Valentines Day

  • THE PERFECT PRESENT FOR ST. VALENTINE’S DAY

    Valentine’s Day is less than a month away so it’s time to start thinking of the perfect gift to give your special someone. Officially the most romantic day of the year this is the perfect opportunity to show the person that you care the most about just how special they are to you with a thoughtful gift that marks your adoration and love.  

    St Valentine’s Day originates back to 270 A.D. and has always been on the 14th February as this was the date on which Saint Priest Valentine was executed in Rome.  Saint Valentine was a deeply religious man and wholly believed in the sanctity of marriage. He was imprisoned when Emperor Claudius found out that he was performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. It is said that during his imprisonment, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius, and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell.  

    The first time that St Valentine’s Day became romantically associated was in the 14th century when courtly love was in abundance. During the 18th century gifts began to be sent on  this special day  such as flowers, sweets and greeting cards which in these times were called ‘valentines’ , and this was the beginning of ‘Valentine’s Day’ as we know it today.  

    Here at Reve Diamonds we have a superb selection of gift ideas that are just perfect to give to your loved one on Valentine’s Day. Here are some of our suggestions:  

     The ultimate Valentine’s Day gift – a diamond engagement ring 

    With Valentine’s Day being the most romantic day of the year if you are ready to pop the question then why not use this opportunity to create some memorable moments and present your beloved with a diamond engagement ring.  As diamonds are the ultimate symbol of love this is the perfect choice of gemstone for a Valentine’s day proposal.  Whatever your style of engagement ring we have a superb selection of stunning engagement rings for you to choose from in both contemporary and traditional styles, and we also offer a bespoke service.  Of course, with the very recent ‘royal’ engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the trilogy setting is VERY popular right now and is very apt for giving on St Valentines as the three stones are said to symbolise friendship, love and fidelity.  We offer a selection of stunning handcrafted trilogy setting diamond engagement rings using certificated diamonds ranging from 0.50ct up to 10.00ct in various cuts and crafted in either 18k white gold, 18k yellow gold or platinum. 

    Heart shaped diamond pendant 

    If you and not yet ready to propose but nevertheless want to show you partner that she means the world to you and has your heart, then a beautiful heart shaped diamond pendant will send that message and more.  The heart is a traditional symbol of love which makes this stunning piece of jewellery the ideal gift for Valentine’s Day to really show that you care. It is the perfect accessory for any occasion and will undoubtedly be treasured forever with a special place in her heart.  The heart shaped diamond pendant has a 0.3carat SI1 princess cut diamond and hangs from a 16-inch curb chain which is 0.8mm wide.  Dependent on your partner’s individual tastes you can choose from platinum, 18k white go or 18k yellow gold.  We also offer a bespoke service whereby you can order this heart shape diamond pendant with a 0.50ct up to 5.0ct certificated heart shape diamond if you are looking for something a little different.  

    Diamond stud earrings 

    What women could fail to fall in love with a pair of classical white diamond stud earrings which are truly one of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for several reasons.  Not only are they one of the most versatile of jewellery gifts but one size fits all so you do not have to worry about factors such as ring sizing or wrist size etc. Also, earrings are worn by the vast majority of women and diamond stud earrings will suit almost all tastes and personalities taking the guesswork out of your choice of present.  

    Nothing says classical beauty quite like 18k white gold diamond stud earrings and we find this to be the most popular choice of metal for the setting of our diamond stud earrings.   We offer a wide selection of exquisite white diamond stud earrings in both classic and contemporary designs with styles ranging from traditional four-claw settings to a diamond halo surround. Our diamond stud earrings are the very epitome of sophistication and will be a timeless gift that will be admired each time they are worn.  

    Diamond eternity ring 

    If you are in a long-term relationship but not yet ready to propose or have decided not to get married, or you are already married, the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your other half is a diamond eternity ring. A diamond eternity ring is the accepted symbol of everlasting love and commitment and has to be the ultimate gift of love – a gift that isn’t just for one romantic day of the year, but one that will be worn every day of the year, for the rest of your loved one’s life. 

    We offer a stunning range of beautifully handcrafted diamond eternity rings to suit all tastes, styles and budgets including channel settings, pave settings, micro settings, claw and rub-over settings.  Whether your partner loves the timeless elegance of a single row of diamonds, or loves a bit of bling with maximum sparkle and shimmer, we have a design to please every eye.  Or for something more special, take advantage of our bespoke service where our master craftsmen will make your design and vision become a reality for Valentine’s Day.  

