The best surprises are the ones we never expect, so be it birthday, anniversary, or for all-encompassing love, why wait until next Valentines day to give the perfect gift?
There is also the added bonus of the fact that 2012 has its very own special Diamond Jubilee hallmark for gold and precious metals to mark the Queen's 60 years on the throne. This distinctive mark that can sit alongside the statutory stamp features the queen wearing an oversized crown. The mark is only available until 1st October and adds a special touch to any jewel stamped this year. I am taking my new ring down to the Assay office to receive it's once in a lifetime stamp. Click here to read more about the Diamond Jubilee Commemorative hallmark.
And of course, as it is the Chinese year of the Dragon, any jewellery purchases are said to bear extra good vibes. With such an alignment of events and encouragement, expect your arm to be twisted, if you, dear reader have been directed here by your beloved.But don't despair, I have made a selection of jewels that I would be delighted to receive. And it's not all hearts and pink roses- there is plenty of grown-up jewellery for those beyond the first flush of infatuation.