By Beth Bernstein, Instore Guest Editor
Valentine’s Day picks that allow your loved one to sparkle in gold and diamond hearts and flowers.
Sure, we all love a box of chocolates or a beautiful bouquet of flowers. But chocolates get eaten (too quickly) and flowers eventually fade, so let’s help Valentine’s Day gift givers to offer the same loving motifs in gold and diamonds — enduring, romantic pieces that she will wear with the love and sentiment in which they were given.
Throughout history, heart designs had different meanings as did flowers. Often times in the Victorian era, for example, these symbols spoke the emotions that could not be said out loud. At Gabriel & Co., we have a range of heart and floral jewelry that is elegant and feminine without being too sweet or “girly.” These are pieces that offer intrinsic value and meaning for both the giver and the receiver.
Hearts are also back on-trend in a way they haven’t been for years due to the fact that they are more creatively designed. We have quite a number of them in earrings and pendants that are all easy to wear for any occasion.
We realize that we are still going through challenging times and women want pieces they can hold dear and rely on to make themselves feel confident, beautiful and loved. And if you want to be really creative, you might put a heart pendant in a box of chocolate or hang a pair of earrings from a single rose in a bouquet.
Here are our picks for Valentine’s Day 2021:
This 14K White Gold Diamond Cluster Heart Pendant Necklace has almost a floral feeling in the way the diamonds are laid out. It’s a beautiful open style which allows love to enter and fill the wearer’s own heart.
The 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Pretzel Love Knot Heart Ring is similar to an infinity knot, meaning never ending continuity in love and in a relationship.
These 14K White Gold Heart Ruby and Diamond Earrings are so special. The rubies mean passion and are the perfect color for hearts, beautifully set against the white diamond surrounds.
Mix it up with this 14K Yellow-White Gold Chain Link Bracelet with Pavé Diamond Puff Heart Charm. This is extremely fashionable right now but it also has been a ubiquitous style throughout history. However, we do like the mix of the yellow gold chain and the white gold diamond puffed heart for a truly modern take.
This 14K Rose Gold Floral Bypass Diamond Ring is a wonderful option for a woman who prefers a larger ring on her finger rather than a stack. It’s still feminine and elegant as bypass rings usually make a statement without overpowering the wearer.
This Vintage Inspired 14K Yellow Gold Floral Diamond Pendant Necklace has the feeling of a stained glass window. It’s beauty lies in the details of the design elements. It’s a floral medallion that has been influenced by the past but can easily be worn in the present and well into the future.
14k Rose Gold Floral Pavé Diamond Drop Earrings are violets which mean faithfulness or loyalty. They are also the perfect earrings to wear alone or with other studs and small drops for a Valentine’s Day (or any day) ear party.
These 14K Yellow Gold Flower Diamond Stud Earrings are crafted to evoke wild daisies. Does he love you or love you not? —I am sure it’s the latter if he presents you with these earrings.
This 14K Yellow Gold Chain Bracelet with Entwined Hearts, one textured and one smooth, goes back in time to when entwined hearts meant “two hearts beating together as one.” How romantic can you get?