Valentine's Day Proposal Ideas

7 Valentine’s Day Proposal Ideas You’ll Love In 2023

Thinking about popping the question this Valentine’s Day? Keep reading to find out what V-Day proposal trends for 2023 will sweep your significant other off their feet. 

Valentine's Day Proposal Ideas

Love is in the air, and it’s time to take advantage of cupid’s magic. At James Allen, we know every day is a special day with your someone special, but there’s only one day dedicated to pure romance and sweetness.

If you’re set on proposing on Valentine’s Day, we’re here to offer you some adorable proposal ideas and give you a look at some of our customers’ yes moments! Let their bright smiles and glowing rings inspire you to plan an unforgettable moment for you and your love. 

Wine ‘Em And Dine ‘Em

This may be a tad simple, but for many people, being present with your partner with some added yummies is all you need. 

Think before you pop the question: is your partner the type of person who would love being proposed to in a crowded restaurant, or is an intimate picnic/ candlelit homemade dinner the better way to go? If you’re both foodies, we suggest either booking a spot at their dream restaurant or cooking their fave dish at home.

It’s All About The View 

We call this the double jaw-dropper: a proposal plus a breathtaking view. A Valentine’s Day proposal may call for some extra effort. Let’s start with the most extreme to a simple yet sentimental backdrop.

If you and your partner are fond of traveling, met abroad, or have a favorite destination, we suggest you start making your travel plans now and get that perfect spot for your V-Day proposal. 

You could also keep it a little more low-key. Take your someone special to your favorite local hangout, the place you first met, or skip back in time to a key moment in your relationship, like your first kiss. 

No matter where you propose on Valentine’s Day, we’re almost certain that no view will be as stunning as the twinkle in your partner’s eye when they say yes. Your chosen picturesque setting will be a bonus for your Insta-worthy engagement shots. 

The Cliché That Works

There’s no Valentine’s Day without a box of chocolates, and we don’t think there’s anything wrong with embracing a few of cupid’s tasty clichés. Assuming your partner has a sweet tooth, a hidden engagement ring inside a heart-shaped box of chocolates could be your ticket to a cute chocolate-stained tooth YES! 

If you want to make it more personal, you could pick out their favorite types of chocolates and create a customized chocolate box. 

There are a few ways you could go about the proposal. Firstly, you could gift them the box, and as they open it, you’ll have time to drop it down to one knee. Alternatively, keep the ring at your side and have them open the box with the words “will you marry me?” written on the inside of the top lid. 

It’s sweet, it’s simple, and you’ll have a delicious snack to celebrate in between happy dances, fiancé selfies, and joyful phone calls to friends and family. 

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A Surprise Party

Good at keeping secrets? If yes, maybe a surprise party is the perfect way to propose on Valentine’s Day. 

It’s also the perfect way to kill two birds with one stone- a proposal party morphing into an engagement party. You’re also able to celebrate with all your loved ones, and what could be more special than that? 

Take your time to plan it perfectly, the food, music, location, and how you’re going to propose. You could get someone to create a video of you and your partner as a pre-proposal intro. If you’re not shy, you could even serenade them or get your family and friends involved in a game that will lead to the big question. 

A Scavenger Hunt 

Set yourself up for the perfect proposal with a meaningful scavenger hunt. This way, you can hit all those special places that mean a lot to you and your love. It’s also super fun!

You will need to set this up perfectly, so make sure you plan your scavenger hunt well, including who you need to be involved in it. 

We suggest you keep your partner on their toes without making the hunt impossible to figure out. Each clue should lead them to a different location (part of your house), and you could be waiting at another place (or room), ready to pop the question. 

Want to keep it interesting? Have your partner do it with some friends or family members if you want the proposal to be a complete surprise. 

Show Your Love Story 

We’ve seen this done in the sweetest ways in our favorite family sitcoms and films; this method is foolproof. Take your partner down storybook lane and show them all the places, moments, and memories that have meant the most to you throughout your relationship. 

This can be something that you do as a Valentine’s Day getaway, a small road trip around your town, or even in the comfort of your own home. Each particular spot can add to the buildup of your big questions and will only make that final moment all the more precious. 

Your proposal doesn’t have to be laced with sentimental Easter eggs, but we’d be lying if we said it wasn’t setting you up for the epitome of romantic proposals. You could even end the entire story off with all your family members and close friends. 

Need inspo- grab your tissues and check out episode 19, season 7 of The Office (US), where Michael Scott proposes to his girlfriend Holly using the storybook lane method.

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With A Book Or Homemade Movie 

Are you and your partner creatives at heart? You could propose using that creativity in the cutest way.

Google is filled with customizable love books, and any simple editing app can help you design a homemade love story using your best moments as a couple. You could even rewrite their favorite love story using the two of you as main characters. 

Nothing says I love you more than your words and reminiscing over your memories together. So take the time to create your happily ever after chapter one, and leave your big question at the end of your story to start your chapter two with a bang and some new sparkle. 

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Him 2023

It used to be that men were overlooked when it came to Valentine’s Day…but no more! We know the man (or men) in your life need love, and more importantly, gifts on this Day of Love. But instead of the uninspiring gifts you see year after year on some top 10 list, get him something that is sure to WOW! Read on to find the perfect gift he never knew he wanted (or was too shy to ask).

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What Is Valentine’s Day?

The romantic origins date back to ancient times, when Saint Valentine defied Roman Emperor Claudius II by performing marriages despite the Emperor’s ban. Claudius believed men made better soldiers than husbands and fathers. Valentine’s Day honors the Saint, who was eventually caught and executed.

Luckily, Valentine’s Day is now about celebrating love. It is a day of hearts, candy, flowers, teddy bears, and presents. Read on for stylish suggestions for your man, and then get him one more. After all, James Allen is giving 25% off site-wide for the occasion.

Why Do We Give Gifts On Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day presents have evolved over the years, from sending love letters to treating the one you love to meaningful (and might we add, fabulous) gifts. 

So why do we give a gift anyways? Well, giving presents is a sure-fire love language, helping many people express feelings of love by giving or receiving beautiful gifts. And as we all know, the best gifts are those that sparkle and shine! 

But giving your man, or men, the perfect gift isn’t always easy. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Luckily, you can’t go wrong with jewelry! An engagement for your soon-to-be fiancé? Diamond stud earrings? A classic gold necklace? We got you covered.

Check out our list of stunning Valentine’s Day gifts for him below! 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Husband

He’s your soulmate, your better half, the love of your life. He deserves a present that will dazzle him as much as he does. Whether he prefers devastatingly gorgeous diamonds or goes for gloriously bold gold jewelry, we have a gift to fit every budget.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Boyfriend

You love him, you love him, you love him! You want to get him the perfect gift, not too small, not too big, and that sends the right message. That’s a toughie! Check out some options below because no matter your budget, we have a gift he’s sure to love for the day of love…and everyday after that!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Son

He may not be a baby anymore but he’ll always be your baby boy! He is the star of your world, so this Valentine’s Day, give him a gift that shines as bright as he does. Go for a classic necklace or a trendy dog tag. Whatever you choose, he won’t just love it because it came from you, he will love it cuz it’s awesome!

