Head into the holidays with a pop of color and sparkle. We found the most stunning jewels on the North Shore for your next festive fête or night on the town. These exquisite designs paired with your favorite holiday cocktail attire will make you the star of any girls’ night out. We found the perfect spot at The Bar inside Lake Forest’s Deer Path Inn for a cozy holiday retreat and a chance to show off diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and more. Oh my!
Pop the bubbly and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!
M.J. Miller (above)
LEFT: 18k white gold expansion bracelet with 431 diamonds, totaling 29.41 carats; platinum eternity band with 19 cushion-cut diamonds, totaling 4.64 carats.
CENTER: 18k white gold necklace featuring one cabochon-cut oval emerald, totaling 47.22 carats, accented with diamonds totaling 20.41 carats; platinum engagement ring with 2.55 carat oval center diamond and accent diamonds, totaling 1.63 carats.
RIGHT: 18k white gold earrings featuring two cabochon-cut round emeralds, totaling 30.76 carats, accented with diamonds totaling 5.31 carats; 18k white gold ring with 5.30 carat cabochon-cut oval emerald, accented by 2.04 carats of diamonds.
M.J. Miller & Co. is located at 123 West Main Street in Barrington, 847-381-7900, mjmillerjewelers.com.
Models wearing Cinq A Sept Top, Akris Punto Leather Skirt, Alice + Olivia Body Suit, Theory Skirt, Veronica Beard Dress, available at Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com.
LEFT: 18 white gold, three-stone engagement ring with a diamond halo, totaling 3.45 carats; three-stone diamond necklace in platinum totaling 5.68 carats; pair of black and white diamond In-and-Out hoops with 344 black diamonds and 172 round diamonds, totaling 11.39 carats.
RIGHT: 18k yellow gold large swirl floral diamond necklace with triple chain totaling 5.52 carats; 18k yellow gold cuff with yellow and bright white diamonds, totaling 23.5 carats; 18k yellow gold double pave diamond center ring totaling 2.81 carats.
Burdeen’s Jewelry is located at 1151 West Lake Cook Road in Buffalo Grove, 847-459-8980, burdeens.com.
Models wearing Jay Godfrey Jumpsuit, Jay Godfrey Dress, Gurski Fur Outerwear, available at Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com.
Bella Cosa Jewelers
LEFT: Brevani 14k gold dashing diamonds linear drop earrings; Bella Cosa custom 19k gold ring featuring a 4.31 carat certified Columbian emerald and diamonds totaling 1.34 carats; 18k gold pendant featuring tourmalines totaling 11.31 carats and diamonds totaling .91 carats.
CENTER: 18k gold necklace featuring rubies totaling 11.81 carats and diamonds totaling 6.67 carats; 18k gold bracelet featuring Burmese rubies totaling 6 carats and diamonds totaling 2.05 carats; Tacori Petite Crescent diamond engagement ring.
RIGHT: SOHO sterling silver and diamond bangle; SOHO sterling silver, black enamel, and diamond bangle; Hearts On Fire 18k Aerial diamond necklace; Tacori RoyalT platinum diamond engagement ring; Tacori RoyalT platinum eternity band featuring diamonds totaling 5.05 carats.
Bella Cosa Jewelers is located at 1149 Wilmette Avenue in Wilmette, 847-251-5000 and 7163 South Kingery Highway in Willowbrook, 630-455-1234, mybella.com.
Models wearing Juan Carlos Obando 3/4 Sleeve House Blouse Dress with Altuzarra Arianna Belt, Prada SL Crepe/Satin Dress with Dior CD Belt, Derek Lam SL V Neck Dress with Temperley London Nara Belt, available at neapolitan collection, neapolitanonline.com.
Shown with Vesper champagne flute, available at Peachtree Place in Northfield, 847-441-7585, peachtreeplaceonline.com.
Eve J. Alfillé Gallery & Studio
LEFT: “Pure Sugar” collar featuring raw natural beryl crystals, moonstone, sapphire, aquamarine, teal tourmaline, drusy malachite, and diamonds; “Hidden Strength” ring featuring 18k white gold with prasiolite by Dieter Lorenz, and diamonds totaling .03 carats; eternity ring featuring brilliant diamonds totaling 1.62 carats; “Mid-day in June” ring featuring Tanzanian Zircon, white, cognac, and yellow diamonds set in platinum; “Garden Views” earrings featuring marquise-cut featuring Maw-Sit-Sit in palladium bezels with 18k white gold leaf elements and diamonds totaling .02 carats. All designed by Eve Alfillé.
