Here at JewelStreet, we’re counting down to Valentine’s Day but not many people are excited for this time of year. Valentine’s Day is definitely an acquired taste - you either love it or you hate it. Those who steer towards the latter have extensive reasons for why they hate the day of love.

“But you should show your love to people all year round - not just one day!”

“It’s consumerism at its finest - why would you want to indulge in that?”

“I’m single so I don't have anyone to celebrate it with.”

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love, so why not celebrate all types of love, like the love you have for your family and friends? If you want to enjoy Valentine’s Day but don’t feel you can because of the above reasons, let me introduce you to Galentine’s Day.

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Galentine’s Day was created by the television show, Parks & Recreation, when the character Leslie threw a Galentine’s Day party on the 13th February for her female friends. It is a day where friends celebrate friends and ladies celebrate ladies. Last week, Ariana Grande’s new music video 7 Rings debuted and everyone has been talking about it. While she brags about her wealth and treating herself, Ariana also sings about treating your friends and loving them as much as you would a significant other.

So this 13th February, throw your own Galentine’s Day party and show your friends how much they mean to you. Unfortunately, we’re not all as rich as Ariana Grande, so instead of giving your friends Tiffany & Co diamond rings, treat them to thoughtful and fun gifts that they’ll cherish forever.


Match with your besties

Getting matching jewellery with friends has been a thing for years. For example, I have a necklace with the word Best on it and my best friend has the other half that says Friends. I love it and would never get rid of it, because it is meaningful and shows how much we mean to each other.

If you’re looking for something '7 Rings' inspired, pick matching rings. ZLABA have a gorgeous range of alphabet rings. Pick your own initial and your best friend's and make a meaningful statement. Whether you choose to wear your initial or your besties, with the same brand and similar design, you’ll be matching always! Alternatively, choose letters that spell it out. One of you can have L and the other Y, for ‘love you’ or B for best and F for friends. For something flashier, XISSJEWELLERY have dazzling rings that are perfect for stacking. Petite and pretty, the Silver & Pearl Satellite Ring would be a perfect ring to match with your best friend.

    

ZLABA Alphabet - B Ring  (Left)| £48.00
XISSJEWELLERY Silver & Pearl Satellite Ring (Middle)| £90.00
ZLABA Alphabet - F Ring (Right)| £48.00

Remember your girl gang

Personalisation is a thoughtful gift that never gets old. Whether it’s simply initials, full names or important dates, personalised jewellery is sentimental and allows your friend, family member or significant other to carry you with them always.

Posh Totty Designs have an extensive range of necklaces and bracelets that can be engraved with special messages or sentimental names and dates. They are ideal if you have a friendship group of 3+ people as Posh Totty’s ring necklaces come with three or more rings which allow for personalisation. Lily Blanche creates vintage inspired delicate lockets that can be personalised with pictures. Pop pictures of you and your friends inside the locket so that if they’re ever having a bad day, they can open the locket and see their friends’ faces.

    

Posh Totty Designs Personalised Classic Tag Necklace (Left)| £49.00
Lily Blanche Rose Gold Key Locket (Middle)| £110.00

Best friends for eternity

The infinity symbol is a popular design that symbolises everlasting love, friendship, perfection and empowerment. The looped eight shape links together and is a modern interpretation of eternity.

Show your friends that you’ll be by their side until the end of time with infinity jewellery. The Amity Ring by Gill Pottle Jewellery has the intricate symbol design with a classic golden colour. Gift this to your friend to show them that you’ll be with them for eternity. Alternatively, it is a nice gift to give to yourself - it’s always good to treat yourself once in a while!

    

ZLABA Infinity Ring (Left)| £55.00
Latelita London Rhodium Plated Eternity Necklace (Middle)| £49.00
Gill Pottle Jewellery Amity Ring (Right)| £60.00

Be cheeky

Friends share so much with each other - embarrassing moments, intimate details and secrets that you’ll take to the grave! Hen do’s or Bachelorette parties are always cheeky and a bit raunchy, so why not be a bit outrageous this Galentine’s day?

Allumer has a naughty range of ‘Allumersutra’ necklaces, guaranteed to surprise your friends and leave them blushing! When I get together with my friends, I love to be a bit indulgent and get in lots of bubbles and chocolate. Rebekah Ann Jewellery creates modern and versatile jewellery and the Silver Champagne Token Necklace is no exception. Understated and easy to wear, give this necklace to your friend who drinks more champagne than water!

    

Rebekah Ann Jewellery Silver Champagne Token Necklace (Middle)| £85.00

Thank their lucky stars

Zodiac sign jewellery is a great gift to give to anyone. It’s personal and celebrates your friend’s birth. Star signs are astrological symbols, with 12 signs that represent the 12 months. Mostly overlapping the months (for example, the Gemini sign is between May 21 and June 21), star signs describe a person’s personality and traits. They can also help predict someone’s future.

Give the gift of star signs for Galentine’s day. Celebrate your friends’ zodiac signs by gifting them stunning silver, gold or rose gold bracelets from Latelita London. Meaningful and beautiful, your friends will look down at their bracelets and remember how well you know them and how much you love them.