Be His Valentine

This Valentine’s Day, give the man you love a gift they’ll never forget. From delicious diamonds to bold gold looks, we have the pieces every man in your life is dying to get. Visit James Allen for even more bling, and make sure to check out our socials for all the inspo: Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, or Twitter!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Her 2023

Love is in the air, and it’s time to take advantage of cupid’s magic. At James Allen, we know every day is a special day with your someone special, but there’s only one day dedicated to pure romance and sweetness.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Her 2023

It’s here! The most romantic day of the year has finally arrived! This day which is all about love and affection is an incredibly popular time to propose (hint hint!) 

Our list of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for women includes picks for your Mrs, girlfriend, mom, sister, bestie, basically, any gal that means the most to you.

Jewelry is a timeless classic, but it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to gift something with extra sparkle. Our list of gorgeous jewelry gifts is budget-friendly, with affordable accessories she’ll love to higher-priced items that will have her sending cupid a thank you note. 

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What Is Valentine’s Day?

But first, what is Valentine’s Day, and who was St Valentine? 

To get it somewhat right, we’ll work with the facts we know. A saint named Valentine performed heroic acts that led to his martyrdom. It was said that he and another saint, also named Valentine, would perform illegal marriages for young couples or, some say, young soldiers who were forbidden to marry. And for that, they were both beheaded by the Romans. 

The significant date we all know, February 14, comes from a Roman holiday held every year to honor Juno, the goddess of marriage. It evolved in superstition as a day where, if you dreamed of a person, they could be your true love. 

During the 1600-1800s, Valentine’s Day was seen as a day to send a romantic letter or message to one’s beloved, and by the late 1800s, the holiday became widely commercialized. In our modern time, it’s a day to gift and spoil loved ones with candy, flowers, romantic getaways, and of course, it’s the most romantic day of the year to pop the question! 

For this special day of love, James Allen’s site-wide sale of 25% off is here to make sure your picture-perfect V-day doesn’t break the bank — or any hearts!

Why Do We Give Gifts On Valentine’s Day?

We’ve spoken about how Valentine’s Day evolved from sending love letters to treating loved ones to thoughtful gifts. 

So why give a gift to the special lady in your life? Well, giving presents is known to be a sure love language, helping many people express their feelings by treating others, or feeling loved by being on the receiving end of those gifts. And some of the best gifts are those that glow! 

So you want to get the woman, or women, in your life the perfect gift? You can’t go wrong with jewelry! An engagement for your soon-to-be fiancée? We got it! Gemstone earrings for your mom? Guess who have you covered? 

Check out our list of stunning valentine’s day gifts for her below!

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Wife

Picking jewelry for someone can be hit or miss, but when it comes to spoiling your wife, we’ll help you get it right. 

You can’t go wrong with diamonds, especially on Valentine’s Day. After all, diamonds are the most romantic gem and last forever! Diamond jewelry is a natural go-to gift option for the most special woman in your life that symbolizes eternal love, commitment, and faithfulness between romantic partners. 

You can get diamonds on every budget, so take a look at some of our current obsessions she’s sure to love.

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For even more options, check out our lab created diamond fine jewelry for personalized diamond jewelry that is better than bouquets and chocolates.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Girlfriend

Show her she has your heart with a beautiful heart-shaped piece of fine jewelry. From open hearts to closed hearts, heart jewelry is simple and classic and can be worn daily as a reminder of your love and affection. Opt for a heart necklace in classic gold or dress it up with diamond accents; the choice is yours.

Valentine’s Day Engagement Rings

Ready to pop the question this Valentine’s Day? Not only does shopping for your engagement ring online offer you more customization options, with hundreds of ring styles and designs to choose from, but it gives you the best opportunity to save! From thousands of certified earth and lab grown diamond options to gemstone favorites, online ring shopping can guarantee you get the best ring for your buck. 

Check out our most popular engagement rings, and don’t forget that if you hurry, you can have her dream ring shipped in time for your Valentine’s Day proposal!

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Daughter

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for wives and girlfriends, but a day to share the love with all the special people in your life, including your daughters. 

A knot creates an inseparable and unbreakable connection between two objects. For this reason, the love knot, or lover’s knot, has a long history of being a symbol of love. It is meant to represent the unbreakable bond and lasting connection between two people – a meaningful piece of jewelry for your daughter. 

Commemorate the unbreakable bond you share with your child with a piece of love knot jewelry P.S. Love knot earrings are a trendy choice!

Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Besties

We love a good Galentine’s Day, and we know just how to show your bestie how much you love and appreciate them with a stylish piece of jewelry.

Treat them to a personalized signet ring from our zodiac collection or our variety of birthstone jewelry pieces for a more personal and meaningful touch. 

Each star sign and birthstone symbolize something unique, so no matter your bestie’s personal style, they will definitely love the thoughtful intent behind a gift bought with them in mind.

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From Your Valentine

Which of these Valentine’s Day jewels would you give your sweetheart? Spread the love and tell us on one of our James Allen social channels: Instagram, Facebook, TikTok or Twitter!
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Perfect push present ideas for new moms

Perfect Push Present Ideas: Jewelry for New Moms

Searching for the perfect push present for a loved one? Look no further!

Perfect push present ideas for new moms


New mothers need all the love and support that they can get! After nine months of pregnancy, something sparkly is sure to make them smile.

In this blog, we’ll discuss the origin of push presents, tips, tricks, and gift ideas to get you started! We’ll also answer some commonly asked questions to make sure you’re on the right track.

What Is A Push Present?

You may have heard the term push present being thrown around at baby showers, gender reveal parties, and on social media. But you may have found yourself asking: What exactly is a push present? Let’s break it down. 

A push present is a gift from a family member or partner given to a new mother after childbirth. Especially for a first-time mother, the gift is meant to symbolize her transition into motherhood. It will signify this new life brought into the world. Any mother, regardless of how they give birth, can be given a push present! 

The gift can be presented before the baby’s birth or after- in the delivery room or in the nursery. Whatever feels best to you! 

Traditionally, push presents are given to mothers by their partners, but really, they can be a gift from any loved one- family or friend. Jewelry is the most common choice of gift, but it can also be whatever makes this new mom happy! 

When Did Push Presents Become Popular?

While birthstones and mother’s jewelry have been around for a while, the term push present didn’t really appear until the 1990s. In the decades since, the concept has become increasingly popular. In 2010, after several celebrities shared their own push presents on social media, the idea really took off. 

These days, new parents are simply looking for a nice way to make their wives feel appreciated and special. Push presents do the trick! 

How Much Should You Spend On A Push Present?

Push presents are often associated with heavy price tags (thanks to the large number of celebrities that participated in the trend), but this does not to be the case! 

Push presents don’t need to cost any certain amount of money for them to be meaningful. Buy whatever gift you know your partner will love for many years, regardless of its cost.

Why Jewelry Is The Best Option For A Push Present

After childbirth, new mothers deserve some pampering! Now is the time to gift her something that is for her and only for her. Jewelry gets the job done.

Unlike baby shower gifts, push presents are something special just for mom. A piece of jewelry is not only something that could last her a lifetime, but it’s also something that she can wear to make her feel beautiful- especially after such an arduous experience as giving birth. 

Nothing can make a new mother feel more special than a new necklace or pair of earrings! And even better, every time she wears her new jewelry, she’ll think of her beautiful child!

The Best Types Of Push Present Jewelry

Personalized Necklaces

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Personalized necklaces are the perfect way to say thank you to your partner! Choosing an alphabet necklace with the first letter of her newborn’s name will ensure that her jewelry always puts a proud smile on her face! A letter necklace will remind her of this special time of her life.

