How to choose a romantic piece of jewellery for Valentine’s Day

Want to give your sweetheart jewellery as a Valentine’s Day gift this year? The trick to picking out the perfect piece is simple – pay attention to your partner’s tastes and lifestyle, and be mindful of the metal type!


Pay attention

Be mindful of your partner’s sense of style, likes and dislikes, and any hints they may be dropping.

Looking at your loved ones’ existing jewellery is a great place for ideas. Take a minute to think about whether you’ve seen your partner wearing a ring, a necklace, or a bracelet before you buy one of those items.

Observing the jewellery your partner already wears will tell you what they would like to receive as a gift. Do they wear small, simple items? Or big, sparkling, flashy ones? Do they usually wear silvery-coloured metals or yellow gold? Do they have pierced ears?

Choose the right metal

Before you buy your partner jewellery for Valentine’s Day, take a minute to consider the metal type and your partner’s lifestyle and tastes.

From yellow, white and rose gold, to silver or platinum, there are plenty of different precious metals to choose from. Aside from their unique beauty, each metal has its own qualities which affect affordability, durability, hypoallergenic properties, and, of course, appearance.

For example, yellow gold is softer compared to its peers, such as white gold, which makes yellow gold a more versatile metal for engraving. However, if not cared for properly, over time this metal can dent and scratch easily, so it’s best worn by those who do not work with their hands or are happy to take their jewellery off in active working conditions.

Many choose platinum for its hardiness and resistance to tarnishing, making it perfect for everyday jewellery. Its durability and strength also make it the perfect material to set precious gemstones securely. This precious metal is denser than gold and twice as dense as silver, meaning it can be heavy. It can also be very expensive.

To gemstone or not to gemstone?

Whether to buy a gift with our without gemstones is really a matter of your partner’s style and activity level. Do they work with their hands all day or do they work in an office? Do they like bold, sensational jewellery or do they prefer delicate and discreet items?

You should make your choice of gemstone (or choose to avoid them) based on the answers to these questions.

If you do decide that gemstones are the way to go, brilliant pinks, purples, and reds are charming choices for Valentine’s Day gifts. Of course, there’s no need to limit yourself to these colours if your partner prefers other colours – the  world of gemstones is sparkling with a vast sea of colours!

There is no universal right or wrong answer about what piece of jewellery is romantic. The most romantic thing, after all, is being mindful of your partner and choosing something that will delight them!

Keep the receipt

Even the most thoughtful gift buyer doesn’t always get it right. That’s why it’s wise to check your jeweller’s exchange and return policy before you buy, and always keep the receipt.

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