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Six Shiny Symbols of Love for This Valentine’s Day

Don’t mess around with heart-shaped balloons or sign-wielding teddy bears: Go straight for the shiny stuff.




Six Shiny Symbols of Love for This Valentine’s Day

They say it’s the thought that counts, but we all know that if the thought involves jewelry, everyone’s going to have a happier Feb. 14. Don’t mess around with heart-shaped balloons or sign-wielding teddy bears: Go straight for the shiny stuff.


NECKLACE: 14K gold locket

TELL ’EM THIS: This locket is the perfect way to show the center of your universe that she makes your world go ’round. If your love is a Game of Thrones fan, this celestial style can also be a reference to everyone’s favorite Dothraki term of endearment.

WHO’S IT FOR?: The mother of your dragons

MSRP: $1,100

(480) 860-6211 |


TREASURE CHEST: Handmade Italian music box with jewelry compartment.

TELL ’EM THIS: This beautiful box is perfect for the jewelry lover who prefers to pick out her own pretties. Up the ante by tucking in a love letter that won’t be revealed until your Valentine opens the lid to hear the music box’s tune.

WHO’S IT FOR?: Collectors who need a storage upgrade

MSRP: $399

(212) 532-9304 |


NECKLACE: 18K white gold with diamonds.

TELL ’EM THIS: Valentine’s Day is about love — but who says it can’t be a little bit about lust, too? This sexy, sophisticated rose-cut diamond necklace will show your one-and-only that you haven’t forgotten she has a spicy side — and that you appreciate her all the more because of it.

WHO’S IT FOR?: The one who knows how to rock a red dress.

MSRP: $1,430

(415) 863-1475 |



BRACELET: Rhodiumplated sterling silver with enamel and pave stones.

TELL ’EM THIS: Enamel is back in a big way, and this bright bracelet makes it easy to see why. The cupids keep this one Valentine-appropriate without being too overthe-top.

WHO’S IT FOR?: The color addict.

MSRP: $295

(877) 838-6728 |


BRACELET: C14K white, rose, or yellow gold with diamonds (0.19 TCW).

TELL ’EM THIS: This flexible bracelet’s chic, diamond-strewn design makes it a stylish treat that your special someone will be thrilled to wear every day of the week. Comfortable + Beautiful = V-Day Home Run.

WHO’S IT FOR?: The no-nonsense fashionista.

MSRP: $1,275

(800) 552-3790 |


RINGS: B18K rose, white, or yellow gold with sapphires, diamonds, or emeralds.

TELL ’EM THIS: Sure, you could get your Valentine just one of these bold, gorgeous rings — but if you nab all three, not only will you be the coolest couple around, you’ll also be under constant orders to smooch your sweetie, posthaste. There’s really no downside.

WHO’S IT FOR?: Bossy typography enthusiasts.

MSRP: $1,675 (Kiss), $2,250 (Me), $1,930 (Quick)


+44 20 8003 5885 |

This article originally appeared in the November 2016 edition of INSTORE.



He Doubled His Sales Goals with Wilkerson

John Matthews, owner of John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry in Vero Beach, Florida, is a planner. As an IJO member jeweler, he knew he needed an exit strategy if he ever wanted to g the kind of retirement he deserved. He asked around and the answers all seemed to point to one solution: Wilkerson. He talked to Rick Hayes, Wilkerson president, and took his time before making a final decision. He’d heard Wilkerson knew their way around a going out of business sale. But, he says, “he didn’t realize how good it was going to be.” Sales goals were “ambitious,” but even Matthews was pleasantly surprised. “It looks like we’re going to double that.”

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