Stackable Rings

Stackable rings are a convenient push present! If your partner already owns many rings, a couple new stackable rings will effortlessly fit into her collection. She can simply slip them onto her finger and incorporate them into her already stylish look.

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14K Yellow Gold Citrine Line Bracelet

What new mom doesn’t love some sparkle around her wrist? A bracelet with the birthstone for her newborn baby is a lovely gift with a touch of personalization. 
For example, one of the birthstones for November is Citrine. This bracelet is a gorgeous gift, and it will remind your partner of her November baby. What more could she ask for?


Earrings are probably the most versatile of all types of jewelry! You can dress them up or down. As a new mother, your partner is probably going to be busy running errands and taking care of this new human! With this in mind, you can give her a pair of earrings that are simple yet eye-catching. 

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Why do we give push presents?

New mothers always deserve a thank you! Being pregnant for nine months and then giving birth is no easy task. Push presents are a sparkly way to say: thank you, we appreciate you, and we love you! 

What is a push present for husbands?

Some people are now considering giving their husbands push presents, too. At the end of the day, push presents are a token of appreciation and a unique way to mark such a meaningful milestone. With that in mind, you can definitely give a new dad a push present as well. 

Do friends give push presents?

Yes, close friends or family members can give push presents! There are no rules on showing appreciation and celebrating new life. If you have a dear friend who just became a new mother (or father!), feel free to show them you care with a push present. They are sure to be grateful.


Becoming a new parent is an exciting and often complicated time. New mothers especially, are tasked with unfamiliar frontiers and challenges. With all the trepidation that comes with a new phase in life, a gift is just a small way to say congratulations! And thank you for all your hard work. 

Whether it’s a mother’s first child or her seventh, she’s probably looking for some pampering. Mothers often give, give, give! She will undoubtedly be grateful for receiving something nice. 

Push presents can be big or small, lavish or modest. They can be from a partner or a close friend, and for new dads or new moms. They can be whatever you want them to be! Just as long as it’s special. 

Good luck with finding the perfect push present for your loved one!

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2022 Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide For Him

2022 Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide For Him

2022 Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide For Him

Holiday shopping is not always easy but buying the perfect gift for the man in your life, whether it’s your dad, husband, brother, friend, or any other loved one, can be surprisingly challenging. Thanks to, checking off your gift list has never been easier. Keep scrolling to find the perfect piece that matches his taste and the demands of his day-to-day life.

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Get excited – it’s that time of year again, and the annual James Allen Holiday Sale is here! Take advantage of our gift to you with 25% off SITEWIDE for the upcoming magical holiday season. 

Don’t be a procrastinator this year! To help avoid the holiday rush, sleigh your gift list, wrap up some super savings and get all your shopping done early.

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Jewelry Gifts For The Men In Your Life

The big question that always comes to mind is, “how much should I spend”? A year-end gift does not necessarily have to be over the top but simply to say “Happy Holidays” or a small token of appreciation for being in your life. As with any gift, it really depends on your budget.

To help you find the perfect gift, we’ve included a variety of price ranges. We have everything you need to fill your stockings. Whether you’re looking for budget-friendly items or more extravagant pieces, our gift guide for him will have you sorted in no time.


Your boyfriend, husband, or partner will love whatever you get him, but let’s be honest, he definitely deserves a gift that’ll have people wanting one for themselves too.

Contrary to popular belief, there are many men who love to shine too! These timeless men’s jewelry pieces are a beautiful way to show your love for your significant other this festive season. In addition to many of the trendy fine jewelry available, we have no shortage of men’s fashion ring options to choose from, regardless of his fashion sense or lifestyle.


It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so, why not show Dad just how much you appreciate all that he does for you by gifting him with a truly thoughtful gift that he’ll love to wear for years to come? Men’s fashion rings and personalized fine jewelry are our top picks right now. For a little touch of both, which makes his gift extra special and personal, why not engrave a meaningful message for your dad? You can add an engraving to a large selection of our available men’s rings.


Whether he’s your stepbrother, half-brother, brother-in-law, biological brother, or your true nemesis, he must be special to you in some way, right? We’re also here to help you put an end to the “who’s the better sibling” debate once and for all *wink wink*. 

Ready to splurge or prefer something more inexpensive? From chains and bracelets to signet rings and so much more, these jewelry pieces will definitely help you rack up some brownie points. Before you know it, he might even start calling you his favorite sibling!


It can sometimes seem impossible to impress your in-laws, but don’t give up this holiday. Whether you’ve recently walked down the aisle or he’s played an influential role in your life for years, your father-in-law deserves something great too. Check out some of our favorite jewelry pieces that are guaranteed to be a huge hit.


From childhood bestie to work spouse or colleague roomie you can’t live without, these are the people that have been there for you through it all. You’ve celebrated each other’s accomplishments, experienced life-changing adventures together, and of course, they’ve given you some great advice during those tough moments. So, what do these lifelong friends deserve? We think a stylish present that’ll end the holiday season on the brightest note is exactly what they need. 

Gifts that speak volumes about how much you appreciate them definitely won’t go unnoticed (no matter the price tag). Whether you need a unique gift because your best friend has a distinct personality or you’re looking for something more classic than a 90s friendship bracelet – we have everything you need.


Prefer something a lot more personalized? Check out our birthstone jewelry, available in an assortment of pieces such as earrings, rings, and necklaces. We stock all 12 birthstones, and each one has its own lovely meaning and symbolism. Just another personal and budget-friendly gift idea that we absolutely love!

Wrapping Things Up

At, we’re all about sharing products we love with our customers, no matter the occasion. So, whether he’s your best friend, your dad, or your fiancé, let him know how much he means to you with a special gift for the holidays. 

If, after all of this, you’re still unsure, contact our non-commissioned diamond and jewelry experts today. They are always available to help and answer any queries you may have. Happy holidays! 
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Jewelry Gifts For Every Personality Type

Looking for the perfect gift for that someone special? We’ll help you find the best jewelry gift for every personality type!

A happy woman wearing a variety of diamond jewelry

Whether you’re outgoing, reserved, or carefree, one way to express your unique personality is through the jewelry you wear. When picking out your next accessory, the hardest part is choosing a favorite, but it may not be that easy when you choose jewelry for someone else. 

Jewelry gifts can be a hit or miss, but here’s a little tip: always keep the recipient’s character and style in mind. Jewelry can prove to be a thoughtful present when bought properly, so the key is always to have the item match and compliment the personality it’ll be worn by. 

Easier said than done, we know. That’s why we’re breaking down different personality types and what jewelry gifts we’re sure they’ll love! 

Down To Earth

We’ve all got that one person in our inner circle who absolutely lives for the outdoors and loves to incorporate their love for nature into their personal style. Whether it’s sustainable jewelry or simply nature-inspired accessories, they’re super easy to buy jewelry for! 

Seriously, you’ve got a lot of options here. Not only are you free to add those creative pieces to your cart, but you’ll also have a lot of freedom to pick colorful jewelry. Try to pick a piece of jewelry that you know they’ll wear, don’t buy them a ring when you know they prefer necklaces. 

How Fancy

We know this person; this person gives us shoppers anxiety. For the fancier people in your life, there is a way to wow them without going too crazy. Keep the classics in mind, whether it be a stylish set of pearl earrings, a tennis bracelet, or a classic diamond pendant. 

