There are many who hate the upcoming “Hallmark Holiday” for its forced expression of love every February 14 but although it’s difficult to pinpoint when the celebration of love day began we do know that it was way before Hallmark was in business. It may have begun in Ancient Rome—now that’s old. The day is quite a mystery and has been the subject of much speculation but it’s become an opportunity to express feelings of love.
No matter the origins it’s clear that V-Day has gone through many permutations. In the mid 19th century, “Vinegar Valentines” were popular equating to the social media bashing that we all fear in the digital age. Haters will always be around and human nature hasn’t changed all that much. People would send anonymous nasty rhymes or poems on card through the postal service and receivers were mortified.
If you are going to partake in Valentine’s Day as opportunity to give your loved one a symbol of love, it’s nice to put signifiant bucks into the gift so that it’s not a throw-away but a forever gift. The Chopard Precious Lace collection are jewelry pieces for a women’s forever wardrobe. The jewels are created with rubies, diamonds and rose gold and woven into intricate florals—super sweet and delicate and gauranteed to not go out of style for at least 50 years—maybe never. Women don’t tire of flower patterns.
For the man in your life, Mish has “Key To My Heart” cufflinks in one-of-a-kind carved cabochon stones in coral and turquoise. The reverse side has a smaller heart for complete finished look and they are a charming and sweet expression of love.
Serena Williams doesn’t usually score Love on the court but in her jewelry collection— she’s all about it. Love that is. Her fine jewelry are the pieces that a women never takes off and become part of their every day wardrobe. She imbues her jewelry with meaning by adding messaging for manifesting positive vibes. She works in yellow and rose gold and she has new hearts out for the love holiday. The brand boasts using ethically sourced diamonds and the finest precious metals and can be found on Zales.com and her website.