Let’s just admit it: We all have a little magpie in us, a base instinct to grab anything that sparkles and adorn ourselves—or someone else—with it. But finding the perfect piece of jewelry is no easy thing. How do we know we’re getting our money’s worth? When should we splurge, and when should we go with something inexpensive and fun? Where should we shop? And what’s going to be a stunning statement this holiday season and beyond? We browsed, we scoured, we asked the experts, and we came up with these Houston gems.

In This Feature:

How to Buy a Diamond

It’s about more than just the fabled 4Cs.

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen and Jeanne Lyons Davis

Faux Real: What’s the Deal with Lab-Created Diamonds?

The cost isn’t the only significant difference you’ll find.

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen and Jeanne Lyons Davis

Chic on the Cheap

Our favorite Houston stores for scoring fab costume jewelry

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Photography by Jeanne Lyons Davis

6 Giftable Jewelry Trends for 2016

From minimalist adornments to modern pearls, these are the statement pieces to invest in this year.

10/26/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen and Jeanne Lyons Davis

When It Comes to Jewels, Everything Old Is New Again

Resetting heirloom jewelry is the hottest trend right now.

10/24/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Inside Karat 22, a Hidden Gem on Hillcroft

Anant Patel’s stunning family store has been a gold-filled fixture in the Mahatma Gandhi District since 1985.

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen