Hello again Cupid
Real women are here to inspire you in finding the perfect present this Valentine's Day. Find out from their personal experiences & choices what aspects to consider when selecting your gift.
love meets anna
A 35 year old romantic - NOT - soul who loves to travel and has a soft spot for technology and antique photography.
WAS YOUR ENGAGEMENT PROPOSAL SPECIAL?
"I was astonished - he proposed to me one hour before we checked out of a hotel in Spain. The ring - white gold with a blue sapphire gem and diamond pave halo - it was not my cup of tea at first glance although I had no expectations built in my head as to how my engagement ring should look. He opted for white gold because he noticed I favour white metals and as for his choice of blue sapphire, it was justified. So beautiful that ever since that day coloured gems have been my favourite. It was a blue stone because he thinks I am special and he didn't want to see me all his life with a diamond ring like all the other girls... "
Anna's tips on finding the perfect engagement ring
The Gift Enthusiast
Natalie is a 33 year old mother of cats who loves the great outdoors. She loves fashion and contemporary jewellery with unusual gemstones that start conversations. A sentimentalist at heart, she has a reputation for well thought out gifts which she loves to give to make her friends and family smile.
WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL VALENTINE'S JEWELLERY GIFT?
"I am a self-confessed ring hoarder so gold bands, eternity rings and signets with birthstones are always a wonderful gift idea and allow me to add a personal touch to the ring stacks I wear with me everyday. I also love layering necklaces and bangles and I cannot resist malachite, onyx and lapis lazuli gemstones. These are also the perfect pieces for my Galentines!"
The Party Animal
Rebecca is a 23 year old fitness fanatic who enjoys keeping active. She also loves to travel to beautiful places (when allowed of course!) and enjoys partying when she can. She loves to give personalised gifts, such as birthstones and initial pendants to make her gifts extra special with a touch of personality.
WHAT IS ON YOUR VALENTINE'S DAY WISH LIST?
"Anything gold with diamonds. I love a classic style but even better with a pop of colour, a combination of diamonds and my birthstone aquamarine would go wonderfully. I love blue tones so Topaz is a winner too. My absolute favourite is Gemondo’s Diamond Trilogy collection, especially the choker necklaces."
THE HARD-WORKING MUM
Sarah is a busy mum of her three year old son who loves being out & about. She always has jewellery on, preferring white gold & silver metals. She favours the smaller pieces but does enjoy wearing bold statement pieces on special occasions.
WHAT ARE YOUR JEWELLERY FAVOURITES?
"I always think bracelets and necklaces always make a lovely gift and show someone has taken the time to choose something special."
Joelle is a 24-year-old art lover, who enjoys bright colours, painting and taking local nature walks. Being an art and design enthusiast, she really loves well-crafted jewellery pieces that include sophisticated patterns. Having a passion for the great outdoors, Joelle also really loves jewellery that has been inspired by flowers and animals.
WHAT JEWELLERY PIECES DO YOU LOVE?
"I really love Art Deco-inspired jewellery because of the unique, intricate designs each piece has. I also love the rainbow collection because of the variety of different colour gemstones used. Rainbows remind me a lot of spending time with my grandparents in Jamaica when the sun would shine, and the rain would fall creating a stunning rainbow view."