RED CARPET READY

RED CARPET READY

Whether you’re gracing a red carpet or just relishing red raspberries as a snack, precious red stones can make anyone feel like having a red-letter day. Here, our jewelry admirer Lance Avery Morgan and the Society Texas editorial team pick our favorites for you to adorn and love as we collaborate with some of our very favorite jewelers.

Shine oh so brightly in this dreamy Procida ring in 18K rose gold with rubies and white diamonds. $12,000. By Miseno. At Neiman Marcus Houston.

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You’ll be jumping through hoops for these eye-catching Procida earrings in 18K white gold with rubies and diamonds. $11,100. By Miseno. At Neiman Marcus Houston.

Make your grand entrance wearing these Zorab chandelier earrings with pear shape faceted rubellite, cultured pearls, and round diamond accents that are set in 18K yellow gold and palladium. $22,900. At TenenbaumJewelers.com.

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Regal and royal, here’s an antique mid-Victorian twisted 18K yellow gold bypass bangle bracelet with carbuncle garnets and rose-cut diamonds set in silver. Circa 1870. $4,890. At TenenbaumJewelers.com.

Just in time to don for holiday parties, this pear-shaped 5.64CTW. Burma ruby and diamond drop earrings are handcrafted in pure platinum. Price upon request. By JB Star. At L Majors Jewelers, Austin.

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Should this be worn as a necklace, or even as an improvised tiara? Yes, please, with this diamond and Burma ruby necklace of floral design handcrafted in pure platinum. Price upon request. By JB Star. At L Majors Jewelers, Austin.

This very bold and beautiful Nicole Mera necklace features a 7.34CT oval Rubellite Tourmaline  surrounded by a halo and bail of bright white diamonds set in 18K yellow gold. $16,000. At NicoleMera.com.

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With just a flick of the wrist, you’ll shine like never before in this Butterfly ruby bangle in 18K white gold. It has 122 rubies that are of 46.92CT, 129 diamonds of 5.14CT, and 562 diamonds of 7.55 CT. $172,000. By Nini Jewels. At NiniJewels.com.

This one-of-a-kind stunner is a centerpiece of a Mozambique ruby of 10.11CT, 248 diamonds of 2.30CT, 38 emeralds of 2.95CT, 16 diamonds of 1.22CT, and six pink sapphires of 2.75CT. All set in 18K white gold. $950,000. By Nini Jewels. At NiniJewels.com.

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Blaze into the night like never before while wearing this incredibly unique and rare platinum slider necklace that features a 3.37CT. The Pear shape orangish red Tanzanian Spinel is surrounded by Nicole Mera’s signature cluster halo of big, bright white diamonds, weighing 65CTW. $34,000. At NicoleMera.com.

Pin on this large Rhodolite garnet cabochon brooch that is set in 18K yellow gold. The garnet is 150.4CTS, measures 27.75 X 34mm, and is flanked by 10 freshwater button pearls ranging from 15-15.8mm. By Christopher Walling. Price upon request. At ChristopherWallingJewelry.com.

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It’s all in the wrists with this very modern, yet classic simultaneously, this original bangle consisting of 4CTS. of diamonds and 20 cabochon rubies set in platinum. By Christopher Walling. Price upon request. At ChristopherWallingJewelry.com.

Be the belle of the ball with this immense and impressive Mozambique ruby ring. Keep the jewels, yet remember the carriage turns into a pumpkin at midnight. Price upon request. By Oscar Heyman. At KormanFineJewelry.com.

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You’ll be smiling from ear to ear with these remarkable Burman pigeon blood ruby and diamond earrings. Price upon request. By Oscar Heyman. At KormanFineJewelry.com.

Go ahead, nurture your inner Catherine The Great and drop in anytime, especially wearing these ruby, pearl, and diamond dangle earrings. $14,500. By Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry. At LMFJ.com.

