There’s always a lot of pressure whenever you’re buying your lady love a gift, whether that’s for a birthday or anniversary. But nothing takes the cake quite like a Valentine’s Day gif. There’s a good chance she’s expecting you to have the perfect date in-store and that most likely includes a present. Sure, chocolates and flowers get the job done, but if you really want to knock her socks off, opt for jewelry for a Valentine’s Day gift for her. Not sure where to start? These tips will help you select the best jewelry for Valentine’s Day just for her (and your budget).
Know her taste
Figuring this out is actually a lot easier than you realize. Think about what she was wearing the last few times you saw her. If she had on delicate studs and a petite charm necklace, then big hoop earrings aren’t the best choice for her. Her style is already giving you all the hints you need to buy her the right jewelry for Valentine’s Day.
Choose a budget
If you determine how much you can spend before you start browsing, it’ll be a lot easier to stick to that number, plus easier to shop, too. How long you’ve been with your significant other will largely determine how much you should drop on her jewelry for Valentine’s Day. If you’ve only been dating a few months, there’s no need to splurge on diamonds — a fun, trendy piece will do the trick. Generally speaking, the longer you’ve been together, the more you’ll want to spend.
Start shopping now
Procrastinating is never a good idea, especially when it comes to shopping for jewelry for Valentine’s Day. Give yourself plenty of time so that you don’t have to rush to make a decision. And if you really get stuck, you can always ask a sales associate for help, since they’re familiar with all the offerings. Many websites have virtual assistants, too.
To give you a head start, we played Cupid and rounded up the best jewelry for Valentine’s Day gifts.
1. Mejuri Diamond Necklace
Say it with a sparkle! Proof that you can give her a diamond without breaking the bank, this eternally classic necklace is one she can wear forever. Simple enough for daily wear but elegant enough for special occasions, the versatile necklace features an ethically sourced round cut diamond in a bezel setting, on a 14k gold chain in either white or yellow gold. The chain is adjustable from 16 to 18 inches, so there’s no need to worry about fit.
2. Catbird Full Heart Charm
When it comes to jewelry for Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t get any more romantic than a heart charm that can be personalized with an engraving. Add both of your initials, her pet name or whatever else you can dream up. Just be sure to include a necklace or bracelet chain, which isn’t included. Another thing she’ll love is that 20% of sales will be donated to the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York City to support programs in the arts, sciences, leadership, entrepreneurship, and wellness for middle and high school students.
3. PDPAOLA Zodiac Constellations Necklaces
If she can’t get enough of astrology, then this is the perfect piece of jewelry for Valentine’s Day for her. She can wear a zodiac constellation necklace of her sign, with it mapped out in gemstones, such as rose quartz and malachite, on 18k gold plated 925 sterling silver.
4. Sterling Forever Graduated Heart Ear Crawler
It’s important to remember that jewelry for Valentine’s Day can be whimsical and fun, just like these quirky graduated heart ear crawlers. Instead of wearing her heart on her sleeve, she can wear it on her ears. If she’s all about being on-trend, then this is the perfect jewelry for Valentine’s Day for her.
5. Electric Picks Love Letter Necklace
A little personalization goes a long way when it comes to jewelry for Valentine’s Day. You can add her initials — or yours — on this romantic 14k gold plated lock charm with a matching 18-inch necklace chain. Made in New York City, it’s a piece she can wear over and over again.
6. RockLove Dagger Heart Necklace
If she has a flair for drama, then this will tickle her fancy. This statement piece was inspired by Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, specifically the Evil Queen’s heart chest she gives to the Huntsman. The intricate necklace features a faceted red crystal heart held by golden claw prongs and struck through with a gold dagger on a 20-inch black-rhodium-over-sterling beaded rope chain.
7. Oradina Moondance Studs
If you’ve promised her the moon and stars, you can definitely deliver the moon part with these charming studs. The perfect little luxury, these earrings are crafted in Istanbul from 14k gold, and they’re dainty enough for daily wear.
8. Made By Mary Amora Disc Necklace
Sweet and simple, this necklace is a perfect way to get your message across. You can add any initial next to a hand-drawn heart in gold, sterling silver or rose gold. Delicate and dainty, she can layer it with other necklaces or wear it all by itself.
9. Mejuri Organic Pearl Hoops
You know jewelry is classic when it gives off major “Girl with a Pearl Earring” vibes. Handmade in vermeil, each pair is unique — just like her — thanks to the freshwater pearls. The cultured pearls are carefully sourced from oysters and freshwater mussels.
10. Catbird Tinsel Bracelet
In case you’re wondering where this bauble gets its moniker, it’s named for the Catbird store’s neighbors, who decorate their front gates with tinsel all year long. The bracelet catches the light just like tinsel, giving it just the right amount of sparkle and glow. She’ll love that the delicate piece looks gorgeous solo or can be layered with her other bracelets.