Sweethearts and sappy letters, while welcome, might have a difficult time flooring your valentine on their own. We recommend diving into your wallet a tad for these ultimate shimmering, glittering symbols of love.
As one of the most esteemed horologists in Europe, Abraham-Louis Breguet’s clients included Napoleon Bonaparte and King Louis XVI of France, England’s King George IV and Russia’s Alexander I. The now-legendary timepiece he crafted for Marie Antoinette took 20 years to complete and cost 30,000 francs — an astronomical sum for 1802. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the modern-Breguet debuts an ultra-limited-edition design crafted with pink mother-of-pearl and diamonds. As part of its Reine de Naples collection, which was inspired by the wristwatch Breguet made for the Queen of Naples in 1812, only 28 will ever be made ($39,500).
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Inspired by the idea of transformation, the Paper Flowers collection from Tiffany & Co. represents the beautiful balance of femininity and modernity. These diamond cluster drop earrings from the collection combine clusters of round brilliant diamonds with platinum for a total carat weight of 1.02 ($10,000).
Tiffany & Co. The Shops at Clearfork. 5219 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth. 817.806.0330. tiffany.com.
Independent jeweler Megan Thorne handcrafts each piece in her beautiful studio in the Near Southside neighborhood of Fort Worth. To create the Calliope Ring, Thorne set a rose-cut pear diamond in 18K yellow gold, adding a ruby and purple sapphire as elegant accents ($2,585). Amazing on its own, the Calliope Ring also pairs perfectly with the Harlequin Band, made from champagne diamonds and rubies in 18K yellow and white gold ($1,760).
Megan Thorne Fine Jewelry. 1517 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, 817.920.7623. meganthorne.com.
Circles of Light
Whether it’s day or night, yoga gear or an evening gown, these handcrafted hoops will add timeless style and sensational sparkle. Fort Worth jewelry designer Megan Thorne creates each set in either 18K yellow or white gold, generously sprinkling each circle with emeralds, blue sapphires, red and purple sapphires and diamonds ($1,990 – $2,450).
Fort Worth jewelry boutique Ylang 23 has romance in its very name: Founders Joanne and Charles Teichman met on the 23rd of March, got engaged on April 23 and got married on November 23! Capture that romantic spirit with a valentine crafted by an independent designer like this rose gold heart set off with pink tourmalines by New York City-based Marla Aaron ($1,118, chain sold separately) or opt for the earthy beauty of this wood heart charm with pink tourmaline at its center, designed by California native Cathy Waterman ($1,310, chain sold separately).
The Shops at Clearfork. 5169 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 817.516.3800. ylang23.com.
Love at Hand
Words wrought in metal and gemstones have become a signature style of Sydney Evan, the jewelry brand founded by Los Angeles creative Rosanne Karmes. Since its launch in 2008, her now-iconic “Love” collection has grown to include beautiful new pieces inspired by art, culture and her love of travel, like this 14K yellow gold “Love” medallion charm set with diamonds on a bracelet fashioned from faceted rondelle almandine garnet beads ($1,115).