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Fit for anyone who wants to feel more regal instantly, this tremendous 2.66CT cushion cut ruby is surrounded by trapezoid and marquise-shaped diamonds in 18K white gold. $105,400. By Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry. At LMFJ.com

GREEN FIRE

GREEN FIRE

Need something to wear to your next masked ball? Or, to the club for lunch? We recommend green, green, green jewels to enliven any ball gown or daytime ensemble. Lance Avery Morgan and  our dazzling Society Texas editorial team has chosen our favorites to inspire you. 

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Try this stunning emerald and diamond necklace of round and marquis cut stones. Surely it will fit. Handcrafted in pure platinum. Price upon request. By JB Star. At L Majors Jewelry, Austin.
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This emerald and diamond bracelet features 19 perfectly matched round emeralds and 19 round diamonds in a dynamic prong setting. Handcrafted in pure platinum. Price upon request. By JB Star. At L Majors Jewelry, Austin.
These darling button earrings feature a pair of lemon quartz, enhanced with diamonds and tsavorite, crafted in 18K yellow gold. Price upon request. By Margo McKinney. At Neiman Marcus Houston.
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Layer on the jewels, please, with this Oscar Heyman Zambia emerald and statement ring that is sure to wow. Price upon request. At KormanFineJewelry.com.
These thoroughly modern Goshwara emerald beaded earrings are the perfect statement piece for any special occasion. Price upon request. At KormanFineJewelry.com.
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In the future, this gorgeous emerald and diamond necklace in 18K white gold might cascade down your pretty neck. The emeralds total 4.48 carats, and the diamonds total 1.84 carats. $49,500. At Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry. At LMFJ.com.
This exquisite contemporary cigar band ring in ivory enamel with a center peridot, is enhanced with gemstones, and is crafted in 18K yellow gold. Price upon request. By Margo McKinney. At Neiman Marcus Houston.
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Just think of how gorgeous these will look and feel hanging from your lobes. Pretty terrific. The emeralds total 6.62 carats and the diamonds total 4.84 carats. $76,500. At Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry. At LMFJ.com.
This stunning ring, of a 1.98 carat Colombian oval emerald, set among 54 round brilliant diamonds, is set in platinum. Plus, it has a thoroughly modern look to it. $50,000. Designed by Nicole Mira. At NicoleMera.com.
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An emerald-cut emerald? Why, that would be absolutely perfect. The 2.27 carat center stone is set in platinum, surrounded by diamonds, and offers a regal point of view with its design. $51,000. Designed by Nicole Mira. At NicoleMera.com.
This amazing necklace has four strands of coin pearls and emerald beads (83.5Ct.). The large hexagonal Jaipur emerald slice (103.95Ct.) is set with six diamond baguettes (.71Ct.) and has a ridged 18K yellow gold clasp. $70,320. Designed by Christopher Walling. At ChristopherWallingJewelry.com.
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Exactly right for any occasion, these paisley shaped earrings consist of two fluted emeralds (10.46Ct.) and multi-color sapphires (4.48Ct.) are set in oxidized sterling silver. $30,000. Designed by Christopher Walling. At ChristopherWallingJewelry.com.

I WISH, I WISH IT SO:  NEIMAN MARCUS’ THE CHRISTMAS BOOK FANTASY HOLIDAY GIFTS

I WISH, I WISH IT SO: NEIMAN MARCUS’ THE CHRISTMAS BOOK FANTASY HOLIDAY GIFTS

By Lance Avery Morgan    Photography courtesy of Neiman Marcus

If you grew up in Texas, or even if you just arrived, you very likely know about Neiman Marcus’ The Christmas Book. Growing up, I loved pouring over the catalog to finally arrive at the season’s extravagant His & Hers gifts that would jump off the page. From owning exotic camels, to sailing the world in a hot air balloon, anything seemed possible from those pages. Now, re-live the excitement of the fabled Texas brand’s luxe look at gifting (and receiving) with the newest 2021 holiday guide offers a world of possibilities. Here are a few of our favorite things we are considering this year…

Vista Alegre Personalized Dinnerware and Portugal Trip

We all look forward to the holiday season as a time to connect with their families and loved ones, embracing traditions old and new, wouldn’t you agree? First, the Vista Alegre personalized dinnerware & Portugal trip invites you to explore the rich history, stunning architecture, and the natural beauty of Portugal all while helping to design your own bespoke fine porcelain place setting for 12 to elevate even the most experienced entertainer’s tablescapes ($80,000; pages 82–83).

