It’s easy to deride Valentine’s Day. Like any other holiday noted on a standard calendar, V-Day is routinely disparaged for being overly commercial, too hyped, a corporate conspiracy between the floral and the confectionary industry, and for compromising free will because you should be able to show your love on whatever day you choose.
The reality is that most men actually welcome Valentine’s Day as both a handy reminder to do something sweet and special, and a slap on the back to say out loud what they’re thinking but often feel too awkward to express. As for women, who doesn’t welcome any excuse to receive a gift?
But what’s the gift that’s best to give? Now, here’s the part that generates any real trepidation surrounding the day. And that’s exactly why I’m here, because Gabriel has the perfect solution.
It’s not that we have anything against the traditions of flowers or chocolate. After all, the first smells so good and the second tastes great. But, do you really think it’s wise to pin your deepest emotions on a bouquet sure to wilt in a week or a satin box filled with certified guilt-inducing calories. How about giving a gift that, like your love, is meant to last?
Even better, how about I tell you the secret to a perfect Valentine’s Day gift?
You needn’t buy anything major. No need to check the auction houses for an upcoming resale of the Hope or Krupp Diamond. In fact, the subtle gesture and softer approach is more likely to resonate on Valentine’s Day, because the sentiment this particular gift should reflect is that this person is in your heart and your head every hour of every day.
If a man is lucky enough to be blessed with someone who means so much, then let her open a box that reveals a delicately slim gold bangle with two gentle curves of diamonds on either end, or earrings that feature a slight curve of pave sparkle from which hang three graceful arcs of gold link. I will bet you her weight in white chocolate covered cherries that a trio of intricate stackable rings, or a weightless chain that suspends a circlet of gold with short sprays of diamonds will not only generate the most wondrous response, it is also going to prove to be a gesture so joyfully appreciated that it becomes something she will wear everyday. And at Gabriel, Fine Jewelry Everyday is what we believe in almost as much as we believe in Love.
Take my advice and have the Happiest of Valentine’s Day!