If you are looking for a way to really say 'I Love You' this Valentine's Day, diamonds aren't always a man's best friend, especially if he is on a budget. Never fear, you can still give her a beautiful piece of jewelry she will love for years to come, and not break the bank account.
Reds and pinks are often considered the colors of Valentine's Day, so these colored stones may be where you want to start looking.
While rubies are red, they are also on the higher end of the price market. If you are working with a tight budget, they may well be out of your ballpark. But what about something that looks like a ruby, yet costs much less.
Garnet is a beautiful, deep red stone that is nearly as striking as ruby, but for a much more comfortable price. If you are willing to go a little further for impact, you can select a piece that is flashier, such as a Diamond and Garnet Pendant.
For a girl who likes more than red, you may want to look towards pink topaz instead of garnet. A Pink Topaz Necklace will put that sparkle in her eye as she opens her Valentine's gift.
In addition to choosing the red and pink stones, you also may want to choose a shape that represents the holiday – a heart. Pieces like the Pink Topaz Heart Necklace and the Red Garnet Heart Necklace will have the double impact you are looking for.