for the blue version.

Baume & Mercier Corporate Gifts

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Baume & Mercier, the seventh-oldest watchmaking house in the world, makes watches to mark memories. It’s the perfect timepiece with which to commemorate your business’s most important moments.

  • Reward your employees for outstanding work or loyalty.
  • Celebrate the retirement of your employees.
  • Motivate your team.
  • Celebrate the signing of an important contract.
  • Thank a client and strengthen customer loyalty.
  • Celebrate a key date in the life of your company.

Baume & Mercier lets you create a personalized watch from more than 20 choices, including model, strap, dial and case back personalization. Even the dial can be personalized with your company’s logo.

Five Reasons to Choose Baume & Mercier for Your Corporate Gifts

  1. Classical, elegant watches with contemporary, timeless design.
  2. Diverse offerings for men and women with Swiss-made quartz and automatic movements.
  3. Quality Swiss-made watches at competitive prices.
  4. Responsive, flexible service adapted to your requests and needs.
  5. 24-month guarantee worldwide.

To browse an exquisite collection of Baume & Mercier timepieces, visit Eiseman at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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As a bride or groom to be, you’ve got plenty of gifts to shop for before the big day. Honor your future partner with a meaningful gift on your wedding day, and show your bridesmaids and groomsmen just how much you appreciate all their help with something totally unique.

Here’s our guide to choosing the perfect gift for everyone on your wedding day gift list.

For the Groom from the Bride

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Cufflinks are to a groom’s wedding day attire as shoes are to a bride’s gown. Although not seen by many, but they’re an important accent to the overall look. They add an element of elegance, so make sure the cufflinks you choose for your groom are beautiful ones. Have them engraved with your initials and wedding date, they’ll become a special gift he’ll wear on the big day and for years to come.

 

For the Bride from the Groom

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Jewelry is always the answer, and your wedding day is no different. A strand of pearls, diamond or pearl earrings — they all make for beautiful, thoughtful wedding day gifts for your bride. If you’d like her to wear her gift on the big day, be sure to get some input from her mom or maid of honor, as she may have already planned out her bridal accessories.

 

For Each Other

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If you’d rather choose your wedding gifts to each other as a couple, we suggest coordinating watches — Gifts you’ll wear and cherish your entire lives. Becoming family heirlooms to be passed down from generation to generation. Consider having your wedding date and a special message engraved and your gifts will serve as a lasting expression of love.

 

For the Bridesmaids

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Roberto Coin Tiny Treasures pendants make the perfect bridesmaid gifts — they coordinate to create a cohesive wedding day look, but just different enough to reflect the personality of each maid. Your bridesmaids will feel special knowing you took the time pick out a pendant especially for her.

 

For the Groomsmen

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Your wedding is the perfect chance to help your boys graduate from disposable ballpoints to a classic fountain pen. A great writing instrument will not only keep the memory of your wedding day alive, but it will also get years and years of use. You can even mix styles to match each groomsman’s taste. Metallic money clips also make excellent groomsmen gifts, that can be personalized with engraved with initials or a favorite quote.

 

The experts at Eiseman Jewels are always here to help you choose the perfect gifts for your wedding day. To browse our wide selection of bridal gifts, visit our store at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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Almost every woman has a few extra-special pieces in her jewelry box that she hardly wears because she’s saving them for a special occasion. At Eiseman Jewels, we believe beautiful jewelry should be part of every day. After all, a gorgeous piece of jewelry can make any occasion special!

Here are a few of our favorite jewelry pieces for a casual summer night out—and the perfect occasion to wear each.

PICNIC IN KLYDE WARREN PARK

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These pretty sterling silver and diamond hoop earrings are the perfect finishing touch to your look for a casual lunch in the park.

STROLL THROUGH THE DALLAS ARBORETUM

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Give those lush botanical gardens a run for their money with these gorgeous diamond, crystal and 14-karat gold chandelier earrings.

SEE A RANGERS GAME

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Show your team spirit by wearing the Rangers’ colors in the most elegant way possible: with these stunning diamond and ruby earrings.

ROCK OUT AT A CONCERT

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There’s no better way of showing that you dance to the beat of your own drum than with these artistic turquoise and diamond earrings.

HAVE DINNER AT REUNION TOWER

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Even if the only thing you’re celebrating is the fact that you’re having dinner at Reunion Tower, these incredible diamond earrings will add the appropriate amount of sparkle.

Visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas to discover the perfect jewelry for any occasion.



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Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue
Wrap your presents to your darling from you

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Legendary singer-songwriter Willie Nelson penned the beloved holiday song “Pretty Paper” while living in Fort Worth in 1963, but today’s stylishly wrapped gifts call for more than just some pretty paper and ribbon. The specialists at Eiseman Jewels offer these 12 creative ideas for making your gift wrapping as special as what’s inside.

Sweet Surprise

For a clever and creative gift presentation, wrap a box in paper and then cover it with hot-glued peppermints or flowers before tying it up with pretty ribbon.

