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Bring on the bling: 10 hot jewellery gift ideas

Provocative motifs, bold geometrics and the playful use of materials from diamond pavé to plastic make for jewellery that, on the small-talk circuit, truly speaks for itself

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Don this handmade brass choker, adorned in enamel beads and Swarovski crystals, and all eyes will be on you. Luisa necklace by Dannijo, $625 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com).

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Be the (wild) life of the party in a crystal-flecked alligator brooch that flicks at the animal trend in accessories this season. Alligator brooch $24 at Winners (www.winners.ca).

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A wide gilded cuff is the gold standard of the moment. 18-karat-gold Elsa Peretti Open Side Cuff, $11,900 at Tiffany & Co. (www.tiffany.ca).

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Channel Cleopatra in an eye-catching neck piece bedecked in pyramidal beads. Ruthenium-plated Sexy Necklace, $800 at Swarovski (www.swarovski.com).

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Cause a spark in an oversized cocktail ring asymmetrically encrusted with shimmering pavé diamonds. Mimosa white-gold-and-diamond ring by Damiani, $34,250 at Birks (www.birks.com).

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Get into the swing of things with a sparkly tassel dressed up by posh pendants. Tassel necklace with crystal pendant by Alan Anderson, $3,700 (www.jewelsbyalananderson.com).

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Nothing says anti-establishment like graffiti, or a pair of blingy earrings roughed up with a spatter of white paint. Hand-painted Splashout earrings by Tom Binns, $345 at The Room (www.thebay.com).

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The head-turning geometry of this Byzantine-inspired cuff provides a striking setting for vivid crystals. Gold-plated Standing Cuff, $650 at Swarovski.

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Drop earrings bedecked with colourful baubles convey plenty of retro drama. Jewelled drop earrings, $12.95 at H&M (www.hm.com).

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Bold in shape and hue, fantastic plastic emerges as the most accessible declaration of flash. Plastic square necklace, $34.95 at H&M.

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