10 High-Jewellery Pieces That Make Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts
A curated go-to for that ‘special someone’ in your life.
With Valentine’s Day very nearly upon us, there’s no time like the present to shop for, well, presents — especially those of the bejewelled variety. You won’t find any hearts in the jewellery selection below, but that doesn’t mean our V-Day wish list lacks sweetness and romance. Just remember: If you’re looking to give your beloved a ring, understand the wider implications of that gesture and proceed accordingly. Happy gifting!
Chopard Happy Diamonds Watch
In keeping with Chopard’s pioneering commitment to responsible sourcing, the jeweller’s new Happy Diamonds Icons watch comes in a 32 mm case made of white gold that’s been traced, tracked, and verified to come from ethical sources. Yet that’s not the only signature element in the piece. The brand’s trademark loose, bezel-set diamonds slide beneath the dial in a sight that’s guaranteed to mesmerize.
Harry Winston Cluster Earrings
If you’re in search of classic diamond earrings, but studs feel too basic and hoops too casual, Harry Winston offers the perfect, chic-but-not-flashy option with its Winston Cluster, a spray of pear-and marquise-shaped diamonds artfully arranged in ear clusters that are perennially on-point, day or night.
Deborah Pagani Triple Honey Necklace
The fetching gold chain that anchors this Triple Honey necklace by New York-based Deborah Pagani features a trendy curb link, but it’s the three bezel-set pink tourmalines evenly spaced around the collar that elevate this bold 1980s-esque style from simple to sophisticated.
Emily P. Wheeler Bangle
The pink opals that cap the finial ends of this 18-karat gold open cuff by Los Angeles-based Emily P. Wheeler aren’t the only unconventional details that set the bracelet apart from the many similar styles on the market. Bands of pink enamel and scatterings of diamonds lend the piece an artsy, just-sparkly-enough flair.
Reza Crescent Earrings
In the fall, Olivier Reza, son of the gem dealer and master jeweller Alexandre Reza, relocated his family’s storied high jewellry business from Paris’ Place Vendôme to New York City. To coincide with that move, the company introduced a digital which includes pieces priced over $5 million. While the pink sapphire crescent-shaped earrings studded with diamond discs seen here retail for a much more modest sum, they are emblematic of Reza’s bold new direction. And perfectly suited to lovers of haute joaillerie with a fiercely unconventional aesthetic.
Tiffany & Co. Lock Bracelet
Tiffany & Co.’s celebrated new Tiffany Lock collection, a unisex ode to togetherness and inclusivity, is centred on ID-style bracelets with a deluxe hardware vibe. Heralded as the luxury jeweller’s most important introduction in decades, the bangle features an innovative clasp that mimics the functionality of a padlock, albeit one smothered in diamonds.
Katherine Jetter Opal Necklace
A beguiling blue opal from Lightning Ridge, the legendary Queensland mine whose black and white opals are standard bearers for the gem, forms the heart of this striking necklace by Australian-born Katherine Jetter. The designer, now based in Boston and Nantucket, where she runs a jewelry salon called The Vault, has framed the gem with a surround of white diamonds set in 18k gold electrified by a hot pink E-coating. The effect is nothing short of sublime.
Thelma West Earrings
For her contribution to Sotheby’s first groundbreaking “Brilliant & Black” exhibition last fall, the Nigeria-born, London-based diamond jeweller Thelma West created this swinging pair of Asscher-cut diamond ear pendants, set in a memorable combination of rose gold and brown ceramic. Dramatic yet minimal, West’s work is a spellbinding example of what happens when excess (in this case, more than 8 carats of diamonds) meets restraint.
Melissa Kaye Maya Bracelet
Melissa Kaye takes the tennis bracelet up a notch or three with this graceful display of perfect symmetry. With more than 6 carats of diamond encircling the wrist, the wearer of this piece is bound to feel as if they’ve aced it.
Lang Antiques Art Deco Diamond Ring
If you plan to pop the question or celebrate a milestone anniversary on Valentine’s Day, this vintage Art Deco ring set with an 18.86-carat centre diamond is guaranteed to earn you (and your beloved) bragging rights for years, if not decades, to come. Acquired from the estate of a renowned A-list Holly wood actor (whose name will be revealed upon purchase), the ring is set in platinum and accented with 46 European cut diamonds on knife edge shoulders that buttress the prong setting. We do!
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