We all know that Valentine’s Day falls on February 14th every year, and many celebrate it, but what’s it all about? It’s come to symbolize sharing, acknowledging and celebrating love, but did you know that it’s not always been celebrated in the same way as it is today? Since Roman times, people have celebrated these unions and relationships on Valentine’s Day differently. More recently, for example:
- In the 18th century, it was common for people to give handwritten love letters as Valentine’s Day gifts. These letters often contained poetry or declarations of love, and were considered a very romantic gesture.
- In the 19th century, flowers became a popular Valentine’s Day gift. Red roses, in particular, were seen as a symbol of love and passion, and are still a popular gift today.
- In the early 20th century, candy and chocolates also became popular Valentine’s Day gifts. Boxes of chocolates were often given as a sweet and thoughtful gesture.
- In the 1920s and 1930s, jewelry such as lockets and watches were popular gifts for Valentine’s Day. These gifts were often given as a symbol of a couple’s lasting love and commitment.
Today, jewelry, flowers and chocolates still top the list of Valentine’s Day gifts, but other types of gifts have also become vogue, like romantic getaways, unique and personalized gifts such as hand-crafted items, or experiences like cooking classes or spa days. It’s also worth noting that, in recent times, it has become quite common for people to choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day with friends or family members, and not just with romantic partners.
If it’s jewelry you’re after, make us your first stop for Valentine’s Day! We’ve been in the business a long time and know exactly what Valentine’s Day jewelry is all about. In fact, this year we are celebrating our 75th Anniversary of being in business, can you believe it? We started in 1948 and are still going strong! We have a spectacular range of Valentine’s Day jewelry in stock and ready to show you. Heart-shaped jewelry is always a popular choice, but not the only choice. How about a funky ring, or an elegant pair of diamond earrings? If you’re thinking of adding a stone, a ruby may be just the thing to express the passion you feel for your loved one. Here’s an idea: if your loved one also happens to be a February baby, think about a piece with an Amethyst in it. Amethyst is the traditional birthstone of February and can double as a fabulous, thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift. The sky’s the limit, and we have something to please every taste and budget!
And Valentine’s Day is not just for the ladies – don’t forget the man in your life! Watches are usually at the top of any guy’s “wish-list”, but if you are thinking of a piece of jewelry for your guy, onyx has become extremely popular in men’s jewelry. And guess what? It’s considered an alternative birthstone for February, so if your man is also a February baby, your choice of gift has already been made!
Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite times of the year, and we love shopping for it. We’ve done just that this year so that our customers have the widest range of jewelry choices possible for Valentine’s Day 2023. Whether you’re buying jewelry for “him” or “her”, we’ve got you covered, so come on in and see us soon!