Perfectly Natural

Natural holiday décor like pinecones, evergreen sprigs and dried berries always add a wonderful accent to holiday gifts. But you don’t need to just stick with seasonal items. Organic objects like coral, seashells or a sand dollar offer a unique touch to any gift. You could also wrap the entire present using banana and bamboo leaves or birch bark.

Make It Personal

Personalize wooden gift tags or brown craft paper with adhesive letters that spell out the giftee’s name.

Something Extra

Why not decorate the gift with an extra gift—like an embellished ponytail holder for a little girl or a bejeweled broach for a bigger girl. You could also tie a kid’s present with a jump rope or wrap a gift for a sophisticated friend in a hand-painted silk scarf.

Revel in Ribbons

Velvet ribbons always add a look of luxury, but another offbeat way to tie up a present is to cinch bow-tie pasta with a simple string or colored tape. Using leftover fabric trim instead of ribbon will give gifts a fashion-forward finish.

Cut Loose

To achieve a cutout look, first wrap a gift in tissue, glassine or wax paper. Then use a solid-color, heavier paper with a cutout of a tree (or whatever design you like) that allows the paper underneath to show. Or, try creating a wintry scene on a wrapped present using the paper-dolls technique.

Take a Dip

Wrap up your present in the paper of your choice, and cover one end in double-stick tape or sprayed adhesive. Dip that end in glitter and/or confetti to cover it in sparkly color.

Box It Up

Stack three to five boxes of differing sizes wrapped with complementary patterns and colors and tie them all up with two giant ribbons. Or for odd-shaped presents like stuffed animals, hats and dishware, try circular boxes or a pretty box that can be repurposed as a desk organizer.

Take a Picture

For something that is sure to bring joy to friends and family alike, add old photos to the front of a gift or use them to make handmade gift tags. 

Stamp of Approval

Enclose gifts in custom-stamped wrapping paper covered in designs made with rubber stamps that produce clean, graphic shapes and patterns. You can also stamp names in block letters.

Bling Bling!

What better way to wrap up that perfect gift from Eiseman Jewels than to add a little sparkle on the outside to hint at the sparkle inside? Top paper-wrapped gifts with a glittered paper doily, self-adhesive crystals, metallic rick-rack or a glittering rhinestone snowflake.



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Finding just the right gift to commemorate a special religious occasion can be a challenge. However, the specialists at Eiseman Jewels are here to solve this dilemma by providing a few gift ideas to mark the significance of the ceremony and strengthen faith. 

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Baptism/Christening

A baptism is a Christian ceremony marked by the application of water to the forehead or immersion of the body in water to symbolize purification and admission to the Christian church. Baptism performed on infants and young children is called christening.

For adults celebrating baptism, an appropriate gift might be a bracelet engraved with a favorite Bible verse for a woman or silver cross cufflinks for a man. Ideal gifts to commemorate a child’s christening include a personalized silver frame, an engraved, silver-plated baby cup or a Monica Rich Kosann gold-and-diamond necklace with the child’s name, birthdate and weight on it.

For many christenings, a child’s chosen godparents usually take part in the ceremony. This is an excellent opportunity for the child’s parents to gift the godparents with an item to commemorate the ceremony. For a woman, a good choice might be a gold or silver Monica Rich Kosann locket with the child’s name or initials engraved on it and a photo of the baby inside. For a man, think about giving a Breitling or Jaeger-LeCoultre watch engraved with the name of his godchild on the back.

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Bris

A Bris, or b’rit milah, is the Jewish ceremony where an eight-day-old newborn boy is circumcised and given his Hebrew name. Although there is not a Bris for girls, Jewish parents often have a b’rit bat, which is Hebrew naming ceremony for their new daughter.

Many Jewish couples do not have baby showers because it is customary to wait until the child is born before baby-related items are brought into the house. So practical baby gifts such as clothing or diapers are appropriate to give at a Bris. 

However, if you would prefer to give something that commemorates the ceremony, you might think about giving an ornate Hamsa blessing plaque, a children’s Mezuzah or a Tzedakah box, which will be used to collect money for the poor or another charity.

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First Communion

The First Holy Communion is a Christian ceremony for children to receive their first sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, and usually includes celebrations with large family gatherings. Gifts of a religious nature, including rosaries and prayer books, are usually given. For a First Communion present, consider giving a cross or angel bookmark made of sterling silver.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

This Jewish ceremony signifies the coming of age for 13-year-old boys and girls. Money is often given at this celebration, but another great gift idea is a collectable writing pen like the Montegrappa “Twelve Tribes of Israel.” 

Quinceañera

A Quinceañera is the Christian Hispanic coming-of-age ceremony for a 15-year-old girl. Gift ideas for this celebration might include a gold cushion cross pendant with sapphires or a silver link bracelet with a charm engraved with a Bible verse on one side and a photo of the girl on the other.

Whether you need a gift for a religious occasion or another one of life’s special events, the specialists at Eiseman Jewels can help find just the right one. Visit them inside Dallas’ NorthPark Center. And don’t worry about trying to find a parking space during this holiday shopping season—complimentary valet parking is available outside Neiman Marcus on the Northwest Highway side of NorthPark.