With Valentine’s just around the corner and the Tucson Gem Show in full swing this week, sparkly jewels, symbols of adoration are blooming in mind and heart. windows and websites.
Here are fun finds:
1. De Beers
In many cultures, particularly in Asia, butterflies symbolize long life, love, and marital bliss. This exceptional monarch butterfly fly ring from the De Beers Portrait of Nature collection is crafted with fancy pink purple and orangey diamonds set amongst white diamonds that trace the butterfly’s wings. Thanks to its meticulous craftsmanship, it seems as if a butterfly has momentarily landed on the wearer’s finger—surely a sign of good luck for the future.
2. Vacheron Constantin
Not that I’m ready to lose my Apple watch at the moment but this ultra-elegant 18-karat pink gold ‘Egérie’ watch by Vacheron Constantin would probably do the trick. A perfect accompaniment for romantic evenings out, with a bezel illuminated with 58 glistening round-cut diamonds, and a handsome raspberry pink leather strap. Inspired by the world of Haute Couture, this 35mm timepiece boasts a shimmering silver guilloché opaline dial featuring a pleated, fabric-like pattern and calligraphic numerals that recall fine embroidery.
This spectacular diamond ring is the epitome of beauty and rarity with a stunning imperial, cushion-cut diamond weighing 10.02 carats. This breathtaking diamond is nestled atop an elegant Silk Collection ring featuring 36 round, brilliant-cut diamonds. If you’re like me, you’d love to see this beauty nestled atop your finger.
How to Choose
If your special someone likes surprises. Have them lay the groundwork for a simple request. A color. An item. Or simply request the biggest bauble they have in the cabinet. This doesn’t always result in the perfect piece, but it’s fun and can be a very good place to start.
Do they prefer a little more control? Suggest they stop into their favorite jeweler a couple of times a year to just try on a few things that catch their fancy. Have those items they love added to a “honey I would just love this” list and when a special occasion rolls around, they’ll be surprised and you’ll be a superstar!
If you’re not the type that likes to leave anything to chance, start here … Jewelry 101.