Valentines Day gift ideas: unique jewellery that captures the romance whilst retaining the cool factor

If the mere mention of 14 February makes you cringe, despair not: it's possible to spread the love this Valentine’s Day without resorting to the old clichés.

Diane Kordas Wow necklace with white and blue diamonds on a rose gold chain.

By Åse Anderson

Jewellery is a traditional Valentine's Day gift, but these gems are worlds apart from the usual heart motifs that are everywhere at this time of year. 

Unique jewellery doesn't get much more original than the Ladybug Twirl ring by Gismondi. An adorable ruby ladybird perches at the end of a spiralling white gold and diamond ring that perfectly straddles the gap between cute and quirky.

Spell out your thoughts in blue diamonds on a white diamond speech bubble with the pop art-inspired 'Wow' necklace in rose gold by jewellery designer Diane Kordas

Aurelie Bidermann's Big Apple pendant would make the perfect Valentine's gift, wrapped up on its own or, even better, with a pair of tickets to New York alongside it. Attached to a gold paperclip, the yellow gold apple core is embellished with 63 rubies and three champagne diamonds.

Steer away from traditional red with Fernando Jorge's undulating emerald ring, a brand-new design from this consistently creative Brazilian designer. Or embrace the trend for multi-coloured gemstones with Melanie Georgacopoulos' elegant pearl ear climbers or fellow Greek jewellery designer Lito's finger-spanning ring. 

The asymmetric design of Lisa Nik's opal and diamond earrings immediately elevates them into edgy territory, while Noor Fares' take on the mismatched earring trend - an octahedron and a cube set with multi-coloured gemstones - is the kind of design she will want to wear every day.

See our Valentine's jewellery gift guide

A diamond is considered by many to be the ultimate romantic gift, but Jacqueline Rabun's ring is anything but traditional. Featuring a free moving solitaire diamond trapped within a golden cage,the Grace ring was inspired by the classic Rubik cube. 

Still stuck for Valentine's day gift ideas? Head to our Valentine's Day Hot Topic for more unique jewellery and gift ideas for her.

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