What do women want? It’s an age old question that will probably never be answered! And while we can’t say with any certainty exactly what will make your Valentine turn weak at the knees this year, what we can say is that traditional gifts like chocolates and flowers aren’t as popular as they once were. Flowers, while beautiful, are short lived, while offerings of chocolate during ‘Sugar Free February’ might not go down so well…
The solution? Jewellery. Long lasting, calorie-free, and with an almost never ending range of styles and designs, it’s the ideal way to show someone just how important they are. But how can you be sure you’re selecting the best pieces for your Valentine?
1. Consider Your Story
Every relationship has a story, and believe it or not, there are jewellery options out there that tell this story, no matter how unusual or unique it may be. Maybe the two of you enjoy travelling together? If so, jewellery from a designer that takes influences from around the world would be ideal. Check out Wanderlust & Co jewellery for travel-inspired earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. If you have fond memories of gazing up at the stars, celestial jewellery is ideal, while shell bracelets are great for remembering a great date at the beach. Try not to pick random pieces… it’s always best when it’s personal.
2. Match to Personality
Many women choose jewellery because it matches their style and shows off their personality, so it’s important to do the same when shopping for a Valentine’s gift. Is your special someone quite refined and elegant, or do they have a more playful and cheeky personality? Are they shy and low key, or do they like to stand out and be the centre of attention? Jewellery comes in all different shapes and sizes, ranging from subtle, barely there chains to big, bold statement pieces that really draw the eye. If you’re unsure, take note of what jewellery she’s wearing out on your next date.
When you’re buying for Valentine’s Day, don’t think of jewellery as just an accessory. Instead, think of it as a way to represent your relationship… you’ll find it much easier to find the perfect piece when you approach it from this angle. Mismatched earring sets are perfect choices, as they show two separate things coming together to create a whole. Separately, they don’t make much sense, but when worn together they connect to tell a story. Also consider three-gem jewellery which represents the past, present, and future. Cabinet Studios has designed some gorgeous three-gem rings.