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This Valentine’s Day, Make It a Luxury Jeweler Lovefest


This is not a request.

When some of the industry’s most celebrated jewelry houses are sending out “valentines” like this, you need to just sit back and let the bling do its thing.

Let’s start this party off with some rubies—rubies in wild abundance, such that only a marquee jeweler such as Graff could procure. The necklace below is like the most heart-stopping love letter imaginable with its 19 red stones offset by angled calibre-cut and round diamonds. The oval ruby centerpiece weighs more than 6 carats.

Graff ruby and diamond necklace
Graffabulous ruby and white diamond necklace, price on request; Graff

Chopard is also promoting rubies for Valentine’s Day. As in, a giant heart-shape one weighing more than 18 carats. The shape, coupled with the fact that ruby is the stone of passion and romance, makes the Mozambican flamethrower a double metaphor for a love that is electric and unchecked.

Chopard heart ruby ring
Haute Joaillerie ring with 18.06 ct. heart-shape ruby and two heart-shape diamonds in 18k white gold, price on request; Chopard

A spectacular high-jewelry addition to Chopard’s Precious Lace line comes rushing in with 75 pear-shape rainbow sapphires set in an ombré progression to form a heart pendant and matching chain. If your sweetheart is a “Forever in Blue Jeans” type, this is the jewel they were born to wear.

Chopard rainbow heart necklace
Precious Lace necklace with 26.96 cts. t.w. pear-shape sapphires, 12.42 cts. t.w. pear-shape diamonds, and 1.58 cts. t.w. brilliant-cut diamonds in 18k rose gold, price on request; Chopard

Oh, hey, there are some affordable hearts too!

Chopard heart bracelets and rings
Assorted My Happy Hearts necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings in 18k gold with diamonds, carnelian, and mother-of-pearl, $840–$2,710 each; Chopard

Boucheron‘s spring novelties have arrived just in time for Valentine’s Day, and the vibe is emotional, sensual, and undeniably luxe. Meant to complement the maison’s existing Because of Love wedding and engagement rings, the jewels are alternately fanciful, diamond-laden design flexes or refreshingly unisex understatements. Which would you choose? The resplendent tiara?

Boucheron Because of Love tiara
Serpent Bohème tiara with diamonds in 18k white gold, price on request; Boucheron

Or this chic gender-fluid bangle, which displays the ultra-graphic design codes of Boucheron’s impeccable Facette wedding band?

Boucheron Because of Love facette bracelet
Facette bracelet in 18k white gold, $5,650; Boucheron

Now enjoy this “chocolates box” of sculptural, big-gem goodness from noted Italian jewelry design house Pasquale Bruni alongside new additions to its Amore collection.

Pasquale Bruni valentines jewelry
(Center) Vento Atelier ring in 18k white gold with rubellite, rubies, and diamonds, price on request; Pasquale Bruni (Clockwise, from top l.) Amore bracelet in 18k rose gold with diamonds, $8,450; Vento Atelier collier in 18k white gold with rubies and diamonds, price on request; Amore bracelet in 18k rose gold with diamonds, $3,600; Goddess Garden collier in 18k white gold with diamonds and rubellite, price on request; Pasquale Bruni

Obviously, I would take rubies and diamonds and whatnot in all their forms, but the simplicity of a single word, delicately expressed in looping pink gold script and a single akoya pearl, is so perfectly succinct (and comparatively affordable!) that one of these last two ultimately may hold the key to my heart.

Mikimoto love bracelets
Akoya cultured pearl pendant with diamond in 18k rose gold, $1,750; akoya cultured pearl bracelet in 18k rose gold, $1,500; Mikimoto

And now? Well, I need a minute to recover. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Top: Talk about red-hot! The only thing better than a ruby is two heart-shape rubies weighing 7.5 cts. t.w. set among heaps of diamonds in a pair of earrings by Graff. According to the famed jeweler, the rubies display the rarefied shade referred to as pigeon blood. Price on request.

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Amy Elliott

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