Gemstones, precious jewelry, and handcrafted luxury timepieces offer a distinct advantage over ephemeral Valentine’s Day trinkets like chocolates or greeting cards. By investing in fine jewelry or a luxury timepiece crafted to an exceptional standard, the giver offers the recipient a lifetime of precious memories they can enjoy again and again with each wear.
With this in mind, Stephen and Jared Silver have curated a Valentine’s Day luxury gift guide calculated to bring joy to any recipient on this special holiday, each available at the Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry boutique at the Rosewood Sand Hill resort in Silicon Valley.
Luxury Women’s Accessories
These mysterious and alluring carved jade and pink sapphire earrings by Stephen Silver make unique and ideal Valentine’s Day gifts for the bohemian at heart.
Carved black and white Burma Type A jade stones form the heart of these handmade drop earrings, framed by 4.13 carats of pink sapphires. The 18 karat white gold settings are also artfully adorned with black enamel accents.
This original diamond and ruby beaded necklace by Stephen Silver cleverly contrasts gemstones and textures with dramatic effect. The 32″ white gold chain is composed of rose-cut diamond beads (17.63 total carats), 10.50 total carats of ruby beads, and delicate seed pearls.
This opera-length necklace draws inspiration from the past to create a classic look that is also quite versatile, allowing it to be doubled up or worn as a single long strand.
Dainty yet dynamic, these 18 karat white gold ruby and diamond earrings from Stephen Silver feature twin round brilliant-cut ruby center stones (0.67 carats total), framed by a whirl of baguette-cut diamonds (0.64 total carats).
They will make perfect additions to any woman’s wardrobe, taking her from date night to workday with ease.
Glamorous and crafted to the highest standard, Stephen Silver’s original handmade ruby halo ring is the gift for those seeking to make a big gesture this Valentine’s Day.
The GIA-certified “Vivid Red” heated octagonal step-cut ruby measures an astonishing 4.04 total carats and is surrounded by two rows of round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.72 total carats.
Silicon Valley’s exclusive MESSIKA Exhibition at Rosewood Sand Hill offers chic jewelry options that make ideal Valentine’s Day gifts for the fashion-forward woman.
The MESSIKA Experience offers an array of bold and graphic jewelry pieces like this Messika Move 10th Anniversary pavé necklace in 18 karat rose gold, set with 1.18 total carats of G-color, VS-clarity round brilliant cut diamonds.
His and Hers Timepieces
Style icons need equally impressive accessories, like this Bulgari Serpenti Tubogas quartz watch.
Its 35mm stainless steel curved case features an 18 karat rose gold and diamond bezel, framing a silver opaline dial. The sinuous stainless steel and 18 karat rose gold single spiral bracelet adds further drama to this iconic design.
The 40 mm Bulgari Octo Finissimo Skeleton automatic watch channels the sleek, contemporary Italian style of Bulgari.
The thick lines of the sandblasted 18 karat red gold octagonal case and red gold hands offer a warm contrast to the skeletonized black movement and seamlessly integrated black leather strap.
His and hers Hermès timepieces from Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry make a truly haute declaration of love. The emblematic Heure H model, first envisioned by Philippe Mouqet in 1996, comes reissued and dressed in diamonds and romantic red leather in this Hermès Heure H Mini model.
Dainty yet daring, the H-shaped stainless-steel case of the Hermès Heure H Mini model frames a luminous white mother-of-pearl dial adorned with 11 diamond dot hour markers.
Light, slim, and elegant, the elegant Hermès Slim D’Hermes watch from Stephen Silver makes the perfect gift for a man who needs a versatile timepiece for all occasions. Its 39.5 mm titanium case measures just 9mm high, and an impressive 2.6mm high movement containing a micro-rotor.
A matte graphite-colored leather strap with orange detailing plays on the subtle Hermès orange accents found at 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and on the small seconds hand.
About Stephen Silver:
Stephen Silver is a Silicon-Valley based gemologist, geologist, diamonteer, and philanthropist. Over the course of the last 39 years, Silver has established a reputation amongst his global network of jewelry industry contacts and elite gemstone collectors for his expertise in diamond and color gemstone cutting and jewelry design. Intrigued by science and minerals from a young age, Silver studied geology at San Diego State University and earned a Graduate Gemologist degree from GIA. Stephen began his career in Los Angeles at one of the largest diamond and colored gemstone grading, cutting, and sorting operations in the world. Returning to the San Francisco Bay Area where he spent his youth, Silver founded an estate jewelry firm specializing in antiques and precious stones. There, he gained access to a number of history’s most important colored gems, including the famous Cullinan Blue Diamond necklace. He went on to purchase this historic piece and donate to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Joined by son and Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry President Jared Silver, Stephen Silver expanded his business into a vertically integrated wholesale manufacture and retail operation of international reach, with two locations based in and around Menlo Park, California. Beyond his renown as a gemstone and jewelry expert, Stephen is also recognized in Silicon Valley for his extensive philanthropic work, having donated millions in recent years to causes in his community.