As soon as January dips into February, you notice a familiar phenomenon in the stores around you. Displays become pinker, floral patterns adorn the clothing on strangers passing by, and everything is heart shaped. Cupid’s arrow has descended and Valentine’s Day cheer is in the air while we rack our brains to think what to buy our loved ones.
Popular theories often differ on how Valentine’s Day originated. Most of them stem from the legend of St. Valentine, a holy man who was martyred in 3rd Century Rome for marrying lovers off when it was forbidden. However, the Catholic church contends that one of three different saints called Valentine/Valentinus could have started this holiday. Mid-February is also mating season for some birds and could be why it was adopted as the day of love. Others speculate that it was the spring festival of Lupercalia that was modified to what we know as modern day Valentines Day. This Roman pagan festival was to celebrate fertility and marriage and was dedicated to Romus and Romulus -the founders of Rome. It was eventually outlawed and considered blasphemous by Christians. Eventually this day got sanctified by the church as St. Valentines Day.
TOP PICKS FOR VALENTINES DAY GIFTING
- SIGNATURE CARTIER LOVE BRACELET
A handcuff of love that literally locks in your love. It has a screw motif and if that doesn’t say your love is permanent and here to stay, we don’t know what will. Featured in various colors of gold, and available with and without diamonds – these bangles are great to wear by themselves or to stack with your Rolex.
- ETERNITY BAND RING
Nothing says forever like an eternity band of diamonds around your finger. Whilst it is most used as a wedding ring, today the eternity band merely symbolizes a commitment that’s forever and it could be used as a promise ring, to celebrate a friendship or even a gift to honor one’s own achievements. These bands are flexible in budget, as you can be as extravagant or frugal as you like.
- GET AN APPOINTMENT WITH US AT REGALITY & CO AND GET YOUR LOVED ONE A CUSTOM-MADE PIECE OF JEWELRY.
This option has a guarantee of giving you infinite brownie points. We take unique and gorgeous diamonds, while customizing and personalizing your piece to the pinnacle of quality; ensuring everyone is happy with their new statement piece. Make an appointment with us today!