Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This means that special lady in your life is probably expecting some sort of gift… not that your love and affection isn’t enough. Luckily, we bring you some of our favourite Canada-based jewellery designers for all tastes, budgets and scenarios – whether you’ve been dating for a few months or married for a few years.
For the Limited Edition Lover
Three favourite young professional designers have come together to design lines specifically for Valentine’s Day and eBay. These include Dean Davidson (who, as you may recall, was a recent Grey Goose Notable), Rebekah Price and Foxy Originals, which is a part of E-Bay’s Valentine’s Day Collective. Each designer has released a collection specifically for the occasion and the best part is that all items are $100 or less, with free shipping anywhere in Canada!
Silver lovers will especially appreciate the offerings by celebrity favorite Rebekah Price. Her collection features the Ruby, Rose and Clear Crystal Necklace and Earrings (pictured below), and a selection of Crystal Bangle Bracelets in Clear, Rose or Ruby – very Valentine’s Day appropriate.
If your lady is partial to gold, she will love coveted Canadian designer Dean Davidson's collection. With the ability to dress up or down, it features the Armour Bangle in 22KT Gold Plated Brass, the Excalibur Earrings in 22KT Gold Plated Brass, Siren Earrings in Swarovski Crystal, Shield Collar in 22KT Gold Plated Brass or the Temptress Tassel Necklace in 22KT Gold Plated Brass.
Foxy Originals, a favourite with fashion editors, offers a selection of versatile daytime jewellery at incredibly attractive prices like the Palm Earrings in Silver by Foxy Originals (just $24), Palm Bracelet in Silver by Foxy Originals (pictured below) ($40), Treasure Necklace in Mixed Metals (can be worn with silver or gold thanks to its mixed metals). Not to exclude the gentlemen, the collection features the eye-popping Men's Tile Cufflinks in Silver/Red ($30). Another favourite is the Love and Be Loved Necklace in Gold.
The Collective is on sale until February 28th (or until supplies last) here. Estimated within 4-10 business days, so check it out now.
To Make the Ultimate Statement
One of our favourite jewellery designers is Toronto-based Shay Lowe. Known for her glamorous statement-making jewellery that incorporates Swarovski crystal mixed with things like chains, pearls, bows and feathers, her pieces are a go-to for making a statement. Catch your lady’s attention with favourites for Valentine’s Day like the Pink Passion Statement Necklace, the Kara Chic Statement Necklace (top photo) and the Take Me To the Ball Statement Necklace. For the wallet-friendly statement piece, try the Twinkling Lights Statement Studs.
For the Relatively New Relationship
If you have only been with your lady for a few months (no matter how much you like her), try to stick with more fun pieces that are not too romantic, or symbolic of anything too intense. A great (and safe) option? Shay Lowe’s Fabulous in Fuchsia Bracelet.
For the Gift That Says 'I Love You'
Sometimes, those three simple words can be the most difficult to say. Luckily, Shay Lowe’s Glowing Heart Statement Earrings do that job for you, so there will be no mistaking how you really feel about her.
The Couture Set
If you have the dough (and a very deserving lady), a well-worth it splurge is John de Jong’s (JdJ) custom collection. Known for his use of vibrant coloured gemstones, JdJ’s 2013 Couture Collection has pieces for the YP who is not on a budget…or who seriously wants to impress. We love the Blue, Yellow and Pink Sapphire and Diamond Pave rings (pictured below) in white gold. Versatile and eye-popping, these rings will set you back $5900. If you are based in Toronto, you can make an appointment to check out the private showroom on Bloor St. or the JDJ Jewel Box at the Ritz Carlton.
The Couture Set in Training
Luckily, JDJ’s Studio line features pieces that are more budget-friendly for the YP demographic. Favourites include the Clover Gemstone Rings in yellow gold, which come in an assortment of colourful stones. We also love the Smokey Quartz Sevilla Drop Earrings in Sterling Silver ($475).
Whatever the case, act quickly… you don’t want to be that guy scrambling to buy flowers and chocolate after work on the Hallmark of all holidays!