This time next week some of us are going to be severely disappointed as we are handed another supermarket bouquet. But this year there are an abundance of beautiful and unique Valentine’s jewellery gifts that are perfect for those who enjoy a gift that is a little bit unusual. Valentine’s day is a great time to support local companies, independent artisans and up and coming designers. Here are a few names for you to watch out for, along with some of their key picks for the romantic season.
Jewels by Design is a company which creates beautiful bespoke pieces using vintage jewellery that are then reworked into totally new designs. They are both classic and modern at the same time. The pieces are all handmade to the highest standard and exude quality, class and opulence. I was recently lucky enough to win a bracelet from the JBD London Love Is collection, and was delighted to receive a beautiful bracelet that looked like a family heirloom piece. The Love is collection,with its pearl and vintage charm design would make a perfect Valentine’s gift for Vintage loving ladies.
I was introduced to Macaroon after a Twitter chat with the designers behind the company. I fell in love with their simple, stylish designs and loved the ethos behind them, that jewellery shouldn’t just be about trends and last for one season. It should be transitional and be able to mix and match with all the items in your wardrobe, whatever the season or weather. They have created a beautiful Valentine’s collection full of sterling silver, Swarovski crystals and hearts. Prices start from just £20 – a total bargain for something that you will treasure for years.
Terry Eleftheriou is a Midlands Jewellery legend, the man behind Terry Terry jewellery and the king of Vintage bling. Terry’s emphasis is on getting the celebrity jewellery looks, but at real value for money prices. Terry Terry always has an abundance of beautiful, sparkly pieces. This is the go-to designer for Valentine’s day if your loved one loves to sparkle. He is also one of the premier stockists for Shambala bracelets that are so beloved of Made in Chelsea and TOWIE ladies (and gents!).