The holidays may be over, but Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching. Whether you’re looking for a special gift for your significant other or just a way to show your favorite “Galentine” a little love, these pretty picks will hit the spot.
The Seller: Based in San Deigo, owner Charlene Paksima handcrafts her own collection of jewelry and creates custom pieces for customers.
The Specialty: Sleek, minimalist items like round tags, nameplates, and gold bars.
RS Top Pick: This delicate, modern take on an I.D. bracelet will suit nearly any taste.
To Buy: $35; leilajewelryshop.etsy.com.
Mignon & Mignon
The Seller: Owner Dohee Lee heads up a small team that share her passion for creating jewelry.
The Specialty: Hand-stamped bars, charms, and pendants in nearly any finish you could ask for, from silver to rose-gold.
RS Top Pick: If initials don’t feel, well, personal enough, have a piece engraved with the coordinates of a special moment, like a proposal or first date.
To Buy: $18; mignonandmignon.etsy.com.
Letters By Zoe
The Seller: Following a career working with one of the largest pearl houses in the United States, owner Stephanie continues her passion for jewelry with an Etsy shop named after her first daughter.
The Specialty: Fine, personalized pieces that are effortlessly chic.
RS Top Pick: Why simply have a ring engraved when you can have it set with real diamonds (for less than $200)?
To Buy: $175; lettersbyzoe.etsy.com.
The Modern Bazaar
The Seller: Jen Carey is a fourth-generation jeweler with a background in architecture.
The Specialty: Hand-forged, highly personal pieces evocative of special memories and events.
RS Top Pick: A ring that’s custom-engraved with a note in a loved one’s own handwriting is about as unique as it gets.
To Buy: $55; themodernbazaar.etsy.com.
The Sellers: Chau Jessup and An Shoemake landed on Morse code as the perfect way to convey a message.
The Specialty: Bracelets and necklaces beaded in Morse code so your personal message stays just that.
RS Top Pick: This chic lariat’s tail can contain any secret message (eight letters or less) you want.
To Buy: $45; casouls.etsy.com.
Dalia Shamir Jewelry
The Seller: This one-woman shop based in Tel Aviv, Isreal, is run by Dalia Shamir, a jeweler with a graphic design background.
The Specialty: Hand-cut shapes, numbers, and letters in silver and gold with graphic appeal.
RS Top Pick: Dalia can do this set of earrings with any two numbers to commemorate a special date or significant numerology.
To Buy: $38; daliashamirjewelry.etsy.com.
The Seller: Owner and designer Ara accidentally discovered her love for jewelry design when she couldn’t find pieces she liked in her native Manila.
The Specialty: Delicate ear climbers that look complicated, but actually only require the one normal piercing.
RS Top Pick: Their Zodiac constellation set in sterling as a dainty earring is an unexpected way to honor someone’s birthday.
To Buy: $16.50; arajera.etsy.com.