From bracelets to rings, here are 10 high-jewelry pieces to give for Valentine's Day
As Valentine's Day approaches, there's no better time to shop for, well, presents - especially those that are bejeweled. In this V-Day wish list, you won't find any hearts, but that doesn't mean it's devoid of romance and sweetness. If you're thinking about giving your beloved a ring, understand the wider implications of that gesture. Have a great time gifting!
Harry Winston Cluster Earrings
With its Winston Cluster, a spray of pear-shaped diamonds artfully arranged in ear clusters that are perennially on-point, Harry Winston offers the perfect, chic-but-not-flashy option for anyone in search of classic diamond earrings, but studs feel too basic and hoops too casual.
Deborah Pagani Triple Honey Necklace
Deborah Pagani's Triple Honey necklace is anchored by a fetching gold chain with a contemporary curb link, but it's the three pink tourmalines set evenly around the collar that elevate this bold 1980s-inspired style.
Chopard Happy Diamonds Watch
Chopard's new Happy Diamonds Icons watch features a 32 mm case made of white gold that's been traced, tracked, and verified to come from sustainable sources, in keeping with the jeweller's pioneering approach to responsible sourcing. This piece has more than one signature element. There's nothing more mesmerizing than the brand's trademark loose, bezel-set diamonds sliding beneath the dial.
Emily P. Wheeler Bangle
Emily P. Wheeler's 18-karat gold open cuff with pink opals isn't just unusual because of the pink opals that cap its finial ends. With its bands of pink enamel and diamonds strewn throughout, the piece has an artsy, just-sparkly feel.
Reza Crescent Earrings
Olivier Reza, the son of gem dealer and master jeweller Alexandre Reza, relocated his family's storied high jewelry business to New York City in the fall. Additionally, the company launched a digital collection with pieces valued at over $5 million to coincide with that move. Despite their modest price, the pink sapphire crescent-shaped earrings studded with diamond discs seen here represent Reza's bold new direction. With an unconventional aesthetic, it is perfect for fans of haute joaillerie.
Tiffany & Co. Lock Bracelet
Tiffany & Co.'s celebrated new Tiffany Lock collection focuses on ID-style bracelets with a deluxe hardware vibe, celebrating togetherness and inclusivity. Featured with a diamond-encrusted clasp that mimics the functionality of a padlock, the bangle is the jeweler's most important introduction for decades.
Katherine Jetter Opal Necklace
This striking necklace by Australian-born Katherine Jetter features a beguiling blue opal from Lightning Ridge, the legendary Queensland mine known for its black and white opals. With a surround of white diamonds set in 18k gold electrified with a hot pink E-coat, the designer, now based in Boston and Nantucket, has framed the gem. There is nothing short of sublime about the effect.
Thelma West Earrings
Asscher-cut diamond ear pendants set in a striking combination of rose gold and brown ceramic were created by the Nigeria-born, London-based diamond jeweller Thelma West as part of Sotheby's groundbreaking "Brilliant & Black" exhibition last fall. In a work that is dramatic yet minimal, West demonstrates what happens when restraint meets excess (in this case, more than eight carats of diamonds).
Melissa Kaye Maya Bracelet
With this perfect display of symmetry, Melissa Kaye takes the tennis bracelet to the next level. Wearers of this piece are bound to feel as if they've aced it, since it encircles their wrist with more than 6 carats of diamonds.
Lang Antiques Art Deco Diamond Ring
This vintage Art Deco ring set with an 18.86-carat center diamond will earn you (and your beloved) bragging rights for years, if not decades, to come. The ring (whose name will be revealed upon purchase) is set in platinum and accented with 46 European cut diamonds on knife edge shoulders that buttress its prong setting. Yes, we do!