Hardware Jewelry Makes a Statement

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When it comes to holiday presents, no one has ever said no to diamonds. Like, ever. But what kind of jewelry do you get the girl who's a little less buttoned up? What do you gift when a tennis bracelet or a pair of studs just won't do the trick? For the badass chick in your life (perhaps yourself?), jewelry with an edge is the way to go. From nail detailing, to screw embellishments, below are some of the best hardware-inspired pieces to buy now. After all, holiday festivities are for getting hammered.

Nail Ring With Diamond

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Slip on this simple ring to add a surprise to your stack.

Sydney Evan, $320

BUY IT, $320

Nail Earring With Diamond Rim

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This two-piece gold-and-diamond nail earring is pretty much sold out everywhere. Get it while it's hot.

Established Jewelry, $1,405


Alpha Bracelet

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This bracelet with screw closures (handmade in Paris!) is the perfect layering piece. Wear with a watch or stack with bangles et viola!

Annelise Michaelson, $442


Juste un Clou Necklace

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Cartier's juste un clou collection (first released in the '70s) is probably the most iconic line of hardware jewelry. This modern version is the perfect piece to finish off any black tie look.

Cartier, $6,350


Hexnut Bolt Earrings

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These sculpted metal earrings add an edge to outfits both day and night.

Off White, $515


Wraparound Nail Ring

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This beautifully sculpted white-gold-and-diamond ring adds sparkle without being too girly.

Zales, $310


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Add the Midas touch to your New Year's Eve look with this 18-karat gold bracelet.

David Webb, $12,300


Tiny Nail Stud

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This single earring comes in a variety of colorways so you can mix and match all along your lobe.

Alison Lou, $250



A version of this story appeared in the Holiday 2019 issue of Marie Claire.

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Katie Attardo

Katie Attardo is the Accessories Editor at Marie Claire, covering all things fashion and jewelry-related.