No two people will define love the same way in their own words. The emotion isn’t just distinctive to all, but each of us encounter different kinds of love in our one lifetime. The ancient Greeks have even studied this spectrum of love and classified them into eight types. Words like Agape, Eros, Philia, Philautia and Pragma may not seem familiar at first, but these are emotions we naturally feel every single day. From unequivocal romance to childhood friendships, from familial bonds to self-love, from virtual affection to physical connection and everything in between, all relationships don’t need to be defined. Just feeling—and celebrating—them is enough.
While philosophers have their own theories of love and authors compose their sagas, the ones who cannot express it in words have other languages to give and receive love. When words of affirmation or acts of service fall short, we encapsulate our love in gifts. Behind the gestures, both big and small, simply lies the appreciation for our partners. To me, it comes as no surprise that natural diamonds are synonymous with tribute and hence, make the perfect gifts. They carry memories, value and resilience—much like the relationships we cherish most.
Just like love today has no rules or boundaries, there’s no reason to hold back when conveying the feeling of love. Whether you’re renewing vows or celebrating a milestone friendship, there’s a gift to symbolise all the shades of love. Let us inspire you.
For Love That Feels Like Forever Let’s start with the classics. This is a relationship that has seen its ups and downs, and strengthened throughout the years. If you’re thinking of your 4 am best friend who knows you inside out or renewing your vows with your spouse of ten years and counting, this is a gift that should feel timeless. A classic ring with intertwined diamond hearts by Khurana Jewellers or super-sized diamond studs by ASM x FAITH are sure to never lose their shine, or style over the year.
You don’t have to worry about diamond gifts like these fitting in right with your loved one’s collection. Pieces like delicate diamond-studded huggies, rings or necklaces are easy to stack with statement pieces, and just as impactful when worn on their own.
For Love Without Rules There are moments with bursts of excitement, anticipation of something new and hearts full of hope that we never want to forget. Relationships with never a dull moment deserve a token of love that’s just as passionate and promising. This is the time in your life that you want to freeze, or rewind to again and again. This is your sign to take a leap of faith with daring jewellery designs that your companion would love, but never buy for themselves.
Don’t limit yourself to one metal at a time. Consider wide band rings with a surprising enamel gloss or go for two-toned metal bands for your significant other. If you’re looking for a bold investment that will bring a twinkle in your partner’s eye, a bold ring with chevron pattern like the one from Kaj Fine Jewellery’s just the move. Designs with the familiarity of gold and sparkle of natural diamonds strike the perfect balance, don’t they?
For a big element of surprise, don’t be afraid to turn the volume up a little further with of-the-moment pieces. If your partner is always talking about going on adventures or looking for something unexpected, a bejewelled Cuban chain bracelet by Rose is the right move. From rockstars to runway models, this is the millennial-favourite piece of jewellery that they will refuse to take off. The best part? It’s harmonious gender-less style makes for a great investment that the couple can share.
For The Love Of Comfort This one’s for couples who can predict each other’s every single move. I’m talking about best friends who pick out each other’s outfits, work wives that always have your back or husbands that know your food choices even before you’ve made them. This kind of familiar love feels safe, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Relationships with two equal halves involve patience, assurance and even compromise. You didn’t get to this beautiful stage without the hardships. The ideal gift here reflects every emotion that you’ve experienced together. Consider a tennis bracelet by H. Ajoomal Fine Jewellery that doesn’t require a second thought no matter where you’re going. This kind of diamond jewellery feels comfortable, appropriate for everyday wear and versatile enough to pair with other precious pieces in your accessory box. Diamond waterfall earrings or a men’s gold and diamond-encrusted signet ring by Notandas Jewellers can evoke the same feelings as your partner—well acquainted, yet luxurious.
During the most difficult moments or within the happiest memories of life, love for our partners doesn’t change. In fact, it holds us together and inspires to lead fuller lives. Epitomise the promise of new love or rebuild the excitement of a matured bond with diamond jewellery that says it all.