Of all the gift guides that happen throughout the course of a year, corny as it might sound, Valentine’s Day gift guides are my favorite. A good well curated, V-Day guide is like the equivalent of a kid’s room in a beautiful home. It’s where the stylish fun happens.
Flowers, chocolates, cute pajamas. Yes, yes and yes! But obviously my favorite Valentine category is jewelry.
There are a lot of amazing choices. Hearts couldn’t be more popular. If you are looking for the coolest styles check out the array in the Have a Heart x Muse collab.
Above and beyond the Valentine motif why not consider a luxurious lucky charm as a reward for the year we have all been through.
David Webb, Elie Top and W.Rosado introduced designs in the midst of these unsettling times that look absolutely of the moment and have a touch of a vintage vibe. They are sweetness and light with a dose of serious style. In other words, these talismans are real treasures.
David Webb’s Zodiacs
During the heyday of zodiac jewelry in the 1960s and 70s, David Webb made some of the boldest and most coveted styles. Diana Vreeland, Frank Sinatra and Estee Lauder were among the tastemakers who wore the giant jewels back in the day.
Now the David Webb zodiac collection has been reimagined in pendants that are more personal in scale which is not to say they are small.
The rectangular slabs of 18K gold are just under 1-inch tall and three-quarters of an inch wide. Each one is carved on two sides. One side features the astrological symbol and the other shows the astrological sign. The jewels come with diamonds and without and range in price from $4,900 to $7,800. They are available on DavidWebb.com.
Elie Top’s Charm Collection
Elie Top was productive during quarantine or “confinement” as they call it in France. He sketched lucky charms. Rather than me trying to explain it, take a look at his video.
Elie Top talks about his charms.
Elie’s charms continue his signature blend of yellow gold and silver seen in his La Dame Du Lac (Lady of the Lake) collection. Each jewel is generously accented with gems.
The designs, which are available in the United States on 1stdibs.com, are large in scale. They range in price from around $5,500 for a little heart to $9,500 for a large four-leaf clover.
W.Rosado’s Pearl ID Collection
The Pearl ID collection by Wilfredo Rosado of W.Rosado includes the perfect update on pearl studs. They are 10.5-11mm Australian South Sea pearls inset with diamond letters and symbols.
The size reminds me of the pearls Audrey Hepburn wore perpetually in the early 1960s. The diamond insets are what makes them personal pieces and talismans.
A single pearl stud retails for $2,970 and can be special ordered on the W.Rosado website and MusexMuse.com. Other pieces in the collection include pendants that make it possible to express your love.
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