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Friday, February 3, 2017

The Most Stupendous Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Ever Assembled


The headline makes a big claim but when you look at the selection of jewels and watches that I put together you will no doubt agree that this is the best gift guide ever assembled in the known universe and even the unknown universe. If you don’t agree that these 14 items are the best gifts one can ever buy for Valentine’s Day I will give you a total refund of the money you never paid to view this. 

If there is a better to personalize a message of love than with LovePendants It allows people to personalize their jewelry by engraving round topaz, amethyst, green quartz or citrine with a symbol, letter or word that holds special significance. Gemstones are then set in either vermeil, silver or 14k gold and turned into a necklace, bracelet or charm. There are approximately 50,000 combinations that you can choose from. They can be purchased online through the LovePendants website.

Parulina is returning full time to jewelry creation and many consumers and retailers couldn’t be happier. Founded in 2003 by Parul Kuki Seth, she has the work ethic of a fashion industry veteran with the sensibility of an artist. The pink tourmalines and diamond earrings pictured are influenced by medieval symbols yet are refined and contemporary. For information on availability and where to purchase the product contact Parulina at 1-877-203-5753.

Misahara, a luxury jewelry brand founded by Lepa Galeb-Roskopp of Porto Montenegro, takes inspiration from the Adriatic Sea, African landscapes and other parts of the world where she travels. The Stena Drop Earrings features 13.8 carats of rubies, 138 carats of rubellites and white diamond set in 18k gold. It retails for $24,450. Misahara jewels are available at the brand’s flagship store in the Plaza Hotel, New York, the Wynn Las Vegas and Neiman Marcus. 

Cartier Juste Un Clou Bracelet in 18k pink gold set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds. This classic design was first introduced by the luxury brand in the 1970s. It retails for $21,200 and can be ordered through the Cartier website or at retail outlets worldwide. 

The Georg Jensen Love Knot was first introduced in the 1970s and has been relaunched by the Danish design brand. The collection of three sterling silver pieces focuses on a simple, subtle twist. The pieces range in price from $115 for a single knot ring, $265 for a single knot bangle and $400 for a double-knot bangle. They can be purchased on the Georg Jensen website or at the company’s retail outlets, including its store in New York.

Zorab Atelier de Creation is known for its elaborate and refined pieces combining exceptional gemstones with a very-high-level of craftsmanship. For example, the 18k rose gold ring pictured is paved in sapphire and diamonds and centered with 32 carat blue topaz. It retails for and is available at

The Harry Winston Premier Precious Love Automatic 36mm watch has a dial of pink mother-of-pearl, 10 heart-shaped rubies, diamonds and white mother-of-pearl lace to create a floral motif. The case is lined with 57 brilliant-cut diamonds. It is powered by the caliber HW 2014 automatic movement and limited to 14 pieces and is available at Harry Winston boutiques. 

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Astorite was created for Valentine’s Day. The dial is made of a single hand-polished piece of astorite, a gem that originates from one mine in Colorado. The pink background of the gem contains gold and silver inclusions, and black flecks veins giving the color added depth. The dial is finished with an off-center hours and minutes subdial at 12 o’clock. The bezel of the 35mm case is set with 232 diamonds. It is limited to 28 pieces. It retails for $32,600 and is available at Jaquet Droz Tourbillon Boutiques and official retailers. 

The Cuore Ferragamo watch is certainly an appropriate gift for Valentine’s Day. Its main detail is a “beating” heart that opens and closes on demand. Standard hours and minutes are located at an off-centered sub-dial surrounded by 40 brilliant-cut diamonds. The silver dial is further decorated with the iconic Gancino symbol in a textured pattern and the Ferragamo name at 3 o’clock. The 39mm case is made of gold plated silver. 

Kat Florence Vermillion Topaz ring with D flawless diamonds features a 3.6-carat topaz center stone accented with 0.73 carats of D flawless diamonds. It retails for $44,648 and can be ordered through the Kat Florence website or at her London boutique.

The Madyha Farooqui Geonova amethyst pendant earrings are bordered by rows of diamonds set in 18k gold. It retails for $15,895 and can be ordered through the New York-based designer’s website.

Versace St. Valentine's Day Rêvive celebrates the day in red, from the scarlet leather strap, two rubies and the double Versace logo on the bezel, to the red crystal cabochon set on the crown. Other features include a 35mm two-tone steel case, big lugs and the brand’s iconic Medusa head at 12 o’clock. It retails for $1,495 and is available at Versace boutiques and Bloomingdale's.

Lagos Caviar Color Gemstone Bracelet uses blue topaz to enhance the jewelry brand’s iconic Caviar design. It retails for $750 and is available on the company’s website or at retailers throughout the U.S.

Amy Burton Fine Jewellery recently launched with three collections. The Disorient collection is characterized by strong architectural lines that play with volume and geometry. The centerpiece is a cuff bangle made of entwined gold woven around a 123.70-carat amethyst. This and her other jewels are available exclusively at Hancocks London

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