Still finishing your holiday shopping? Or are you like me and just getting started? Not to worry! If you’re in the continental U.S., I can get jewelry to you in time for Christmas Day if you order by Dec. 21. (If you’re in New York City, you have until Dec. 23. I’ll messenger your purchase to you.)
I suggest doing something a little unexpected and giving the gift of platinum. Check out my work — and that of other designers — in Platinum Guild International’s 2016 Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide.
A lot of folks think that platinum is just for wedding rings; Academy Awards loaners from Harry Winston; and over-the-top rap-star chains. It’s that perception that inspired me to start my Punk Platinum collection, with casual-cool platinum pieces that anyone can wear every day. Prices start at $300 for a single diamond stud.
Platinum is my favorite white metal. It’s whiter than white gold (which is actually yellowish gold that’s plated with rhodium) and it doesn’t tarnish like silver. It’s hypoallergenic, meaning the alloy doesn’t include copper or nickel, which are the most common causes of metal allergies. And — hello, it’s PLATINUM! Practically synonymous with “the best of the best.”