The Jewelry Insider

January 24, 2011

Valentine’s Day is to jewelry what the Oscars are to Awards Shows. There’s Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day, anniversaries and the like, but we women hold out our highest hopes for the “gift in a little box” on this day most of all, right?

C’mon! Admit it!

But our friend the ‘male’ tends to, well, procrastinate when it comes to getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit, if memory serves. So here’s a little hint, fellas, to keep you out of the last minute “flowers and candy” gift-giving rut.

It’s called JEWELRY. And it doesn’t get any easier than this:

1. JewelClub is having a pink and red gemstone sale to honor the holiday of LOVE – and there quite a few pieces under $100. We’re talking FINE JEWELRY here, folks. Diamonds, gold, sapphires, etc.

Here are a few of my favs (click on the image for more info) or click here to see their entire stash:

2. I also saw these awesome ‘personalize your own” candy heart necklaces today on Luxist that are selling for under $50 from Zedena Designs. They’re made out of enamel over copper and hang from a sterling silver chain.

3. And if you want to go the ‘bended knee’ route, there are SO many affordable engagement ring options out there today. Click here for my Guide to Affordable Engagement Rings for more creative ideas in that department.

So let’s make Valentine’s Day 2011 the year we forgo flowers for fine gems! Chuck the chocolates for carats! And procastinators? Stay tuned for more affordable jewelry tips in the days to come.

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