Are you a romantic sort of guy (or a romantic sort of girl!)? One who loves watching sunsets together, long walks in the park, candlelit dinners and lying in on a Sunday morning? You’ll be looking for a stylish, elegant and classical sort of gift for this Valentine’s Day. Something that expresses how you feel … but in sleek, well-rounded tones, that focus on proportion and balance, and delight in the symbols of the day! Read on for our best classical gifts for this Valentine’s Day.
Rings are perhaps the most classical and traditional of romantic gifts – if you are married already, slipping the ring on her finger takes you back to those heady first days of marriage, and if you haven’t yet married, that feeling can be as exciting as it is scary! Go for something like the heart garnet ring at the beginning of the article, with its classical deep red stone and singular style. It has three heart shaped garnets with a combined gemstone weight of 1.08ct, and two brilliant cut diamonds to lift the color and tone of the ring, with a combined diamond weight of 5 points. The yellow gold is 9ct, and despite how luxurious it looks, it is extremely well priced!
While we do have a handy Valentine’s gift ideas section, if you like the idea of a ring for Valentine’s Day and would like to see the widest possible range, check out the Ladies Dress Rings section. Click on the ‘All; category, and you should have several hundred of gem-and-precious-metal’s finest to choose from. You’ll find beautifully classical rings, like the ultra-slim sapphire ring shown at right. The band is a slender 1.5mm, best for accenting ladies with slim hands, and the ring itself features a half carat natural sapphire. It is cut in an oval shape, for a more natural look, and set on high quality 18ct white gold along with 6 G color, Vs clarity diamonds for a little luxury along with the classicism!
For something a little warmer, but just as classical this Valentine’s Day, give the Signity range a try. The name refers to the brand of the gemstones – all beautiful quality, square cut and set side by side. The topaz signity ring on yellow gold is shown, with its nine square cut blue topaz on a 9ct band, for good affordability. The band is a comfortable 4mm wide, and this design is also available with different stones and in different gold colors – the blue topaz and amethyst on white gold variant is shown, and there is also pink topaz and rhodolite garnet on yellow gold, blue topaz on white gold, pink topaz on yellow gold, amethyst on white or yellow gold, plus plenty more available!
Women are not the only ones who love that little thrill of having a ring on their finger – a way to remind you of your loved one every time you see your hand, whether they are near or far. There are plenty of men’s rings for lovey-doveyness purposes also! There are choices like the traditional Claddagh ring, classical and very Valentine’s themed. The one pictured at right is in a yellow gold, 9ct for good affordability, and has a nice, middling band width of 5.5mm. Make sure you check his (or your!) finger size accurately for these rings, the design makes them difficult to resize.
Of course, classicism can cover all body parts, not only fingers! Earrings are another great choice as a classical gift for women, and the Pandora heart filigree ones at right are traditional and dainty. They are made of beautiful quality 14ct yellow gold, and if she has a Pandora bracelet, there are charms that match these beautifully. The huggie style earrings nestles her ears warmly, when you can’t be there to do it!
The Pandora range is one of extremes – either ultra-modern with a vintage flavor, or truly classical. One of their lovely true classics for Valentine’s Day are these diamond bloom huggie earrings. There is a ruby version also – but diamonds are forever, right?! These earrings are in Pandora’s standard 14ct gold, and the diamonds have a combined weight of .04 carats. They are a nice, middling 3cm in length, but will not hang quite that far down from her lobes. The bubble design of the earrings goes with dozens of other Pandora pieces, but there are also some that are specially designed as matches for these (just in case you’re planning ahead for birthdays or Christmases!). The matching ring is shown, and there is also a charm for Pandora bracelets or necklaces.
The next piece is one for the true traditionalists, who love the charm of yesteryear – you may have seen these cameo brooches on your grandma’s dressing table as a child, and these ones give the classical design a freshness and beauty. It is made from chalcedony gemstone, and set on 9ct yellow gold to help keep down the price on such a large, exquisite gemstone. It can also be worn as a brooch, with a pin attachment at back, and a pendant hole at the top. The chain is not included with this item, so it can go on an old favorite if she likes – but the delicate, ultra-fine chain shown in the picture is an excellent choice if you are getting one to go with this piece specifically.
For those looking for a sparkling yet subtle classical gift this Valentine’s Day, try something incorporating a traditional filigree design like the heart aquamarine pendant at right. The aquamarine is a 5mm heart cut stone, but is affordable despite the large size because of aquamarine’s relative good availability. The gold base is 9ct, with the filigree heart area measuring 19mm – dainty and great for everyday wear.
Just as with rings, women are not the only ones who like to dress up their decolletage a little, and Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to either start or build a collection of pendants for him. Inori has some great choices, including couple’s pendants that either fit together or are matching sets … and why not go for something a little cheeky (if your man is like most, cheek is right up his alley!), like the Adam and Eve pendants pictured. They are made from stainless steel, with the Eve one measuring 2.7cm from top to bottom, and the Adam pendant measuring 3.8cm. They are both stand-alone items, so you can choose matching chains for them in checkout!
If you are looking for a gift that honors the true meaning of Valentine’s Day, you should have found plenty of starting points! To keep browsing, have a look through either the Valentine’s Gifts section, the Gifts for Him section or the Gifts for Her section. If you have trouble finding anything in these pages, just click the Live Help link and ask away!