So you know how Valentine's Day is all about couples and crap? Here's the thing: As Carrie Bradshaw said, "the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship is the one you have with yourself," so this year, buy yourself some jewelry for Valentine's Day. Personally, I'll be rewarding myself with a nice dinner, a mani pedi, and yes, a little jewelry.
Whether you love or hate Valentine's Day, I've got news for you: It's coming either way! So brace yourself, as the cheesy cards, gifts, and flowers make their way all around you. The good news is, though, that chocolates will be on sale for a week after. And let's be honest, that's really the best part of Valentine's Day.
And even though most days for me are ~treat yoself~ days (how many days in a row can I treat myself to a doughnut and latte? I'm not sure...), the one day I truly feel strongly about splurging is Valentine's Day. Cause like, I'm my #1 boo. Like Ru Paul says, "If you don't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” Can I get an amen?
So if you don't have a significant other this year to get you some nice jewelry, why not get it yourself? Or even if you do, why not reward yourself anyway? I know I'll be doing that. And while dinners, concerts, cakes, and chocolates have a shelf life, jewelry will stay with you forever.
Take a look at some of the prettiest jewels out there to gift yourself without breaking the bank (too much).
1. The Screw Cuff
The Highland Cuff With Swarovski Crystal, $88-234, jessicaelliot.com
Love the thick hardware on these beyond gorgeous bracelets from LA-based designer Jessica Elliot. And rather than plain metalware, they've got texture and feature Swarovski crystals on each end, which is not just cool, it's also super glam.
2. The Ear Cuff
Kendra Scott Kellen Ear Jackets, $80, shop.nordstrom.com
OK, but how cute and trendy are these?
3. The Marble Stunner
Madewell Stonehold Pendant Necklace, $45, madewell.com
This one's simple enough to wear every damn day.
4. The Classic Upgrade
Majorette Earrings, $194, stevenalan.com
Love the modern take on these — they're the alternative to the classic pearl stud.
5. Beautiful Beads
Farah Necklace, $68, childofwild.com
Perfect with an off-the-shoulder or strapless top.
6. Threaded Earrings
Black Diamond Thread Earrings Gold Rough Raw Threader Chain, $95, etsy.com
Statement earrings? Check.
7. The Wrap Bracelet
Salvatore Ferragamo Leather Gancini Double Wrap Bracelet, $290, 1.bloomingdales.com
Eternally obsessed with the wrap bracelet, and this little piece of hardware totally pulls the look together.
8. A Minimalist's Bangle
Isabel Marant Round Pina Bangle, $110, lagarconne.com
If I were to create my ideal cuff, this would be it.
9. Getting Handsy
Winden Jewelry Embrace Cuff, $155, needsupply.com
You're basically embracing yourself with this cuff.
10. The Screw Ring
Miansai Screw Cuff Ring, $115, barneys.com
Love the black screw in this one. A totally edgy take on the classic screw cuff ring.
11. The Hanging Ring
Open House Attaché Ring, $193, needsupply.com
If your necklace can have a pendant, why can't your ring?!
12. The Lariat Necklace
DVF Sutra Link Pave Slider Necklace, $178, dvf.com
So elegant, it hurts.
Moonside Mismatched Drops, $68, anthropologie.com
If statement earrings are your thing, these are totally for you.
14. That's A Wrap
Giles & Brother Double Spike Bypass Ring, $70, saksfifthavenue.com
This ring keeps it simple, while still adding a memorable detail.
15. The Timeless Watch
Daniel Wellington Classic Reading Rose Gold, $199, danielwellington.com
Last but not least — if you're not a jewelry gal, here's an option for you.
No matter your relationship status: single, in a relationship, friends with benefits, Netflix and chill....Everyone deserves a little gift for themselves on the most romantic day of the year.
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