While paper Valentines and cultivated (and imported) blooms may soon be a thing of the past, gemstones and precious metals are a precious part of the Earth which will literally last forever. Investing in a timeless jewel for your loved one is the perfect way to not only ensure that your token of love will never fade away (or be tossed with yesterday’s recycling) but also that its value will actually increase over time and be treasured for generations to come. While Rubies are a classic choice for this passionate date, there are many inspired choices which can deliver just as charming a message:
Amethyst: Royalty. Rarity. Peace of mind. Sobriety (!) February birthstone.
Diamond: Perfection. Faithfulness. Infinity. Fortitude. April birthstone.
Opal: Hope. Universal energy. Joy. Good luck. October birthstone.
Pearls: Calming. Wisdom. Loyalty. Purity. June birthstone.
Pink Sapphire: Overcoming obstacles. Intense love. Compassion. September birthstone.
Pink Tourmaline: Unconditional love and friendship. Peace. Self-love. October birthstone.
Ruby: Nobility. Protection. Passionate love. Prosperity. July birthstone.
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