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January 31, 2023

Valentine's Day Gift Giving Guide 2023

Valentine’s Day 2023 is right around the corner, which begs the question: What will you bestow upon your beloved this year? 

It’s never too early to start planning for this once-a-year occasion that honors all things love, passion, adoration, and commitment. And whether you’re shopping for a romantic partner or for another special someone in your life, nothing says "I love you" quite like the gift of diamonds.

Not sure where to start when it comes to finding the perfect diamond Valentine’s Day gift? Read on for a closer look at this annual celebration of love, along with a roundup of a few of our favorite diamond jewelry gifts.

From Ancient Roman Ritual to Modern-Day Celebration of Love

Valentine’s Day certainly has an interesting (and mysterious) history. In fact, there were not one, not two, but three different martyred saints named Valentine. Many historians agree that the holiday was named for a third century Roman priest named Valentine, who defied the empire’s ban on marriage for young men by continuing to perform marriages in secret. This act of rebellion ultimately cost him his life. 

However, this is just one version of the holiday’s origins. But while the details may be lost to history, one theme is consistent: at some point, the name "Valentine" become synonymous with romance and remains so today. 

We do know that February 14 was officially named ‘St. Valentine’s Day” by Pope Gelasius toward the end of the 5th century although the holiday itself wasn’t associated with love until later. Valentine greetings are thought to have started during the Middle Ages while the oldest known written valentine dates back to 1415. 

By the mid-18th century, the holiday had evolved (more or less) into Valentine’s Day as we know it today with the trend of handwritten and hand-made notes eventually giving way to the mass-produced cards we know today. 

Why Diamonds are the Perfect Valentine’s Gift

While there’s a time and a place for Hallmark cards, they’re just the beginning when it comes to expressions of love, admiration, and gratitude on Valentine’s Day. And if there’s any holiday where it’s appropriate to go above-and-beyond, it’s this one. (After all, if it doesn’t dazzle and delight, what is the point?) This is one of the things that makes diamonds an excellent gift on Valentine’s Day: they truly capture the meaning of the holiday. 

Symbolizing eternal love, faithfulness, commitment, rarity, strength, and perfection, diamonds also speak to a spectrum of human relationships. Not just suitable for expression of romantic love, they’re also wonderful gifts for mothers, sisters, daughters, and dear friends. 

Another reason to make diamond jewelry your go-to for Valentine’s Day gift giving? They’re timeless. While trends come and go, diamonds are forever. So whether you’re shopping for someone who is 9 or 99, diamond earrings, diamond necklaces, diamond tennis bracelets, and other diamond gifts will always be in style.

And not only are they guaranteed to stand the test of time for the recipient, but they’ll also become heirloom pieces that will bring just as much joy to future generations. 

The Best Valentine’s Day Diamond Gifts for 2023

When you hear mention of the word diamond, your first response may be to think of the expense. And while it’s true that some of the most magnificent diamonds are extremely valuable, many beautiful, high-quality diamonds are also available at affordable price points.

Take our diamond stud earrings, for example. Whether you go with a classic round cut or a less expected cushion, over, emerald, or pear cut, they’re an exquisite choice appropriate for wearers of all ages—and they start below $300. In addition to choosing the stone and cut, you can also customize the metal with her choice of white gold, yellow gold, or platinum. 

Heart-shaped pendants are another popular pick. While the heart motif is also timeless, it’s having a major moment, with celebrities like Lily James and Emily Blunt recently spotted in heart-shaped necklaces. 

Speaking of the heart shape, we’ve also got an extensive inventory of heart diamonds, including many heart shaped lab grown diamonds. The embodiment of ethically sourced jewelry while also being more affordable than mined diamonds, they don’t just show love to the recipient, but also to the planet and its inhabitants. 

And then there’s our chic “Love” pendant, which gives new meaning to the phrase “put it in writing.”  This deeply meaningful gift also aligns with another trend happening right now in the jewelry world: script jewelry.  

If you’re looking for a truly unique piece of Valentine’s Day jewelry, meanwhile, our Circle of Love pendant is a dramatic choice. Featuring a sparkling diamond surrounded by interwoven circles of gleaming sterling silver, it makes a show-stopping statement.

Speaking of show-stopping statements, planning to make one of your own this Valentine’s Day? If you're thinking of proposing on Valentine's Day, you'll be in good company: everyone from Harrison Ford to Orlando Bloom has chosen February 14th to pop the question. We offer a consummate collection of engagement rings, including both prebuilt rings and the option to customize your own featuring the diamond and setting of your choice. 

At Ritani jewelry, there’s nothing we like more than connecting our customers with truly extraordinary diamond jewelry. Whatever your budget or preference, we offer exceptional value diamonds and design, as well as a seamless shopping process. 

To make this Valentine’s Day a truly unforgettable one, shop Ritani for Valentine’s Day gifts, diamond engagement rings, and more. 

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