Valentine’s day is almost here and that means it’s time to figure out what you’ll be getting your loved one for the day of love. We highly suggest choosing a piece of jewelry, as there is no better way to tell your partner that you love them and make them feel special for a long time (flowers and chocolates are thoughtful, but your partner won’t be able to keep those for years and years). But which type of jewelry you get your partner matters, especially if you have yet to get engaged or are in the early stages of your relationship. Below are some tips for choosing the perfect piece based on where you are in your relationship.
First Years: Earrings
If you’re in the first few months or have been dating for less than a year, we suggest getting your partner a pair of earrings. Earrings make a great gift because they’re casual but meaningful, and can go with just about anything depending on the style you choose. Unless your partner has expressed that they have a really eclectic or specific style, your best bet is to go with simple but classic stud earrings. Find out their favorite gem and metal color and wow them with a pair of stud earrings from Gems N’ Loans Dana Point this Valentine’s Day.
Of course, make sure your partner has their ears pierced first. If they don’t we recommend going with an equally simple yet stunning necklace like a drop necklace that uses their favorite gem and metal color. Either a necklace or a pair of earrings will also make a great gift if you’ve already gotten engaged but haven’t tied the knot yet. Keep things simple by getting the jewelry, but don’t feel obligated to have it engraved or personalized.
Engagement: Engagement Ring
Valentine’s Day is a great time to propose. Love is in the air, and many jewelry stores like Gems N’ Loans will have special pieces that they normally wouldn’t carry in-store. Finding the perfect engagement ring is extremely personal to you and your relationship, but it should be something that your partner will love and cherish for the rest of their life. If your partner has a specific taste in rings, consider buying a ring from a pawn shop because you’ll often be able to find a more eclectic selection of rings that range from vintage finds to modern cuts.
Milestone: Personalized Ring or Necklace
After a decade or two it can be hard to find pieces that will stand out for your loved one. If you’re celebrating a milestone or have been together for years and have built a life together, it might be the perfect time to get a little bit more personal with an engraved ring or necklace that commemorates something special.