October 02, 2018 / Business

Holiday Gift Guide: Ready-to-Wear Jewelry Items

How quickly time flies! The holidays are on the way. It's always a good idea to have ready-to-wear or quick-finish concepts in mind. ...

Check out our holiday guide for trending jewelry items that can boost your seasonal sales and give your customers quick and easy gift ideas. This blog post has been updated for the upcoming holiday season.

How quickly time flies! The holidays are on the way. It's always a good idea to have ready-to-wear or quick-finish concepts in mind to round out your inventory in a pinch. Sales can be difficult to forecast in the fourth quarter but ready-to-wear basics can be easy upsells at holiday events.

Ready-to-Wear Easy Upsell Items


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We have you covered if you love hoops! From 12-50mm we have hoop earring findings in sterling silver and gold-filled with styles ranging from plain and diamond-cut to sparkly wire hoops that would look beautiful hanging from the tree. Hoop earrings have been popular for a couple of years now, so they are sure to be strong sellers this year again. These make perfect stocking stuffers, too!

Stud Earrings


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Another great idea for stocking stuffers is stud earrings. Studs never really go out of style, but this year they're a little extra popular. From simple to more decorative, they're a great item to mix into your collections as an easy upsell, and easy to restock as inventory levels fall as the busy buying season is underway. We stock post earrings in sterling silver, gold-filled, rose-gold filled, and solid 14k gold, so you'll be sure to find a pair for everyone. 

Fancy Finger Rings

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Another favorite item is fancy finger rings. We carry hundreds of ring styles including stacking, midi, and bands in sterling silver, gold-filled, rose gold-filled and solid gold. With our large ring selection, I'm sure you'll find something you love! We anticipate a huge demand for rings again this year so be sure to stock up early and plan ahead. 

Bangle Bracelets

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When it comes to wrists, bangles are a steady favorite. Bangles can be worn as a single or stacked item, bringing a nice variety of possibilities into the mix. We stock bangles from simple to fancy and in sterling silver, gold-filled and rose gold-filled metals. 

Finished Neck Chains

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How can you go wrong with jewelry chain? We have hundreds of finished chain necklaces that are ready-to-wear, from thin and lightweight to large and heavy. These easily stand out on their own as a wonderful gift.

Or, create finished fashion chains from some of our fancy footage options. Paper clip chains, like the one above, are very on trend this year, and selling out fast - so be sure to order early. They're great as a single chain, or layered up in mixed-metals. You can never have too many chains! 

Have a wonderful holiday season!

About Halstead

Check out these other great holiday gift ideas and tips:

Small Jewelry Business Holiday Checklist

Popular Jewelry Trends: Rings Galore!

5 Jewelry Wholesale Strategies You Never Thought Of

Instructables article: Solder Jewelry at Home: Set-up & Bangle Soldering


Halstead is one of North America's leading distributors of quality jewelry supplies. The firm is celebrating its 46th anniversary this year. Halstead specializes in wholesale findings, chain, and metals for jewelry artists.

Got questions? Email our studio coordinator Erica Stice at studio@halsteadbead.com. We’d love to hear from you. Sorry, studio support is not available by phone. Emails only, please.

Written By: Erica Stice
Erica is the former Studio Coordinator at Halstead. She spent 14 years with the company across a variety of departments but fell in love with metalsmithing. Erica's top tip for new metalsmiths is: "Practice! Be patient with yourself and have fun with it. Don't be afraid to ask questions. All of us at Halstead enjoy helping people whether it's questions on products or technical help in the studio. We're here for you."