Christmas might be behind us, but the season of giving never truly ends, with a string of birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions scattered throughout the year all calling for show-stopping luxury gifts that are guaranteed to please. And, with Valentine’s Day now just around the corner, there’s no time like the present to start keeping an eye out for a romantic surprise that speaks volumes about just how much they mean to you.
Jewellery has long been the go-to option when it comes to giving the gift of love, and from dainty earrings to statement necklaces, a carefully chosen piece that shows how well you know them and appreciate their taste is bound to put a smile on their face.
It’s true what they say; diamonds really are a girl’s best friend – but they’re not the only gemstone you should consider giving this year. In fact, a crystal necklace featuring their birthstone or with hidden significance will make for a more meaningful gift than simply going for the obvious choice and leaving it at that.
According to the experts at golstonjewelry.com, the more personalised a gift is, the better – and getting to know the meanings associated with certain stones, as well as knowing their personal preferences, is the key to success. To help you make the right choice, we asked them to pick out their top luxury crystal necklaces to gift someone special in 2022.
Rose Quartz Pendant Necklace – $100
The rose quartz is known as a healing crystal and is associated with unconditional love and compassion. Thought to support emotional healing, as well as healing within relationships, it features on this breath-taking pendant necklace as a 4.5g stone on a 14 karat gold vermeil adjustable chain and incorporates beautiful arctic fox iconography for a truly unique piece that is certain to win you compliments. Subtle enough to wear on a day to day basis as a means of injecting a little extra style and sophistication, it’s a versatile necklace it’s impossible not to fall in love with.
Blue Topaz Vive Necklace – $140
The beautiful Topaz Vive is a show-stopping yet simple piece, made from sterling silver and featuring an authentic blue topaz pendant with an adjustable chain. Perfect for anyone with blue eyes, it also features the birthstone for Scorpios, so it would also make for a stunning and meaningful gift for those born in November. Topaz is associated with strength, loyalty, protection and healing, and set to have a soothing and healing influence on the wearer.
Smoky Quartz Pendant – $65
The quartz gem is the birthstone for April babies – in particular, those who fall under the Aries horoscope. Once believed to be an eternal ice sent by the heavenly gods, until the late 1500sm many scholars believed it was fossilised ice – when in fact, the quartz crystal is actually one of the earth’s most abundant minerals and is made up of oxygen and silicon.
The smoky quartz pendant beautifully showcased the stone’s lustre and is the perfect piece to wear for formal occasions like an evening at the opera or a red carpet event, and is subtle yet sophisticated in equal measures.
Ruby Heart Necklace – $60
The romantic ruby heart necklace is the perfect choice for a stunning Valentine’s Day gift, and features a combination of three authentic ruby gemstones on a 14 karat gold vermeil chain. Symbolic of strength and passion, wearing rubies is thought to bring wealth and prosperity.
In times gone by, ancient crowns were often embellished with rubies thanks to their association with courage and good fortune, but today, they are often given as a sign of love and are the birthstone for July babies. The ruby heart necklace is the perfect piece to wear on a romantic date or to layer with other dainty necklaces for a unique and classy look.
Chunky Garnet Curb Chain – $145
The perfect gift to give this month, garnet is the birthstone for those born in January and its deep red colour makes this a bold statement piece with a gorgeous contrast between the stone and the lustrous gold vermeil chain. Cultures across the globe have cherished the garnet for its beautiful colours and durability for centuries, and today it is associated with love, light, friendship and vitality. Comprising a group of minerals rather than a singular one alone, it comes in many different variations, ranging from deep red to almost brown – with a choice to suit all tastes and skin tones.