All right, gentlemen. It’s getting close to zero hour. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and you have to get your special lady something spectacular. What’s that you say? Working with a tight budget? No problem! These affordable jewellery pieces will impress her without your having to sell one of your kidneys.
Woven chain bracelet
A diamond and gold bracelet might not be on your list of purchasable items, but fortunately this woven chain bracelet comes pretty close — without the exorbitant price tag (mango.com, $9). Crystal embellishments give this bracelet a glamorous sparkle, while the simple ties make it perfect for any wrist size. Altogether, a chic and thoughtful gift!
Men, maybe you didn’t pay much attention to Kate Middleton’s engagement ring, but there’s a very good chance your girlfriend or wife did. Moreover, the probability is high that she fell in love with it almost instantly. Although you might not be able to offer her an 18-carat sapphire and diamond ring, you can still do pretty well with these rhodium-plated brass studs, which call to the style of Kate’s famous jewel but with a price tag you can afford (sears.ca, $20).
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Casual leaf pendant
Do the jewellery tastes of your special someone tend toward the side of casual elegance? Then something simple such as this silver leaf pendant might be just the gift for her (aldoshoes.com, $10). It’s 50 per cent fun whimsy and 50 per cent sophisticated woman — just like her.
If your wife or girlfriend is a lover of big, bold jewellery, she’ll likely have a fondness for something along the lines of this multi-bangles cuff (mango.com, $25). It’s a versatile piece that can be worn for a wide variety of occasions — and getting more bang for your buck is a concept both men and women alike can get behind!
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Classic Givenchy pendant
Although plenty of dramatic statement necklaces are out there to choose from, it can be hard for you to know what kind of “statement” she wants to make. Rather than stressing about it, get her a classic necklace she can wear for whichever occasions she chooses. This Givenchy “Taylor” pendant necklace comes in four equally stunning but subtle coloured crystals, so you can keep the tough choices to a bare minimum and still select a piece she’ll love (nordstrom.com, $39).
Many women struggle to find earrings that are suitable for both special evening events and casual daytime occasions. Fortunately these beautiful silver-tone pavé bauble earrings achieve the perfect balance (whitehouseblackmarket.com, $28). So in addition to giving her a lovely gift, you might be simultaneously making it easier for her to get ready in the morning. Now that’s a great piece of budget-friendly jewellery!
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Finding the perfect gift
Now, it is, of course, important to keep in mind that jewellery is very individual. Though a piece might fit your budget, it might not necessarily fit her style preferences. So before you head out shopping, take a peek at what jewellery styles she gravitates toward, and find her something that’s unique but in the same vein. We hope these ideas helped get you started. Good luck with the hunt!