Six Valentine’s Day jewellery gifts for every style

From polished pearls to trendy mismatched earrings, six distinctive designs perfect for the gem lover in your life.

By Carolyn Meers 13/02/2017

Need some inspiration for that jewellery gift? From polished pearls to trendy mismatched earrings, these six distinctive designs will help lead you to the perfect present for the gem-lover in your life.

The diamond lover

Diamond earrings are a wardrobe essential, and this pair from Beverly Hills designer Martin Katz seamlessly combines a classic style with contemporary materials; the 3.4-karat oval diamonds in these earrings are framed with rose gold (price upon request). (martinkatz.com)

The colour fiend

For those who are drawn to bright tones and playful patterns, Spinelli Kilcollin's stack of Nexus Royal rings, $US11,400 (about $A14,850), are a spot-on, of-the-moment statement. This Los Angeles–made design consists of five rings in 18-karat yellow gold covered with rubies, light pink, dark pink, and blue sapphires. Each is linked to the other with 18-karat yellow-gold connectors. (spinellikilcollin.com)

The minimalist

Those with a taste for modern art will adore the restrained aesthetic of Ippolita Rostagno's handcrafted 18-karat-gold and mother-of-pearl necklace, $US8295 (about $A10,800). The Italian-born, New York–based designer is lauded for her sophisticated yet wearable creations. (ippolita.com)

The traditionalist

A strand of pearls adds a touch of refinement, but runs the risk of looking dated. Luckily, numerous designers are revamping the tradition, experimenting with contemporary styles and colour, as shown in Mish's naturally pink freshwater pearl creation, $US42,400 (about $A55,200). Its vibrant hue adds freshness to the time-honoured look. (mishnewyork.com)

The trend-watcher

Mismatched earrings are a fun, on trend accessory, and these examples from Los Angeles–based Irene Neuwirth make a colourful statement. Each is a lively trio of pink tourmalines outlined in diamond pavé and set in 18-karat rose gold (price upon request). (ireneneuwirth.com)

The antiquity aficionado

This luminous 20-karat-gold necklace from Coomi Bhasin's Antiquity collection ($US94,000, or about $A122,380), is perfect for fans of historically informed designs; the statement piece is comprised of 17 narrow golden plates, one of which is adorned with rose-cut diamonds. Simple yet striking, the design is inspired by Paleolithic and Neolithic-era rock carvings and paintings, which are said to be mankind's first forms of artistic expression. (coomi.com)

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