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Value this Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Let’s face it, most women want jewelry for Valentine’s Day. I’m excluding myself in this category as I’m probably the only woman in history who has told her husband repeatedly that she has enough jewelry. I know, I’m weird. Luckily I recognize that, so we’ve put together a blog of our favorite new jewelry brands that you can forward along to your significant other or buy yourself this Valentine’s Day. All of these brands are focused on giving the consumer the most value and style for their money, which is exactly what we try to do here on the RLS blog!

Happy Shopping!


AURate jewelry is designed and handmade in New York, using ethically sourced diamonds and gold. Their designs are classic with a chic sculptural edge, which we love. They have two stores in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn, and one here in DC, in Georgetown.

Tribar Ear Jacket, $180

Circle Necklace, $120

Tableau Cuff, $300


Mejuri believes in fine jewelry for the everyday. By utilizing white sapphires and high-quality gold vermeil, they offer a ton of pieces at a great price point. They produce their pieces in small quantities, so if you find something you love you’ll have to grab it fast. Mejuri has stores in New York, LA, San Francisco, and Toronto.

Sapphire Twin Hoops, $190

Flower Necklace, $295

Spheres Bracelet, $130


Vrai uses all solid plated gold and sustainably created diamonds. Their engagement rings are beautifully simple and modern. Kyle has their trillion diamond necklace (before it had the bezel setting) and almost never takes it off.

Pavé Huggie Hoops, $195

Tiny Diamond Station Necklace, $400

Tiny Diamond Station Bracelet, $255

The Last Line

For a trendy, diamond-dripping jewelry line, look no further. The Last Line makes their pieces with fine stones in almost every shade of the rainbow.

Pearl Stud and Diamond Chain Earring, $645 

Diamond Pavé and Gold Heart Pendant, $1,785

Rainbow Bezel Bracelet, $535


Twist is an online jewelry boutique that carries the most talented designers in the industry. Their pieces are works of art.

Julie Wolfe Watermelon Tourmaline and Labradorite Earrings, $715

Pascale Monvoisin Calypso Necklace, $860

Grainne Morton Vintage Charm Bracelet, $450


Soko’s sculptural jewelry is made by artisans in Kenya using locally-sourced and eco-friendly materials. Many of their pieces are made of brass, so you’ll find gorgeous statement earrings and necklaces at great prices.

Nia Earrings, $58

Layered Pia Lariat Necklace, $85

Uzi Cuff Bracelet, $78


Kinn aims to make modern heirloom jewelry that you’ll want to pass down generation to generation. Soon they’ll launch a vintage store as well, which we’re looking forward to!

Baroque Pearl Hoop Earrings, $300

Dear Kaia Initial Necklace, $250 (customizable)

Round Disc Bracelet, $180 (customizable)

Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and serve clients across the country. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.

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