Nowadays, you can find lab grown diamond jewelry options that are just as dazzling as mined diamond jewelry. So, go ahead and invest in that exclusive jewelry piece, knowing you won’t break the bank. 


Some people will love anything you give them, but others really melt over a thoughtfully chosen gift, especially if it’s something they already want. This personality type can be tough to gift, but a good challenge always pays off. 

Do your research with this personality type, and find out what type of jewelry they like before you buy anything. Trust us; they’ll appreciate your detective skills once they open their gift and see the exact piece of jewelry they want. At James Allen, we have a feature that ensures our users get exactly what they’ve been eyeing. So take advantage of our drop a hint feature and avoid unnecessary disappointment! 

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Take It Or Leave It  

Love them or hate them, this next personality type stands out no matter what. These are the unintentional trendsetters. They’re the kind of people who aren’t afraid to make a bold statement simply because they like what they like and others appreciate that about them. 

So, what do you get those whose particular tastes are an important part of how they express themselves? Easy. Stick with what they know and love. If they’re known for their vintage-inspired jewelry, stick with those antique pieces. 

Cool Social Life

They’re the fun-loving person who can’t help but be the life of the party. Outgoing people love to take style risks and find different ways of expressing themselves through their wardrobe. Lucky for you, jewelry is a great form of self-expression and the perfect gift for this personality type! 

So, what can you add to this bubbly socialites jewelry box? Bold pieces with bright colors are sure to compliment any extroverted personality. Chances are this person will love a stacked or layered look, so a jewelry set is another great option as a gift! 

On The Move

Now for that person who wakes up at the crack of dawn and gets more done during their day than us mere mortals could only dream of. The best jewelry gift you can give these hustlers is on-the-go jewelry. For those who have an active and energetic lifestyle, pick a piece of jewelry they can throw on in a minute. 

A personalized necklace, tennis bracelet, or ring is the perfect gift for these go-getters. They’ll appreciate simple jewelry that keeps them looking good while they do what they love! 

Alone Time

Now for that more introverted person in your life who isn’t about flashy accessories and crazy designs. They might prefer a quiet get-together with close friends to a night out, and their tastes are more reserved. If you’re shopping for that person who’d prefer their jewelry be admired up close than be noticeable from across the room, we know just what to get them. 

Keep it simple with plain metal jewelry, but make sure it’s the metal color they prefer. 

Visit us At where you will find no shortage of personalized and trendy jewelry pieces for every budget.

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2022 Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide For Her

They are women, hear them roar, but this holiday season, you want gifts so fabulous you leave the women of your life speechless. Finding gifts for these bad bitches on your list can be tough! Luckily, James Allen is here to help.

From glorious diamonds and gemstones to fashion forward fine jewelry and everything in between, we’ve got gifts to please everyone and anyone. Whether you are shopping for family, friends, coworkers, or romantic partners, we have the gift that will inspire the “Wooooow!”

Jewelry gift guide for her

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Jewelry Gifts For The Women In Your Life

So you want to get the woman, or women, in your life the perfect gift? You can’t go wrong with jewelry! An engagement for your soon-to-be fiancée? We got it! Gemstone earrings for your mom? We got it!

Whether you’re shopping for your mom, daughter, aunt, girlfriend, wife, mentor, or sister, we have the right gift, on the right budget. From easy-on-the-wallet options all the way to how long did you save for that?! Whatever your budget, whichever wonder woman you are shopping for, read on to find the perfect gift.


She’s your better half, the apple of your eye…she completes you. So clearly, she deserves the ultimate, sparkling, I can’t believe you did this!, holiday present. No matter if her style is minimalist, classic, trendy, or ultimate glam, these dazzling diamond pieces will fit perfectly in her jewelry collection.

Diamond jewelry

Ready to pop the big question? Go for a fabulous engagement ring. Want a present that’s befitting the wife of the year? You can’t go wrong with an elegant eternity ring. Have you already adorned your partner’s fingers with all the diamonds she could ask for? We got you covered.

14K White Gold Triple Row Pavé Cathedral Engagement Ring
14K White Gold French Pavé Lab-Created Diamond Eternity Ring (1 CTW F-G / VS2-SI1)
14K Yellow Gold Kite Set Solitaire Lab Created Diamond Pendant (0.75 CTW - F-G / VS2-SI1)

A classic diamond tennis bracelet or necklace is not only a gift she can wear everyday, but one that will remind her how much you love her every time she puts it on. Looking for something a bit more trendy? Does your girlfriend set the fashion standard? Go for these diamond hoop earrings or grab a piece from our constellation collection. After all, your love takes you to the stars.


Mom, your first friend, lifetime cheerleader, the woman who made you who are your. She deserves the best! Because she is Mom, she will love anything you give her, but make sure it’s something that will impress everyone she shows it to, because you know she’ll show it to everyone!

Give her something personal. Did you sign “I:white_heart:U” on every picture you drew her as a kid? Then this yellow gold diamond necklace version is perfect. Nostalgic, stylish, and simply…perfect.

14K Yellow Gold I Heart You Necklace

Were you and your sibling best friends? Did you hold hands when you crossed the street together (looking both ways first OF COURSE!)? Are your children the (new) apples in your mom’s eye? Then you can’t go wrong with the adorable Boy-Girl Diamond necklace. Combine style with nostalgia and she’ll wipe away happy tears every time she puts it on.

14K Yellow Gold Boy-Girl Diamond Necklace

Does your mom prefer the minimalist look? Is she a woman of simple sophistication? Try a gold necklace from our initials collection. Go with “M” for mom, or choose the letter of her first name. These necklaces are so affordable you could get the first initial for everyone in the family and give your mom the layered look! 

14K Yellow Gold Mini Initial M Necklace


Did you drive your siblings crazy as kids? Do you regret switching the sugar for salt and ruining their cereal? We’re here to help you say I’m sorry with some shiny jewelry. Or maybe you were BFF’s, peas in a pod who have had a lifelong bond, and you want to give your sibling a gift as golden as your relationship.

rose gold jewelry

No matter if you constantly fought in the back seat or always shared your toys, these pieces are the perfect way to say Happy Holidays to your favorite, and even your not-so-favorite siblings.

14K Yellow Gold High Polished Faceted Ring
14K Yellow Gold Polished Bangle Bracelet
14K Yellow Gold Entwined Hoop Earrings

Did you forget their birthday? Or gasp! Do you always forget their birthday? Go for a piece of birthstone jewelry to remind them that yes, you DO know their birthday. 

Birthstone jewelry

Are you making up for last year’s holiday season? Go for a beautifully simple set like the one below and be back in everyone’s good graces for this holiday season and beyond!

14K Yellow Gold 1.8mm Petite Single Ruby Birthstone Ring
14K Yellow Gold Knife Edge Hoop Earrings


Do you have the best Mother-in-Law in the world? Do you consider her your second mom? Get her a present that shows her how happy you are to be part of the family. Or maybe your mother-in-law is one tough cookie and you need the perfect gift to break the ice? Either way, we got you covered.

Pearl Hoop Earring
14K Yellow Gold Minimalistic Freshwater Cultured Pearl Hoop Earring

Go for these simply sophisticated pearl earrings. Perfect to take her from day to night, the office to dinner, and durable enough to wear around any grandkids. If you weren’t best friends before, you might be after you give her these.

Diamond jewelry

Does your mother-in-law have a flair for fashion? Does she always choose classic shine? Check out the pieces below and give her the perfect additions for her accessories collection.