  • CHOOSING A DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING FOR VALENTINES DAY

    Have you have found "The One" and decided that St. Valentines' day, the most romantic day of the year is the perfect day for your proposal? If so, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner you will no doubt have begun to consider choosing a diamond engagement ring to pop the question with that she will love and cherish just as much as she does you.  Here we have prepared a short guide to choosing the perfect diamond engagement ring for a Valentines' day proposal: 

    Style and taste is a very personal thing and it has been said that no one woman will have exactly the same tastes as any other.  Therefore, as her prospective husband to be it is your job to decide exactly which diamond engagement ring is perfect for your Valentine knowing what her likes and dislikes are in jewellery and fashion. 

    Which Style of Setting Will You Choose for Your Diamond Engagement Ring? 

    This is possibly the first decision you will need to make as to which style of engagement ring setting is she going to want to wear for the rest of her life? Broadly speaking the styles of engagement ring settings can be categorised into two main engagement ring styles which are Solitaire and Multi-Stone. 

    Solitaire SettingsAs the name suggest this refers to an engagement ring that is made from one diamond alone.  The Solitaire style is perhaps the most popular choice of engagement ring as it is simple, stylishly classical yet always fashionable, and its beauty will undoubtedly stand the test of time.  If you choose a solitaire setting for your fiancé, it's important to ensure your diamond is of the highest quality as the solitaire diamond will be the focus of everyone's attention that gazes upon her engagement ring therefore we strongly recommend that  you must go for the diamond that offers the best cut, colour and clarity within your budget.  

    Multi-Stone Setting: this is a very general term that describes an engagement ring that is anything but a solitaire and they can be seen as giving you much more freedom to create a Valentines' engagement ring that will stand out from the crowd. 

    One of the most popular of the multi-stone setting engagement rings is a ring with a three diamond setting which is often referred to as a ‘Trilogy’ or ‘Trinity’ setting. This classical design is the perfect choice for a lady who loves her jewellery with a lot of fire and sparkle. 

    This setting has to be a strong contender for the title of "Perfect Engagement Ring for a Valentine's Proposal" as the multi-stone Trilogy engagement ring setting is said to symbolise the story of the journey that a relationship takes.  Many couples view the three diamonds within the ring as being symbolic of their commitment to being “my past, my present and my future”.  The larger middle diamond represents and the smaller stones either side represent the past and future.  

    Which Metal To Choose?  

    Once you have decided upon the setting of engagement ring that will most suit your spouse to be’s taste and style, the next all important decision is which metal to choose for your engagement ring.  Each of our gorgeous diamond engagement ring styles is available in 18ct white gold, 18ct yellow gold or platinum, so your starting point and first dilemma is colour... Is your Valentine a fan of platinum or does she prefer White, or Yellow gold?  Take a look at what jewellery she already owns and then you can decide if you wish to complement or contrast her existing collection with your chosen engagement ring.   

    If you loved one is more of a traditionalist then Yellow gold is likely to find favour as it has long been the choice of metal for diamond engagement rings and its rich burnished colour has been a symbol of wealth and prosperity for centuries. 

    If you think your Valentine is more of a white metal girl, then the choice between White Gold and Platinum can be more complex so here is a quick guide: 

    Platinum derives its name from the Spanish word platina, meaning "little silver."  It is a very dense metal that is more precious than gold.  Platinum is a beautiful metal and its stunning white silver finish instantly brings out the sparkle and shine in any diamond. Due to its rarity, Platinum has become synonymous with the expression of love, becoming the perfect metal for engagement rings.   

    18ct White Gold is the result of combining yellow gold with white metal alloys such as silver and palladium, so as such is not actually a naturally occurring metal.  As gold is naturally a soft metal it has to be mixed so that the jewellery that it forms can withstand wear and tear.  The Carat (ct) measurement indicates how much natural gold is present in your White Gold engagement ring. White gold is very popular with modern fashionista’s as it has a very contemporary look possibly because of its metallic ice-like sheen. It will be a great choice of metal if your loved one prefers a silver finish but your budget will not stretch to a Platinum engagement ring. 

    Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend 

    The final component, but possibly the most important factor, in choosing your perfect Valentine engagement ring has to be the diamond.   There are a lot of factors that combine to make a beautiful diamond and it is very important that you know the basics, the all-important ‘4C's’ which colour, cut, clarity and carat.  We've dedicated a whole section of our website to help you understand quality diamonds. But if all this information makes you head spin, the highly experienced team here at Rêve Diamonds are diamond experts and we are happy to guide you through the process of creating the perfect engagement ring for a Valentine’s Day proposal.   

    We even offer a bespoke engagement ring service whereby we will create a stunning engagement ring to your very own design to suit your budget, after all a Valentine’s Day proposal does demand a very special ring! 

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