Flowers, chocolates, spa days... there's no doubt they're all wonderful gifts to give to someone you love. (We love a deluxe foot spa once in a while.) But they're also fleeting, as the flowers wilt, the chocs are scoffed (normally in under an hour) and the away day becomes a nice memory. Jewellery lasts.
Handing someone a genuine gemstone piece is to give a gift that will last a lifetime and beyond. It can be full of meaning, or it can just look pretty, but every gemstone has a story to tell and giving your loved one or treating yourself to jewellery is to own a true piece of Mother Nature, and write the next chapter of its story. Here our our top suggestions for Valentine's Day gifts that last.
The Colour of Love
If you're not sure where to start with Valentine's jewellery, start with Ruby. Red is the colour of love and Gemporia has a wonderful range of Ruby pieces sourced over years of scouring the planet for the very finest hues and tones. You could go for this dainty Burmese piece in 9k gold which loudly displays its beautiful colours. Ruby looks timeless when set in gorgeous gold too, so no matter what design you pick you're sure to get a classic look with expertly balanced features that sits beautifully on the hand. Ruby is the given gemstone for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries, but it could just as easily suit 15 months, weeks, days or - if it's love at first sight - minutes! If you're looking for an extra special piece, try this beautiful Ruby bracelet set into sterling silver.
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Don't Know Their Ring Size?
Valentine's Day gift ideas can be even trickier if you want to buy someone a ring and you don't know their size. We've written a cheeky blog full of sneaky hints for finding out someones ring size but the most simple solution remains to buy them a different type of jewellery. These sparkly Garnet earrings look absolutely divine as they shine, sparkle and pick up flashes of light from their surroundings. But earrings aren't the only alternative when looking for Valentine's presents for a loved one. We also stock a wide variety of necklaces, pendants and bracelets in all the colours under the sun, and you can use the drop down menus on the left hand side of our pages to narrow your search by colour or gemstone so you can seek out that perfect piece. And if you do need something resized, you can use our Aftercare service to get the perfect fit.
It's not all about red though, maybe you want to buy your partner their favourite colour or go for something a bit more daring and unusual. This Tanzanite pendant in yellow gold is a great place to start with one of the most popular gems of the last decade, but one which is also running out fast. If you're looking for a bright and sunny stone, may we suggest Citrine? It's a type of Quartz just like Amethyst, and if you like the idea of mixing these two colours together you're in phenomenal luck as Mother Nature has seen fit to gift us Ametrine, a completely natural mix of these two gems. For an exquisite Valentine's Day gift though, look no further than Emerald. If you could capture the joys of springtime in a stone, this would surely be what it would look like? It's been said for centuries that nothing green is greener than Emerald.
Give A Birthstone
You never need to limit yourself to shades of red for Valentine's Day jewellery ideas. It may be the colour traditionally associated with the event, but if you're looking for something different, why not gift your loved one their birthstone? Every month of the year has at least one gemstone associated with it, and some have multiple options. February is associated with Amethyst, and this ring, featuring a gem sourced from Morocco, is a beautiful solitaire centrepiece gem set into just the right amount of gold. Amethyst has been associated with St Valentine and Cupid too. Some months feature gemstone that actually come in different colours. January is associated with Garnet, September with Sapphire and October with Tourmaline, but all of these gems are allochromatic, meaning they can show up in many different hues.
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A Gift To Never Forget
Are you looking for something extra special? Marking a moment in time you never want to forget? Declaring your love for a very special someone who only deserves the best? Well, we've got you covered here too. The Gemporia Lorique collection is where the finest gemstones we've ever sourced find themselves, waiting to tell the next part of their story when they're selected by connoisseurs like you. The availability of any given stone within the collection is always shifting as discerning collectors snap up pieces almost as soon as they become available.
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You Can't Go Wrong With A Girl's Best Friend
Diamonds, then. The timeless gem that has been, for at least the last 100 years, the most common stone to use in an engagement ring. If you're thinking of proposing this Valentine's Day, maybe it's Diamond jewellery you're looking for. We have a varied selection of designs, metal types and even colours across our Diamond range so you'll be able to find that perfect piece with which to tell somebody you want to spend the rest of your days with. We have a guide here on the site to help you pick an engagement ring, so click through and have a read if you'd like more information on the subject. And even if it's not for an engagement, Diamonds are dripping with special meaning (not to mention peerless sparkle) and make a wonderful gift.
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MORE VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT INSPIRATION
Still searching for some ideas? Don't forget that we sell a wonderful range of homeware items featuring genuine gemstones that make wonderful gifts. Also, explore our Valentine's gift blogs below for more inspiration, colour and spectacular jewellery.