What do flowers, chocolate-covered strawberries, and bubbly champagne all have in common? First, we love them. Second, they’re all classic Valentine’s Day gifts. Third, none of them last very long. Jewelry is another classic V-Day gift, and one we have a strong bias towards.
Truly though, jewelry is the perfect way to say, “I love you” to your sweetie—or even to yourself. It requires thoughtfulness, and it’s a gift that can be cherished for a lifetime, and then passed down to the next generation, and so on. Below are five of our favorite Valentine’s Day pieces for you or your sweetheart.
The Electra Hair Comb
First we thought we’d start with the Founder of El Taller’s favorite piece, the Electra Hair Comb. Paola De Ezkauriatza founded El Taller years after she first began making jewelry with her mom and says it’s hard to choose her favorite piece, but if she had to choose it’d be the Electra hair comb. “It can be used for many different special occasions,” she says. “It can be used with so many hairstyles, it’s so versatile, and it also has stars in it—which I’m obsessed with.”
Zodiac Sign Necklace
Are you into astrology, or know someone who is? Do you read your horoscope, or seek to find out what Zodiac sign other people are to predict if you'd get along? Or maybe you don’t care about astrology at all and you just love gold bars with constellations on them… that’s ok, too! Either way, our Zodiac Sign Necklace is such a thoughtful gift to give. Pair it with a handwritten note about what their zodiac sign can tell them about their personality—only the good stuff, of course!
The One You Feed Bracelet
Another one of Paola’s favorite pieces is The One You Feed Bracelet. Don’t understand it? Bear with us. The story goes… An old grandfather once told his grandson: “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil, it is anger, jealousy, greed, and resentment. The other is good. It is joy, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and bravery.” The boy thought about it and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?” The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed.”
Paola and her mom wear this bracelet almost all the time. She loves the story behind it, and that its contrast between silver and gold stands for something.
Pearly Cluster Earrings
Earrings are a classic choice, but there are so many options available, how do you know what to pick? Do you go with a lowkey set of studs, fancy drop earrings, or something colorful that she definitely doesn’t have? Our advice: go with something that could be worn as everyday earrings, but ones that she would also feel comfortable wearing to a fancy event. Our Pearly Clusters are just that. Crafted with dainty fresh water pearls, they are the perfect mid-level length. Plus, everyone loves pearls—they always have and they always will.
San Benito Bracelet
FInally, give something sentimental with our San Benito Bracelet. Known to protect health, San Benito’s image is shown on one side, with the San Benito cross on the other side. We love the vintage gold link-chain that seems to be very “in” right now. The double-sided gold medallion bracelet features a Lobster claw clasp as well. Show your sweetheart that you’ll always be there with them.
If you’re still unsure, shop our best sellers here. Don’t overthink it, either. The best part about gifts is that it’s not actually about the gift itself, it’s about the person who’s giving it and the thought and effort that went into it. Fancy chocolates or fancy jewelry, it doesn’t matter—they’ll love it.