Self-love Valentine's sparkles from Brilliant Earth #Sponsors#gifts#holidays January 29 2010 | Ariel offbeatbride This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Home & Life because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. So yeah: Valentine's day is almost here. Yawn. We all get sick of all plastic hearts and pressure to appropriately say "I Love You" on Official Express Your Love day. But I'm here to say that Valentine's Day shouldn't just be about showing OTHERS that you love them. As mamas, I think we all spend a lot of time expressing our love to our partners and children. What about a little self-love? In that vein, I've got a few eco-conscious baubles from Offbeat Mama's most dedicated sponsor, Brilliant Earth. If you've read Offbeat Mama or Offbeat Bride for a while, you've seen Brilliant Earth before — they specialize in ethically-sourced conflict-free diamonds, fair-trade gemstones and 100% recycled metals. They donate 5% of their profits to African communities that have been affected by the jewelry trade. Basically, if you want bling that isn't dripping in blood, Brilliant Earth is the way to go. Anyhoo, here are a few of my favorite Valentine's Day self-love gifts from Brilliant Earth: Under $100: Personalized recycled sterling silver charm pendant. Pair an initial charm with a heart charm, or choose an Om symbol or lotus flower. Under $250 –Wave pendant with ethically sourced blue sapphire in sterling silver. Get a little fluid dynamics in your day with this wave. Under $500 – 18K white gold Tahitian pearl stud earrings. These organic, sustainably-cultured Tahitian pearls are a modern take on a classic. Under $1000 – Diamond Flower Pendant. Love nature? Love bling? This playful, stylish flower pendant sparkles with diamond-encrusted petals. <a href="http://www.brilliantearth.com/lab-created-diamonds/" rel="nofollow"Pink Lab-Created Diamonds Love diamonds? Love science? Skip over all the ethical issues surrounding diamonds by getting one custom created for you in a lab. It's pink! It's techy! It's the geeky bling-lovers dream. Buying yourself bling for Valentine's Day isn't everyone's cup of tea, but if you're considering it … Brilliant Earth is definitely the best place to do it! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS The baby industrial complex and the pink bathtub NEXT Breastfeeding was crazy hard, but weaning is sad too Show/Hide comments [ 2 ] The pink diamond link isn't working. Can you repost? Thanks! Reply Whoops! Fixed. 🙂 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.