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Expressions of Love: Our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Discover how our art-inspired roses, hearts, and even diamonds will delight those you love

Since beautiful artworks make everything a little more romantic, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with a special range of items—from small tokens to major gifts—that tug at the heartstrings. Whoever you’re shopping for, we want to help you tell everyone dear to you how much you adore them.

Left: Tattoo Design with an Anchor. Clark & Sellers (American, active 20th century). pen and ink and watercolor; Sheet: 6 9/16 × 4 1/4 in. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1946 (46.24.21). Top right: Tattoo Heart and Rose Anchor Patch, $10. Bottom right: Tattoo Heart and Rose Key Chain, $18

 

We’ve taken inspiration from an unexpected source: a tattoo design by Clark & Sellers, created during the years of World War II. It might be easy to imagine this design on the bicep of a burly sailor—but this unique design can be striking on your own valentine’s person, too, in the form of an iron-on patch. (Talk about wearing your heart on your sleeve…or at least your tee.) A subtler sign of love, our keychain bears whimsical details from this ink art.

Left: Eastern Grey Wagtail and Rose (detail). Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858). Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper; 13 1/2 x 4 15/32 in., early 1830s. Rogers Fund, 1918 (JP238). Right: Rose Enamel Pin, $10

 

A rose is a rose is a rose—especially so when the blossom never fades. Our enamel pin adapts a floral motif by Utagawa Hiroshige, and offers your sweetheart a miniature boutonniere he or she can wear all year long.

Roses Jacquard Scarf, $160

 

Similarly, our rose-printed scarf offers a stitched bouquet, its rich black and red tones adding a layer of romance to any look. This textile celebrates the eternally beautiful rose, a bloom seen throughout The Met collection. This elegant viscose and silk scarf was woven in Italy and makes a fun floral accessory that can be dressed up or down.

18K Rose Gold Rose-Cut and Brilliant Vintage-Style Diamond Ring, $3,700

 

For your one true love, our stunning new rings also say it with roses—rose-cut diamonds, that is. Old World charm meets modern-day sophistication with these new pieces: With its charming vintage style, this lovely ring celebrates a gem-cutting tradition seen in jewels in The Met collection.

 

Discover even more art-inspired roses, hearts, and diamonds at store.metmuseum.org.

 

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