Your Guide to Valentine's Day Jewelry 2024

Valentine's Day is a celebration of love and a time for giving something special to those we cherish. Jewelry, with its enduring appeal and intimate connection to our emotions, has become a favored gift on this day. We’re here to help you navigate the dazzling world of jewelry, ensuring you find the perfect piece for everyone you're gifting to this year, whether it's a partner, friend, family member, or even yourself. From the classic charm of earrings to the statement of a striking necklace, let's explore the array of options that can encapsulate your feelings this Valentine's Day.

History of Valentine’s Day Gift Giving

Valentine's Day is traditionally a day for lovers to exchange gifts and has roots that reach deep into our past. The history of gift-giving on this day is rich and varied, with the most common gifts being flowers, cards, and chocolates. The tradition of giving flowers, particularly roses, began in the 17th century. Roses, which represent love in all its forms, were the flowers of choice for Valentine's Day as they were believed to be the favorite flower of Venus, the Goddess of Love.

The tradition of giving jewelry as a Valentine's Day gift became popular during the Industrial Revolution in the mid-1800s. The creation of the metal press in 1840 improved jewelry design and made it more accessible to the public. The late 1800s and early 1900s saw further improvements in metal and gemstone manufacturing techniques, which increased the quality and precision of jewelry. Major department stores began collaborating with famous jewelry designers, making jewelry an attractive gift option.

Jewelry became a popular Valentine's Day gift because it offered a lasting symbol of love, unlike roses that wilt and chocolates that get eaten. The tradition of giving jewelry has grown since the 1930s, with the jewelry industry promoting high-end Valentine's Day gifts from the 1980s onwards. Today, jewelry of all types is among the top five most popular gifts for Valentine's Day, with total spending on jewelry estimated to have reached $5.5 billion in 2023.

The popularity of jewelry as a Valentine's Day gift can be attributed to its enduring nature and the sentiment it conveys. Jewelry, especially pieces with gemstones, can echo sentiments of deep and everlasting love. It's a gift that lasts, making it an appealing choice for a holiday centered around expressing love and affection.

21st Century Valentine’s Day Gift Giving

Valentine's Day in the 21st century has seen a broadening of the traditional gift-giving practices, with jewelry remaining a popular choice for partners and spouses but also extending to friends (Galentine's Day) and even self-gifting.

For partners and spouses, jewelry gifts range from affordable pieces to high-end luxury items. There are a variety of options that cater to different budgets and tastes, ensuring that everyone can find something special. Jewelry gifts for partners often carry a sentimental value, serving as a tangible proclamation of love. Current trends include personalized pieces created from loose stones, lab-grown diamond earrings, and heart-themed jewelry, reflecting the spirit of the occasion.

Galentine's Day, a celebration of female friendships on February 13th, has also seen a rise in jewelry gifting. This day offers an opportunity to celebrate friendships with thoughtful pieces that symbolize the bond between friends. The trend includes identical pendant sets and heart-themed pieces, perfect for showing appreciation and love for close friends.

Self-gifting has also become popular, with individuals treating themselves to jewelry on Valentine's Day. This practice is seen as a form of self-love and self-care, with pieces chosen to reflect personal style and preferences. The focus is on choosing items that resonate personally, from delicate bracelets to statement earrings, highlighting individuality and self-expression.

Earrings for Valentine’s Day

Earrings are a superb choice for Valentine's Day gifts due to their versatility and ability to complement various personal styles. They can range from simple and elegant to bold and statement-making, allowing the giver to tailor the gift to the recipient's taste. Additionally, earrings are often seen as a thoughtful and intimate gift, as they can be worn close to the face, accentuating the wearer's features.

Each earring type brings its unique charm, making it a perfect way to express affection and thoughtfulness on this special day. Let’s take a look at some top options:

Lab-Grown Diamond Studs

The perfect studs will embody modern luxe, offering the radiant beauty of lab-created diamonds in a fashion-forward and approachable manner. Their simplicity makes them a trendsetting piece, ideal for an elevated everyday look. Lab-grown diamond studs are a contemporary classic, perfect for those who cherish sophisticated yet practical style statements.

