The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
By Emma Reynolds
For many, Valentine’s Day might be filled with flowers and chocolate, but the ultimate symbol of love is fine jewelry. On one of the most romantic days of the year, show her how much you love her with a spectacular piece of Mark Henry fine jewelry.
With so many gifting options out there, make a lasting impression on your most beloved with a radiant piece of jewelry. Choose from literal symbols of love, like the ever-popular heart shape or key, or appeal to her taste with a more everyday piece. What’s even more special is gifting a piece of jewelry that includes rare and beautiful exotic gemstones, like alexandrite, moonstone or turquoise. Not only are exotic gemstones aesthetically unique, but you’re guaranteed to give her something that nobody else has.
We’ve rounded up the most exquisite pieces to give her this Valentine’s Day in our ultimate jewelry guide.
Key to Her Heart
Many cultures have their own interpretations of the meaning of key jewelry. Ancient Asian tradition believes key pendants will open physical, intellectual or spiritual barriers or give good luck, while other cultures believe that gifting someone a key symbolizes entrusting someone with the key to their heart. Few things sound more appropriate for Valentine’s Day. This key pendant is crafted from 18K yellow gold and features a heart-shaped head decorated with white diamonds. In the center of the key’s head is a stunning greenish-blue alexandrite stone.
Put a Ring On It
Few pieces of jewelry make her more happy than a ring. Whether it’s an alternative engagement ring, an anniversary ring or simply something to show how much you love her, a ring is never a bad idea. Mark Henry’s Aphrodite ring features several alexandrite stones in the center, encrusted with glittering white diamonds on the heart-shaped border. The beautiful contrast between the white diamonds and the greenish-purplish alexandrite makes the darker stones pop. Set in 18K white gold, the ring’s band features more pavé white diamonds.
To The Moon and Back
Love has no limits, and these moonstone, diamond, ruby and turquoise drop earrings certainly prove that. Each earring is set in 18K yellow gold and features mirrored hearts connected via a link. The heart is made with mystifying moonstone and each has a center of turquoise and ruby. Small diamonds border each earring, creating beautiful visual interest for the wearer and admirers.
Love is in the Air
In Native American culture, turquoise represents power, status, luxury and good fortune. Mark Henry’s turquoise is mined from a remote mountain in Arizona that yields the highest quality turquoise on Earth. Part of the Sleeping Beauty collection, the Heart of Love necklace features a piece of turquoise that appears to be suspended in midair, but is prong-set from a heart-shaped gold frame. The turquoise moves with the wearer, adding beautiful dynamic detail as you wear it. Glittering diamonds adorn the heart-shaped gold frame and small hearts are etched onto the side of the frame. Set on a delicate 18K gold chain, this necklace is the perfect gift to remind her of your love.
You can never go wrong with feminine florals, especially when they’re crafted from milky mother of pearl and adorned with diamonds and alexandrite. The Flora Ring, which comes in 18K white, yellow or rose gold, is the ultimate statement of love and beauty. As you wear the ring, the mother-of-pearl flower reveals an iridescent shine and glitters with the light as it moves on your hand, while the glittering diamonds around the floral motif dazzle. The center is a round alexandrite stone, offering a beautiful contrast to the ring.