Whether you’d like to wear something snazzy for Valentine’s Day or if you’re looking for an unforgettable gift, jewelry happens to be a key part of the holiday of love.
Something as sentimental as a locket or as fun and versatile as a strand of handmade beads can be a memorable and favorite keepsake. When choosing your own pretty jewelry fashions on Valentine’s Day to either wear or give as a gift to your sweetheart, remember that jewelry is wearable art that can express feeling and emotion without words.
From the elegant and exquisite to the casual, fun, and funky, jewelry fashions make any kind of statement you want them to make on Valentine’s Day.
What Kind of Jewelry to Wear on Valentine’s Day
Selecting Jewelry to wear on Valentine’s Day can be a fun complement to picking out your special outfit, from clothing to shoes, purse, and everything in between. Depending on your preferences, consider all the types of jewelry you plan to wear – rings, necklace, earrings, bracelet, toe ring, etc.
When it all comes down to it, wear what you want. Select your jewelry based on your outfit and your plans – where you’re going, what you’re doing for Valentine’s Day. If you would like to coordinate a special sentiment with your jewelry or convey emotions or attitude with your accessories, consider the following options to get you started.
Jewelry to Wear if You are Single and out with Friends…
A Valentine’s Day girls’ night out or girls’ night in would be the perfect time to sport some snazzy jewelry fashions, from chunky rings or bracelets to beaded strands and more. Select jewelry that you adore – borrow something from your mom’s jewelry chest or wear a favorite piece of your own. If you are feeling especially indulgent, pick out a new piece of jewelry as a special gift for yourself!
Jewelry designer Summer Allen created a lovely 18-inch necklace with semi-precious stones and beads, entitled “After the Rain”. (After the Rain retails for $160.) The necklace is warm toned with reds, oranges, pink and more, making a lovely complement for so many different types of outfits.
“Bright and beaming!” Allen said. “I have intermingled multiple yellow, orange, pink, and red semi precious stones within green silk macramé for this refreshing design. The clasp consists of a honey colored bohemian Vaseline disk and gooseberry trade bead.”
Other fun and flirty fashions for singles to sport on Valentine’s Day may include “love beads” or pretty Indian beads as bracelets. Consider wearing several strands on your wrist or around your neck for a carefree Valentine fashion statement.
ZuluGrass Jewelry offers an extensive variety of beaded jewelry made by the Maasai women of Kenya through the Leakey Collection, which was founded in 2002 by Katy and Philip Leakey. ZuluGrass jewelry is available as a single strand or multi-strand so that wearers can enjoy whichever style they like best. The color choices are virtually limitless, and the Leakey Collection also contains a number of styles featuring wooden beads, or ZuluWood, which are crafted from the native woods of Eastern Africa.
For more information on Zulugrass and the Leakey Collection, visit online at http://leakeycollection.com.
Jewelry to Wear if You Are on a First Date or if You Are in a New Relationship…
Whenever you go on a first date, you always want to make a good first impression. Some tips for jewelry to wear on a first date: avoid pieces from any of your exes, heirloom pieces are good conversation pieces if they look natural with your outfit and fit your personality, and finally, be yourself – don’t try to make yourself into something you are not.
Simple jewelry fashions may be best in a new dating scenario. You don’t want to come on too strong with the accessories, as you don’t want your partner to see you as high maintenance or well stocked in jewelry. Keep things a little mysterious with a signature piece of jewelry such as dangle earrings and perhaps a bracelet of your choosing. Beaded bracelets and necklaces can be a fun and lighthearted jewelry design to show off on Valentine’s Day. The Leakey Collection’s ZuluGrass strands in red and purple would make a lovely fashion statement for a first date or a date in a new relationship.
Jewelry designer Summer Allen offers a number of jewelry designs that would look great for Valentine’s Day – such as “Rose Bud” earrings. The earrings offer a neutral color tone that can be mixed and matched to your outfit fairly easily. Rose Bud earrings retail for $16.
“Pink faceted glass stones hang at the bottom of the simple, wear with anything earrings,” Allen says. “They were created with sterling silver wire. These earrings are approximately 3/4 of an inch long.”
Jewelry to Wear if You Are Married, Engaged, or in a Long-term Relationship…
If your significant other has already given you gifts of jewelry, you may want to wear a special piece to emphasize your commitment and your connection. A nice pair of diamond earrings, if you have a set, is classic for Valentine’s Day or any day. A special necklace from your loved one is another great piece, while rings are a wonderful accent to your Valentine’s Day ensemble.
A bracelet is always a nice piece to attract the eyes and bring more attention to your hands, fingernails, manicure, and so forth. For a special night out with your sweetheart, consider wearing a bracelet that makes you feel fashionable and sexy. Summer Allen offers a bracelet, “Michelle”, which features unique, handmade brass and copper Ethiopian drop pendants, with a couple of them boasting “clappers” inside to make a tiny noise when they move.
If you are married or engaged, your choice of rings may be an easy one. If you’d like to spice it up with an additional ring or two, go for it!
Jewelry as Gifts on Valentine’s Day
Many women love receiving jewelry as a gift on Valentine’s Day, as jewelry is often seen as more of a commitment to the relationship than say, chocolate or flowers. Of course, women still appreciate any gift their mates may choose, but a gift of jewelry is often the icing on the cake. Any of the above jewelry items would make an excellent Valentine’s Day gift.