Little People, BIG DREAMS London Adventure Fantasy Gift

For avid readers and dreamers alike, the Little People, Big Dreams London Adventure will have you and your little ones traveling to London and working closely with author Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara and the illustrators to cowrite your own inspirational story and turn it into your very own special edition of the Little People, Big Dreams library ($35,000; pages 90–91).

The Mughal Heart Diamond Fantasy Gift

Then, there’s the breathtaking Mughal Heart Diamond, a spectacular 30.86-carat diamond that includes the extraordinary bonus of naming the stone through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), linking to your family forever ($6,100,000; pages 88–89).

Throughout the over 60-year history of the Fantasy Gifts, we love that they have evolved to reflect the interests and priorities of the customers and world around them. For this reason, Neiman Marcus is proud to introduce two of this year’s gifts that celebrate the steps we can take, both large and small, toward being more sustainable.

Barrett-Jackson Hummer Ev Edition 1

For the forward-thinking explorers, the Barrett-Jackson Hummer Ev Edition 1 makes every drive a journey to remember with this exclusive edition of the world’s first fully electric super truck curated by automotive expert and Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson. This Fantasy Gift experience includes VIP access for two to the owner’s skybox and the opportunity to “drop the gavel” on the world-famous auction block at the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction ($285,000, pages 78–79).

he Ultimate Renewable Luxury Experience with Neiman Marcus & Fashionphile Fantasy Gift

For those looking to refresh their closet, The Ultimate Renewable Luxury Experience With Neiman Marcus & Fashionphile, is the perfect gift to combine your love of fashion and your love of the planet. As part of the three-part ultimate circular-economy shopping experience, customers will have Neiman Marcus and Fashionphile experts assist them in identifying items in their closet to sell to Fashionphile before embarking on a whopping $100,000 shopping spree at their preferred store with Neiman Marcus Fashion & Lifestyle Director Lisa Aiken to fill their newly cleaned out closet with the best in fashion. From there, the customer will go to the Fashionphile headquarters to meet Founder and President Sarah Davis. Upon arrival, the customer will be presented with an all- access pass from Sarah Davis, who will help in selecting five vintage pieces to borrow and swap out anytime. ($345,000; pages 80–81).

The Roaring Twenties Party By Bronson van Wyck Fantasy Gift

Surely it wouldn’t be a Fantasy Gifts list without presenting once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable experiences that you can only access through the magic of Neiman Marcus. With 19 of your closest friends, indulge in excess and exuberance with The Roaring Twenties Party By Bronson Van Wyck, one of our favorite hosts-with-the-most. This Fantasy Gift offers an exclusive throwback soirée at the Apollo Theater, the legendary Harlem landmark, designed by party planner extraordinaire Bronson van Wyck. Start the night by seeing your name in lights on the marquee, and then enjoy amazing music, cocktails, and dining experiences, all on the Apollo stage to celebrate the joy and magic of being together. ($395,000; pages 86–87).

Winter Magic with Lindsey Vonn at Caldera House Fantasy Gift

And finally, Winter Magic With Lindsey Vonn At Caldera Houseembodies the chicness of après ski at Jackson Hole’s premier luxury hotel and the excitement of hitting the slopes with international champion skier Lindsey Vonn with five of your closest friends, all in one unparalleled mountaintop experience ($235,000; pages 84–85). Swoosh!

So, what are you waiting for? These glam luxury gifts are designed to ignite the magic and whimsy the holidays have brought to customers since childhood, while also creating meaningful experiences, heirlooms, and memories to last a lifetime. Always a vital part of communities, each of this year’s Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts includes a charitable donation to organizations including The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, The Lindsey Vonn Foundation, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, The Apollo Theater Foundation, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. For more information, visit any Neiman Marcus store or Neiman Marcus.