While it may be the shortest month on the calendar, February is considered by many to be the most romantic time of the year because of Valentine’s Day – a day which represents love and romance.
The origin of Valentine’s Day dates back to ancient times and the true story of Saint Valentine is a mystery. Many believe that Valentine was a priest who served in the third century in Rome. Valentine continued to perform marriages for lovers in secret after they were outlawed for young men. Throughout the years, the story of St. Valentine has carried down to become one day each year for people to exchange tokens of affection with one another. Today, an estimated one billion valentine cards are given each year along with chocolate, flowers and of course, jewelry.
Jewelry can symbolize romance through type, shape or design. If you are looking for a way to say “I love you” with jewelry for that special someone, there are countless options for you.
Diamonds– Diamonds represent love in a variety of ways. Diamonds are the hardest substance known to humans, and are indestructible, pure and of course, beautiful. Diamonds represent a strong, unbreakable love, and are used in engagement and wedding rings for this reason.
Heart Shapes – Hearts are the most recognizable symbol of love, and heart shaped pendants are a great way to show your affection to your valentine. A favorite of both young and old, single heart pendants can be outlined with pave or channel set diamonds. Also, double heart designs can have two hearts intertwined or side by side.
Rubies – The vibrant red color of this gemstone symbolizes love and passion. Rubies come in various shapes, sizes and designs. Rubies can be worn alone or paired with diamonds to createa stunning piece of jewelry.
Three Stone Pendants – This design features three diamonds or gemstones mounted one above the other. The three stones represent the past, present and future of the couple and their love. These three stones can also be accented with other gemstones or diamonds and are a popular choice for engagements, weddings and anniversaries.
If you are looking for a custom Valentine’s Day piece, don’t hesitate to ask us here at SH Zell and Sons. We are here to take the stress out of Valentine's Day giving, so that you can enjoy all the day means to you.