Quite honestly, we have so many beautiful pieces of jewellery that would make great gifts for Valentines Day, its difficult to know where to start! So, with that in mind, I’ve decided to split my top picks into price categories, so you can see at a glance just how far your money will stretch.
N.B All prices include VAT.
£5 and Under
A four-leaf clover makes such a lovely gesture and is something a little different if you don’t want to go for anything too obvious. This one measures just over 1cm and would be equally suitable as a charm or a pendant with a slight alteration to the jump ring. Amazingly, you can buy both the box and the pendant for just under £5, making a cost effective but cute gift.
£5 – £10
A universally popular choice for both men and women is the classic ‘army style’ dog tag and ball chain, which bought together, come in at under £10. The dog tag itself has a highly polished silver finish and measures 23mm x 13mm, perfect for engraving a special message, name or date. The 1.2mm ball chain is completely unisex but also a strong and substantial chain in its own right and it completes the look to a tee.
If you want something pretty but edgy, you can rely on Swarovski to deliver the goods and they don’t disappoint with this delicate ‘Wild Heart’ design. In a delicate lilac/pink shade, Rosaline is an ideal choice for Valentines Day. The threading hole is front facing and can be utilised in many ways (charms, earrings, beads etc) but for a quick and easy fix, I would simply thread through a piece of contrasting cotton cord, knot to secure, and wear as a pendant. A bargain at well under £10.
Up to £30
A plain silver bangle is a classic and best-selling design which won’t date and is going to suit even the fussiest of wearers. Weighing just over 11g and with a width of 3.5mm, this bangle is narrow enough to be stacked and layered but equally, substantial enough to wear as a stand alone piece, thus making it an extremely useful addition to any jewellery collection. The internal diameter is 65mm (the UK average) and it comes already hallmarked so is absolutely ready to give. The bangle itself is just under the £30 price bracket but for extra brownie points, why not add a box to complete the gift.
£50 and up
If you are finding it difficult to choose a gift, why not take the stress out of the situation by choosing one of our ready-made Valentine’s Day gift sets. This particular set contains a beautiful pair of filigree drop heart earrings along with the matching pendant and chain, all in 9k gold. To top it off, it comes already boxed so all you need to do is add a tag.
To see the full range of potential gifts, go to cooksongold.com/Finished-Jewellery/ but don’t leave it too late as things are beginning to sell out fast.
Written by Joanna Varney
Joanna has worked in and around the jewellery industry for well over 20 years. She has designed and created her own pieces as a designer maker, as well as working in jewellery retail on a much larger scale, producing designs and NPD for some of the UK’s largest high street retailers