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.