Diamonds sketch our journeys in matters of the heart, from our reveries surrounding childhood crushes to lifelong commitments sealed with an engagement ring. As self-actualized adults, we can also take ownership of our own stories, embracing all forms of love—including loving ourselves.
That’s why, inspired by Pandora I’m no longer waiting for a big moment—I’m treating myself to a necklace from their lab-grown collection. Meet my newest obsession: the Bezel Diamond Station necklace. It’s made of five lab-grown diamonds, each 0.10 carat, adding up to a dazzling total of half a carat. And it exudes sleek elegance, with artfully designed cutouts that playfully dance with the light. An adjustable two-length hook adds both charm and versatility.
This necklace seamlessly adapts to my every style decision, transitioning easily from casual sweaters and jeans to my go-to WFH ensemble of sweatpants and a cozy hoodie. As night falls, it artfully takes on glamour as well, whether paired with my favorite charm necklace for a bold statement, or with an initial pendant for a more understated effect. What I love most is that this piece never forces me to compromise my signature style one bit. It stands out for more than just being eye-catching: Pandora’s lab-grown diamonds rival the quality of mined ones without the high price tag. At a mere $1,200 for jewels that look this good— that’s a definite win.
So while lackluster romances fade, if you’re up for making a lasting commitment to yourself—on Valentine’s Day or any day—this sparkler promises to be with you through thick and thin, forever and ever.