This Valentines Day, Give Handcrafted Jewelry That's Uniquely Her
J. Mills Studio·February 04, 2022
Think Outside the (Jewelry) Box
If you’re one of the many people planning on buying jewelry for someone this Valentine's Day, pardon the expression but this year we suggest thinking outside what lies at the bottom of the jewelry box! While a lot of us run to heart-shaped lockets as a go-to gift, don’t feel like you have to stick to the status quo!
Handmade Pieces To Be Treasured
So what is it about J.Mills that makes our jewelry the perfect choice for gift-giving this Valentine's Day?
When making a jewelry selection, opting for jewelry that is handmade with high-quality materials means that you’re investing in quality jewelry that’s created with a lot of TLC, since every piece at J.Mills is individually crafted by hand.
Our use of hand-forged precious metals and irregular-shaped gemstones also adds a touch of uniqueness to otherwise classic jewelry staples. J.Mills’ pieces are designed to last, and like your love (laying it on thick here) won’t fade over time.
What does our resident artist, jewelry designer, and owner Juli Mills have to say about it?
“We put a lot of care into our craft, says Juli. “Our pieces really are keepsakes, something to be treasured,” she continues, “and because our pieces are high-quality, they’re designed to last, so they can be passed down to your daughter, sister, or someone else important in your life.”
With collections spanning 20 years, J. Mills’ jewelry is instantly a collector's piece. “We’ve got lots of customers who now refer to our older pieces as ‘vintage J.Mills,’” says Juli, “ and they’ve become treasured, heirloom pieces,” adding that “Valentine's Day is a great time to also give those more simple pieces that they’re going to love and wear every day.”
J.Mills’ Top Picks For Valentine’s Day
Need a little guidance on choosing the perfect piece? We’ve got you covered with our Valentine's Day gift guide. Below, you’ll find that Juli has hand-selected a few of her signature necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and bangles that are all crowd-pleasers, sure to be loved by your sweetheart this Valentine's day. Here they are, in no particular order.
A Heart Worth Giving
J.Mills’ hand-forged heart pendant isn’t your typical heart-shaped necklace. “Some people can’t get away from hearts on Valentine's Day.” Juli acknowledges, stating, “ If you’re going to do hearts, this hand-forged piece adds a unique take on the heart-shaped pendant. It’s understated, subtle, but will really set her apart.”
If you’d like something besides a heart pendant to symbolize how much you care, here’s the best of both worlds with our latest hand-forged "V" necklace. “ I love it.” Juli comments. “It’s minimal, and a different take on our bar necklace. It just hangs really nicely on the collar bone.” She adds, “ If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your besties, this makes a perfect gift for ‘Galentines Day!”
Simple and modern, it’s perfect for everyday wear and a staple piece that will be loved for generations to come. 16-18" adjustable length. Available in 14k gold-filled or sterling silver. P.S- Don’t forget the chocolates this Valentine’s Day! Pair this necklace with our 14k gold Forged Circle Earrings with Chocolate Moonstone.
Don’t Know? Keep it Simple
Are you stumped on what to buy because your “special somebody” is a little particular? If this describes them (and we’ve all got one) then keep it classic. “You can’t go wrong with our heavy gauge hand forged bangle. I love this piece,” says Juli. “It’s so sturdy and it’s a great gift for everyone and every occasion, something you can wear all the time. It looks really great stacked too.”
We hope this simple guide and our resident designer Juli Mills has offered you a little reassurance on picking out the perfect gift for Valentine's Day. You can also shop easy knowing that J.Mills offers a 30-day no-hassle guarantee. So if by any chance your valentine has a change of heart, she can always find something else to cherish from J. Mills Studio.
From all of us at the studio, Happy Valentines Day!