Valentine’s Day: Sweetheart Jewels

The month of February holds special significance in people’s hearts everywhere.  While Valentine’s Day boasts a plethora of flowers, chocolate, and enough candy hearts to last you a lifetime, many people choose this holiday to present jewelry as a symbol of their love.  Jewelry is one of the top gifts given on this lovely holiday, and it’s also one of the most popular days for couples to get engaged – no surprise there!

Of course, we like to celebrate love every day of the year, but nothing says V-Day quite like heart shapes and pink & red stones like pink tourmaline, pink sapphire, ruby and garnet.

Valentine's Day

Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day, also called St. Valentine’s Dayholiday (February 14) when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts. Given their similarities, it has been suggested that the holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. The festival, which celebrated the coming of spring, included fertility rites and the pairing off of women with men by lottery. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I forbid the celebration of Lupercalia and is sometimes attributed with replacing it with St. Valentine’s Day, but the true origin of the holiday is vague at best. V-Day did not come to be celebrated as a day of romance until about the 14th century.

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