Hold the Hearts: Gift Alternative Valentine's Day Jewelry Gifts for Him & Her

Hearts may be a sweet symbol of the holiday, but not quite your Valentine's style. Here are some alternative jewelry ideas that are sure to please.

For Her

The good news is, there are plenty jewelry choices that don't feature hearts. If she's not the heart type, she likely prefers minimal and classic styles. Try any of these options:

Diamonds: They are listed first for a reason – every woman loves diamonds and would be thrilled to receive diamond jewelry on Valentine's Day. There are two classic pieces you can never go wrong with: a pair of diamond stud earrings or a diamond tennis bracelet.

Pearls: Pearl jewelry is both ethereal and sophisticated. If you think a strand of pearls might be a bit too formal for her everyday life, consider a single pearl on a delicate gold chain. Pearl stud earrings and rings are also excellent options for Valentine's Day.

Rubies: It's definitely not a heart, but it symbolizes love and passion nonetheless. Valentine's Day is a perfect opportunity to wow her with rubies. Rare and stunning, rubies make a bold statement in any type of jewelry.

For Him

Trust us, jewelry isn't just for the ladies on Valentine's Day. Men will also appreciate a fine piece of jewelry they can wear proudly. Depending on your guy's style, you might consider a few options:

The jeans and a t-shirt type: Keep it cool and casual with an ID bracelet in gold, silver or even an alternative metal like tungsten or titanium. Or, treat him to a sporty watch that can keep up with his activities while keeping him in style.

The Suit and tie type: A personalized money clip or cuff links are the perfect finishing touches for a man with sharp style. This guy will also appreciate a statement watch, one that can match his bold confidence.

The guy somewhere in the middle: You can't go wrong with a watch for these guys either. Pick a timepiece with a cool, rugged look for the outdoorsy type and something a little sleeker for an edgier guy.

The Traditional Place for Alternative Looks

At Zales, you'll find both the traditional looks and non-traditional looks your Valentine will love. Shop our expanded assortments online at Zales.com, or visit your local Zales retail store and shop with a jewelry consultant. Either way, we'll make sure you find the perfect gift for your special Valentine!

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