They say friends are the family you choose. They’ve seen you through thick and thin; whether you’ve been friends since childhood or they are your new bestie, we’re here to make sure you get them the perfect gift. Because nothing is better than a friend, unless it’s a friend with presents.

Looking for something for the friend that is the trend-setter of the group? Look no further! Paperclip necklaces are the trend that is here to stay. Grab this version with a golden push lock because your friendship is locked for life.

Paperclip necklaces
14K Yellow Gold Pad Lock Push Lock Paper Clip Split Chain Necklace

Do you need a gift for everyone in the friend group? These Zodiac signet rings with a vintage feel are perfect!

Zodiac signet rings

Get one for everyone in their sign because THIS will be the ring to unite you all.


No matter who you are shopping for this holiday season, jewelry is always a winner. Whether you go for gold, shower them in diamonds, or go for the classics, all the women in your life deserve to shine. Because, after all, there’s nothing like a woman who loves you, so treat her well and shower her with all the goodies.

Sarah Axelrad

Sarah is a stickler for grammar and prefers to use the Oxford comma. She enjoys her career as a writer since being a professional snowboarder/powerlifter/pastry chef didn’t pan out.

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Holiday Gift Guide For Every Budget

The colder months are fast approaching, and that can only mean one thing: it’s almost the holiday season! As the season of giving approaches, you may find it hard to decide what gifts to buy for your friends and family.

Holiday Gift Guide For Every Budget

‘Tis the season for sweaters, sparkles, good cheer, and, of course, gift-giving! Should this year’s list of people to shop for be a long one, is here (as always) to help with the best gifts for 2022. 

Make this year’s unwrapping experience unforgettable with our gift guide of guaranteed-to-please pieces for that special someone – yourself included. From casual looks to bold investment styles, we’ve rounded just a few of our favorite pieces to suit all kinds of personalities and budgets. Happy shopping, and sparkly season greetings! 

Gifts under $300

Suitable for daily wear, these petite fine jewelry pieces make stylish stocking fillers. Their minimalistic designs can easily be paired with any outfit, day or night. 

Customize your gift by selecting something that features their zodiac sign, or the initial of their name.  Personalized jewelry is truly one of the most meaningful gift ideas. We’ve added some of our favorite staple pieces of jewelry that are sure to be a hit for all. 

14K Yellow Gold Mini Initial G Necklace
14K Yellow Gold Faceted Hoop Earrings
14K Yellow Gold Enamel Evil Eye Station Bracelet

Gifts Under $550

The delight of unwrapping a stunning pop of color just in time for the holiday season is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. We stock a variety of gemstone jewelry that features all 12 of the birthstones, just another sentimental, budget-friendly gift idea. And, to add to that, each birthstone has its own lovely meaning. December’s birthstone, topaz, is rich with symbolism and often associated with longevity, wisdom, and strength – perfect for those celebrating a birthday during the holidays.

Oval Blue Topaz Birthstone Earrings
14K White Gold Lab-Created Diamond Cross Pendant
14K Yellow Gold Infinity Citrine Birthstone Ring
14K Yellow Gold Cable Links Bracelet

Splurge – Gifts Under $1000

Not looking to spend more than $1,000 on a gift? No problem! You can easily find a beautiful mix of jewelry pieces that include necklaces, diamond bracelets, earrings, and rings. Not sure if they prefer white or yellow gold? Whether it’s platinum, rose gold, yellow gold, or white gold, you won’t be disappointed with what we have on offer this holiday season. 

14K Rose Gold Petite Milgrain Huggie Diamond Earrings
14K Rose Gold Curving Diamond Bar Necklace
14K Yellow Gold Open Luxe Diamond Bracelet
14K Yellow Gold Bypass Duo Garnet And Diamond Ring By Brevani

Investment Pieces – Gifts Under $5000

Want to wow your loved ones? Then a classic piece of diamond jewelry is the way to go. 

Experts suggest that jewelry truly is an investment, specifically diamonds, followed by emeralds, sapphires, and rubies. There is intrinsic and sentimental value in diamond jewelry, as it lasts forever, can be dressed up or down, and creates adoring memories.

Two perfect examples of investment pieces are diamond tennis bracelets and eternity rings

Timelessly beautiful, perfect for everyone, and they will never go out of style. 

14K White Gold Two Prong Diamond Tennis Bracelet
14K White Gold Diamond Cleopatra Necklace By Brevani
14K White Gold Emerald Cut Diamond Eternity Ring
18K White Gold Double Halo Pear Shape Diamond Earrings

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Tarryn Snoyman

Tarryn is a content writer by day and a criminology enthusiast by night.

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Black Friday Jewelry Gift Guide 2022

Black Friday Jewelry Gift Guide 2022

If you’re looking to check off your holiday gift list and save money, then it’s your time to shine…literally! James Allen’s Black Friday deals are here! Read on to check out the best bling at the best prices. Shop early, save, and, best of all, sleep in on November 25th.

Black Friday jewelry gift guide 2022

James Allen Black Friday Deals

It’s that time of year again, the annual James Allen Black Friday sale! 25% off SITE WIDE! Save on everything! That piece you’ve been eyeing all year? Treat yo self! That engagement ring your love has been sending hint after hint for? Blow their mind with the bling!

Sparkle so bright they won’t remember you forgot their birthday? They’ll wish you would forget it every year! Shop early, save, avoid the chaos, and savor those turkey day leftovers.

Best Selling Black Friday Engagement Rings

A chill in the air and some ice on the finger. The most romantic time of year is upon us once again, the perfect time to pop the question or upgrade your current hardware. Whether you prefer a perfect pavé, a sophisticated solitaire, or a heavenly halo engagement ring, this is the ideal time to grab one of our 2022’s top trends.

Solitaire Engagement Rings

Oh, how we love a solitaire engagement ring! You just can’t go wrong with this timeless, classic, and simply stunning style. Not only are solitaire settings budget-friendly and allow the focus to be solely on your center stone, but they also give an understated elegance beloved by all.

Worried a solitaire is too simple? Pshaw! Go for a thick or thin band, get modern with a knife edge or a six prong shank, or amp up the style with a rope or cable band. The options go on and on!

Choose from timeless yellow gold, romantic rose gold, brilliant white gold, or go for the strength of platinum. Whichever metal or style you choose, a solitaire engagement ring will always be in style. Check out these best-sellers for inspo, and go to for more!

Halo Engagement Rings

Stand in the light of a halo when you give your loved one of our halo engagement rings. This style, where your center stone is surrounded by a literal halo of diamonds, gives your already shining ring enhanced elegance and sparkle.

Do you subscribe to the bigger is better theory? Then halo rings are for you! The halo of diamonds around your center stone will make your ring look even bigger than it is. It’s no wonder their popularity continues to grow.

After all, is more shine ever a bad thing? Take a look at some of the halos our customers just love, and check out more here!

Pavé Engagement Rings

Love the look of being surrounded by diamonds but don’t have the budget of being surrounded by diamonds, then look to the pavé! Pavé literally means to cover, as in to pave something. Pavé engagement rings feature bands that are covered in diamonds.

What is great is that the diamonds are tiny, making them affordable and allowing you to satisfy that champagne taste! All these tiny diamonds reflect light, allowing a beautiful sparkle that can be seen from every angle.

A ring that dazzles this bright is sure to get that yes! Need some inspo? These beauties are best sellers for a reason!

