Diana Warner is an artist, jewelry and fashion designer from Tennesee who creates pieces that combine both big city style and southern charm almost seamlessly. Her jewelry has been worn by a host of celebrities, including Blake Lively, Natasha Bedingfield, and Faith Hill, and she has a beautifully curated boutique located in Manhattan’s flatiron district. (There’s also one in Knoxville, if you ever find yourself down south.)
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we asked Diana to share some of her favorite pieces from her own collection with us—as well as why they’re so special to her. All of them are wonderfully unique, unconventional items that nevertheless make perfect “I love you” presents for your February 14th sweetie.
“Shadow crystals in rose gold is a great Valentine’s Day gift for any woman that loves to make a statement. This piece, which fits like a collar, is actually a cross between a new design and a vintage necklace reproduction I found while shopping.”
“Sometimes, Valentine’s Day gifts can get too serious (diamond aren’t all girls’ friends, after all). I think the soft purple color makes this necklace a perfect V-Day gift because it’s flirty, but still makes a statement. You could wear every day and it will always be up-to-date, stylish, and fun.”
“I LOVE this necklace—a perfect token of affection and an obvious choice for Valentine’s Day. It’s been a signature DW bestseller for quite some time. Placed on a 30-inch chain, it’s an easy throw-on with any outfit, and the warm hammered look is attractive from any distance, whether people can read the lovely little message or not The most important thing is that you can.”
“I’m kind of obsessed with this open cuff. It’s made of antique brass and wraps around the front of the wrist. It’s a great addition to any woman’s current stack of bracelets and bangles and can also be worn alone.”
“This thick chain bracelet keeps it simple and says those three little words every women likes to hear on Valentine’s Day!”
“I love this necklace! It pretty much sums up my fashion advice to women. There are a lot of things in life that are serious, but fashion should not be stressful—it should be fun and make us feel beautiful. And sparkly gifts are always the best! This piece makes a perfect Valentines gift for the any woman who needs cheering up, some laughter, or just a little jolt of joy on this cold winter holiday.”