No color communicates love quite like red, thus it’s no surprise that it’s the color of Valentine’s Day. From red roses to ribbons around boxes of chocolates to valentines, this hue adds a sense of unmistakable romance. Pink, red’s lighter sibling, is also strongly associated with affection, making it an excellent alternative to the classic color of love. Rings and pendants that feature gemstones in either of these colors—from richly-hued ruby jewelry to bold pink topaz pieces—make lovely gifts for your valentine. Here are three gemstones to consider this Valentine’s Day:
The ruby is one of the four classic precious gemstones, and its rich hue has caused it to be sought after and treasured for thousands of years. It’s an especially fitting stone for expressing your love as it’s durable, long-lasting and deeply beautiful.
The Ruby and Diamond Heart Ring in 14K White Gold is a perfect example of the timeless allure of this crimson stone. This Victorian-style ring features a 5mm round ruby, surrounded by an intricately-carved vintage motif that frames this stone with a hexagon of white gold and accents it with a heart on each side. A small round diamond accents each of these hearts and adds sparkle. This ring, with its century-old design, is a lovely way to tell your special someone that you’re in it for the long haul. This piece could also serve as a unique and meaningful engagement ring if you’re planning a February 14th proposal.
As a semiprecious gemstone, garnet is an affordable alternative to the ruby, but it’s not just a stand-in: garnet has a deep red beauty all of its own. Garnet jewelry has been prized for thousands of years in cultures spanning the globe, and its saturated hue speaks of the depth of your affection.
The Garnet Heart and Diamond Pendant in 14K White Gold is a lovely piece to slip around a loved one’s neck on Valentine’s Day. This elegant pendant features a 10mm-high, heart-shaped garnet, suspended within a heart of white gold filigree, and accented by a diamond. This piece is light yet substantial, perfect for communicating that you’re the love you share is strong and able to lighten your heart.
Pink topaz jewelry is bold, feminine and impossible to miss. This brilliantly-color variety of topaz strikes the perfect balance between girlish charm and daring sophistication. Its slightly unexpected vibrancy makes it an unashamed statement of your affection.
An eye-catching heart-shaped pink topaz is the centerpiece of the Heart Shaped Pink Topaz and Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold. This vibrant 10mm-high gem is accompanied by accent diamonds that stud this piece’s unique, sweeping setting. From now until February 14, you can purchase this piece at 10 percent off by entering the coupon code “PINKHEART”. You also have a shot at winning it: enter at http://applesofgold.com/jewelry-sweepstakes/, either for yourself or for a special someone.
Ruby, garnet and pink topaz are all perfect picks for Valentine’s Day. These red and pink stones each represent your love in their own unique way.