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As the end of the year draws closer, things begin to wind down and we start dreaming about our upcoming holidays. Not only do you get to take a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but you also get a chance to steal a few precious days with the one you love.

However, once you return home, it is wonderful to have a token to remember those glorious days away. But rather than a souvenir key ring or postcard, how about you mark the occasion with something extra special – thoughtfully chosen jewellery.

Here’s a sprinkling of holiday inspiration to help you choose an appropriate piece to match your destination.

If you are heading to the… beach 

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Oct 28, 2015 at 3:24pm PDT

There’s nothing quite like the classic beach holiday. Think lazy days basking in the sun, with the smell of sea salt and the sand between your toes. Time seems to slow down, and you find time to sit back and really enjoy your day.

According to research done by Budget Direct, as Aussies, our most favourite international travel destinations include close neighbour New Zealand. Only a short flight away, you can enjoy one of the country’s most wonderful, naturally abundant beachy areas at Tawharanui National Park, just over an hour’s drive from Auckland.

To immortalise this wonderful moment, either home or across the ditch, let your jewellery reflect the golden sands and the sparkle of the sun on the ocean with this Dreamtime yellow gold and diamond pendant – the perfect embodiment of the warmth of summer.

If you are spending long afternoons in the… park 

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Oct 3, 2015 at 10:23pm PDT

So the beach isn’t your thing, that’s alright. There is another perfectly viable option for whiling away the summer days, and that’s by staking your claim on a patch of green in a picturesque park.

There is something so soothing about being surrounded by the lush greenery of the manicured lawn, with the leaves on the trees dappling the sunlight. Pack a picnic and lunch in the shade of the trees, with a good book to page through before you snuggle up on the blanket.

In terms of the perfect park, there are plenty to choose from, such as Sydney’s Hyde or Kings Park, or Melbourne’s stunning Botanical Gardens in St Kilda with their abundance of fragrant roses.

A quaint gift to remember your luxurious afternoons in the park is the dainty 9ct yellow gold bracelet with enamel ladybird charms. Also available with a gold heart charm, this makes for a beautiful addition to any jewellery collection.

If you’re planning a holiday in the… snow

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Nov 15, 2015 at 1:22pm PST

For those who love the slopes, the summer holidays in the Southern Hemisphere mean peak snow season up north. As the days begin to heat up here, you can escape to a winter wonderland where the air is crisp and the powder is fresh.

Europe of course remains one of the most quintessential ski destinations, with France’s Val Thorens winning this year’s Best European Ski Resort award. Not to mention the giltz and glam of Switzerland’s world famous slopes.

A little closer to home, the island nation of Japan is also home to some incredible ski spots, such as Niseko in Hokkaido. After an exhilarating day flying down the mountains, warm up inside your resort by the fire and watch as that special someone unwraps a white gold diamond dress ring, as brilliant as the snow outside. For a little extra frosting on the cake, they’ll be delighted with these charming diamond snowflake earrings in white and yellow gold.