A l'Emeraude Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide: Fabulous Timepieces & Accessories from A l’Emeraude

Can’t figure out what to give your loved ones this holiday season? Let the good people at A l’Emeraude help you out! After all, this Lausanne-based firm has been in business for generations because they know what the people want.

By Rhonda Riche

Since 1909, Chronométrie A l’Emeraude has been celebrated for its uncanny ability to bring together the best in jewelry and timepieces under one roof. The boutique has also brought together incredibly diverse clientele from all over the world. Everyone, from heads of state to generations of regular Swiss families, has walked through A l’Emeraude’s doors.

So, if anyone can help you choose meaningful gifts for your loved ones, it’s A l’Emeraude. That is why we asked them to pick a few of their favorites from their range of exceptional timepieces, gorgeous gems, and artful accessories to help you find the perfect present this season.

The Tudor Pelagos FXD

For a gift that keeps on giving, you can’t go wrong with the Tudor Pelagos FXD.

The legacy of this 42mm titanium-encased dive watch goes back to the 1950s, when the French Navy (Marine Nationale) and Tudor entered a partnership to produce fixed lug watches (“FXD” stands for the F(i)X(e)D strap bars). Today, the modern version is practical, and with its pared-down design elements, like an easy-to-use fabric strap, bidirectional bezel, and no date window, it’s practically timeless.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Moon

Understated and elegant in its polished 18K rose gold case, the 39mm Master Ultra-Thin Moon from Jaeger-LeCoultre is also a marvel of engineering.

Somehow, inside the 39mm case that is only 9.33mm thick, this thin watch also manages to incorporate a moon phase, which is emblematic of the Master Ultra-Thin collection. Meanwhile, its rose gold hour markers, minute track, Dauphine-style hand, and mini-moon set atop its gradient midnight blue dial and deep blue alligator leather strap combine to make this piece an effortlessly impressive dress watch!

The Deakin & Francis Sterling Silver Enamel Pirate Ship Cufflinks

These fun sterling-silver pirate ship cufflinks made by Deakin & Francis bring a bit of naughtiness to the swashbuckler on Santa’s “Nice” list.

Finished in brown and black enamel, this miniature Corsair even flies a tiny Jolly Roger flag. Moreover, you can also personalize these cufflinks with a monogram on the back.

Shamballa Bracelets

Feel good, look better. That’s the philosophy behind these hand-braided, made-to-order bracelets from Shamballa Jewels.

Founded by Danish brothers Mads and Mikkel Kornerup, the pieces made by Shamballa Jewels fuse Eastern traditions with Nordic craft traditions by incorporating only the finest materials (like yellow, rose, white, or black gold, as well as ceramic, and even carbon) and gemstones (like diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and jade, to name a few) into each piece so that each bracelet is unique, making it more than just a gift; it’s part of the wearer’s story.

The Hublot Big Bang One Click Rainbow & an A l’Emeraude Creation Bracelet

The 33mm Hublot Big Bang One Click Rainbow, featuring 425 brilliant-cut stones (including a mix of rubies, sapphires of various colors, amethysts, blue topazes, and tsavorites), paired with an A l’Emeraude Creation bracelet is more than just a style choice; it’s an extension of the wearer’s personality.

A l’Emeraude’s extensive selection of in-house designs means that you’re sure to find a piece that compliments your loved one’s style. For example, look how amazing the spectrum of precious stones in this A l’Emeraude Creation Bracelet looks stacked up against the Hublot Big Bang One Click Rainbow.

A l’Emeraude Creation Earrings

For the person who lights up your life, these incredible 18k white gold and green beryl drop earrings are a brilliant way to make anyone feel like the belle of the ball!

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