Beyond Roses: Valentine’s Day gifts for her

Embrace the quintessence of romance this Valentine’s Day with gifts that express your sentiments in unparalleled style

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Cartier Love Bracelet

What better way to convey love than with a gift that embodies affection? Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, Cartier’s Love Bracelet—a matte version of the iconic original—stands as a beacon of love. Its sleek design boasts an oval shape intersected by two rigid arcs, fastened together by screws that requires someone other than the wearer to open or close.

Cartier opts to showcase the functional screws to accentuate the bracelet’s allure. This bold stylistic choice reflects the jeweller’s keen eye for hidden beauty, amplifying the bracelet’s significance among Cartier’s renowned symbols. The screws, a sublime hallmark echoing the design of the Santos de Cartier watch, endow the bracelet with distinction as well as an understated, albeit rugged, elegance.


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Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2009

Rosé Vintage 2009 by Dom Pérignon is a brilliant complement to a fail-safe bouquet to enliven your romantic evening. The bubbly beckons with an enchanting whiff, weaving delicate notes of rose, orange oil, saffron and an abundance of red fruits, including luscious notes of raspberry and cherry. The aromatic symphony is enriched by hints of cassis and fig, cumulating in a seductive blend of sweetness tinged with gingerbread and liquorice. On the palate, it unfurls its bold character, delivering a profound taste of ripe, fleshy fruit that is exceptional.

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Breguet Reine de Naples 8925

Released for Valentine’s Day, the new Reine de Naples in white gold is imbued with poetic nuances, featuring a white mother-of-pearl dial accented by captivating red accents. The inner dial flange, set with 66 rubies, harmonises elegantly with an equally dazzling bezel festooned by diamonds and the crown set with a cabochon-cut ruby. Adding a romantic touch, red hearts mark the hours on an offset subdial, while Breguet-style hands traverse the dial. These elements blend perfectly with the red alligator leather strap, while the lug and folding clasp shimmer with hand-set diamonds. Nestled within its 33mm ovoid case is an in-house automatic movement with silicon balance spring that boasts 38 hours of power reserve.


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Hermès Objets du Faubourg Jacquard Blanket

For the partner with a discerning eye for interior design, the Objets du Faubourg Jacquard Blanket in merino wool and cashmere radiates a whimsical yet opulent charm to infuse your living space with luxury. Fashioned with nine graphic representations of Hermès objects, it calls to mind retro sticker albums—an inspiration close to the heart of Italian artist Gianpaolo Pagni, a long-time collaborator with the Maison. Employing the triple twill technique, the jacquard is woven with vibrant colours, adding a touch of brilliance to this lavish piece.


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Fabergé x Game of Thrones White and Rose Gold Ruby and Diamond Dragon Ear Cuff

Is your loved one a fan of Game of Thrones? Then pencil in the Fabergé x Game of Thrones collection for consideration. Titled Chapter One: Dragon, this unique high jewellery collection is the brainchild of Michele Clapton, the Emmy and BAFTA-winning costume designer for the television series; Liisa Tallgren, Fabergé’s head of design; and Josina von dem Bussche-Kessell, the brand’s creative director.

The collection comprises six designs, and the White and Rose Gold Ruby and Diamond Dragon Ear Cuff is our favourite. Drawing inspiration from Daenerys, the series’ central character, this accessory embodies her fiery spirit. Ethically sourced pear-cut Gemfields Mozambican rubies shimmer alongside pink sapphires, while diamond spikes mimic the dragon’s wings enveloping the ear. The dragon’s body completes the design, crafted predominantly from 18k white gold, with accents of 18k rose gold infusing a warm radiance. It is a perfect blend of strength and femininity, mirroring the essence of Daenerys.


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Dior Beauty L’Or de Vie Le Cérémonial

Infused with grapes from the annual Yquem vine harvest, L’Or de Vie Le Cérémonial employs Golden Drop Longevity Technology, complemented by three additional exclusive extracts: the waxy Yquem extract from the vine shoots, as well as aqueous and oily extracts of grape marc.

Designed as a one-month regime, it comprises three elixirs infused with 24k gold. Each is tailored for a 10-day application period, containing close to 90 per cent natural-origin ingredients that help reboot and restructure the skin, and subsequently sealing the benefits. Complementing the three bottles is a white jade apparatus (known as gua sha) that is designed to stimulate subcutaneous muscles and amplify skincare benefits.


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