Our Picks for Valentine’s Day 2024:

◇ Lab-grown Diamond Halo Studs – These make an ideal Valentine's Day gift, showcasing our signature pink lab-grown diamonds. Each earring features a ⁸⁄₉ carat central stone, encircled by a delicately set pavé, adding a halo of elegance. The center lab diamonds are of VS+ clarity and a Very Good cut, ensuring high brilliance and quality. Set in 14k white gold, these studs offer a blend of sophistication and contemporary style, perfect for someone special. (Also available with blue or white lab-grown diamonds.)

◇ Round Brilliant Solitaire Studs – An ideal Valentine's Day gift, these studs exude contemporary chic. Each earring highlights a ½ carat stone, totaling 1 ct., perfect for a gesture of love. The lab-grown diamonds are of VS+ clarity and Very Good cut, offering high brilliance. Their near-colorless appearance enhances their modern appeal. Set in either 14K white or yellow gold, these studs are great for everyday wear or adding a touch of modern luxe to a special outfit, making them a thoughtful and stylish gift for someone special.

Lab-Grown Diamond Huggie Hoop Earrings

Merging style statement with comfort, huggie hoop earrings are a curated choice for someone who enjoys a blend of classic and contemporary designs. Available in various sizes, they cater to individual style preferences, ranging from understated elegance to bold, catwalk chic. They are versatile, making them suitable for both everyday wear and special occasions.

Our Pick for Valentine’s Day 2024:

◇ Round Brilliant Pavé Huggie Hoops – These hoops, available in 14k white or yellow gold, are a fabulous choice for Valentine's Day, blending modern style with a touch of glamour. Each hoop holds ⅗ carat total weight, culminating in 1⅕ carats for the pair. The lab-grown diamonds, boasting a VS+ clarity and Very Good cut, ensure a lustrous display. Their near-colorless quality adds a contemporary edge. Measuring 3.5mm in width with a 19.5mm diameter, these hoops are both noticeable and tastefully sized. They are also offered in a more petite size of ⅘ carat total weight with a 12.5mm diameter, providing options for different preferences and styles.

Lab-Grown Diamond Drop Earrings

Drop earrings are a hallmark of elevated style, perfect for adding a touch of glamour and sophistication. They move gracefully, complementing the wearer's features, and are ideal for fashion-forward individuals who love to make a style statement. These pieces are especially fitting for memorable occasions, adding an element of luxury and modern allure.

Our Pick for Valentine's Day 2024:

◇ Round Brilliant Solitaire Drop Earrings – A statement piece perfect for Valentine's Day, these drop earrings in 14k white gold are a symbol of modern luxe. Each earring showcases a 2-carat stone, amounting to a total weight of 4 carats. The lab-grown diamonds possess a VS+ clarity and a Very Good cut, ensuring a dazzling and high-quality appearance. Their near-colorless aspect adds to their contemporary charm. Also available in a more understated option of 2 carats total weight, these earrings cater to varying tastes, making them an ideal choice for those who appreciate a blend of bold elegance and fashion-forward design.

Lab-Grown Diamond Earring Jackets

For those who love versatility and innovation in their jewelry, earring jackets are an excellent choice. They transform simple studs into statement pieces, easily expanding a jewelry wardrobe with multiple new combinations. Earring jackets offer a playful yet intelligent way to elevate a look, resonating with those who appreciate adaptable and fashion-forward keepsakes.

Our Pick for Valentine’s Day 2024:

 Double Drop Bezel Ear Jacket Earrings – These ear jacket earrings, available in 14k white or yellow gold, are an exceptional choice for Valentine's Day, offering a unique and contemporary twist. Each jacket features a total weight of ¾ carat, making a combined weight of 1½ carats. The lab-grown diamonds are characterized by their VS+ clarity and Very Good cut, ensuring they catch the light beautifully. Their near-colorless quality enhances their modern appeal. They provide an elegant yet noticeable presence with a drop length of approximately 1.1 inches. For those preferring a slightly subtler option, a 1-carat total weight version with a 1-inch drop is also available, catering to different style preferences while maintaining a fashionable, sophisticated look.

