Gift Guide: Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is pretty controversial, don’t you think? Half of us like to pretend it isn’t happening (hello, singletons! Been there.) and the rest feel an immense pressure to do something special for the ones they love. All of a sudden you’re trying to figure out your partner’s favourite colour, shoe size and allergies. Let’s be honest — it’s WORK.

Jewellery, however personal, is pretty much a no brainer for your significant other. That little black box (or red, or blue) doesn’t have to hold an engagement ring to bring smiles — although Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day to get engaged. Here are my top picks for that special person in your life right now.

BESSEHA - For the Goddess

“Beh-seh-ha” means “enjoy!” in Moroccan-Arabic. This brand is insanely well priced and for that person in your life who emanates magic. Like this clear quartz crystal crescent moon necklace on a14kt GF chain. Quartz marks an important new beginning so gifting this pendant to the right person will be a thoughtful moment.

Clear quartz crystal crescent Moon neclace from Besseha $68.99

Clear quartz crystal crescent Moon neclace from Besseha $68.99

CARTIER - for the Betty

My top pick for a unisex gift this season is Cartier’s Juste un Clou bracelet. The new Juste un Clou collection was comprised of rings and bracelets shaped like gracefully bent nails, like the original, but with a modern twist. They were made available in rose (my favourite), white, and yellow gold, and some models were outfitted with pavé diamonds set into the “head” of the nail.

Juste un Clou Bracelet in Pink Gold from Cartier $6,800

Juste un Clou Bracelet in Pink Gold from Cartier $6,800

ECKSAND - For the woman who has is all

One of the reasons i adore this brand is because you can start with one piece and slowly add to your collection to make a Jewellery box that would challenge Elizabeth Taylor. My favourite from this brand is their staking rings. They come in every gemstone and create a chic rainbow on your fingers when you’re stacking them BUT they look just as stunning solo.

Stackable rings, yellow gold from $695 to $1235

Stackable rings, yellow gold from $695 to $1235

Jacqueline Kendall