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How to Give Vintage for Valentine's Day

Our popular guide with Valentine’s Day gift ideas is back and designed to inspire. Here are some suggestions from TruFaux Jewels’ unique vintage costume jewelry collection to help you find the perfect gift for that special woman in your life. Or share it to drop a hint!

Love Red!

Red, which symbolizes passion and love, is the color most associated with Valentine’s Day. So why not pick a red jewel? These pieces vary from lively “lipstick” red to the pure vibrant red of rubies to dark, earthy burgundy (a name inspired by wine). Here are some examples. See Barbara’s Picks for more ideas.

The Color of Lipstick

I don’t know where the name “lipstick red” originated, but I know the color when I see it. These two pairs of earrings from the 1920s were made from glass in Europe. Those on the left have wires for pierced ears. The pair on the right are 3 ¼” long and playful.

Red glass drop earrings with diamantés
Red bead earrings
The Color of Rubies

If the color of this gemstone is more to her taste, take a look at these 1950s jewels. On the left is a Bogoff necklace with a drop (new to the boutique). The sassy dangling bracelet on the right is by Hobé.

Bogoff necklace with drop
Hobé bracelet with dangling glass beads
The Color of Wine

Here are two beaded necklaces in a darker shade of red. On the left, the melon-shaped beads are separated with rondelles in a 33” strand. It can also be worn doubled. Single and clusters of red-glass beads alternate with clear glass disks in the jewel on the right.

Vintage red glass bead necklace with rondelles
Ruby bead necklace
Hearts & Flowers

Hearts and flowers are other popular themes for Valentine’s Day. They’re also popular and lasting jewelry motifs. Check out these two examples.

On the left is a 1950s bar brooch with diamanté hearts dangling from a love knot (also new to the boutique), designed by Marcel Boucher. By the same maker is the aptly named Rose of Seville” brooch, on the right, in contrasting black and white. It comes with a set of matching earrings.

Vintage heart brooch
Vintage rose brooch in enamel & diamantes
Can’t Decide?

Choose a gift card instead. That way you will be sure she gets something from the TruFaux Jewels boutique she will truly love and wear.

Gift card

Gift cards are available in four denominations and are delivered instantly by email.

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