Necklaces for Valentine's Day

Necklaces are a thoughtful and intimate choice for Valentine's Day gifts. Their proximity to the heart makes them inherently romantic and personal. Moreover, necklaces, especially those adorned with lab-grown diamonds, offer a modern touch of elegance and can be a central piece in any jewelry collection. They are versatile and suitable for various styles and occasions, making them an excellent way to express love and affection.

Lab-Grown Diamond Pendants

These pendants blend modern sophistication with personal expression. The lab-grown diamonds provide a luxe and fashion-forward option for fashion-conscious people. Available in various designs, from simple solitaires to intricate patterns, they cater to diverse tastes, making them a versatile and thoughtful gift.

Our Pick for Valentine's Day 2024:

 Pink Heart Pendant – This pendant, featuring a ¼ carat heart-cut pink lab-grown diamond, is a romantic and fashionable choice for Valentine's Day. Set in 14k white gold, it combines playful romanticism with a touch of whimsy. The heart shape of the diamond, with its VS+ clarity, captures the essence of love and affection. Its 18" chain, adjustable down to 16", offers versatility and comfort, making it suitable for various styles and preferences. This pendant is an ideal way to symbolize love and add a special touch to any ensemble.

Lab-Grown Diamond Station Necklaces

Station necklaces, where diamonds are evenly spaced along a chain, exude a sleek and modern aesthetic. Each lab-grown diamond is delicately encased in a metal bezel, enhancing its brilliance while offering a contemporary touch. This style is perfect for everyday wear and special events, providing durability and refined elegance. The station necklace is an excellent gift choice for those who value understated sophistication and contemporary design.

Our Pick for Valentine’s Day 2024:

 Round Brilliant Bezel Station Pendant – Ideal for Valentine's Day, this pendant dazzles with three lab-grown diamonds set on a 14k white gold chain. Each diamond, a ¼ carat with a total weight of ¾ carat, boasts VS+ clarity and a Very Good cut, creating a captivating visual moment. It's designed for versatility and personalization, featuring adjustable lengths from 18" to 15", making it perfect for various styles or layering. This piece's adaptability and elegant design make it a thoughtful and fashionable gift, symbolizing the beauty and uniqueness of your affection on this special day.

Bracelets for Valentine's Day

Bracelets are a splendid choice for Valentine's Day gifts as they are both a stylish accessory and a memorable keepsake. Their ability to complement various fashion choices makes them versatile for different tastes and occasions. Lab-grown diamond bracelets, including the elegant chain with a single gem and the classic tennis bracelet, are particularly special. Each style brings its own unique charm and elegance, making them a thoughtful way to celebrate love and affection.

Lab-Grown Diamond Chain Bracelets 

This style is known for its understated elegance. The single lab-grown diamond is a stunning focal point, symbolizing a cherished bond. Its simplicity allows it to be paired with any attire, making it an ideal gift for someone who adores a subtle yet chic accessory.

Our Pick for Valentine’s Day 2024: 

 Round Brilliant Bezel Bracelet – A quintessential Valentine's Day pick, this bracelet balances easygoing charm and contemporary elegance. It is available in 14k white or yellow gold and features a ¼-carat stone in a fashionable bezel setting. The bezel setting offers a solid and durable structure, while the chain remains elegant and subtle. The diamond's VS+ clarity and Very Good cut enhance its near-colorless beauty, making the bracelet a versatile choice for everyday wear. Adjustable to lengths of 6", 6.5", or 7", it's designed to fit various wrist sizes comfortably, embodying a thoughtful and modern gift for your loved one.

Lab-Grown Diamond Tennis Bracelets

Tennis bracelets are characterized by their continuous line of small diamonds, creating a sophisticated and seamless look. Their uniform size and cut diamonds provide a consistent luster, reflecting a classic and timeless design. Perfect for formal and casual wear, tennis bracelets symbolize elegance and are a popular choice for those who appreciate a blend of luxury and versatility.

