Valentine's Day Jewelry Gift Guide 2019
Valentine's Day is a important time for reflection on those who romantically mean the most to you. Whether gifting for a 6 month or 60 year long celebration of love, jewelry is a thoughtful gift that shows how much you care. Unlike flowers or chocolates, a Valentine's gift of jewelry is a gift that will last for years to come, a constant reminder of your love.
Puzzled on what to get your girlfriend, fiance, wife, or lover this valentines day? A piece of jewelry is almost always a secure bet. A little shine goes a long way in making a loved one feel special. But we are not talking about blinged-out diamond jewelry in this article, we are talking about pieces that bring to mind the beliefs, dreams, hopes, momentous occasions that came before or those that are to come, and represent the women you are gifting. We all know the old adage that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but in 2019, we’d argue that eccentric gemstones and intriguing designs are just as desirable, if not more so.
Gift giving is an expression of truly seeing the other person and knowing who they are, what they’re about, and what matters to them. Gift givers shouldn't choose presents based on what they would like to give but rather on what the recipient would really appreciate. This may all seem elementary to some, but historically speaking, people are more likely to give gifts that represent themselves and their tastes rather than those of the recipient.
When planning a gift, think about who the recipient is and what they value. Recall what they’re passionate about or what gives them the most joy in life. Use this information to tell yourself a story about the person, and the gift your giving them.
The Tree of Life
Take these Tree of Life and nature inspired jewelry pieces as an example of how a little symbolism can go a long way when coming up with a thoughtful gift.
Branches spreading wide and strong, the Tree of Life brings serenity and strength to the wearer.
When trees are young, most of them look pretty similar to the foliage around them. But, as they grow, they weather great storms and their roots must grow deeper and become stronger to thrive.
Over time, they become very distinctive and beautiful in their uniqueness and individuality. They are just as we all wish to become – shaped into fascinating, intriguing individuals who have weathered hardships and broad experiences in life that have made us into who we are.
A perfect gift idea for someone you are proud of for being strong through life's trials and tribulations.
The Diamond Ring
Gifting a diamond ring to someone you love is symbolic for eternal love, dedication, clarity and imperishably.
The word diamond comes from the Greek word ‘adamas’ meaning indomitable or invincible. It is similar to the Latin verb ‘adamare’ — to love passionately. A ring has the symbolism of life and eternity, and was first used in Roman times as a public pledge of marriage between a couple. By the 15th century, the diamond ring became the celebrated symbol of faithfulness, love and commitment in marriage.
As the 21st century advances, traditions change and promises of forever take different forms. Yet the gift of a diamond as a symbol of love remains as true today as it has for hundreds of years.
If your already married, that in of itself is worthy of celebrating! Valentines presents a time for you to reflect on all of the love and commitment you have for your spouse and can also present a romantic opportunity of gift delivery, by proposing again.
What better way of showing thoughtfulness and love for one’s life then with the gift of their own gemstone? Regardless of the month they’re born, everyone has a brilliant precious jewel dedicated to them. Numerous different civilizations wear birthstones as pieces of jewelry, and believe that each precious stone contained its own unique mystical properties. Whether you believe in the power of gemstones or not, they make an ideal gift that will last a lifetime.
Beyond the monthly significance of a particular stone, most of the stones represented by month also have symbolic meanings associated with them. For example, The January birthstone, garnet, is often gifted to those who travel frequently as a thoughtful reminder to stay safe. The February birthstone, amethyst, is gifted as a sign of a strong relationship and given as a representation of courage or reminder a to be courageous.
The following list can help you find even more significance in your gemstone gift of choice.
- Garnet - is often gifted to those who travel frequently as a thoughtful reminder to stay safe.
- Amethyst - is gifted as a sign of a strong relationship and given as a representation of courage or reminder a to be courageous.
- Aquamarine - is gifted to those who are overcoming illness or as a celebration of an illness already conquered.
- Diamond - as stated above in the Diamond Ring section of this article, diamonds are a symbol of eternal intentions and dedication.
- Emerald - today, the emerald is gifted to young adults as a reminder to be patient and to grow in wisdom.
- Pearl - pearls are a gift of purity, what kind of purity really depends on the intent of the gift giver, purity of love, purity of intent, or pure beauty.
- Ruby - the color of love, the heart, and the signature color of valentines day, a ruby is a bold symbol of love and passion for another.
- Peridot - sometimes called the evening emerald for its light green color. peridot is a symbol of strength and endurance and often gifted to wish the same for the recipient.
- Sapphire - is gifted to those who need clarity and are under stress, it serves as a constant reminder that they are loved and always in someone's thoughts.
- Opal - the word Opal comes from the Latin opalus, meaning “precious jewel.” Gifting an Opal is a reminder to the recipient that they to are precious to the gift giver.
- Topaz - the topaz is a true symbol of love and affection for a loved one.
Turquoise - this very unique gemstone is given as a gift of hope for the recipients good fortune and success.
Give to Yourself
Here's a bold statement that you may have never heard before, the foundation of all relationships is the relationship we have with ourselves. The big secret of gift giving during the valentine's day season is, we create the bar. How we treat ourselves is the standard for how we expect to be treated by others.
See, when you give more of yourself to yourself, you have more love to share with others. When people experience greater well-being, they are usually more inclined toward kindness, patience, selflessness, and other kinds of positive behavior. As Bertrand Russell wrote: “The good life is a happy life. I do not meant that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.”
Consider treating yourself to some love from yourself this valentine's day, you’ll be blown away by how good it feels to respond to, “That's a beautiful necklace! When did you get that?” with, “Someone who loves me very much got it for me for valentines day.”