Articles / Red Hot Romance

With Valentine's Day approaching, remember the words of William Shakespeare: "They do not love that do not show their love." All right, maybe he wasn't thinking about buying jewelry, but giving a precious gift to the one you love is the ideal way of celebrating this most romantic of holidays, and of course, the most appropriate design is a heart

Select the perfect heart for the one you love by choosing one in her favorite precious metal: sterling silver, platinum, yellow, white or pink gold. The piece you choose can be bold or diminutive, plain or shimmering with diamonds and gemstones. To make your shopping easier, we have added to our collection dozens of new heart designs in pendants, necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and pins.

In keeping with the dramatic style of jewelry this season, there are large openwork pendants with one or several interlocking hearts covered in diamond pave. Look for gold necklaces and bracelets with repeating heart-shaped links, charm bracelets or earrings, or rings centered with a heart-shaped gemstone, such as an amethyst, a garnet or a diamond.

If you are looking for something more personal for your Valentine's Day gift, think about jewelry with an engraved message.Or, choose a pendant or charm that can be engraved with a line of her favorite poem, or simply "I Love You."

Another romantic option for jewelry depends on color. What would Valentine's Day be without red? The rich spectrum of red-to-pink remains a leading trend in colored gemstones. Who can argue the appeal of a ring set with a rich red ruby? Or a beautiful garnet? The color pink is well-represented in a range of gemstones, from pink sapphires, diamonds and tourmalines to more unusual gems such as kunzite, morganite and pink coral.

Finally, a gift of a ring is an important symbol for this romantic season. When the tradition of giving a diamond engagement ring was born several centuries ago, the ring was specifically intended for the third finger, left hand, because that finger was believed to contain the love vein that propelled blood directly to the heart. Giving a loved one an engagement ring, a fashion ring or an anniversary band is perhaps the most ideal way to say "I Love You" at this special time of year.

David WeissDavid Weiss

Graduate Gemologist, GIA
Certified Appraiser