Fine Jewelry Black Friday Deals

Figuring out what to get all the people on your list can be a pain in the you know what! Fine jewelry to the rescue! It always makes a great gift! Whatever their style, whomever the recipient, whichever pieces are preferred, jewelry is the gift that never fails.

Gold Jewelry

There’s a reason it’s called The Gold Standard. Gold is always great; whether you prefer yellow, white, or rose, gold is the gift that keeps on going. Get in on the minimalist trend with gold pieces that you’ll never want to take off. Sport a perfect pair of gold hoop earrings, a cute cuff, an initial necklace, and a statement ring. 

Speaking of statement rings, why go for just one when you can stack ‘em? Wear them on the same finger or get multiple for different fingers because when it comes to stackable rings, it’s like holiday guests, the more the merrier!

Wear your gold jewelry together, separately, or mix and match for a clean, elegant look.

Lab Created Diamond Jewelry

Love diamonds but want to save even more? Then our lab created diamond jewelry collection is for you! Lab created diamonds are great because they are 100% real diamonds, cost less than their counterparts found in the earth, and at James Allen, are certified conflict-free.

Lab grown diamonds are also the perfect way to build your fine jewelry basics collection. Go for a timeless tennis necklace, a perfect solitaire ring, a set of cluster earrings, and a station dash bracelet to pull the collection together.

Is your best friend such a Libra? Is your sister the ultimate Gemini? Sounds like they need a piece from our gorgeous constellation collection. No matter their sign, we got the shine to match!

Complete the set with a pair of lab grown diamond hoop earrings, go for a heavenly halo ring, or choose a perfect pendant. No matter what you choose, our lab created diamond pieces are just what every jewelry box needs.

Birthstone Jewelry

Celebrate a birthday this holiday season, no matter when you were born! Rock the wintery gem of December with beautiful topaz pieces and feel hot hot hot while sporting these icy cool blues. Choose the deep red of January’s garnet and feel regal everytime you put it on.

From the deep shades of September’s sapphires to the engaging greens in May’s emeralds, birthstone jewelry looks good every month of the year. Were you born in October but have the soul of an April baby, pair a stunning opal necklace with a diamond bolo bracelet. Throw in a ruby ring for a pop of color to honor all those July babies you know and love.

James Allen’s collection of birthstone jewelry is so gorgeous you’ll wish you had a birthday every month of the year!

Black Friday Wedding Rings For Women

The James Allen Black Friday sale is also a great time to get that dream wedding ring! Whether you’re looking for your perfect wedding ring for the big day, to add a beautiful piece to your wedding ring collection, or simply want to upgrade your current wedding ring, we have the style for you.

Want a classic ring to match your timeless love? Go for one of our simply sophisticated classic wedding rings. Available in yellow, white, rose gold, and even platinum, as well as different widths, and even styles (check out our knife edge for a classic ring with a twist); we’ve got the right ring for you!

Do you need a ring that sparkles as bright as your smile? Our collection of diamond wedding rings will leave you wanting for words.

Whether you want diamonds that go on and on, like our dazzling eternity rings, or maybe you want a pavé wedding ring to match your pavé engagement ring, our seemingly endless collection of women’s wedding rings has the perfect ring waiting for you.

Black Friday Wedding Rings For Men

Your man deserves a ring that will make everyone go wow! We know this is an important purchase, one of the most important pieces of jewelry you’ll ever buy, and you don’t want to buy just any old ring. 

Classic men’s wedding rings are simply timeless. Whether you prefer a slimmer 4mm ring, or want a slightly thicker 6mm band, these enduring rings are available in varying widths, metals, and finishes. From comfort fit to slightly flat or slightly curved, these stylish rings allow you to take a classic look to the next level.

Do you love the classic look but want to give it a twist? Go for a bold, black tantalum ring. Whether you prefer one with a pattern, a satin finish, or one mixed with gold, there are so many choices for men’s wedding rings that you are sure to find your favorite.

Final Thoughts

It’s never a bad thing to be ahead of the game, at least when it comes to holiday shopping! Get that list, check it twice, and finish shopping before everyone else has even started. As they elbow their way through the crowds and set their alarms before the sun, you’ll be fast asleep, dreaming of how you got gifts everyone will love and at a discount. So head on over to because sparkle season starts now!

Sarah Axelrad

Sarah is a stickler for grammar and prefers to use the Oxford comma. She enjoys her career as a writer since being a professional snowboarder/powerlifter/pastry chef didn’t pan out.

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Your Anniversary Jewelry Gift Guide by Year

Every wedding anniversary is a milestone that deserves celebration. The tradition of anniversary gifts has been part of history for decades. Did you know there are specific gemstones associated with each anniversary year? has the perfect guide to help you find a beautiful gift to honor your love as a couple.


Anniversary gemstone jewelry has been adored and worn by many. For generations, gemstones have grown in popularity and are not only worn as fashion statement pieces but also valued for their significance and symbolism. 

Each wedding anniversary has a different traditional and precious gemstone gift that also has a specific meaning associated with it, this depends on how many years you as a couple are celebrating. From glamorous gold earrings to iconic pearl jewelry, each piece is made with you in mind and designed to last a lifetime – just like your marriage. 

1 Year Anniversary: Gold

The first year of marriage is most likely to be the sweetest, filled with many lovely moments. Gold is not exactly a gemstone but traditionally newly married couples exchange gold jewelry on the 1st year anniversary. This gorgeous metal is the perfect way for couples to begin the luxurious gift-giving tradition.  

For a classic first anniversary gift, choose a piece of jewelry that is simple and contemporary – for both him or her. Another darling idea is to get modest, matching gold rings. 

2 Year Anniversary: Garnet

The traditional beautiful gemstone for a second wedding anniversary is garnet. This gorgeous gemstone is said to represent love and devotion, while many also believe it is a symbol of protection. While garnet gemstones can be found in a range of many colors, such as green, purple and yellow. But the most popular hue is a vibrant, deep red, which is used in a range of jewelry pieces from earrings and necklaces to bracelets and rings. 

From modern to vintage styles and designs, gifting a piece of garnet jewelry to your partner on your second anniversary is a great way of saying ‘I love you.’ 

3 Year Anniversary: Pearls

Pearls, the traditional gems of a third-year wedding anniversary have been treasured for decades. Whether natural or cultured, pearls have always been considered beautiful and precious stone that symbolizes innocence and purity. 

Not only are pearls unique, budget-friendly, and available in numerous jewelry styles and designs but they come in a variety of colors too. These include, pink, blue, green, gold, gray, and black. 

Pearls have always been a reliable classic, however, lately, they’ve been seen as the hottest new trend. In fact, men are even catching on to this chic style. No matter if you gift your partner earrings, a necklace, or a pearl ring, they are sure to love their timeless wardrobe staple. 

4 Year Anniversary: Topaz

To celebrate your fourth wedding anniversary, why not opt for the traditional and alluring topaz stone? While the rarest yet most popular Topaz hue is blue, the gemstone actually comes in a selection of other gorgeous colors as well. Topaz has relatively high clarity and brilliance, making it shine beautifully in the center of rings, necklaces, and earrings. Blue topaz has historically been associated with love and affection, making it the perfect gift for an anniversary. Whether it’s day or night, our unique gemstone rings will easily complement any outfit, day or night.

