Gem-studded women's watches add a touch of sparkle for the big day

Wristwatches have long been gifts for momentous occasions, like graduations, promotions and weddings, and quite appropriately. A beautiful watch combines the luxury of jewelry and the utility of a time piece, making it the kind of item a person will hold on to, and likely to pass on. Perhaps the best thing about receiving a watch for your wedding though: It is a keepsake that will register the precise moment you say, “I do.”

“Lady's Avenue” 18K white gold and diamond (4.72 total ct) watch with mother-of-pearl dial, $35,900, by Harry Winston, 800-988-4110. “Beluga Mini” stainless steel and diamond (0.50 total ct) watch with pink mother-of-pearl face, $6,150 by Ebel, 800-920-3153 or ebel.com.