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Sauk Valley Media • November 20, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide

A sparkling universe of gifts Bracelets, rings, necklaces fine choices for holidays BY CASSANDRA ZIMMERMAN Special to the Gift Guide

Jewelry can be a perfect way to make others feel special this holiday season. This year, new trends are available from local jewelers as well as the classic pieces that anyone will love. Layering, or stacking, bracelets, rings, or necklaces of varying designs, from chunky to

the more delicate pieces, is popular. Mixing and matching various metals, such as yellow and white gold, can create a unique and perfect accessory. Diamond plates, diamond bars, and plain plates can make the perfect layered look, says Marguerite Venier of Venier’s Jewelers in Dixon. A mini posh, or curved, bar necklace is the per-

Gold and white gold bar necklaces are among the musthave jewelry items for this holiday season.

fect statement piece to add to a layered look. Diamond studs and hoop earrings remain classic choices, however, cluster diamond earrings and pendants are becoming popular as well. Clusters of diamonds create multiple angles for light to shine through. As always, Christmas and New Year’s are the most popular time of year to pop that special question. Diamonds continue to be the stone of choice for engagement rings. JEWELRY CONTINUED ON 5

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Shop Dixon for Special & Memorable Holiday Gifts 74TH ANNUAL

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First United Methodist Church, 202 South Peoria Ave, Dixon

Saturday, November 22 9:00am - 2:00pm Cookies, Candy Store, Bakery Shop, Stitchery & Craft, Coffee Shop, Gourmet Nuts & White Elephant Sale

Individual Ham Loaf & Salad Buffet Luncheon served at 11:00am or Noon. $7 Adults / $3 10 yrs. & Under Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the church office. For more info call 815-284-2849 Handicapped Access off Peoria Avenue only.

Nov 4-Dec 31

“ National Watercolor Traveling Exhibit” Sponsored By Hughes Foundation

January 6 -Feb 21 “Regional Survey of Art 10” Opening Reception Jan 9, 6-8pm Sponsored by KSB Hospital

113 W First Street, Dixon • 815.285.4924 thenextpictureshow.org Gallery Available for Rent

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