January is already over, which means Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. The 14th of February is the perfect day to surprise your beloved ones and let them know how much you care about them. These days, stores are packed with all kinds of Valentine’s gifts, mostly in the form of perfumes, chocolates, and jewellery. Especially if you’ve been together with your loved one for a longer period of time, we can imagine it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find the perfect Valentine’s gift.
Antique jewellery as a Valentine’s gift
After all these years of gifting perfumes, chocolates, or romantic dinners, finding something original can be hard. But have you ever thought about getting your loved one a gift that is unique and can’t be found in chain stores around Valentine’s Day? Well, we did! We think antique jewellery is the perfect gift if you’d like to surprise your partner with something that’s unique and made to last. Most modern jewellery that can be found in stores around Valentine’s Day is mass produced and thus not very unique. Antique jewellery however, is often handmade and one of a kind and often has its own, interesting background story. So, when gifting your beloved one a piece of antique jewellery instead of a modern piece, it sure will make them feel even more special and loved!
Even if you have decided that you want to go for an antique piece of jewellery as a Valentine’s gift, there is still so much to choose from. Every piece of jewellery can be used as a gift to show your love and appreciation for your Valentine, but of course there are some pieces that are especially suitable for this. Below, we created a handy Valentine’s shopping guide in which we tell you something about some of the most romantic jewellery types that you can gift your loved one on Valentine’s Day.
This type of jewellery immediately comes to mind when thinking about love and relationships. The name ‘toi-et-moi’ literally translates to ‘you and me’! These rings have two gemstones that sit side by side or close to each other, which symbolize the ‘you and me’ of a relationship as two souls coming together. Because of this, the stones that are used in a classic toi et moi ring often have a similar size and cut. So, if you want to give your loved one a piece that really shows your love and appreciation for the relationship you have, a toi et moi ring is the way to go!
Another type of jewellery that is specifically suitable as a Valentine’s gift, is a locket. Lockets are small cases in which a small valuable object like a photograph or lock of hair from a beloved one can be placed. Lockets are most of the time designed to wear as a charm on a neck chain, but sometimes also come in the form of a bracelet or even a ring. Because they are designed to carry a memory of a loved one, like a lock of hair or a photograph, lockets are the perfect Valentine’s gift. Lockets come in many shapes, sizes, and styles, so you will certainly find one that matches your Valentine’s preferences!
Maybe you are planning to make your Valentine’s Day even more romantic this year by proposing to your loved one. Of course, a special occasion like that asks for a very special piece of jewellery. By going for an antique engagement ring, you will surprise your loved one not only with a romantic proposal, but also with an engagement ring that no one else has. Because there are no real ‘rules’ to determine what an engagement ring is, you have a lot of freedom in choosing one. This allows you to choose a ring that matches the preferences and style of your future fiancée. If they like to keeps things simple but classy, you could go for a minimalistic golden ring with an old mine cut diamond, which is perfect to wear every day. If your loved one likes something a bit more unique and eye-catching, you can go all out with a vintage cluster ring with a deep blue sapphire and sparkly and vivid diamonds.