8 Jewelry Gifts to Buy Yourself for Valentine’s Day

Given the current climate, this coming Valentine’s Day is ripe for gestures of self-empowerment—that is, jewelry gifts that make you feel stronger, bolder, and 100 percent in charge of your destiny. And are purchased as a present to yourself.

Below, eight Valentine’s Day–ready ideas for jewelry that’s designed to spark a certain fearlessness—a sense that you can handle anything—and that everything you’ve ever wanted is finally within reach..

Nataly Ponte Magnificent Fire Pendant

A matchstick motif symbolizing the fire that lives within all of us can help light a path to finding your voice and achieving your goals and dreams. (Magnificent Fire Matchstick Pendant with diamond, and pink and blue sapphires in 18k yellow gold, $1,657; Nataly Aponte)

 Established Boss EarringsAn instant confidence-booster. (Boss Studs in 14k yellow gold, $165; Established)

 Ark Fine Jewelry EarringsWear these earrings to harness the positive energy of designer Ann Korman’s signature Mandala-inspired Gateway motif (which can help you access a heightened state of awareness), as well as the Nine Noble Virtues (Industriousness, Humility, Austerity, Orderliness, Cooperation, Wisdom, Integrity of Character, Sense of Responsibility, and Courage). (Nine Strings Earrings with emeralds and diamonds in 18k yellow gold, $5,985; ARK Fine Jewelry)

Retrouvai Mother of Pearl Compass PendantFind your True North—this pendant encourages you to trust your intuition and let that be your guide. (Grandfather Compass Pendant with gray mother-of-pearl, diamonds, and rubies in 14k yellow gold, $6,820; Retrouvaí)

Gillian Steinhardt Intaglio No 5 Athena RingNo better reminder that you’re a goddess and a warrior. (Intaglio Ring No. 5—Athena, in hand-carved mother-of-pearl, diamonds, and 14k yellow gold, $1,030; Gillian Steinhardt) 


GodDaughters Petite Odin PendantThe perfect way to mark a new beginning (or inspire you to take the leap): a “clean slate” inspired by Nordic runes and customized with your birthstone. (Assorted Odin Personalized Petite necklaces with birthstones in rhodium-plated sterling silver, from $85 each; GodDaughters)

Vanessa Lianne Herkimer diamond studsThere’s something empowering about buying yourself diamond studs for Valentine’s Day. Going with Herkimers satisfyingly flies in the face of tradition, plus the stones are said to be a vehicle for mental and physical balance, relieving tension and promoting peace of mind. (Sloan Herkimer Diamond Studs in 14k gold, $375; Vanessa Lianne)


Top image: “If Not Now Then When” Diamond Baguette Band in enamel and 18k gold, $1,995; Foundrae


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Amy Elliott

JCK Contributing Editor

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