Every year, it's the same routine: We vow to get fit, save money, and so on as soon as the holiday season's indulgences end and the sobering reality of a new year begins. I know that last year I told myself I would buy less but buy better, and for the most part I've stuck to it.
For those of you who've vowed to do the same thing, why not spend your Christmas dollars on a signature piece of jewelry like one of these Irit Sorokin designs? These locally made bijoux feature big, rich-hued gemstones like lapis lazuli, calcedony, agate druzies, and geode druzes. They're a great way to dress up an LBD for NYE, a sweater dress for the office, or a heather grey tee and black cashmere cardi for weekends. Unlike that cocktail dress you might be tempted to splurge on and maybe only wear on December 31st, this is a purchase you'll thank yourself for year-round.
Irit Sorokin pieces are available at Jeweliette, Urban Rack, Forever Young Jewellery, House of Jewels, Fine Finds, and Chloe Angus in Vancouver. Prices range from $30 to $500.