The time of year is approaching when you must impress your loved one with blossoms and baubles, but as we are bombarded with bubblegum pinks and cartoon hearts one issue becomes apparent: how do you avoid the cliches? The twee gifts, the forecourt flowers, the tacky template Hallmark™ love-notes? One word: jewellery. And not just any piece of jewellery - something unique, something that says ‘I’ve been thinking about this for months’. Our exquisite designs are for life, not just for one chilly day in February. With this in mind, we have created a fool-proof Valentine’s Jewellery Gift Guide.
1. IF YOU’RE GONNA DO HEARTS, DO THEM WELL
Hearts are the marmite of the jewellery world, you either love them or hate them. The thing with hearts is, the motif is so repeated that it’s difficult to find something different. At Jeremy Hoye Jewellery we thrive on taking classical pieces and presenting them in fresh and unusual ways. A perfect example? Our Triffid Heart Necklace, an edgy style overflowing with tiny scintillating cubic zirconias.
2. GET FLORAL
Of course, everyone loves a bunch of flowers, but it’s an obvious choice and binning those desiccated stems a week later is always a little bit depressing. Immortalise your chéri’s favourite flower in silver and you’ll forever be in favour. Have a peek at our vibrant Naturist collection, particularly the stackable flower rings (RRP £50).
3. MAKE IT PERSONAL
Eschew the conventional gift ideas if you must, the key to anyone’s heart is to show you think about them and know them inside out. Do you have a silly nickname for your partner, a private joke between the two of you? This is where our vast collection of unusual silver charms come in. Do you refer to your partner as cupcake or pumpkin when no-one else is around? Get them a charm with the offending nickname – it’ll make them smile every time they see it. Got a filthy story involving ice cream? Enjoy the cheeky schadenfruede when someone asks them the significance their new Ice Cream Cone charm.
4. MARK YOUR TERRITORY
Another wonderful way to personalise your jewellery purchase is to have it engraved. Be it a name, special date a secret, silly message, at Jeremy Hoye Jewellery we can organise the engraving for you. Prices start at £25 and it can take up to a week – call us on 01273 777207 to discuss your requirements.
5.“DARLING, I HAD THIS COMMISSIONED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU”
Who doesn’t like hearing that! The word ‘commission’ evokes thought, time and of course, expense. Because everything we sell is made by our goldsmiths, we can tweak and adapt existing designs to suit your exact requirements, often at no extra cost. Does your other half have a big thing for turquoise, but has fallen in love with our Libertine studs? We can make those for you, no problem. We just need a little bit of notice, email us below or call us on 01273 777207 to have a chat.
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6. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE BOYS?
It is true that Valentine’s Day is a day for romantics, which, in the grossest of generalisations, is typically girls. No more, say the Jeremy Hoye Jewellery team! Guys deserve a trinket too. We have a huge selection of men’s jewellery in an astounding variety of styles, so you’ll find something that suits your man to a T. We’re a big fan of these silver Libertine Cross Necklaces, but head to our Men’s Jewellery section of the website to see the full range.