RIGHT: “Rain Chain” necklace with diamonds totaling .32 carats on an 18k white gold chain; “7+7=13” pendant featuring a structural carved chrysoprase pyramid framed by 26 diamonds and platinum; “Isosceles/or Not!” earrings featuring argentium silver with 14k gold details and malachite; “Solomon’s Knot” bracelet featuring bezel set diamonds set in 14k white gold; platinum engagement ring with 18k yellow gold detail, demantoid garnets, and diamonds totaling 2 carats; platinum and diamond ring; moonstone and diamond ring. All designed by Eve Alifllé.
Eve J. Alfillé Gallery & Studio is located at 623 Grove Street in Evanston, 847-869-7920, evejewelry.com.
Models wearing Elie Tahari Dress, Jay Godfrey Jumpsuit, available at Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com.
A. Marek Fine Jewelry
LEFT: Vendorafa double hoop earrings featuring 18k yellow gold and diamonds totaling .67 carats; diamond “Saddle” ring in 18k rose gold with diamonds totaling 10.21 carats; 18k rose gold wide diamond bangle and 15.01 carats of diamonds.
RIGHT: Diamond and sapphire oval drop earrings in 18k white gold with sapphires totaling 2.85 carats and diamonds totaling .58 carats; diamond and platinum ring with 4.10 carat GIA certified diamond surrounded by 1.4 carat diamonds; diamond and platinum eternity band totaling 2.96 carats. 18k white gold, sapphire, and diamond bracelet with sapphires totaling 9.83 carats and diamonds totaling 1.08 carats.
A. Marek Fine Jewelry is located at 3021 Butterfield Road in Oak Brook, 630-954-2662, amarekjewelry.com.
Models wearing Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Dress, Akris Punto Dress, available at Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com.
Jill Alberts Jewelry
LEFT: 18k yellow gold and diamond feather earrings; 14k yellow gold and diamond cigar band; yellow gold diamond cuff. All designed by Jill Alberts.
CENTER: 14k rose gold, pink opal, and diamond earrings; 14k yellow gold and diamond curb link bracelet; 14k rainbow gemstone curb link bracelet; 14k yellow gold and diamond ID curb link; 18k yellow gold paperclip chain with diamond and pink tourmaline butterfly. All designed by Jill Alberts.
RIGHT: Gold vermeil and green silk bell earrings, designed by Katerina Makriyianni; 14k yellow gold, diamond, and blue opal flower pendant, designed by Lauren K; 14k white gold, diamond, and emerald ring, designed by Jill Alberts.
Jill Alberts Jewelry is located at 311 Park Avenue in Glencoe, 847-681-1630, jillalberts.com.
Models wearing Alice + Olivia Body Suit, Gorski Fur Outerwear, Theory Skirt, Every New Jumpsuit, Cinq A Sept Top, and Halston Jumpsuit, available at Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com.
Tucked away in Lake Forest, the 57-room, Tudor-style Deer Path Inn, serves as an English-inspired respite for locals and city dwellers, alike. The Inn has welcomed loyal guests since 1929 with its personalized services and grand English traditions. Among the Deer Path Inn’s many noteworthy services are the fine dining options available in the Inn’s English Room.
This winter, guests are invited to join in the festive fun including the traditional Afternoon Tea in The Garden Room with a holiday twist, in-suite Christmas trees, seasonal turndown treats, and the Inn’s signature chilled hot chocolate.
Stay warm and cozy by the fire and slip down to The Bar for an evening among friends. The Inn launches a new luxe cocktail menu specially curated for gin aficionados this winter—the “Ginstitute.” Sip on exclusive seasonal cocktails found only on Deer Path Inn’s Instagram, like Sugar + Spice, or enjoy the Inn’s signature drink The Crown Jewel.
Deer Path Inn is located at 255 East Illinois Road in Lake Forest. For reservations or more information on its award-winning services, visit thedeerpathinn.com.
Stoli Elit Vodka
Pere Magloire Calvados
In a cocktail shaker, mix 1.5 oz of strawberry-infused Aperol, 1 oz of gin or vodka, 1⁄2 oz of Pere Magloire Calvados, and 4 dashes of cherry bitters. Shake, strain, and top off with Champagne. Garnish with an orange peel.