Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentine's Day Gift Guide Part 2: "Sexy 7" Picks For Her!

By Anne M. Raso

For those who are still on the New Year's Resolution Diet, Team FF selected "sexy 7" unique non-food items for the ladies that definitely won't be used on Valentine's Day and then tucked away! Guys, step up your game with items that showed you took time to select something she really wants, whether it be bling or footwear!
The Karen Karch Belgian Tiara Ring in Pink Sapphires & Black Diamonds is one of those unique pieces that not only shows that she is the "queen" of your heart but is a real conversation starter. Available at Karen Karch's NYC boutique at 38 Gramercy Park North or at for $3,600, this is the type of sentimental jewel that she will want to wear 24/7. The contrast between the different color stones (not to mention the unique tiara shape with its intricate detail) makes it not just a great piece of jewelry, but a work of art. Karen herself tells us that this design was inspired by a photo of Queen Elisabeth Of Belgian wearing her tiara upside down back in the early 1900s. And in case you are curious, yes, those are rare black diamonds you see scattered on this wonderful 18K rose gold delight!
Karen Karch Belgian Tiara Ring 
Speaking of bling she won't ever fall out of love with, Orianne Collins' artistic jewelry designs are bold and beautiful and have been featured in Elite Traveler and on Collins designed the sweetest heart-shaped ring we've found this V-Day season and it's part of her aptly titled Romance Collection. The style is simply called Heart and it's a stunner in white gold with white agate (and your choice of white or black diamonds). The black diamond version retails for $5,270 while the white diamond version retails for $6,960. Purchase at, where you can also find earrings to compliment the Heart ring. (She also has her flagship store inside Casa Fendi in Miami Beach.) This is a must for any lady who likes to make a bold statement with her jewelry but has a sentimental heart!
Orianne Collins ring
Need some cute bling on a budget? Check out The Bling Society's Emily Necklace, which has an appeal for girls 7 to 70! This necklace, featuring 42 round simulated diamonds on an adorable bow-shaped 925 silver bow pendant, is super-high quality costume jewelry and priced at only $88 on The chain is also made of 925 silver. This one's a timeless classic and oh-so-feminine!
The Bling Society's Emily Necklace
These gold tone Liat earrings by Jennifer Zeuner have a 60s feel; they are reminiscent of the famous Robert Indiana "Love" painting from 1967! In case you can't tell from the photo, one earring has the letter "LO" while the other has the letter "VE." They are perfect for that "hipster chick" in your life and priced at a reasonable $132. They are available in gold vermeil, rose gold vermeil and sterling silver (all for the same price) at
Liat earrings by Jennifer Zeuner
For the modern lady who likes her hands free as she roams the streets of the city, Steve Madden's Small PVC Studded Crossbody bag in black is a great everyday basic! It's small but deep enough to hold a full size wallet, smart phone, lipstick, mirror and even a camera! It's just $48 at and We think that the gunmetal colored studs and silver chain give this bag just the right amount of oomph!
Steve Madden's Small PVC Studded Crossbody bag
Not just for Deadheads: the gorgeous "painterly" patterns on the Garcia Artwear scarves are playful and appeal to all different fashion sensibilities. We're particularly in love with the pattern called “Dawn At The Ritz,” which is available in several color choices. Priced at only $19.99 on and through February 14th, it's a gift without risk--and what makes it especially great is that it is made of machine washable soft viscose, which has a very silk-like feeling. Available in sunrise, sage and teal color ways, the Jerry Garcia painting used for the print on the “Dawn” scarf was based on his actual view of the New York City dawn from his suite’s window at the Ritz Carlton on Central Park South. For an additional 10 per cent off, you can use the coupon code LOVE when checking out on
Garcia Artwear Scarf
For the lady who demands only the most practical V-Day gifts (but still has a lot of style), these adorable Red Canoe Moccasins from Manitobah can be ordered directly from for $74.99 CAD. Manitobah makes the finest hand-crafted moccasins and mukluks on the market and I can attest to the fact that their products not only feature beautiful and subtle beadwork designed by an aboriginal artist in Winnipeg that make each pair special, but they are so comfortable. The ridged TC1 compound soles are anti-slide and long lasting. The Canoe is available in many other colors as well but we think that red suede is perfect for V-Day (and also looks great with denim)!
Red Canoe Moccasins from Manitobah

Be sure to check out Part 1 (For Foodie gifts) and Part 3 (For Him gifts) of our Team Finance Foodie Valentine's Day Gift Guide series! 

All photos courtesy respective designers/manufacturers.

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