Our Pick for Valentine’s Day 2024: 

 Lab-Grown Diamond Tennis Bracelet – The ultimate Valentine's Day gift, this tennis bracelet is a blend of elegance and modern craftsmanship. Available in options from 5 ¼ ct. tw., with each of the 53 stones being a ⅒ carat to 10 ct. tw., where each of the 40 stones is a ¼ carat, it caters to a range of preferences. Each bracelet is beautifully handcrafted in 14k white gold and features round brilliant cut lab-grown diamonds of VS+ clarity and Very Good cut in E-F color. The design is complemented by a secure box clasp that integrates seamlessly, enhancing its sophisticated appeal. This tennis bracelet, symbolizing enduring love and affection, makes a memorable and cherished gift for Valentine's Day.

Rings for Valentine's Day

Rings are a classic and intimate choice for Valentine's Day gifts, symbolizing love and commitment. When selecting a ring, especially a lab-grown diamond ring, it's important to consider the message it conveys to avoid any unintended implications of a proposal. Rings can be a perfect gift in established relationships or as a gesture of friendship or familial love, such as from a mother to a daughter. Choosing the right style, like stacking rings or trio round brilliant rings, ensures the gift matches the intent and the relationship's nature.

Lab-Grown Diamond Stacking Rings

Stacking rings are a modern and versatile choice. They come in various styles like modern inset, half pavé, and floating stone pavé, offering the flexibility to mix and match. For a first-time stacking ring, starting with a simple design allows the wearer to add more elaborate pieces later. For those with existing collections, a unique design can add a new dimension to their ensemble.

Our Picks for Valentine’s Day 2024: 

 Floating Stone Pavé Stacking Ring – This ring is a charming and contemporary choice for Valentine's Day. It features a ⅐ carat stone in a secure four-prong setting, creating an illusion of it floating above the pavé band. Set in either 14k white or yellow gold, the ring includes a total of 21 melee stones, contributing to a ¼-carat total weight. The band's thickness is a refined 1.25mm, making it ideal for stacking or wearing alone for a subtle yet captivating effect. The near-colorless lab-grown diamonds of VS+ clarity and Very Good cut add a touch of modern elegance, making this ring a fashionable and thoughtful gift, reflecting the unique and precious bond you share.

 Plain Stacking Ring – Consider this ring a staple piece, essential and versatile, much like a classic white tee in a clothing wardrobe. It’s a clever Valentine's Day gift to accompany a main-stage stacking ring with lab-grown diamonds, symbolizing the layered nature of love. This plain stacking ring is a must-have for any jewelry collection. It is made from 14k white or yellow gold with a band thickness of 2mm. It's perfect for creating space between other rings or adding a sleek, minimalist touch to a curated ring stack. Its simplicity allows it to blend seamlessly with various styles, making it an ideal choice for everyday wear and complementing more elaborate pieces. 

Lab-Grown Diamond Trio Rings

Trio rings feature three lab-grown diamonds, symbolizing the past, present, and future. This design is especially meaningful for those in established relationships, reflecting a journey together. The three stones also add a unique aesthetic appeal, making the ring a notable piece in any jewelry collection.

Our Pick for Valentine’s Day 2024: 

 Trio Round Brilliant Ring – This ring, set in 14k gold, is an excellent choice for a Valentine's Day gift, offering both style and versatility. You can select between white or yellow gold to suit personal preferences. Featuring three lab-grown diamonds, each weighing 1/10 carat for a total of ³⁄₁₀ ct. tw., the ring shines with VS+ clarity and a Very Good cut in a near-colorless hue. Its subtle, delicate design makes it a cute and understated accessory, perfect for everyday wear while still capturing the essence of affection and thoughtfulness.

The Perfect Choice for Your Valentine's Day Gifting Journey

As we reach the end of our guide, remember that the best Valentine's Day gift is one that speaks from the heart. Lab-grown diamond jewelry is an accessible option with diverse options, fit for daily wear. Whether you opt for a subtle but elegant lab-grown diamond bracelet or a more dramatic trio round brilliant ring, each piece of jewelry carries with it a message of love and appreciation. 

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, let these remarkable treasures be your way of showing just how much your loved ones mean to you. Happy Valentine's Day, and may your gifts bring as much joy to your loved ones as they bring to you!

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