Romantic Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gifts Inspired By Fairy Tales

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If love is the stuff of fairytales, then what better place to look for inspiration for a Valentine’s day jewelry gift? Long before the happy endings, there is whimsy, flora, and magic in these stories, which add complexity, context, and (above all else) a cast. Parlay this into jewelry, and there’s plenty of space for gems, sparkle, and fun to be had that add character to a jewelry collection beyond the expected diamonds.

Leslie Tcheyan, Octavia Giovannini-Torelli, and Thea Giovannini-Torelli, mother-daughter-daughter designers of jewelry line Of Rare Origin (they made the ring worn by Amanda Gorman—gifted by Oprah Winfrey—at the inauguration of President Joe Biden) often infuse their designs with flowers, birds, vines, and the like. “Buying whimsical jewelry isn’t a necessity by any means, which makes it an even more of a personal and sentimental statement,” they say. “When buying, of course assess the quality, value, etc. But most importantly, assess your emotions. It should make you feel something,”

“The only pitfall to ward against is the little voice in your head that says, ‘I can’t get this. I’ll only wear this once,’” say the trio. “Whimsical pieces get you noticed. They draw people to you, they start conversations and make you friends.”

Below, our suggestions for the best Valentine’s Day jewelry gifts to pave the way for a fairytale ending.

Snow White

Of Rare Origin the Bellini gold vermeil multi-stone earrings

$1,075

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Jacquie Aiche 14kt rose gold, onyx, and diamond necklace

$8,500

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Sophie Bille Brahe + Cecilie Bahnsen Poppy Perle 14kt gold pearl earrings

$9,590

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The Last Line rainbow flower bracelet

$3,535

THE LAST LINE

Alice in Wonderland

Brent Neale pink opal and coral mini mushroom necklace

$3,950

TWISTONLINE

Irene Neuwirth Bunny studs

$1,280

IRENE NEUWIRTH

Bulgari Serpenti 18 kt rose gold bracelet set with rubellite eyes and pavé diamonds.

$16,900

BULGARI

Francesca Villa Being 18k rose gold crystal earrings

$2,350

MODA OPERANDI

Wishing Upon a Star

Sarah Hendler Ethel ring with striped enamel band

$3,500

SARAH HENDLER

Brinker & Eliza Goodnight Moon

$118

SHOPBOP

Jennifer Behr Lunetta crescent moon earrings

$648

NEIMAN MARCUS

Chanel Étoile Filante earrings

$8,300

CHANEL

The First Strawberries

Annele Raspberry Jelly earrings

$213

WOLF & BADGER

Arielle Gordon Jewelry opal strawberry necklace

$665

ARIEL GORDON

Mejuri Tarot Sun necklace

$80

MEJURI

Gucci Bee crystal-embellished gold-tone necklace

$980

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