5 Year Anniversary: Sapphire 

Sapphires historically symbolize truth and loyalty and are also the traditional gemstones of fifth-year wedding anniversaries. Although blue is the most common hue of sapphire, it is also found in other colors. So if blue is not your significant other’s color, you can opt for jewelry with pink, yellow or white sapphire. 

Sapphire is one of the hardest and most durable gemstones that can withstand the test of time just like your marriage. With so many options for sapphire jewelry, this is the perfect way to celebrate your anniversary.  

10 Year Anniversary: Diamonds 

Congratulations! Ten years of marriage surely qualifies as a big milestone, so naturally, diamond jewelry is so fitting for this special occasion. Much like the bond of your love, diamonds are known to be filled with strength and prosperity. 

One of the most popular diamond jewelry gifts is anniversary rings, and one of the best ways to say, ‘I will always love you.’ However, with a wide selection of dazzling diamond gifts for both him and her, you can easily mark this anniversary with a piece of diamond jewelry they will definitely cherish forever. 

Tantalum 7.5mm Channel Set Diamond Satin Finished Comfort Fit Ring
14K White Gold Double Prong Diamond Pendant (Mounting)

15 Year Anniversary: Ruby  

A fifteenth wedding anniversary is another momentous occasion that should undoubtedly be celebrated. The traditional gemstone associated with 15 years of marriage is the ruby, which is a true epitome of love and passion. 

The ruby gemstone is cherished for its magnificent deep red hues, but rubies are also found in various shades from light pink to dark red. Not only are rubies sought after for their appearance but they also come with a wealth of symbolism. They are believed to bring harmony, wealth, prosperity, and success. 

The ruby is a perfect gift choice for couples who desire to continue their fiery romance and strong love for many more years to come. 

20 Year Anniversary: Emerald  

The symbolic gemstone of a twentieth wedding anniversary is emerald. The radiant green-colored stone has not only long been considered the gemstone of royalty but the emerald also represents pure love, vitality, and everlasting relationships. 

Perfect for any type of jewelry, perhaps you’re looking to gift your significant other a new and one-of-a-kind emerald solitaire engagement ring to celebrate this truly special occasion in your lives. 

A wonderful and happy marriage is one of the most beautiful treasures in life. As the years pass, you can celebrate your love and devotion with a gift that will outlast the passing of time. A stunning piece of jewelry set with the perfect wedding anniversary gemstone is an excellent choice for every one of these special occasions!

FAQs About Anniversary Gifts 

  1. What is the best gift for an anniversary?

This naturally comes down to personal preference and for many people budgets as well. Thankfully with many modern and traditional gift guides, you are sure to find the perfect gift for your partner. Regardless of whether you’re celebrating 1 year of marriage or 25 years together. 

  1. Do couples get anniversary gifts?

For the most part, the answer is yes. Statistics show that married couples are most likely going to gift an anniversary present to their spouse. In fact, nearly three-quarters of married people buy their partner anniversary gifts, and this popular custom is becoming more and more common all over the world. 

  1. What is the traditional gift for a first-year wedding anniversary?

Traditionally, the first anniversary gift is paper, since your lives together are still a blank slate. But for gemstone jewelry it is gold. 

  1. What is the traditional gift for a five-year wedding anniversary?

The traditional gift for a 5-year anniversary is wood, which symbolizes long-lasting strength, wisdom, and forgiveness. And for gemstone jewelry gifts the custom is sapphire. 

  1. What is the traditional gift for a ten-year wedding anniversary?

The traditional gift for a ten-year wedding anniversary is aluminum or tin, which symbolizes the strength and resilience of your marriage. Although, the accustomed gemstone gift for this decade-long occasion is diamonds.

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Tarryn Snoyman

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10 Stylish Jewelry Pieces To Gift Your Bridesmaids

10 Stylish Jewelry Pieces To Gift Your Bridesmaids

Say thank you to your bridesmaid squad in style. James Allen has a stunning range of quality jewelry pieces that you can gift your bridal party, and we’re sharing the best bridesmaid jewelry gifts for 2022. 

10 Stylish Jewelry Pieces To Gift Your Bridesmaids

As a bride-to-be, you will have many different things to plan and organize for the big day. And if you’re having a bridal party, this can also add to the stress of your endless to-do list. While giving your bridesmaid’s thank-you gifts isn’t always required, it never goes unappreciated. After all, your bridesmaids are there to provide support throughout the entire wedding planning journey and, of course, stand by your side as you say ‘I do.’ 

So what better way to show how much you value their time and assistance than with a gorgeous piece of fine jewelry? This is truly one of the best ways to help accessorize your bridesmaids (the way you want) for your wedding day. 

When selecting a jewelry gift, don’t forget to choose an item that reflects their individual taste and personality. But what’s most important is that their gift is filled with lots of gratitude and sparkle. 

How Much to Spend on Bridesmaid Gifts?

The big question that always comes to mind is, “how much should I spend”? A bridesmaid gift doesn’t need to be extravagant but simply a token of appreciation. Just like with any gift, this really depends on your budget. 

Scroll through our bridesmaid gift guide to find the most special gift they are sure to cherish. And, whatever you choose, be sure to add a handwritten note for each of your bridesmaids – they will love that! 

Gifts under $200

Cultured Freshwater Pearl Birthstone Earrings – $150

Earrings are a classic choice when it comes to bridesmaid accessories, which is why we love these freshwater pearl earrings. These timeless pearl earrings are the definition of elegance that your besties will cherish on your big day and are versatile enough for everyday wear.

Did you know that in some cultures, it is customary for a bride to gift her bridesmaids’ pearls as this gift is believed to symbolize enduring friendship or sisterhood? 

Yellow Gold Mini Initial K Necklace -$200

Whether you have one bridesmaid or ten, chances are they are part of your I do crew for a very special reason. This is why we believe personalized jewelry is truly one of the most meaningful gift ideas.

This mini initial bracelet is the perfect way for you to say ‘thank you’ and show your appreciation for your besties. Check out our matching mini initial bracelets.

14K White Gold Cultured Freshwater Pearl Birthstone Earrings
14K Yellow Gold Mini Initial K Necklace

Gifts Under $350 

Yellow Gold Square Tube Hoop Earrings -$310

No matter the theme of your bridal party, these classic gold hoop earrings are sure to make the perfect bridesmaid gift. Simple and chic, these will definitely help your gals go from a graceful everyday look to wedding-ready in no time. 

Diamond Open Heart Chain Bracelet – $350

This dainty white gold diamond bracelet features a pavé diamond heart. Meaningful and super versatile, what better way to show your besties just how much you love them?

This beautiful bracelet is available in both white and rose gold, allowing you to choose the most suitable metal for each member of your entourage.

14K Yellow Gold Square Tube Hoop Earrings
14K Rose Gold Diamond Open Heart Chain Bracelet

Gifts Under $500 

Oval Sapphire Birthstone Necklace – $370

Birthstone jewelry is a beautiful gift idea if you so happen to be looking for something that is truly meaningful and personalized. This is why we suggest that you choose a piece of jewelry that features your special bridesmaids’ birthstone.

It makes for a perfect touch that your bridesmaids will appreciate as it is unique to each individual. And, of course, each birthstone has its own lovely meaning. For example, September’s birthstone, the vibrant sapphire, is rich with symbolism.

It is often associated with royalty, wisdom, virtue, and good fortune. Remember, a versatile birthstone necklace that will last forever! 

