Exquisitely Positive Finds for Valentine’s Day

February is the month for love. With Valentine’s Day approaching, we’ve been looking at gifts that spread more than just love between you and your partner; we’re looking at gifts for friends, for couples, and for yourself.

As with all of our Brands to Trust, these Valentine’s Day gifts also give back to the producers and people who made them with care. So spread the love further with our top picks for Valentine’s, whoever you’re shopping for…

 

Show-stopping jewels

 

 

Founded by Jennifer Ewah, Eden Diodati tells a story of the creativity and personal growth of the resilient women of Rwanda, and the beauty in their bravery. The collection focuses on craftsmanship, provenance and design, with each piece supporting over 5,000 female survivors with whom the brand partners. These formerly marginalised female artisans are being empowered to support themselves and improve on their craft. In short, Eden Diodati symbolises female empowerment, and their exquisite pieces make a perfect gift for an important woman in your life.

 

EDEN DIODATI
Africa Toga Earrings

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EDEN DIODATI
Kalifa Bangle

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EDEN DIODATI
Caged Bird Earrings

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Diamonds are forever

 

 

Nothing says love more than diamonds. Forevermark diamonds are carefully selected and sustainably sourced, ensuring each individual diamond tells an everlasting story of love. Forevermark is one of The De Beers Group of Companies, with a history of diamond expertise spanning over 125 years. Their diamond mines are carefully selected and must meet strict business, social and environmental standards.

Forevermark’s high quality standards also ensure only the finest diamonds are selected, from mining to sorting, cutting to polishing. These exquisite diamonds are then inscribed with a unique identification number that is invisible to the naked eye. Embodying the promise of eternal love, Forevermark’s ethical diamonds make the perfect gift that will last for generations to come.

 

FOREVERMARK
Centre of My Universe TM Stud Earrings

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FOREVERMARK
Forevermark Settings Tennis Bracelet

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FOREVERMARK
Cornerstones TM Solitaire Pendant

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Haute horlogerie

 

 

For haute horlogerie, IWC captures the intricacies of Swiss precision engineering with a wholly climate-neutral operation. Since its inception in 1868, IWC has prescribed to a philosophy of passionate watchmaking, untiring enterprise and perfect craftsmanship. For every luxurious mechanical watch in their collection, they balance heritage with innovation, striving to become as efficient as possible.

Their environmental efforts include reducing CO2 emissions by 90%, optimising energy consumption, recovering lost heat, and making use of groundwater and rainwater to power their green hydroelectricity system. IWC’s ethical approach and holistic care is clear within each exclusive design, making the ultimate grand gesture to give to an inspiring figure in your life.

 

IWC
Portugieser Chronograph Classic

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IWC
Aquatimer Automatic Watch 

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IWC
Da Vinci Automatic 36 Raspberry Pink Alligator Strap

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A spot of solace

 

 

For a night of independent indulgence on Valentine’s Day, the handmade holistic treats from Lola’s Apothecary make for a perfect pamper session.

Providing a spot of solace, Lola’s Apothecary brings the finest botanical ingredients from farm to bathroom. Their organic beauty range spans floral bath milks, delicate bath & shower oils, and naturally fragrant plant wax candles. Their focus on powerful natural ingredients make their award-winning range a relaxing experience that will last long after they’ve been enjoyed.

 

LOLA’S APOTHECARY
Delicate Romance Naturally Fragrant Candle

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LOLA’S APOTHECARY
Delicate Romance Balancing Body & Massage Oil

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LOLA’S APOTHECARY
Queen of Roses Bath Milk

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Prestige champagne

 

 

Renowned as an outstanding champagne house, Krug has been creating its prestige champagne every year since 1843. Visionary founder Joseph Krug sought to offer the very best champagne every year, and House of Krug has maintained this through carefully attending to their vineyard’s character and building an extensive library of reserve wines.

This same attention is paid to nature by Krug, investing in certified sustainable farming practices, employing over 50% renewable energy and protecting their local environment. To celebrate someone special this Valentine’s Day, there is no finer champagne than Krug’s Grand Cuvée.

 

KRUG
Grand Cuvee NV 750mL

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RACHEL BATES
Antoinette Champagne Cooler

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KRUG
Rose 750mL

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The ultimate chocolate

 

 

No Valentine’s Day would be complete without chocolate. Restoring chocolate’s sacred nobility and exquisite taste is To’ak Chocolate, whose rare Ecaudorian cacao can be traced back to the earliest known domesticated cacao trees, some 5,300 years ago.

To’ak Chocolate’s terroir-focus has their exclusive collections – limited to as little as 100 bars – restoring the respect for the natural habitat and cultivation of chocolate. To’ak Chocolate co-founder Jerry Toth personally moved to Ecuador to preserve the rainforest through his co-founded conservation foundation called Third Millennium Alliance. The To’ak Chocolate collection tells the story of each harvest, aged similarly to that of a fine whisky and presented in handcrafted Spanish Elm wooden boxes with unique tasting utensils. To create a truly indulgent moment on Valentine’s Day, there is no finer a collection to share.

 

TO’AK CHOCOLATE
2015 Rain Harvest (Dark 80,5%)

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TO’AK CHOCOLATE
El Niño Harvest 2016 (78%)

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TO’AK CHOCOLATE
Cognac Cask Matured 4 Years (81%)

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