Love Rules

  • Jill Newman

In the game of love, a well-chosen gift never fails to score a few points. And the stakes run high on Valentine’s Day, when every paramour hopes to unwrap a perfectly tempting little something. So consider your loved one—lighthearted or elegant? cerebral, sweet, or sinful?—and then peruse these pages to find a gift that will win the day.

Yes, Dear (Photo #1)
Zilli queen-size, silk-lined mink throw, $66,500 (212.207.4028, www.zilli.fr); Prada bag with python and fox fur, $7,300 (www.prada.com); Krug Rosé Champagne, $299 (www.kruglovers.com); A. Link for Forevermark diamond necklace, price upon request (www.forevermark.com); Martin Katz earrings of rubellite, diamonds, and pink sapphires, $59,000 at Bergdorf Goodman (212.872.8900); Christopher Designs diamond bracelet, $57,000, and 12.78-carat ring with pink-tourmaline center and diamonds, $18,000 (800.955.0970, www.christopherdesigns.com).

Head Games (Photo #2)
Stubbs & Wootton men’s velvet slippers, $450 (212.249.5200, www.stubbsandwootton.com); Auchentoshan 1999 Vintage Bordeaux Cask Matured single-malt scotch whisky, $69.99 at Park Avenue Liquor Shop (212.685.2442, www.parkaveliquor.com); Chopard titanium chronograph, $9,570 (800.246.7273, www.chopard.com); Jacob & Co. white-and-black diamond dice cuff links, $20,000 (212.719.5887, www.jacobandco.com); Dunhill hip flask, $175, and carbon-fiber travel chess set, $3,500 (212.753.9292, www.dunhill.com); Cora International 5-carat diamond ring, $140,000 (212.575.1433, www.corainternational.com).

From the Heart (Photo #3)
David Yurman limited-edition Extrait de Parfum, with notes of Taif rose and agarwood, $250 at Saks Fifth Avenue (877.551.7257, www.saksfifthavenue.com); Pierre Kunz Cupidon stainless-steel mechanical watch, $9,300 at Neiman Marcus (800.365.7989); Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. red crystal heart paperweight, $80 (800.526.0649, www.tiffany.com); Lugano Diamonds necklace with a 6.28-carat, heart-shaped cognac diamond, $96,000, and diamond heart ring, $9,600 (949.720.1258, www.luganodiamonds.com).

Snake Charmer (Photo #4)
Lalique serpent vase, $7,995 (212.355.6550, www.lalique.com); Bulgari 18-karat-gold-and-diamond watch, $31,800 (800.285.4274, www.bulgari.com); Lorraine Schwartz rock-crystal-and-ruby ring, $53,200 at Bergdorf Goodman (212.872.8900); Nancy Gonzalez crocodile clutch, $1,200 at Bergdorf Goodman (800.558.1855, www.bergdorfgoodman.com).

Earthly Delights (Photo #5)
Tearose for Cranatomie crystal sculpture, $2,595 at Bergdorf Goodman, (800.558.1855, www.bergdorfgoodman.com); Jill Hurant starfish pin with freshwater pearls, drusy quartz, and diamonds, $3,500 (908.415.5350, www.jillhurant.com); Jordan Alexander pearl-diamond-and-silver cuff, $6,000, and ring, $5,780 at Fragments (212.334.9588, www.fragments.com); Kimberly McDonald ebony-opal-and-diamond cuff, $11,100, blue-boulder-opal-and-diamond drop earrings, price upon request, and red-geode-and-diamond cuff links, $5,945, at Bergdorf Goodman (212.872.8900); Lalique Buddha, $1,725 (212.355.6550, www.lalique.com); Coomi pendant necklace with diamonds and an antique glass bottle, $18,000 at Neiman Marcus (800.365.7989).

Love Bites (Photo #6)
Hermès green crocodile clutch with silver hardware, $11,100, large enamel bangle, $780, medium enamel bangle, $660, and slim enamel bangle, $430 (800.441.4488, www.hermes.com); Nancy Gonzalez crocodile clutches in two sizes, $850 or $1,200 at Bergdorf Goodman (800.558.1855, www.bergdorfgoodman.com); Papabubble candy ring, $22 at Bergdorf Goodman (800.558.1855, www.bergdorfgoodman.com); Emanuel Andrén chocolates, $98 for a box of four (310.904.2108, www.emanuelandren.com).

Touch of Luxury (Photo #7)
Lalique crystal decanter, $2,450 (212.355.6550, www.lalique.com); Stefano Ricci cashmere sweater, price upon request (212.371.3901, www.stefanoricci.com); Chanel J12 Chromatic watch, $6,600 (800.550.0005, www.chanel.com); Paul Stulac Cigars, $8 to $10 each (866.766.5301, www.paulstulac.com); Santiago Gonzalez crocodile wallet, $585, and belt, $500 at Bergdorf Goodman (800.558.1855, www.bergdorfgoodman.com); Zilli cuff links of red enamel, diamonds, and gold, $5,900 (212.207.4028, www.zilli.fr).

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