Evil Eye Diamond Ring -$420

With a history dating back hundreds of years, in many cultures around the world evil eye jewelry is traditionally believed to be a symbol of protection against harm of the wearer. And this is just one of the many reasons that we LOVE this special gift idea for your bridesmaids.

Not only are evil eye rings so trendy right now but they are gorgeous accessories that will complement almost any outfit too. Many celebrities such as Meghan Markle, Kim Kardashian, and even Rihanna have been spotted wearing all different types of evil eye jewelry.  

14K Yellow Gold Square Tube Hoop Earring
14K Yellow Gold Evil Eye Diamond Ring

Gifts Under $800

Interlocked Disk Paper Clip Bracelet – $540

Looking for a gift that is all the rage right now? Then this paper clip bracelet is exactly what you need to wrap up for your bridal besties. This yellow gold bracelet is bold yet lightweight and features elongated links that create a chic and modern design.

This kind of bracelet is a trend that won’t be going anywhere any time soon, so you’ll be guaranteed many smiles and happy bridesmaids. 

Taurus Zodiac Signet Ring – $790

As we mentioned before, a personalized piece of jewelry is the perfect gift for each of your bridesmaids. What could be better than a unique yellow gold zodiac ring? Each star sign symbolizes something different and meaningful.

Did you know that for many generations, people from all over the world have been wearing their astrological signs as jewelry for good luck, protection, and empowerment?

No matter your bestie’s personal style, they will definitely love a ring from our Zodiac Signet Ring collection.

14K Yellow Gold Interlocked Disk Paper Clip Bracelet
14K Yellow Gold Taurus Zodiac Signet Ring

Splash Out – Gifts under $1300

Yellow Gold Solid Round Box Chain Bracelet -$940

Thinking about the ultimate statement piece? Gift your ‘I do crew’ with this special 14k gold piece of jewelry that they can wear on your wedding day and then treasure forever.

Your friends are going to be with you every step of the way. So show them how much you appreciate their support with this elegant and modern take on the classic friendship bracelet.  

Cushion Halo Morganite & Diamond Stud Earrings – $1260

Perhaps you’re looking to splurge on a truly special gift for your maid of honor? If so, why not opt for these gorgeous rose gold, morganite studs?

Considered to be the gemstone of divine love, morganite also showcases a statement style. Meaning, that without a doubt, she will absolutely love this gift that she can show off anytime, anywhere! 

14K Yellow Gold Solid Round Box Chain Bracelet
14K Rose Gold Cushion Halo Morganite And Diamond Stud Earrings

Which of these gorgeous pieces would you gift your bridesmaids’? We can’t wait for you to share with us on one of our James Allen social channels: Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, or Twitter!

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Tarryn Snoyman

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The Perfect Gift For Husband

The Best Jewelry Gifts For Husband Appreciation Day

Show your husband that every day is Husband Appreciation Day with a gift that celebrates his unique style. James Allen has a brilliant array of accessories, ensuring you will find the perfect gift for your perfect husband.

The Perfect Gift For Husband

At first this might sound like one of those random “holidays,” but Husband Appreciation Day is actually a great opportunity to spoil your spouse, and give the gift of sparkle to the man who makes you shine everyday.

Didn’t know this was a holiday? No need for panic-Googling, let James Allen ease your anxiety! Read on to find the gift your husband didn’t even know he wanted! We have options for every husband, in every budget.

Whether you want your husband dripping in diamonds, or you’re looking for a more classic look, we are here to help. Whatever his taste and lifestyle, we’ve got the perfect gift.

Isn’t Jewelry A Weird Gift For Husbands?

While funny beer mugs, monogrammed boxers, or survivalist knives might be more “traditional” gifts, more and more partners are choosing to get something sophisticated that reflects their husband’s unique style.

Get them the gift that not only expresses their personal taste, but that they can sport everyday. Allowing them to feel the spirit of Husband Appreciation Day everyday.

The best gift is the one they love but would never buy themselves, the one they moon over but never buy because they don’t need it. Below we showcase a variety of pieces from traditional to luxurious, from understated elegance to show stopping sparkle.

When selecting your gift, keep in mind that many of our options, particularly rings, can be engraved with a personal message. Show your love for your pookie bear (or insert your own nickname) with a personal inscription.

No matter what you choose, any gift filled with love, to show your appreciation, will make their heart shine.

Alternative Metal Wedding Rings

Whether you want to upgrade your husband’s wedding ring, buy an additional wedding ring, or gift him a unique wedding ring, we have what you need. After all, your husband should have a ring as amazing as he is.

Alternative metal rings for men are increasing in popularity for a reason. Allowing them to express their personal style and showcase their unique taste, non-traditional rings for men for engagements, weddings, and of course for fun, come in a variety of gorgeous patterns and materials.

This is the ring your husband wears every day to show the world his love and commitment to you. Give him a ring as beautiful as your partnership. Love the rings above but need to see more? Check out more non-traditional wedding rings for men HERE.

Men's wedding bands

Give Him The Classic Look

Perhaps your husband has a more traditional style. The classic partner sporting a classic look. If alternative rings aren’t his thing, we have a variety of traditional rings he will love.

Perfect for the man who prefers a simple, unadorned look. Classic wedding rings are the perfect way for your husband to be reminded of how much you love and appreciate him, every single day.

And don’t forget you can update your classic gift with a meaningful, personalized inscription on the inside of the ring, which James Allen will add for free! Whatever you decide, adding a personal sentiment to such a special gift allows you to take your appreciation of your husband to the next level.

See the inspo below and check out more options HERE.

The Gift Of Creative Carvings

Looking for something in between alternative and classic? Carved rings are your jam! Combining classic metal with alternative design, carved rings allow your husband to showcase his unique style.

Carved rings

Does he already have a wedding ring? No problem! Carved rings work great as fashion rings. Available in different colors and materials, carved rings make a stunning gift. Show him you appreciate his style as much as you appreciate him.

Diamonds Are ALSO Your Husband’s Best Friend

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but husband’s are also getting in the game. From sporting stud earrings to blinged out rings, diamonds are a great way to show your husband he is more than just the apple of your eye, he is your diamond in the rough.

Give your husband a pair of classic diamond studs so he can shine bright:

Or give your hubs a blinged out ring to add to his sparkle:

Diamonds are always in style. Whether dressing up a suit or accessorizing a more casual look, diamond jewelry can make a bold and classic statement all at once.

Diamond jewelry is no longer just for rockstars and rappers, more and more men are hoping for this dazzling trend. Explore our collections of diamond jewelry and help your husband take on the look of icons.

Because He’s Famous To You

Male celebrities have been spotted more and more wearing unique wedding and fashion rings. While your husband may not be a celebrity, show him he is famous in your eyes with a gift of superstar style.

Give your husband the style of a black ring that will have him fighting off his own paparazzi.

Love the look? Grab a similar ring or two to mix and match!

Is your husband the rock star of your life? Is he cutting edge and not afraid to break fashion barriers? Then bold rings like these are the perfect choice!

Is your husband as famous for his forward fashion choices as much as for being an incredible partner? Does your husband bend the rules of style? Then these rings for him!

Which of these amazing pieces will you give to celebrate Husband Appreciation Day? Love what you see and want to see more? Go to and start shopping today!

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Sarah Axelrad

Sarah is a stickler for grammar and prefers to use the Oxford comma. She enjoys her career as a writer since being a professional snowboarder/powerlifter/pastry chef didn’t pan out.

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