Tina, here.

Is there someone in your life who is just dying to present you with a gorgeous, tantalizing and expensive piece of jewelry for Valentine's Day? Yeah, I feel you. Me neither. I was talking yesterday with a fellow jewelry-obsessed friend and we were saying how the jewelry we buy ourselves is usually so much more preferred than what someone else picks out for us. That doesn't mean sentimental pieces have no place. I never turn down a gift of jewelry because of the care and love it represents, but if given the chance, I sure do love to choose my own. Which means it must be affordable. Well, guess what? My little Valentine's Day gift to you is to bring you some gorgeous pieces that don't cost an arm and a leg, so you can gift them to yourself!

Insiders, you're getting a SPECIAL 15% DISCOUNT off a few of my picks! (Scroll further down for that collection.) Hop on over to your Insider membership section now to access your discount code and purchase. Not a member? No problem! Join our free trial! Click below.

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NEST Jewelry for Valentine's Day Gifts, A Core Jewelry Wardrobe

Notice the hammered finish, and the 22 kt gold plating. This is what makes these pieces of jewelry special, and classics. I consider these two bracelets and hoop earrings part of any woman's core jewelry wardrobe.


Why gold? As we age, gold is more flattering against our complexions. This isn't true across the board, in all cases. But generally speaking, as we age, we lose color in our complexions, and gold is warmer than silver, and casts a warm, flattering glow.

You will love this about NEST. They're all about re-purposing wearable jewelry that can be worn in multiple settings. Sisters Janette Wilkinson and Jana Erwin design every piece. They're based in Dallas, and "attribute their love of repurposing to their artist grandmother. Just as birds collect twigs for a nest, the aptly named Nest jewelry collection gathers vintage finds and organic materials including natural stones, horn, and leathers from all over the world and juxtaposes them with sleek, modern metals. Bangles, cuff bracelets, earrings, and necklaces are designed to shine in every setting: work to weekend, black tie and casual." And, important to me, all of their jewelry is made in USA.


Notice that the two bracelets and the hoop earrings are all hammered 22 kt gold plated. I simply adore the hammered finish! It keeps them from being too shiny. And the 22kt gold plating is such a lovely finish - this is what keeps them from being brassy. The bangle on the left (my right arm) appears to be sold out in gold, but here it is silver.

I highly recommend adding one, two or three of these pieces to your jewelry wardrobe. You will be surprised how often you wear them. Perfect finishing pieces to an outfit!

NEST Jewelry 15% Off Collection

I've sourced a few more of my favorite NEST Jewelry pieces and Insiders, you're getting 15% off!

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Sold Out but still available thru Gus Mayer for Insiders, Multi-strand Turquoise Necklace, $335.75 (regularly $395) This image links to Multi-strand Pearl Necklace.

Turquoise Drop Earrings, Insider price $63.74 (regularly $75)

Turquoise Studded Mini Mother-of-Pearl Earrings, Insider price $165.75 (regularly $195)

Oval Link Necklace with Turquoise Studded Mother-of-Pearl Pendant, Insider price $165.75 (regularly $195)


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